Ensuring Access

From rope access to autonomous systems, our ability to provide access delivers the flexibility and efficiency you need to meet your inspection requirements. We collect data in a safe and timely manner to ensure that you can make informed decisions concerning the integrity of your assets—no matter their location.

Rope Access

Our globally-deployed rope access capabilities provide you with the ultimate flexibility in inspection solutions. Cross-trained rope access technicians provide a one-stop solution for inspection and intervention requirements.

Rope access is a trusted and cost-effective solution.

  • Enables efficient inspection of difficult to access areas
  • Supports efficient mobilization and minimizes risk
  • Eliminates the need for scaffolding or platforms, reducing vendor management requirements and equipment on site

We are a Trainer Operator member of the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) and a corporate member of The Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT).

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Using a UAS provides a cost-effective method of gathering data required to make informed decisions. Our experience and commercially agnostic approach to UAS enables delivery of a tailored and safe solution.

From vendor approval to data management, we deliver cost-effective, technologically-advanced UAS solutions while providing aviation oversight and assurance for all UAS operations.

Why Oceaneering?

  • We use field-proven, industry-leading technology.
  • We help you reduce risk by removing the human element in completing inspection operations.
  • We manage the complexities of cumbersome global aviation assurance oversight.
  • UAS compliments our rope access offering with efficient, safe identification and evaluation of anomalies.
  • The technique enables on-line inspection of assets—including those traditionally requiring shutdown before intervention.
  • We offer solutions for complete data management.
  • Our vetted operators provide the industry’s most advanced and project appropriate technologies.
  • We can offer cost savings via volume discounts based on our established relationships with vendors.

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs)

Save time and costs associated with inspection and surveying 
With nearly two decades of experience, our AUVs have surveyed over 401,000 km of data for more than 75 customers in 14 countries.
Our AUVs are deployed subsea to collect inspection and survey data. They not only assist in helping you meet regulatory requirements, but they enable you to make informed engineering decisions about your assets.

AUVs deliver high-quality, real-time data that can be reviewed immediately to ensure the necessary information has been captured.

  • Tethered AUV design delivers enhanced control when compared with traditional deep-tow methods
  • AUV-mounted sensors close to the seafloor provide better resolution and better data, resulting in fewer requirements for re-inspection and expedited decision making
  • Data review in proprietary IntegReview™ software—a bespoke solution that displays information in a user-configured graphical user interface
  • Inspection method reduces vessel costs
  • Superior mission flexibility, enabling line re-inspection, reverse, reviews, and route modifications in a live environment

Miniature ROVs

The requirement to deploy personnel in challenging and dangerous areas (in vessels, hulls, or storage tanks) no longer needs to dictate your inspection programs.
Miniature ROVs effectively reduce risk and cost by using proven technology to collect data on equipment condition. We have successfully used small-footprint ROVs to complete visual and ultrasonic inspection and identify their use as the preferred approach for floating system and process plant integrity requirements.
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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.