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Transocean Inc. Provides Update on Fleet Contract Status

August 31, 2004

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 31, 2004--Transocean Inc.(NYSE:RIG) today announced that its report of drilling rig status andcontract information covering the company's offshore drilling fleethas been updated as of August 31, 2004.

Drilling rig status and contract information on Transocean Inc.'soffshore drilling fleet has been condensed into a report titled\"Monthly Fleet Update,\" which is available through the company'swebsite at www.deepwater.com. The report is located in the \"InvestorRelations/Financial Reports\" section of the website. By subscribing tothe Transocean Financial Report Alert, you will be immediatelynotified when new postings are made to this page by an automatede-mail that will provide a link directly to the page that has beenupdated. Shareholders and other interested parties are invited to signup for this service.

Statements regarding estimated contract duration, contractdayrates and future contract commencement dates and locations, as wellas any other statements that are not historical facts in the report,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, results of investigations regarding riser, actions bycustomers and other third parties, the future price of oil and gas andother factors detailed in the company's most recent Form 10-K andother filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Should oneor more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or shouldunderlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may varymaterially from those indicated.

Transocean Inc. is the world's largest offshore drillingcontractor with full or partial ownership in 95 mobile offshoredrilling units, excluding the 70-rig fleet of TODCO, a publicly tradeddrilling company in which Transocean Inc. owns a majority interest.The company's mobile offshore drilling fleet is considered one of themost modern and versatile in the world due to its emphasis ontechnically demanding segments of the offshore drilling business,including industry-leading positions in high-specification deepwaterand harsh environment drilling units. The company's fleet consists of32 High-Specification Floaters (semisubmersibles and drillships), 25Other Floaters, 26 Jackup Rigs and other assets utilized in thesupport of offshore drilling activities worldwide. With a currentequity market capitalization in excess of $9 billion, TransoceanInc.'s ordinary shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange underthe symbol \"RIG.\"

    CONTACT: Transocean Inc., Houston             Analyst Contact:             Jeffrey L. Chastain, 713-232-7551             or             Media Contact:             Guy A. Cantwell, 713-232-7647    SOURCE: Transocean Inc.