Government and Defense

We are a trusted partner providing engineered solutions, services, and manufacturing to the commercial sector, U.S. Department of Defense, and NASA.

We collaborate with you to deliver innovative solutions that support the development and application of practical, cost-effective systems that meet challenges—from the routine to the extreme.

Our experience and expertise across multiple industries uniquely positions us as a leader in the government and defense services markets. Our products and services meet the rigorous demands of the complex environments in which they operate, delivering results with uncompromised safety and reliability.

Oceaneering Technologies

Oceaneering Technologies (OTECH) designs, builds, and operates unique maritime and specialized systems for government, military, and commercial customers. Engineering expertise coupled with extensive offshore experience enables development of pragmatic solutions and delivery of reliable systems.
We specialize in the design of equipment operated in harsh environments by engineering solutions that effectively manage the impacts caused by bio-fouling, corrosion, and long-term exposure.

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Oceaneering Space Systems

Oceaneering Space Systems (OSS)—which is ideally located near Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas—develops, integrates, and applies new and established technologies to meet the challenges of working in space and other harsh environments.
We have provided the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, their contractors, and commercial launch vehicle providers with space flight hardware systems and equipment for more than 35 years. Our capabilities cover a broad range of products and services including space-based robotics and automation, satellite servicing, human space flight systems, and thermal protection systems.

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Marine Services Division

Our Marine Services Division has over 30 years of experience in providing full-service ship repair capabilities for U.S. Navy vessels including submarines, surface ships and craft, and deep submergence systems.

Operating from state-of-the-art facilities in Chesapeake, Virginia, we are certified in SUBSAFE and DSS-SOC repair activities and specialize in the design, repair, maintenance, modification, and installation of hull, mechanical, and electrical (HM&E) systems.

We perform high-consequence maintenance on assets that operate in demanding environments. Global locations and certifications enable us to meet even the most time sensitive and critical schedule deadlines.

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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.