Transocean Provides Deepwater Horizon Update
On April 26, Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) provided the following update on the Deepwater Horizon and the company's role in supporting BP Exploration & Production, Inc. and the Unified Area Command in stemming the flow of hydrocarbons from the well.
The Deepwater Horizon is insured for total loss coverage and for wreck removal, to the extent removal can be carried out and is required. The total insured value of the rig is $560m.
The rig sank in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico after an explosion and fire last week, and it is now located on the sea floor approximately 1,500 feet northwest of the well center and away from any subsea pipelines.