The oil and gas industry, potentially one of the most hazardous industry sectors in the World, has one of the most thorough safety programs. The combination of powerful equipment, flammable chemicals and processes that are under high pressure can lead to hazardous and even deadly incidents. That’s why it’s essential for safety managers and supervisors to identify and communicate recommended safety controls and hazards that exist on each work site before work begins.


An incident-free workplace all the time, everywhere, is a constant focus at Transocean. Our safety processes are designed to provide controls, preventing, injury to people, well control events, fires, loss of water tight integrity and dropped objects.
We developed industry-leading core safety and operational integrity management processes that maintain a clear focus on delivering safe, reliable and consistent performance for our customers and employees.


Safety is our most sacred Shared Value. Every employee must demonstrate an understanding of the controls in place, including the company’s lifesaving rules and tools, operational integrity and barrier management requirements. Rig managers use a management system audit to verify teams are operating to prevent hazards, and a compliance team conducts an audit at least every 12 months. What’s more, every single Transocean employee has an obligation to stop the job and call a “Time Out for Safety” if anything does not look, smell or feel right.


Nothing is more important than keeping people safe from harm. There is more to gain from safe operations, though. Crews that don’t lose man-hours due to injury, or absorb downtime due to equipment damage, will perform consistently better. So in addition to its primary purpose, our Safety Process also help us increase efficiency and perform better to deliver on the commitments we make to our customers.
Safety is vital to our success all across the company.