Subsea Inspection

We offer an integrated approach to provide cost-effective, optimized subsea inspection solutions.

Keeping subsea infrastructure safe, operational, and legally compliant

We remain at the forefront of marinizing non-destructive testing methods and processes.

  • Global presence supported by highly-experienced and cross-trained technicians
  • Experience and familiarity with varied regulatory requirements
  • Comprehensive solutions reduce vendor management and overall project risk
  • Cost-effective ROV- and diver-deployable inspection techniques
  • Extensive experience with flexible risers, cassions, and subsea equipment

Inspection Technologies

From splash zone to ultra-deepwater

Our range of advanced non-destructive testing methods provide data on equipment from the splash zone to ultra-deepwater locations. Equipped with this information, you can make informed decisions about an asset’s fitness for service and identify required intervention.

Our portfolio of technologies meets inspection requirements for both internal and external deployment tasked with identifying common integrity concerns.

Solutions to Common Integrity Concerns

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External and Internal Corrosion

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Coating and Liner Damage

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Cracks and Weld Defects

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Flooded Annulus in Flexible Piping

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Blockages and Stuck Pigs

Externally-Deployed Technologies


Detects external and internal corrosion, dents, coating and liner damage, cracks and weld defects, flooded annulus in flexible piping

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Digital Radiography

Detects external and internal corrosion, blockages and stuck pigs

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Detects external and internal corrosion, dents, coating and liner damage, cracks and weld defects, flooded annulus in flexible piping

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Detects external and internal corrosion and erosion

Internally-Deployed Technologies

We perform inline inspection (ILI) on difficult-to-inspect pipelines where free-swimming, intelligent pigging is not possible. We help assure the operational safety of your un-piggable pipelines.


Detects external and internal corrosion and dents

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Detects external and internal corrosion, dents, cracks, and weld defects

Laser Video

Detects internal corrosion and dents

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Tension Leg Scanner 

Detects external and internal corrosion, dents, cracks, and weld defects

Contact Us | Subsea Inspection

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.