The Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice has requested additional information from Cal Dive International and Horizon Offshore regarding Cal Dive's pending acquisition of Horizon Offshore. The information request was issued under the notification requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and has the effect of extending the waiting period for a period of 30 calendar days from the date of the parties' substantial compliance with the request. Both parties intend to continue to work cooperatively to respond to the request and obtain termination of the waiting period as soon as practicable.
Cal Dive International, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a marine contractor that provides manned diving, pipelay and pipe burial services to the offshore oil and gas industry on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Australia, with a fleet of 26 vessels, including 23 surface and saturation diving support vessels as well as three shallow water pipelay vessels.
Horizon Offshore, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, provides marine construction services for the offshore oil and gas and energy industries. The Company's fleet of nine vessels is used to perform a wide range of marine construction services, including installation and repair of marine pipelines to transport oil and gas and other subsea production systems, and the installation and abandonment of production platforms, in the Gulf of Mexico, Latin America, Southeast Asia/Mediterranean, and West Africa.