Nov. 26, 2007

Rockwell Automation Inc.

Milwaukee, has announced its acquisition of Pavilion Technologies Inc., a leading provider of advanced process control, production optimization, and environmental compliance solutions for process and hybrid industries. Pavilion is headquartered in Austin, Tex., and has offices in Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

Rockwell Automation Inc. is a leading global provider of industrial automation power, control, and information solutions. The company employs about 19,000 people, and serves customers in more than 80 countries.

Trident Offshore Ltd.

Aberdeen, has announced the appointment of Kevin McBarron as business development manager, navigation and positioning. McBarron has 15 years of experience in hydrographic surveying, navigation and seismic exploration. His new responsibilities include focus on expanding Trident’s navigation and positioning capabilities subsea with a new emphasis on acoustic positioning.

Trident Offshore Ltd., an Acteon company, is a marine contracting and consulting firm. The company provides specialized technical services for the installation of mobile drilling rigs and floating production units.

Fugro Seismic Imaging

Houston, has acquired California-based 4th Wave Imaging, an advanced seismic imaging technology company specializing in time-lapse 4D reservoir monitoring, rock and fluid property estimation, and multi-component seismic analysis.

Fugro offers advanced geotechnical, surveying, seismic, oceanographic, meteorological, and positioning services globally, with offices in more than 50 countries.

China Classification Society and Det Norske Veritas

Shanghai, have announced a joint venture, establishing the CCS-DNV Technology Institute to support both the maritime and offshore industries on various laboratory and research challenges. The institute is the first of its kind in China. Initial focus of the institute is on coating testing.

Samson AG

Frankfurt, has announced the appointment of Ludwig Wiesner as chairman of the board upon the recent retirement of Gernot Frank.

Wiesner joined Samson in 1972, and most recently served as head of the production div.

Samson AG is a leading valve manufacturer, active in all areas of process engineering.