ROV Technology

Our unmatched fleet of ROV systems is complemented by cutting-edge technologies that enable better control and video imaging, precise tool manipulation, and adherence to industry requirements.

Remote Piloting and Automated
Control Technology

Our innovative remote piloting and automated control technology (RPACT) enables full ROV piloting via virtual connection technologies such as vessel-to-vessel radio frequency (RF), satellite/Internet, or subsea optical link.
Supplemented with preprogrammed and automated commands, RPACT uses video processing software that analyzes video, determines spatial distances, and recognizes shapes to enable appropriate movement of the ROV. This provides increased operational support from onshore or another vessel during complex or long-duration activities.

Integrated with RPACT, Tool Instructed Path (TIP) Control enables easy acquisition, deployment, operation, and docking of tooling. Our spatially correspondent manipulator arms can be operated via rate control, spatial correspondence, and TIP. This simplifies and quickens pilot manipulator tasks by providing alternative controllers, such as a 3D ball mouse, to control the path of the manipulator and tool without the need to individually control each joint.

Mission Support Center

Optimize operational efficiency while reducing your costs, HSE risk, and carbon footprint by using an Oceaneering Mission Support Center to complete your offshore operations.

We have developed the Mission Support Center to enable the effective completion of offshore operations by providing a remote base for your representatives, additional ROV pilots, and subject matter experts. Operations completed using RPACT and the Mission Support Center range from the installation of subsea anodes to operating subsea valves. The applications are only as limited as your imagination.

With the first suite opened in 2016, using a Mission Support Center offers clear benefits.

  • Fewer individuals mobilized offshore and reduced operational wait time
  • Cost for multiple operations requiring specialist oversight can be covered with one visit to the Mission Support Center
  • Increased customer representative interaction and engagement with ROV pilots and operations

Advanced Visualization Technology

We were the first in the industry to provide high-definition (HD) video in subsea operations. We have more than 300 HD cameras installed on our work class ROVs and in other offshore projects worldwide.

4K video

Real-time, ultra-high-resolution transmission and increased projection surface visibility for improved decision making

3D HD video

Enhanced pilot manipulation through better depth perception and state-of-the-art stereoscopic imaging

HD video

Complete, easy, and affordable subsea imaging, enabling pilots to view ROV manipulators and the entire worksite without panning

VTAP software

Predictable execution of ROV-based subsea tasks, which increases operational efficiency and reduces risk of damage to subsea assets

Hybrid Arm Manipulation

We offer the Atlas Hybrid manipulator arm for use exclusively on our ROVs. The manipulator was designed in conjunction with Schilling Robotics and offers ruggedness, ease of maintenance, and optimized uptime.

The manipulator arm features a unique hybrid control system, which provides the ability to quickly select a control mode (spatially correspondent/closed-loop or rate/open-loop) during operations. This enables the operator to select the control mode that best suits the task while providing redundancy.

API Standard 53 and Intervention Solutions

API Standard 53 was released in 2012 as the culmination of two years of work by industry experts working together to strengthen, align, and clarify requirements for BOP equipment. As an integral part of this development process, we offer equipment that enables you to comply with the latest ROV intervention requirements.
NEXXUS ROV, BOP intervention, API standard 53
We offer the ROV Integrated Pumping Solution (RIPS) as part of the NEXXUS ROV system. The solution is also available as an upgrade kit or stand-alone accumulator system.
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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.