In conjunction with the Secondary Offering the three Coflexip representatives resigned from the Cal Dive Board of Directors and the number of directors was reduced from eight to six. On Oct. 17, Bill Transier, Chief Financial Officer of Ocean Energy, Inc. was elected to the CDI Board. Jim Nelson, formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, was named Vice Chairman, a newly created position responsible for all investor communications as well as working in partnership with Chairman Owen Kratz. Wade Pursell was elected Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer to oversee Cal Dive treasury, accounting, information technology, tax, administration and corporate planning functions. The Company also noted that Johnny Edwards assumed the role of President of ERT upon the retirement of Lyle Kuntz earlier in the year.
Cal Dive International, Inc. is an energy service company specializing in subsea construction. CDI operates a fleet of technically advanced marine construction vessels and conducts salvage operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Energy Resource Technology, Inc. (ERT), a wholly owned subsidiary, acquires and operates mature and non-core offshore oil and gas properties.