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Transocean Ltd. Announces Third Quarter 2009 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information

September 23, 2009

ZUG, Switzerland, Sept. 23, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) today said it plans to report earnings for the nine months ended September 30, 2009, on the morning of Wednesday, November 4, 2009. 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. Eastern time, 4:00 p.m. Swiss time, on November 4. Individuals who wish to participate in the teleconference call should dial +1 (913) 312-1305 and refer to confirmation code 4209411 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 Web address at www.deepwater.com and selecting "Investor Relations." It may also be accessed 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. Eastern time, 7:00 p.m. Swiss time, on November 4, and can be accessed by dialing +1 (719) 457-0820 and referring to the passcode 4209411. Also, a replay will be available through the Internet and can be accessed by visiting either of the above-referenced Web addresses. Both replay options will be available for approximately 30 days.

Transocean Ltd. is the world's largest offshore drilling contractor and the leading provider of drilling management services worldwide. With a fleet of 135 mobile offshore drilling units plus eight announced ultra-deepwater newbuild units, 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 41 High-Specification Floaters (Ultra-Deepwater, Deepwater and Harsh-Environment semisubmersibles and drillships), 26 Midwater Floaters, 10 High-Specification Jackups, 55 Standard Jackups and other assets utilized in the support of offshore drilling activities worldwide.

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CONTACT:  Transocean Ltd.
          Analyst Contact:
          Gregory S. Panagos
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