On 26 October 2012, Transocean Offshore Ltd NUF received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) for the Transocean Spitsbergen drilling facility.

Transocean Spitsbergen (photo) is a semi-submersible drilling facility, type Aker H-6e. It was built in 2009 at Aker Stord, and is registered in the Bahamas. DnV is the classification society.

The facility previously received an AoC in July 2009 (then named Aker Spitsbergen). A new AoC must be applied for when changing rig ownership, since the AoC also comprises the company’s management system.


Transocean Spitsbergen and relevant parts of Transocean Offshore Ltd NUF’s organisation and management systems are considered to comply with relevant regulatory requirements for petroleum activity.

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