Decommissioning Solutions

For more than 25 years, Oceaneering has successfully served its clients’ global needs for cost-effective decommissioning solutions that ensure the safe, efficient removal of offshore infrastructure such as platforms, conductors, subsea hardware and wells.

While our decommissioning track record has been built on reliable cutting services and complimentary tooling rental, we can execute projects with larger workscopes by combining our multitude of complementary discrete services and products into a single integrated offering. Our safety management program, decommissioning experience, project management capabilities, bundling of services and cost competitive solution set us apart from other decommissioning providers.


Subsea Wells

Oceaneering can provide a vessel-based solution that requires no risers or divers, allowing cost effectiveness and flexibility for accommodating unknown challenges.

topside and jackets

Topside and Jackets

Using our highly reliable and efficient abrasive cutting technology, platform legs can be severed internally with the Internal Cutting Tool (ICT). Internal pile dredges come as part of the toolbox to allow for severance of the platform legs below the mudline.

Platform Wells

Platform Wells

Using our highly reliable and efficient abrasive cutting technology, platform legs can be severed internally with the Internal Cutting Tool (ICT). Internal pile dredges come as part of the toolbox to allow for severance of the platform legs below the mudline.

NEXXUS ROV, deepwater dredging, pile dredging,

Subsea Removals

Our discrete tooling such as diver and ROV operable dredges, subsea dredges and diamond wire saws, along with bespoke engineered solutions, can be used during the preparation, disconnection and recovery of pipelines, subsea umbilicals, risers, flowlines, subsea templates, wellhead protection, mooring chains, manifolds and more.

Track Record

(Updated 2018)

Decommissioning Track Record

Other Services

Our broad portfolio of tools and service offering enables cost-effective solutions across decommissioning to provide greater value at a lower total cost of ownership for our customers.


Example of other services include:
  • Project management
  • Inspection of wells
  • Recovery of debris
  • Site remediation (rock dumping, trenching, surveying)
  • Long-term monitoring

Decommissioning Brochure

Decommissioning Solutions | A4
Contact Us | Decommissioning

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.