The Board of Directors of the company elected Ian C. Strachan to serve as Chairman of the Board effective May 18, 2013.
Mr. Strachan replaces J. Michael Talbert who was not re-elected at the company's annual general meeting held on May 17, 2013.
Mr. Strachan has served as director of the company since December 1999. Most recently, he served as chairman of the Finance Committee of the company as well as serving on the Corporate Governance Committee of the company.
The Board believes that Mr. Strachan has relevant senior management experience in the energy sector and other business sectors, including Chief Executive Officer and chairman positions in international companies. Mr. Strachan formerly served as chairman of Instinet Group Incorporated.
Transocean constructs oil and natural gas wells in the deep waters and harsh environments of various water depth. Providing rigs for all types of petroleum companies in offshore drilling markets that include the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and eastern Canada, Brazil, the U.K. and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea, West Africa, East Africa, Asia Pacific, including Australia, the Middle East, India and the Mediterranean.