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BP confirms that Transocean Ltd issued the following statement today

Release date: 20 April 2010

BP confirms that Transocean Ltd issued the following statement today:

 

"Transocean Ltd. Reports Fire on Semisubmersible Drilling Rig Deepwater Horizon"

 

“Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) today reported a fire onboard its semisubmersible drilling rig Deepwater Horizon. The incident occurred April 20, 2010 at approximately 10:00 p.m. central time in the United States Gulf of Mexico. The rig was located approximately 41 miles offshore Louisiana on Mississippi Canyon block 252.”

 

“Transocean's Emergency and Family Response Teams are working with the U.S. Coast Guard and lease operator BP Exploration & Production, Inc. to care for all rig personnel and search for missing rig personnel. A substantial majority of the 126 member crew is safe but some crew members remain unaccounted for at this time. Injured personnel are receiving medical treatment as necessary. The names and hometowns of injured persons are being withheld until family members can be notified.”

 

“For more information about Transocean, please visit our website at www.deepwater.com. Among the documents posted on our web site is the Transocean Ltd. Proxy Statement and 2009 Annual Report.

 

SOURCE: Transocean Ltd.”

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BP Press Office, London, +44 (0) 20 7496 4076, bppress@bp.com