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 2018, we saw a 60% increase in women hired into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) roles; overall there was a 46% increase in female hiring year-over-year.

Over 200 women hired into STEM roles in the past two years.


    Female Hiring
% Increase
    STEM Roles
    OII Overall*

*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

Community Partnerships

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


Wounded Warriors Day on the Bay

This event recognizes ceremony veterans through award ceremonies and a historical tour of the Baltimore, Maryland, waterways. The warriors return for a lunch reception and networking.

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 2019, Team Oceaneering raised nearly $70,000 for the Texas MS 150.
  • In 2018, Oceaneering raised over $20,000 to buy Christmas presents for the children of employees affected by Hurricane Michael.
  • In 2018, Oceaneering employees raised over $31,000 for the American Heart Association by participating in the Houston Heart Walk.
  • In 2018, Oceaneering's Ghana subsidiary donated a ROV Power Distribution Unit to the Takoradi Technical University's Engineering school to help train students on Lockout Tagout/Energy Isolation.
  • 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.

See our recent community stories here. 

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.