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Transocean Ltd. Provides Fleet Update Summary

March 16, 2011

ZUG, SWITZERLAND, Mar 16, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) today issued a monthlyfleet update summary covering only newly signed contracts,significant changes to existing contracts and changes to estimatedout of service time of 60 days or more since our fleet update summaryof February 10, 2011 and our quarterly fleet status report datedJanuary 13, 2011.

Drilling rig status and contract information on the company'soffshore drilling fleet has been condensed into a report titled\"Transocean Fleet Status Report,\" which is available through thecompany's Web address at www.deepwater.com. The report can beaccessed from the home page of the Web address by clicking on theFleet Status Report link found in the tool bar.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Statements regarding the estimated duration of client contracts,contract dayrate amounts, future contract commencement dates andlocations, planned shipyard projects and other out of service time,as well as any other statements that are not historical facts in thereport, are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks,uncertainties and assumptions. These include but are not limited tooperating hazards and delays, risks associated with internationaloperations, actions by customers and other third parties, the futureprices of oil and gas and other factors detailed in the company'smost recent Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities andExchange Commission. Should one or more of these risks oruncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions proveincorrect, actual results may vary materially from those indicated.

Transocean is the world's largest offshore drilling contractor andthe leading provider of drilling management services worldwide. Witha fleet of 138 mobile offshore drilling units as well as oneultra-deepwater newbuild drillship and three high-specificationjackups under construction, Transocean's fleet is considered one ofthe most modern and versatile in the world due to its emphasis ontechnically demanding segments of the offshore drilling business.Transocean owns or operates a contract drilling fleet of 47High-Specification Floaters (Ultra-Deepwater, Deepwater andHarsh-Environment semisubmersibles and drillships), 25 MidwaterFloaters, nine High-Specification Jackups, 54 Standard Jackups andother assets utilized in the support of offshore drilling activitiesworldwide.

For more information about Transocean, please visit our website atwww.deepwater.com.

SOURCE: Transocean Ltd.