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October 07, 2010 08:57 ET

Equity Research on Transocean Ltd. and Rowan Companies Inc. - New Regulations Will Drill Finance

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - October 7, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the oil & gas drilling & exploration industry and has completed analytical research on Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) and Rowan Companies Inc. (NYSE: RDC). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

Lawmakers have finally finished laying out the groundwork for the drilling moratorium to be lifted in the Gulf of Mexico. Some drilling companies such as Transocean Ltd. are concerned that the tightened regulations will cost them a substantial amount of money but most are anxious to resume operations at the end of November. Transocean Ltd. research report is accessible for free by registering today at is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the oil & gas drilling & exploration industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Transocean Ltd. and Rowan Companies Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

One regulation that will certainly cost drilling companies money concerns blowout prevention. Rig owners must now outfit blowout preventers with two sets of blind shear rams to greater ensure that there will not be a repeat of the BP disaster. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

In addition to tightened safety measures, drilling companies will now be subject to increased governmental oversight. The extent of the increased oversight is not completely clear and some drilling outfits are wary.

Lastly, and probably the most costly, rig owners will now be responsible for paying for audits. The audits will examine safety procedures for rig workers in response to the 11 workers who died during the BP spill. The audits will also oversee the dependency of blowout preventers.

Overall, drilling companies are pleased that the last of the drilling moratoriums will be lifted at the end of November. The additional expenses imposed by government regulations could narrow profit margins or be passed along to consumers at the pump. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the oil & gas drilling & exploration industry.

On the earnings calendar for November 2010, Rowan Companies Inc. is scheduled to release its reports on November 1st whilst Transocean Ltd. will be posting its financial readings on the 3rd of November. Rowan Companies Inc. research report is available for free by signing up now at

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