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Transocean Inc. Announces First Quarter 2008 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information

April 9, 2008

HOUSTON, April 9, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Transocean Inc. (NYSE:RIG) today said it plans to report earnings for the three months ended March 31, 2008 on the morning of Wednesday, May 7, 2008. Following the earnings report, expected to be released prior to the commencement of trading in the United States, the company will conduct a teleconference call at 10:00 a.m. ET on May 7. Individuals who wish to participate in the teleconference call should dial 913-312-0968 and refer to confirmation code 9574214 approximately five to 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the call.

In addition, the conference call will be simulcast through a listen-only broadcast over the Internet and can be accessed by logging onto the company's Worldwide Web address at www.deepwater.com. Go to the "Investor Relations" link and select "News & Events," followed by "Webcasts & Presentations." It may also be accessed via the Worldwide Web at www.CompanyBoardroom.com by typing in the company's New York Stock Exchange trading symbol, "RIG."

A telephonic replay of the conference call should be available after 1:00 p.m. ET on May 7, and can be accessed by dialing 719-457-0820 and referring to the passcode 9574214. Also, a replay will be available through the Internet and can be accessed by visiting either of the above-referenced Worldwide Web addresses. Both replay options will be available for approximately 30 days.

Transocean Inc. is the world's largest offshore drilling contractor and the leading provider of drilling management services worldwide. With a fleet of 138 mobile offshore drilling units plus eight ultra-deepwater units under construction, the company's fleet is considered one of the most modern and versatile in the world due to its emphasis on technically demanding segments of the offshore drilling business. The company owns or operates a contract drilling fleet of 39 High-Specification Floaters (Ultra-Deepwater, Deepwater and Harsh-Environment semisubmersibles and drillships), 29 Midwater Floaters, 10 High-Specification Jackups, 56 Standard Jackups and other assets utilized in the support of offshore drilling activities worldwide. With a current equity market capitalization of approximately $46 billion, Transocean Inc.'s ordinary shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "RIG."

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          Gregory S. Panagos
            713-232-7551
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