At Oceaneering, we believe in managing our business in a way that promotes safety, health, the environment, and strong ethics, while supporting the communities in which we live and work. At the heart of everything we do is our Core Values

Our Mission
We Solve the Unsolvable

We Solve the Unsolvable.


Safety is the foundation of all Oceaneering operations. We take the safety of our employees, contractors and communities seriously and it remains our highest priority.

  • In 2015, we codified a set of common HSE practices, and how to reduce risk, in what we call our Life Saving Rules.
  • We are a member of the Center for Offshore Safety, an organization designed to promote the highest level of safety for offshore drilling, completions, and operations.
  • In place since 2004, our HSE Core Processes align closely with the Safety Culture Policy Statement released by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) in 2013.


Our employees, communities, and the environment are all critical to our success as an employer and community partner. We have processes and solutions in place that assist business managers and other partners in limiting the impact of operational activities on the environment.

  • We’re a proud sponsor of Ocean Exchange, a 501c3 with the sole mission to help advance the adoption of solutions in the field of sustainability. An Oceaneering employee has served on the Board of Governors since 2014.
  • We are committed to research and development of technologies that improve work activities while reducing environmental impact.


We have built our reputation as an organization that requires ethical business practices and high levels of integrity in all of our business transactions. This is set forth in our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and related policies and procedures, which guide our employees and business associates on a daily basis. We make it easy to report concerns or complaints on a confidential and anonymous basis.


The communities that host Oceaneering are near and dear to our hearts. And, throughout the year, we look for ways to give back with the greatest impact. See how we show our local communities that we care.

Key Facts

  • In 2019, Team Oceaneering raised nearly $70,000 for the BP MS 150.
  • Oceaneering supports STEM education by participating in the annual PESA Externship, the annual Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) International ROV Competition, the annual NASA in Aberdeen Science Week, and more.


We are committed to responsible business practices within our organization and throughout our supply chain around the world. We strive to continually improve within the areas of human rights, labor standards, and the environment and to work against any form of corruption.

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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.