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CapRock Inks VSAT Deal with Transocean

As CapRock Communications begins transitioning Transocean’s offshore rig fleet into its global satellite network, it marks the official beginning of the world’s largest global deployment of such services for a single drilling contractor, according to the company.
“With this agreement, Transocean will receive the same reliable satellite communication service, regardless of what part of the world a rig is in or what part of the world it is moving to,” said CapRock CEO Peter Shaper. “With the same CapRock infrastructure in place on every rig, Transocean does not have to start over or re-learn a new communications system, meaning they will save time and money as they focus on doing what they do best.”
Under the terms of the new agreement, CapRock Communications will consolidate Transocean’s different VSAT systems and services across its geographically dispersed fleet and shore base facilities into one network. This common network will support Transocean’s rigs moving seamlessly from one region to the next, providing true global mobility without the burden of changing satellite equipment or dispatching field service personnel. CapRock will leverage its strategically located teleports and regional support centers around the globe and will tap its large pool of trained global field personnel to provide worldwide service and response.

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