Transocean Equinox is a semi-submersible CAT D rig, classified by DNV-GL and owned and operated by Transocean.

Photo of Transocean Equinox
Photo of Transocean Equinox Photo: Songa Offshore

Decision

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 2015. It was then named Songa Equinox, and was owned and operated by Songa Offshore.

At that time, the PSA carried out audits of a number of selected domains:

  • Technical safety system, barriers and maintenance systems
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Working environment and logistics
  • Technical condition and management system

When Transocean took over Songa Offshore in 2018, the company applied for a new AoC for Songa Equinox. The company has changed the name of the facility to Transocean Equinox 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.