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Transocean Inc. Announces First Quarter 2005 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information

April 18, 2005

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 18, 2005--Transocean Inc.(NYSE:RIG) today said it plans to report earnings for the three monthsended March 31, 2005 on the morning of Tuesday, May 3, 2005. Followingthe earnings report, expected to be released prior to the commencementof trading in the United States, the company will conduct ateleconference call at 10:00 a.m. ET on May 3. Individuals who wish toparticipate in the teleconference call should dial 303-262-2075approximately five to 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time ofthe call.

In addition, the conference call will be simulcast through alisten-only broadcast over the Internet and can be accessed by loggingonto the company's Worldwide Web address at www.deepwater.com andselecting \"Investor Relations.\" It may also be accessed via theWorldwide Web at www.CompanyBoardroom.com by typing in the company'sNew York Stock Exchange trading symbol, \"RIG.\"

A telephonic replay of the conference call should be availableafter 1:00 p.m. ET on May 3, and can be accessed by dialing303-590-3000 and referring to the passcode 11028333. Also, a replaywill be available through the Internet and can be accessed by visitingeither of the above-referenced Worldwide Web addresses. Both replayoptions will be available for approximately 30 days.

Transocean Inc. is the world's largest offshore drillingcontractor with a fleet of 93 mobile offshore drilling units. Thecompany's mobile offshore drilling fleet, consisting of a large numberof high-specification deepwater and harsh environment drilling units,is considered one of the most modern and versatile in the world due toits emphasis on technically demanding segments of the offshoredrilling business. The company's fleet consists of 32High-Specification Floaters (semisubmersibles and drillships), 24Other Floaters, 26 Jackup Rigs and other assets utilized in thesupport of offshore drilling activities worldwide. With a currentequity market capitalization in excess of $15 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
Media Contact:
Guy A. Cantwell, 713-232-7647

SOURCE: Transocean Inc.