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Highly Versatile Vessel to Support Controlled Source Electromagnetic (CSEM) Survey Work

MORRISTOWN, NJ - November 14, 2006 --

Tyco Telecommunications, a business unit of Tyco Electronics and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology and marine services, announced today that it has chartered the CS Teneo to UK-based Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping plc (OHM) for a period of five months, with extension options. The CS Teneo will function as the support platform for a number of CSEM surveys being conducted by OHM in North West Europe, West Africa and the Falkland Islands.
“The oil and gas industry relies on CSEM surveying, a remote sensing tool, to map subsurface geology for hydrocarbon detection, and the CS Teneo is perfectly equipped for our needs,” stated Jon Nicholls, operations manager of OHM.  “Tyco Telecommunications’ vessels are ideally suited for the deployment of our equipment and the crews are highly experienced in the type of recovery operations we require.”
The Spanish registered CS Teneo, a highly versatile 80-meter vessel, forms part of a fleet of specialized vessels and sub-sea equipment owned and operated by Tyco Telecommunications which also includes six 140m Reliance Class vessels.
“The CS Teneo has a long track record of effective and economic operations over a range of offshore projects. She is well suited to shelf operations and has been working in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and North European regions for the past year,” stated Mark Wickham, director for global sales, marine services, Tyco Telecommunications. “This charter further demonstrates Tyco Telecommunications’ successes expanding its capabilities into the offshore hydrocarbons  market, and follows the recent charter of the 140m Tyco Decisive for pipeline trenching work in the Gulf of Mexico.”

About Tyco Telecommunications
Tyco Telecommunications, a business unit of Tyco Electronics and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology and marine services, is a leading global supplier for today's undersea communications requirements.

Drawing on its heritage of technical innovation and industry recognized performance, the company delivers the most reliable, high-quality solutions to organizations with undersea communications needs vital to their core mission. In more than five decades of operation, Tyco Telecommunications has designed, manufactured, and installed more than 80 undersea fiber optic systems around the world. Tyco Telecommunication's global presence, backed by industry leading research and development laboratories, manufacturing facilities, installation and maintenance ships, depots, and management team work together to implement integrated solutions and network upgrades, with unsurpassed reliability, that support the needs of telecommunications, Internet providers, offshore and science customers worldwide.

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About Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping plc
For further information, please contact:

Andy Overton
Marketing Manager,
Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping plc
0870 429 6581

Aquila Financial Limited
Peter Reilly  44 20 7202 2601
Ross Bethell  44 20 7202 2603

Notes to Editors

OHM's survey method transmits an electromagnetic field into the earth, which is
modified by the presence of subsurface resistive layers. These changes in the
field are measured and the resulting data is processed to provide information on
the resistive structure of the subsurface.

Because hydrocarbon accumulations are generally very resistive, this method can indicate the presence of oil and gas in water depths of as little as 50 metres  in certain circumstances and can detect and map the edges of such accumulations. This reduces the risk of drilling non-commercial exploration wells and can reduce the need for appraisal drilling, thereby creating considerable value for
oil explorers.
The company listed on London's Alternative Investment Market in March 2004.

Contacts:         Victoria Dillon
                        Tyco Telecommunications
                        1 978.442.5304

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