Uncrewed Surface Vessel (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

True, Dual Redundancy

Uninterrupted Operations

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.

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.

Oceaneering Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV)

Track and Communicate with AUVs

Freedom of Operations

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

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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)

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Contact Us | Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) Services

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.