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SeaEye Grows

With growing world demand and record sales for Seaeye's range of elec- tric ROVs the company has announced two key appointments.

Joining the company as its new

Sales Manager is James Douglas. He is responsible for building further sys- tem sales across all UK and interna- tional markets, and will work with the company's worldwide network of distributors. Douglas comes from a marine engineering background with sales experience across international markets. He is expected to develop and expand the range of markets in which Seaeye vehicles are used that include oil and gas, military, marine science, undersea tourism and civil engineering.

Seaeye has also appointed Nik Pyle as Technical Services Manager in recognition of the vital role technical support plays in international ROV operations. In addition to technical support, Pyle will be responsible for a new dedicated repair department tasked to provide the very best sup- port for Seaeye's customers with a faster turn-round. Pyle has been with Seaeye for 10 years and has supervised customer service both at the factory and in the field, including commissioning of newly delivered systems around the world.

Triton Group Holdings

Acquires PSS

On February 2, 2007, Triton Group

Holdings acquired Perry Slingsby

Systems Ltd. and Perry Slingsby

Systems Inc (PSS) from Technip (See related story, page 34 of this edition).

The transfer and ownership of PSS to

Triton Group Holdings is immediate.

Triton Group Holdings is a new enti- ty, established specifically for this transaction with the principal share- holder being SCF Partners, a

Houston based private equity compa- ny. The management team of PSS are investors in Triton Group Holdings along with SCF. Martin Anderson will become CEO of Triton Group

Holdings. Triton Group Holdings is headquartered in Aberdeen.

Technip Appoints Pilenko as Chairman, CEO

The Board of Directors of Technip appointed Thierry Pilenko to succeed

Daniel Valot as Chairman and CEO at the close of the Annual

Shareholder's Meeting on April 27, 2007, during which he should be appointed to Technip's Board of

Directors. In order to ensure a smooth and efficient transition, and as proposed by Valot, Pilenko has been named Deputy General

Manager of Technip as of January 15, 2007. Born in Lyon in 1957, Pilenko received degrees from The Ecole

Nationale Supérieure de Géologie in

Nancy and the Ecole du Pétrole et des

Moteurs. He spent most of his career (1984-2004), within the

Schlumberger Group, where he gained vast oil and gas engineering and international experience in coun- tries throughout the world. In March 2004 he became Chairman and CEO of Veritas DGC, a geophysical servic- es company based in Houston, which recently merged with Compagnie

Générale de Géophysique.

Aasheim Moves to

Integration Planning

Hilde Merete Aasheim left Hydro's

Corporate Management Board to concentrate on leading the planning of the integration of the company's oil and gas activities with Statoil.

Aasheim, who has been in charge of

Leadership and Culture in Hydro since 2005, will lead the merger inte- gration planning team. Following the completion of the merger, which is expected during the third quarter people & companies

James Douglas

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