USV Services

Gather high-quality survey data at a lower operational impact.

Optimize Your Operations

Our integrated USV services deliver an efficient, environmentally friendly alternative to vessel supported operations. Our services reduce the need for multi-service vessels (MSVs) to stay on site for survey and inspection scopes, reducing carbon footprint and increasing efficiency.

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Reduce Vessel Days

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Lower HSE Risks and Carbon Emissions

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Increase Efficiency

Operational Flexibility

Our USV service can conduct both remote-controlled and supervised autonomous operations while offering outstanding seakeeping and speed capabilities. The USV's shape and stability allows for continued operations alongside Oceaneering’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) in poor sea conditions found offshore (up to sea state 5), without compromising data quality. The USV's speed and endurance also reduces transit downtime and enables high speed nearshore survey, obtaining optimal data quality that is harvested in a fraction of the usual times.

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Uninterrupted Operations

True, Dual Redundancy

We have equipped the USV with two completely independent correction services offered by Oceaneering C-NAV ®, including the C-NAV® CNAV-X1 Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver. While most USVs rely on the same, single correction service our system has been designed to provide you with the industry’s highest level of redundancy, delivering peace of mind and guaranteed continuity of service.

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Freedom of Operations

Track and Communicate with AUVs

Traditional survey and asset inspection operations require a multi-service vessel with crew onboard to remain on location to track the position of subsea assets including AUVs. Our USV service enables you to release the mother vessel for concurrent work scopes while the USV is paired up with an AUV – including Oceaneering’s Freedom™ AUV.

Enhanced AUV Tracking

Equipped with true, dual redundancy, Oceaneering USV services support enhanced tracking of AUVs, removing the requirement for multi-service vessel support during work scopes.

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Typical Work Scopes

  • Nearshore Surveys
  • Geophysical Surveys
  • Enabling simultaneous operations including:
    • Seismic Surveys
    • Geotechnical Surveys
    • ROV-based Asset Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair (IMR)

Related News

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Oceaneering Acquires Exail’s DriX USV for Remote Survey Scopes

September 5, 2023 – Aberdeen, Scotland – Today, Oceaneering International announces at Offshore Europe that its Subsea Robotics group is introducing a new USV service to support remote survey work scopes. Exail and Oceaneering reached an agreement where Oceaneering will purchase its first DriX USV to support deepwater geophysical and asset inspection operations, including autonomous … Read more

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