Oceaneering is the largest provider of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in the offshore energy industry. These vehicles are underwater robots that serve as eyes, hands, and ears, in water depths and conditions where we cannot send human divers. ROVs are operated by human pilots through a fiber electric umbilical. These pilots can be sitting on a vessel or a drilling rig to control the ROV. Globally, Oceaneering operates ROVs in 100 countries each year.
Oceaneering is looking to change the way ROVs are currently operated. Instead of a pilot sitting on an offshore vessel or drilling rig, we are seeking to move that pilot to a secure onshore location. This pilot can be stationed in a different country and even on the other side of the globe and still maintain control of the ROV.
Oceaneering’s Remote Operations Group (ROG) is enabling complicated offshore tasks to be performed from Onshore Remote Operations Centers (OROCs) or anywhere with an internet connection.
Subsea Robotics Product Manager
In his role as Subsea Robotics Product Manager for Oceaneering, Nick is responsible for commercializing remote piloting in the Gulf of Mexico. Nick’s prior experience includes design engineering, installation engineering, systems engineering, project management, and customer service for multiple projects and customers in the Gulf of Mexico and in West Africa. Before joining Oceaneering, Nick previously served as a project engineer, an installation engineer and later a customer service manager at TechnipFMC. Nick earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University, and is pursuing a Master of Science in subsea engineering from the University of Houston.
Business Development Manager
TJ joined Oceaneering’s Global Data Solutions team, now part of our Integrity Management and Digital Solutions (IMDS) group, in 2017. He serves as Business Development Manager for our Remote Operations Group, responsible for commercializing Oceaneering’s vision for offshore remote operations. Before Oceaneering, TJ served four years in the United States Marine Corps, where he supported satellite communication networks in Iraq. Following his military service, TJ became a field technician, network operations center technician, and later junior sales rep with CapRock Communications, where he specialized in VSAT antenna systems and supported Energy and Maritime clients remotely. He also served as an account manager for ITC Global. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from University of St. Thomas in Houston.