Houston, Texas – Oceaneering International announces that its Freedom™ Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) is a finalist for the 37th Offshore Achievement Awards.

The Freedom™ AUV system has been chosen as a finalist for Collaboration Project Award. Freedom, a hybrid AUV/ROV system, is the result of a long-term collaborative relationship between Oceaneering, TotalEnergies, and Chevron dating back to 2014, with Equinor joining the collaboration in 2019. In 2014, the group began efforts to optimize the delivery of a pipeline inspection service from an AUV. The close association between customers TotalEnergies, Chevron, and Equinor, and Oceaneering as developer, has ensured that the specification and requirements of the improved pipeline inspection AUV have been realized within both the hardware design as well as the autonomous behaviors developed and refined during the DevOps testing phase of the Freedom AUV project.

Freedom commenced commercial operations in September 2023.

The Offshore Achievement Awards recognize outstanding achievements in the energy industry, including innovative technologies and the significant individual contributions. The awards give recognition to those who go above and beyond in the energy sector. Winners will be announced at P&J Live in Aberdeen, UK, on Thursday, March 14, 2024.

To learn more about the 37th Offshore Achievement Awards, including all the finalists, please visit: spe-aberdeen.org/oaa/