Social Impact

Oceaneering is committed to building a strong, diverse workforce to enable us to engineer advanced technologies and services for all the industries we serve.

Oceaneering takes pride in the positive contributions the company and its employees have made to the communities in which we live and work, especially as we continue to build a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters fairness and openness.

STEM – Focused on Gender

In 2021, we saw an increase in the number of women hired into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) roles as compared to 2020, which were lower due to COVID-19 and industry contractions.

There were 416 women hired overall in 2021; a further increase over 2020.

Over 1,400 women have been hired by Oceaneering in the past four years, with over 581 hired in STEM roles.


    Female Hiring
    STEM Roles

*Total Females Hired during the year

Oceaneering Women's Network (OWN)

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Established in 2017, the Oceaneering Women’s Network (OWN) is a network dedicated to empowering women and men to achieve their full potential and career goals. OWN has in-person meetings, as well as an online community, to share networking opportunities and career enrichment events. 

OWN sponsors these Professional Development Events annually:

  • Dress for Success Drive
  • IPAA/PESA Externship
  • Rice Design Showcase
  • Leadership Panel Interviews
  • Speed Networking
  • Business Unit Overviews
  • ROV MATE Competition
  • Market Yourself Presentation
  • Intentional Leadership Forum
  • All-Earth Ecobot Challenge
  • American Heart Association Heart Walk

Oceaneering Veterans' Network (OVN)

Oceaneering Veterans Network

Established in 2021, the Oceaneering Veterans' Network (OVN) is dedicated to supporting the growth of all Oceaneering employees by advancing understanding and awareness of the veteran experience in the workplace for both veterans and non-veterans alike. OVN will further support Oceaneering’s commitment to its Core Values.

OVN sponsors these Professional Development Events:

  • Lunch and Learns to discuss Benefits and Mentorship
  • Veterans Recruitment Drives
  • Networking
  • Leadership

Community Partnerships

Oceaneering is proud to work with our strategic business associates to better serve our local communities through fundraisers, sponsorships and educational programs.


Wounded Warriors Day on the Bay

Wounded Warriors Day on the Bay, Inc., is a veteran-run 501©19 non-profit and Maryland Tax Exempt Corporation created in 2012 to serve the local pre- and post-9/11 veteran population. This group hosts a one-day event each August at a participating yacht club on Chesapeake Bay to honor local veterans and their family members.

Annual IPAA/PESA Externship

Each summer, junior level high school students are selected to participate in the program, which provides professional development and a job shadowing opportunity for future engineering and geosciences students at various Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth petroleum exploration, production and service company locations.

Community Support

In good times and bad, Oceaneering and its  workforce band together to ensure we protect and support our local communities. Oceaneering offers its employees volunteer hours to support these efforts. 

    • In 2021, Team Oceaneering raised nearly $30,000 for the Bike Texas: MS 150.
    • In 2021, Oceaneering employees raised over $26,000 for the American Heart Association by participating in the Houston Heart Walk.
    • Oceaneering supports STEM education by participating in the annual IPAA/PESA Externship, the annual Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) International ROV Competition, the annual NASA in Aberdeen Science Week, and more.

2018 Heart Walk BBQ Fundraiser

2018 Heart Walk BBQ Fundraiser

Houston's ROV Team Packing Lunches For The Helping Hands Organization.

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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.