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Oceaneering Selected as World Oil Award Finalist for Remotely Operated Survey (ROS) Solution

Oceaneering Remotely Operated Survey Overview
Oceaneering Remotely Operated Survey Overview

Oceaneering Remotely Operated Survey Operations

August 30, 2021 – Houston, Texas – Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) is proud to announce that its Remotely Operated Survey (ROS) solution has been chosen as a finalist for the Best Exploration Technology category at the 2021 World Oil Awards.

Numerous entries were received for each of the World Oil Awards’ 18 categories and a select number of finalists were chosen by an independent panel composed of industry leaders.

For Rig Positioning, Oceaneering’s ROS solution eliminates the need to re-mobilize survey equipment and personnel for subsequent rig moves. Surveyors can operate from a dedicated Onshore Remote Operations Center (OROC) to communicate and coordinate with rig personnel and company representatives during rig move operations.

ROS can be used to execute exploration, development, re-latch and re-spud, plugging and abandonment drilling activities, and FPSO hookup. ROS allows for remote inertial jumper metrologies, remote inertial marker buoy sets, and remote monitoring of Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCPs) data.

Reliable data and communications between the rig/vessel and OROC are the backbone of ROS. The required bandwidth is determined by project scope, and most operations can be run with as little as 256 kbps of bandwidth on the rig or vessel’s existing internet access.

Eric Smith, Director of Oceaneering Survey Services, said, “It is an honor to be selected as a finalist for our ROS solution. Our customers have witnessed the value ROS demonstrates from reducing safety risks to personnel, expanding collaboration for fast decision-making, while delivering cost efficiency and lower carbon emissions. Remote operations have enabled operators to rethink the way they conduct work, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Oceaneering ROS surpassed a milestone of 150,000 hours of successful operations in 2020 and has conducted over 110 Rig Positioning projects. Oceaneering has been at the forefront of remote operations since 2004.

The winners of this year’s awards will be announced at the Houstonian Hotel on October 14 in Houston, Texas.

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Oceaneering Awarded Survey Contract from EEPGL

MSV Cape Davis
MSV Cape Davis

The MSV Cape Davis in Louisiana.

August 10, 2021 – Houston, Texas – Oceaneering International has been awarded a contract from Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) to provide two surveys offshore Guyana. 

The contract award covers a towed and autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) geophysical survey and a shallow geotechnical survey off the coast of Guyana.  

Oceaneering will use the DP-2 Cape Davis, equipped with the 3,000 m-rated OS-VI AUV, towed geophysical sensors and geotechnical sampling and testing equipment. 

The surveys are scheduled to begin in Q3 2021. In addition to the geophysical and geotechnical survey, Oceaneering will also be working with RPS Group to provide Protected Species Observers (PSO) and perform an Environmental Baseline Survey (EBS) of the area. 

Oceaneering has been providing related support since 2017 including ROV and subsea tooling services. As part of these services, Oceaneering is committed to growing our local Guyanese workforce as well as ensuring that all of our subcontractors are progressing their commitment to nationalization. A cornerstone of our commitment is a sustainable career development and investment program that will allow Oceaneering to offer best in class services to support the growing industry in Guyana for years to come.  

Eric Smith, Director, Oceaneering Survey Services, said: “We are excited to continue to provide support for operations offshore Guyana and to have the opportunity to expand that into geophysical and geotechnical survey services.” 

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Oceaneering Secures Three-Year Integrity Management Services Contract in PNG

Asset Integrity Inspection

Asset Integrity Inspection
August 3, 2021 – Houston, Texas – Oceaneering International, Inc. announces that its Integrity Management and Digital Solutions (IMDS) segment has won a new multi-year contract in Papua New Guinea (PNG) with a major operator.

The contract is for a duration of three years plus two one-year extensions. The scope of work, which is already underway, includes conventional and advanced non-destructive testing, on-site inspection, data services, monitoring and diagnostic services, integrity management, and integrity engineering services for both brownfield operations and greenfield projects, both onshore and offshore.

The work will take place across multiple sites in PNG. Oceaneering is using a diverse workforce to deliver this work scope including PNG nationals. The project will be supported by Oceaneering’s Australian and Indonesian operational bases.

Roy Andrich, Regional Director for IMDS in APAC, Oceaneering, stated: “The award and subsequent transition of this project demonstrates Oceaneering’s ability to successfully manage large transitional projects against external challenges such as COVID-19 and international travel restrictions. The transition was completed safely, on-time, and on budget without any impact to ongoing operations. We look forward to building upon our collaborative relationship with our valued client as well as further developing local PNG talent.”

Kishore Sundararajan, Senior Vice President of IMDS, Oceaneering, stated: “As we develop our relationship with our new client, we value the trust they have placed in Oceaneering to quickly mobilize our qualified workforce and equipment to safely meet operational and environmental demands during COVID-19.

“I am really proud of our team and thankful to them for having delivered safely around the world during the pandemic.”

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Oceaneering and DDK Positioning Sign Service Agreement Enhancing C-Nav® Positioning Solutions’ Offerings

Oceaneering DDK Positioning and Iridium
Oceaneering DDK Positioning and Iridium

Satellite Positioning Image Courtesy of Iridium®

Houston, July 21, 2021 – Oceaneering International, Inc., and DDK Positioning Limited announced the companies have entered into an agreement for the provision of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) augmentation service and all associated software and hardware supporting Oceaneering’s C-Nav® Positioning Solutions group offerings.

DDK Positioning’s services are delivered exclusively through the Iridium® satellite communications network coupled with hardware developed by partner Topcon. This pairing of cutting-edge hardware and advanced communication infrastructure will enhance the ability of Oceaneering’s customers to precisely position their assets globally. This unified solution offers several benefits to Oceaneering’s positioning customers including, two-way communication enabling machine control and feedback, and redundancy to cover potential signal losses.

From launch, DDK Positioning will provide its MAX service to Oceaneering clients, which can achieve accuracy to less than 10 cm (2 Sigma). The MAX service uses both GPS, Galileo, and GLONASS constellations with further systems to be added within a year.

Eric Smith, Director of Survey Services at Oceaneering, said: “There have been significant advances made in communications infrastructure and satellite positioning technology over the last several years. With this agreement, Oceaneering will be able to offer enhanced positioning technology allowing us to build on our strong industry track record while continuing to serve the positioning needs of our clients now and into the future.”

Kevin Gaffney, CEO at DDK Positioning said: “We are absolutely delighted to have signed an agreement with Oceaneering to provide our precise and reliable GNSS positioning solution to Oceaneering’s customers in the maritime energy industry.

“This agreement demonstrates the need for an alternative GNSS augmentation service that increases the reach of services from Pole to Pole, with the added benefit of Iridium’s resilience and reliability. We are looking forward to working with Oceaneering to enhance their service and product portfolio while delivering market leading services for many years to come.”

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Oceaneering Rotator Unveils New Topside Chemical Throttle Valve

Rotator T-CTV

Oceaneering Rotator Topside Chemical Throttle Valve (T-CTV)

April 15, 2021 – Oceaneering International’s Rotator business has launched a new high-performance Topside Chemical Throttle Valve (T-CTV) for multiple industries including oil and gas, chemical processing, wastewater treatment, medical, and pharmaceutical. The T-CTV leverages existing field-proven technology to address operational requirements for efficient topside chemical dosing.

The T-CTV provides an innovative, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly solution for both greenfield and brownfield projects. The T-CTV is also ideal for unmanned and remotely operated applications across industries and can be configured with optional Wi-Fi capabilities. The valve is also the industry’s only design that combines a full-flush position with an integrated mechanical scraper. This feature ensures superior contamination tolerance and delivers unmatched, long-term performance without the need for filters.

“Historically, Rotator’s focus has been on subsea valves and we’re excited about this opportunity to expand into the topside market with an industry-leading solution,” said Tommy Tolfsen, T-CTV Product Manager at Rotator. “Our T-CTV delivers a fully automated chemical dosing package. It combines continuous and accurate flow measurement with automatic flow regulation in a modular, plug-and-play design.

“With the appetite for unmanned platforms growing, we wanted to make sure our T-CTV is ready for full, remote operation.”

The superior accuracy of the valve results in less chemical waste. The valve boasts ± 0.2% of reading via continuous Coriolis flow measurement. The T-CTV control system uses continuous, live feedback from the Coriolis flow meter to automatically regulate and continuously display flow rates. The valve’s unique helical flow path provides stable, controlled flow throughout the entire operating range. A fully programmable deadband is set to further optimize flow performance. The superior accuracy and reliability of the T-CTV will ultimately reduce OPEX via lowered chemical costs and improved uptime.

Rotator’s T-CTV builds on its over 60 years of experience in delivering best-in-class valves for subsea operations.

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Oceaneering Wins Integrated Rig Services Contract for Gulf of Mexico Development

Houston, March 2, 2021 – Oceaneering International, Inc. (Oceaneeringannounces that its Subsea Robotics (SSR) and Offshore Projects Group (OPG) have been awarded an integrated rig services contract for covering the Khaleesi/Mormont and Samurai fields in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. 

The work scope includes the provision of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) with collocated ROV tooling and techniciansremote positioning and metrology survey resources, and installation and workover control system (IWOCS) equipment and technicians. Work is scheduled to begin in early 2021 and carry into 2022.    

Earl ChildressSenior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, said, “The operator’s decision to contract our robotics and IWOCS services is a positive and anticipated response to our realigned segments, which allows us to deliver the integrated processes and products that enable consistent and efficient work scopes.   

This award follows the recently awarded contract for Oceaneering’s Manufactured Products segment to supply 2-inch M5 connectors and chemical throttle valves for the Khaleesi/Mormont and Samurai tieback project. 

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Oceaneering Wins Connector Supply Contract from TechnipFMC

m5 Connector

m5 Connector

December 15, 2020 – Oceaneering International, Inc. (Oceaneering) announced that the company has been awarded a connector supply contract from TechnipFMC to provide 2-inch M5 Connectors and Chemical Throttle Valves (CTV) for the Khaleesi/Mormont and Samurai tieback project located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GoM).

The M5 connector provides an easy-to-install, fly-to-place connection solution that enables injection of gas or chemicals into subsea infrastructure and serves as an access point for future subsea field intervention activities such as gas lift, chemical injection, well stimulation, hydrate remediation, flooding and venting operations, acid injection and scale squeeze.

Oceaneering Rotator CTVs regulate the flow of chemicals—scale, wax, and corrosion inhibitors, for example—delivered to subsea production systems. Their functions are diverse, from flow control to metering and highly accurate dosing. CTVs effectively eliminate the need for topside injection and dedicated umbilical lines.

Nuno Sousa, VP, Manufactured Products, Energy, said: “We appreciate TechnipFMC’s trust in our ability to provide them with compact, reliable, cost-effective, and field-proven subsea connector and chemical metering hardware solutions. This contract demonstrates that the industry is confident in the reliability of our products.”

The Samurai and Khaleesi/ Mormont fields will be tied back to the King’s Quay FPS in the GoM.

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Joe Armstead Recognized by BEYA STEM Conference as 2021 Science Spectrum Trailblazer

Joe Armstead OTECH
Joe Armstead

Joe Armstead

Houston, December 10, 2020 – Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) is proud to announce that Joe Armstead, Deputy Director of Business Development for Oceaneering Technologies (OTECH) in Hanover, Maryland, will receive the 2021 Science Spectrum Trailblazer award at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) in February.   

“We congratulate Joe for winning this prestigious honor at the BEYA STEM Conference,” said Peter Young, Vice President, OTECH. “This award could not have been earned by a more humble, hardworking, technically capable engineer and manager.”  

Of the award, Joe Armstead said: “I am truly honored to be nominated and receive the award for Science Spectrum Trailblazer. It would not be possible without the entire Oceaneering organization providing me with the opportunity to accomplish such a feat. It’s a true reflection of the team that I work with which inspires me to reach even higher and farther every day.”  

A subject matter expert in fiber optics, batteries, and complex underwater systems, Armstead has worked for Oceaneering for 17 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in engineering from Swarthmore College and is a member of the Naval Submarine League, the Project Management Institute, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.    

The BEYA STEM Awards are hosted by U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine and the Council of Engineering Deans of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The awards recognize outstanding contributions to the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields across the public, private, and academic sectors. The Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award is granted to individuals in the workforce and are recommended for this award by their employer.

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Oceaneering Appoints Ben Hooker as Director of Business Development for Renewables

Houston, October 27, 2020 – Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) has announced the appointment of Ben Hooker as Director of Business Development – Renewables.   

Mr. Hooker is a seasoned accounting and finance manager with a successful sales and business development background within the upstream Oil and Gas, DefenseMarine and Renewable energy sectors. He most recently served as Head of Sales at James Fisher and Sons. Prior to that, he served as a director of Grey’s of Ely Coaches, UK Sales Manager at CWind, and Managing Director at Ocean Hover Limited and TechnoTrak Engineers  

Earl Childress, Oceaneering’s Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officerstated, “I am very pleased to announce Ben‘s appointment. Ben is a proven commercial sales and business development leader. Adding Ben’s previous experience with Renewables to our team not only re-affirms our commitment to the sector but allows us to expand our innovative technologies and services to this ever-growing market.” 

I am delighted to join Oceaneering as Director of Business Development,” Hooker saidThe Renewables sector is an important focus area for Oceaneering, and I am excited to play a part in growing this business.”   

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Oceaneering Awarded BOP Tethering Services Contract from Petrobras in Brazil

WLR System

Oceaneering’s WLR System

October 13, 2020 – Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) is proud to announce that the company has been awarded a BOP tethering services contract offshore Brazil from Petrobras. The contract duration is one-year with the option to extend for an additional year.

The scope of work includes data acquisition and real-time riser analysis for dynamic positioning rig operations for up to seven wells in water depths between 150 meters and 700 meters.

Oceaneering will provide eight suction piles that will be manufactured locally as well as 10 wellhead load relief (WLR) tensioners, one monitoring system to be integrated on the BOP, and one suction pile pump to install the suction piles.

An anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel will launch and install the suction piles and tensioners. The drilling rig will be used to connect the tensioners to the BOP.

“We appreciate Petrobras’ trust in our ability to provide dependable and cost-effective technologies and services,” said Daniel Nogueira, Manager, Oceaneering Projects Group. “This award reinforces our position and track record as a high-quality service provider in Brazil. This is an amazing opportunity for Oceaneering to expand its capabilities in Brazil with BOP anchoring services.”

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Company page Since our founding in the early 1960s, Oceaneering has expanded and grown globally to service several industries such as the offshore energy industry, defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries. In 1964, Mike Hughes and Johnny Johnson formed a Gulf of Mexico diving company called World Wide Divers. The company grew in response to increasing demand for their services and in 1969 merged with two other diving companies to form Oceaneering International, Inc. To solve the toughest challenges, we do things differently, creatively, and smarter. As your trusted partner, our unmatched experience and truly innovative portfolio of technologies and solutions give us the flexibility to adapt and evolve, regardless of market conditions. Our mission is to solve the unsolvable. We thrive by creating industry-changing technically creative solutions for the most complex operational challenges under water, on land, and in space. Our five core values establish a common culture and demonstrate what is most important for us as a company. Since the beginning, the company has transformed from a small regional diving company into a global provider of engineered products and services. Today, we develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also serve the aerospace, defense, and theme park industries. Underpinning everything we do, safety is not only the foundation of our core values, but it is vital to our unmatched performance record and company culture. The industries we serve are as diverse as they are complex. Whether we are engineering deepwater umbilicals or developing robotics for aerospace applications, the safety and health of our employees, vendors, and customers is an integral part of our day-to-day business. If we are working, then our responsibility is to be working safely. Since our inception in 1964, we have placed a high value on employee safety—from diving services and subsea inspection to vessel-based installation operations. We have and will continue to evolve not only our health, safety, and environmental (HSE) processes, but those of the industries in which we work. Although we have been fatality-free since 1999, our HSE journey goes beyond statistics. As our portfolio of services has grown, we have continued to prioritize and advance our approach to HSE.