About us

We challenge ourselves every day to find smarter ways of working... ever better ways to deliver on your priorities and objectives


Knowledge in depth: the defining principle of our ROV service offering to customers around the world.

We’re proud of how we use our collective insight and technical expertise to help customers deliver high quality subsea inspections, repairs, maintenance or construction projects with rigour and efficiency.

But ROVOP is also about experience, derived from successful project execution internationally over the past decade.

We’re about scale: as the world’s largest independent ROV provider, following a $100m fleet investment programme, we’re primed to respond swiftly to your operational requirements.

We’re about people: a network of specialists – many of whom have developed and refined their skills through the dedicated ROVOP Academy – equipped to prepare, maintain and operate our assets to ensure you experience outstanding service.  

Our business is also founded upon a set of values that guide and inform our operations. Those principles – excellence in delivery, integrity, continuous development, diversity, clarity – serve to inspire further confidence in what we do.

We challenge ourselves every day to find smarter ways of working; to identify and implement ever better ways to deliver on your priorities and objectives.

With ROVOP, you’re benefiting from knowledge in depth. You’re in good hands – a safe pair of hands.

Health, Safety, Environment & Quality​

ROVOP is committed to maintaining the highest standards in health, safety and environmental performance in all our operations.

Our dedication to safety is the cornerstone of our business. We aim to cause no harm to people and to minimise our impact on the environment.

Our way of doing business is characterised by honesty, integrity and transparency. We comply with all relevant laws and have a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption.

We also expect high ethical standards among our business partners. Our ISO 9001 DNV certified management system is a key enabler of the highest quality service delivery for clients. Internet browser based, it enables all documentation to be accessed anytime by ROVOP personnel, offshore or onshore, online or offline.

Our ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 certification recognises ROVOP’s policy, records and management of its impact on the external environment and compliance with regulation while ensuring a safe and healthy workplace.


Meet the team

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Neil Potter

Neil joined ROVOP in April 2020 bringing extensive experience gained from senior financial and operational management positions across various sectors and most recently 12+ years in oil gas. He has particular expertise in delivering value by sound commercial management aligned to a strong ethos of quality service delivery through team effort. Neil is a Chartered Accountant and most recently, prior to joining ROVOP, held senior roles in private equity backed companies Dominion Gas and TWMA.

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Graeme Park

Graeme joined ROVOP in September 2020. He has 30 years of financial experience in large plc’s as well as private equity backed companies across various industries. Over the last eight years, Graeme has been focused at the CFO level in the oil & gas services sector.

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Paul Yeats

Paul joined ROVOP in October 2020, and has held various senior operational positions within the oil and gas industry over a 28-year career. He joined ROVOP from i-Tech7/Subsea7 where he spent 4 ½ years and was Director for the Subsea products group delivering high technology ROV & Diver deployed subsea solutions globally. Prior to this, Paul was at Oceaneering (DTS Group) for 10 years delivering subsea ROV tooling & engineered solutions – laterally in the role of Business Development Director EMEA. His formative years in the industry were spent at FMC Technologies in various roles over 12 years, including time at PSL (Progenitive Services Ltd) for two years. Paul brings an absolute commitment to service quality delivery, business development & value driven solutions.

Doug Middleton

Doug started his career as a Maintenance Engineer, Welder and Fitter before becoming an ROV Pilot Technician in 1998 with Submersible Television Surveys (STS). He then moved to Technip as an ROV Supervisor, but later returned to STS (now Neptune Marine Services) as ROV Project Manager, and latterly became Operations Manager before joining ROVOP as Operations Director in 2012.

Daniel Wheeler
Daniel Wheeler

Daniel joined ROVOP in July of 2021.  Daniel has been in the ROV industry for over 13 years and held various roles from ROV Supervisor, Technical Manager, Vice President of Business Development, and most recently Business Acquisitions Manager at Helix Remote Services.      

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Alan Robertson
Operations Director

Alan joined ROVOP in February 2020 and brings a wealth of Operations experience, having worked globally in the oil & gas industry for 32 years. For the last 20 years, Alan has been working in project management/director roles specifically in the subsea sector with subsea diving/engineering companies Stolt Offshore/Acergy and Bibby Offshore/Rever, safely delivering projects spanning the North Sea, US and the Far East.

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Karen Bell
HR Director

Karen joined ROVOP in December 2019, bringing significant strategic and operational HR experience, gained within the oil and gas sector. She has a proven track record in developing, implementing and delivering strategic change initiatives globally including: organisational change and development; talent management, succession planning and leadership development initiatives. CIPD qualified, Karen has most recently held senior HR roles with ICR Integrity and Viking SeaTech.

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Hugo Fisher
HSEQ Director

Hugo joined ROVOP in February 2020 bringing 18 years of global industry experience across the oil and gas sector, most recently 8+ years in HSEQ roles. He has particular expertise in developing strong safety cultures within organisations and strengthening core HSEQ practices through practical experience gained in field and operational roles. Prior to joining ROVOP, Hugo held senior roles in TechnipFMC and Weatherford.

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Mark Gilmartin
Business Development Director

Mark joined ROVOP in September 2021 from Subsea 7 where he held various international business development roles. He brings significant knowledge of business development, strategy, and commercial issues across the energy sector.  Mark holds a BA in Business Management from the University of Stirling specialising in strategy, policy, international business, and Marketing.

Our Values

Act with Integrity
Deliver Excellence
Encourage Diversity
Pursue Progress
Seek Clarity