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 2023, we saw an increase in the number of women hired into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) roles as compared to 2022.

There were 582 women hired overall in 2023; a further increase over 2022. Nearly 1,800 women have been hired by Oceaneering in the past four years, with 700 hired in STEM roles.

Female Hiring2020202120222023
STEM Roles98166213224
Overall*221416561582
Percentage44%40%38%38%
Employee Engagement

Oceaneering Women's Network (OWN)

Oceaneering Womens Network

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
Employee Engagement

Oceaneering Veterans' Network (OVN)

Oceaneering Veterans Network OVN logo on blue background

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 2024, Team Oceaneering raised over $36,500 for the Bike Texas: MS 150.
  • In 2023, Oceaneering employees raised over $39,000 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.

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