Student Webinar Series

Episode 2

ROV Workover Control Systems – Innovation, Technology, and Collaboration

November 4, 2020

On Demand

90 Minutes


Is it possible to safely and efficiently reimagine 175 square feet of equipment on a rig/vessel deck into 52 square feet?

How does a team collaborate to create, qualify, and test a software program to function valves at 15,000 psi while submerged 10,000 feet under water?

Oceaneering’s ROV Workover Control System (RWOCS) is a journey of innovation, new technology, collaboration, and breaking the barriers of traditional operational methods to provide a system that is safer, more efficient, and cost effective.

Albert Einstein said, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity,” and RWOCS is no exception. Through perseverance and dedication, the Oceaneering Team conquered challenges and obstacles to revolutionize how intervention, workover, and control operations are planned and executed.



Nicole Robinson
Control Systems Engineering Lead

Nicole Robinson is the Control Systems Engineering Lead within Subsea Robotics and Oceaneering Projects Group; her team provides electrical and software operational support globally for Intervention Systems, Workover Control Systems, ROV Tooling, and Engineered Solutions along with electrical and software support for new product development. Nicole joined Oceaneering in 2014 as an engineer within the traditional Installation Workover Control Systems (IWOCS) Team overseeing the specification, design, fabrication, and testing of workover equipment.

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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.