AT&T selects Alcatel-Lucent’s next generation UMTS/HSDPA technology for network expansion and upgrade

Friday, Feb 15, 2008

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, BARCELONA, February 14/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced an agreement for Alcatel-Lucent to support the expansion of AT&T’s UMTS/HSPA (Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service/High Speed Packet Access) wireless network. The expansion includes the deployment of Alcatel-Lucent’s UMTS/HSDPA Distributed NodeB solution, which provides operators with the flexibility […]

Northrop Grumman completes successful demonstration of new synthetic aperture radar capability for F-22 fighter

Friday, Feb 15, 2008

BALTIMORE, Feb. 14, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) — Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has successfully demonstrated the capability to generate high-resolution, in-flight synthetic aperture radar (SAR) maps using the AESA (active electronically scanned array) radar being produced for the U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft.
“The flight tests, on board a company BAC 1-11 […]

StatoilHydro reports Transocean to drill Indonesia wells

Friday, Feb 15, 2008

The Makassar Strait Explorers Consortium, including StatoilHydro, has signed a two-year contract with Transocean to lease the ultra deep-water drill ship GSF Explorer to conduct a drilling campaign on the Karama block off west Sulawesi in Indonesia.
The contract starts late 2009. The exact date of commencement is dependent on the completion of […]

BASF mulls interest in acquiring US chemicals group Albemarle

Friday, Feb 15, 2008

Germany’s BASF may be interested in buying US chemicals group Albemarle’s lucrative refinery business for US$4.9 bln. Albemarle, which also focuses on polymer additives and fine chemicals, posted net profit of US$230 mln on net sales of US$2.3 bln last year. BASF has sold weak performing assets and trimmed highly cyclical businesses. […]

Total decision on Saudi refinery before June

Friday, Feb 15, 2008

French oil and gas company Total said it will decide before the end of June whether to go ahead with a planned refinery in Saudi Arabia as it weighs the impact of rising industry costs.
State oil company Saudi Aramco has signed a joint venture with Total for a 400,000 barrels per day […]

Aker Kvaerner today launches the PodExTM subsea IOR technology solution

Friday, Feb 15, 2008

The PodExTM is a module that integrates new functionality and instrumentation directly into the existing subsea control system. It is a cost-effective alternative that requires very little installation time. Its ultimate aim is to optimise production at brownfield developments and enhance environmental safety.
The PodExTM utilises spare subsea electrical circuitry or co-existent power […]

FMC with record backlog of US$3.9 billion in subsea systems

Friday, Feb 15, 2008

Energy Production Systems’ inbound orders of $5.0 billion increased 77 percent over prior-year levels, an increase of $2.2 billion.  Subsea systems inbound orders reached $4.4 billion in 2007, up 92 percent over 2006 as customer activity focused on deepwater projects including three awards for subsea processing systems.
Backlog at year-end was $4.2 billion, […]

DeepOcean and General Robotics cooperate at OI08

Friday, Feb 15, 2008

DeepOcean AS, the subsea services provider, is exhibiting on Stand 314 at Oceanology International 2008 in London, March 11-13. Technicians from General Robotics Limited, the manufacturer of the ROVolution ROV simulator, will be present on the stand to demonstrate the applications of the simulator. This represents an outstanding opportunity, both to see […]

StatoilHydro improving recovery with subsea facility

Friday, Feb 15, 2008

The world’s first complete subsea solution for separating and injecting water and sand from the wellstream is on stream and creating added value at the Tordis field.
This technology is a breakthrough for a new generation of subsea solutions in the oil industry. The Tordis subsea development is part of a project which […]