Photo of Transocean Enabler
Photo: Transocean (Songa Offshore)

Transocean Enabler is a semi-submersible facility of the CAT D (GVA 4000 NCS) type. It was built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea in 2016.

The facility is Norwegian-flagged, classified by DNV GL and owned and operated by Transocean.


It is the PSA's assessment that petroleum activities may be carried out using the Transocean Enabler facility within the regulatory framework.

Our decision is based on the information provided in the AoC application concerning the technical condition of the facility and the applicant's organisation and management system, as well as the authorities' verifications and other case processing.

The validity of the Acknowledgement of Compliance assumes that Transocean ensures that the facility and relevant parts of the company’s organisation and management systems are maintained so as to fulfil the terms and conditions set out in the PSA’s decision.

Audits in connection with the AoC application

The facility first received an AoC in 2016. It was then named Songa Enabler and was owned and operated by Songa Offshore.

At that time, the PSA carried out audits of a number of selected disciplines (the reports are attached):

  • Working environment and emergency preparedness
  • Drilling and well technology and logistics
  • Maintenance management, technical safety and electrical facilities

As a result of Transocean’s acquisition of Songa Offshore in 2018, the company applied for a new AoC for Songa Enabler. The company has renamed the facility Transocean Enabler and implemented Transocean’s management system, as described in the new AoC application. The PSA has monitored this process through meetings and a separate audit of the integration between Transocean and Songa.

  • Audit of the integration between Transocean and Songa