Remote Operations

Onshore Remote Operations Centers (OROCs)

Revolutionizing offshore operations for enhanced safety and efficiency.

A New Way to Work

Our Onshore Remote Operations Centers (OROCs) transition ROV pilots and industry experts back to shore, enhancing safety, reducing environmental impact, and improving collaboration among teams and clients. This shift not only boosts operational efficiency but also drives significant advancements in how offshore work is performed. From commissioning to decommissioning, our OROCs offer comprehensive support for offshore operations, including UWILD, surveys, rig positioning, subsea asset inspections, and IMR services.

Reduce CO2 Emissions
Improve Deck Space Management
Reduce Logistics Expenditure
Enable Faster, More Accurate Decision Making

Strategic Global Locations

Since launching our pioneering OROC in Stavanger, Norway, in 2015, we have expanded our global footprint to include centers in Morgan City, Louisiana; Aberdeen, Scotland; and Macaé, Brazil. These strategically placed facilities enable us to offer exceptional operational flexibility and productivity, supported by the latest in remote technology and experienced personnel.

Remote Operations Track Record

Key Achievements


offshore crewperson days eliminated by remote piloting*


remote operations carried out successfully


dedicated rooms for remote piloting established globally


dedicated facilities for remote survey in Lafayette, Louisiana, and Houston, Texas

*a “day” is one where a pilot operated an ROV from shore.

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Enabling Remote Operations

Learn how our OROC facilities can revolutionize your operations from shore with enabling technologies such as Remote Piloting and Automated Control Technology (RPACT) which pilots use to establish ROV control through a satellite or wireless network link to support operations at a remote work site.

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Onshore Remote Operations Center (OROC)

Our Onshore Remote Operations Centers (OROCs) are conveniently located across the globe to enable remote operations from offshore installations. OROCs use 4G network, satellite, or fiber cable connectivity to ensure reliable support.

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OROC in Macae, Brazil

In 2023, we established our latest OROC in Macaé, Brazil. Our team achieved a new milestone flying an ROV from our dedicated center, conducting riser inspections and UWILD tasks for a valued customer.

The Oceaneering Difference

We offer cutting-edge solutions to ensure uninterrupted, near real-time operations from our OROCs.

Automated Connection

Instantly connect and operate remote-enabled ROV systems.

Asset Agnostic Operations

Operate and monitor anything over the horizon, including ROVs, AUVs, Drones, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Uncrewed Surface Vehicles (USVs), Tools, Skids, and Trees.

Support for Multiple WAN Options

LTE, Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite, Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Satellite.

Video Wall Automation and Restreaming Technology

Enables comprehensive monitoring and control of operations from any location.

Full Audio Communications Redundancy

Incorporates 4K conferencing, UHF radio extenders, partyline integration, and VoIP/telephone.

Virtual Command Center

Enables real-time monitoring of our global assets and assists with live operations, processing 3 million data points daily.

  • Reduces vessel days
  • Minimizes carbon footprint
  • Supports 24/7 operations
Freedom AUV and the Liberty Cage
Enabling residency

Liberty™ Resident System

Designed to communicate with and be operated from one of our OROCs, the Liberty™ Resident System is a fully self-contained docking station for ROVs and AUVs with 550 kwh of battery power for remote, resident operations.

The technology combination minimizes carbon footprint and total cost of ROV operations while supporting 24/7 operations, independent of vessel port calls.

Supporting the Energy Transition

The development, maintenance, and operation of offshore wind and other renewable energy sources require innovative solutions. With the ability to remotely operate a diverse range of maritime assets, we can oversee the entire lifecycle of renewable installations. From monitoring wind turbine performance and inspecting underwater structures, to conducting maintenance operations, our OROCs ensure seamless and efficient operations.

Electrification and Autonomy

OROCs are set to play a pivotal role in the remote operating and monitoring of a variety of autonomous and electric maritime assets. By taking advantage of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data analytics, we can enhance the efficiency, safety, and reliability of these autonomous systems. Our OROCs are adept at managing these next-generation vessels, ensuring they deliver on their promise of a cleaner, safer maritime environment.

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