Oceaneering in Brazil

Brazil is one of the top 10  largest oil and gas producers in the world, and a key area of operations for Oceaneering in South America, with 700 employees in the country.


Present in Brazil since the 1970s, and based in Rio de Janeiro since 1999, Oceaneering provides several services and technologies including diving, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), and umbilicals. Brazil is one of the world’s biggest deepwater markets and holds a substantial base of installed FPSO units off its coastline, with continued growth expected in the next five years.

Areas of Expertise

Oceaneering provides integrity management services for FPSO owners and operators across all aspects of hull, moorings, and topsides. Through the use of risk assessment, data management, and inspection and maintenance scheduling, we can support our customers’ FPSO assets throughout their entire lifecycle.

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Oceaneering’s Training Center was built in 2009 to meet demand for ROV Services, ST&R and Survey employees. Brazil is the third major training hub for Oceaneering. The complex is equipped with four classrooms, a simulator room, electronic and hydraulic labs. Some of the courses offered include: Intro to ROVs, Electronics, Hydraulics and HSE. The Training Center manages a Competency Program to map out employee career development.

Research and Development

Oceaneering’s research and development team in Brazil defines and executes technology development projects in partnership with oil and gas operators, with the infrastructure to comply with ANP regulations for R&D spending. Oceaneering provides innovative solutions in the areas of robotics, inspection, intervention and data management.

Oceaneering typically works on projects that takes a product or service from proof of concept to a working system.


  • Flowline Remediation System (FRS) Testing
  • Subsea tomography (radiography) 
  • Robotics
  • ROV technologies 
Freedom™ Autonomous Subsea Vehicle undergoes qualification tests in Norway for pipeline survey tasks.

News Articles

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Oceaneering Awarded Maintenance Engineering Framework Agreement 

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Oceaneering’s Integrity Management and Digital Solutions Segment Announces Fourth Quarter 2021 Contracts Exceeding $80 Million

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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.