Oceaneering wins ROV service contract offshore Brazil


Oceaneering International has announced that its Subsea Robotics segment has been awarded a multi-year service contract supporting Petrobras projects off the coast of Brazil. This award continues to build on the company’s success in growing its remotely operated vehicle (ROV) business in an important energy market. 

Oceaneering will provide survey and ROV services for AKOFS Offshore’s subsea equipment support vessel, the Aker Wayfarer. The scope of work includes the provision of two Millennium Plus work-class ROVs, complete specialised tooling packages for each ROV, ROV personnel for simultaneous operations and survey equipment and personnel. The contract is for four years, with options to extend.

Tiago Crespo, Director for Subsea Robotics Brazil and Rest of Americas at Oceaneering, said: “We are delighted to work with AKOFS to support Petrobras’s offshore activities. With AKOFS, this will be the first time we will be providing survey services for Petrobras on an SESV.”
In addition to this latest service contract, Oceaneering has been awarded work on 11 rigs offshore Brazil over the past 12 months.

Oceaneering has been present in Brazil for nearly five decades. Its operations have grown to include three facilities, including an ROV, survey, service rental and tooling centre in Macaé and an umbilical manufacturing site in