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    Oceaneering Announces Promotion of James (Jim) Buchli to Vice President & Program Manager

    June 12, 2008

    June 12, 2008 – Houston, Texas – Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE:OII) announced the promotion of Mr. James (Jim) Buchli to Vice President & Program Manager.  In this capacity, he will lead Oceaneering’s efforts to design and build America’s next generation space suit, the Constellation Space Suit System (CSSS), for NASA.

    Mr. Buchli’s career includes 25 years in the Marine Corps, where he achieved the rank of Colonel and was a highly decorated infantryman and aviator, and 13 years at NASA.  He became an astronaut in 1979 and is veteran of four Space Shuttle flights, orbiting the earth 319 times and traveling over 7.7 million miles.  After leaving NASA, Mr. Buchli spent the next 15 years as an aerospace industry executive at the Boeing Co. and United Space Alliance (USA), and joined Oceaneering in 2007.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy, and a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering Systems from the University of West Florida.

    Mark Gittleman, Vice-President and General Manager of Oceaneering Space Systems, said, “Jim’s promotion to Vice President & Program Manager recognizes his outstanding leadership, his recent increase in responsibility for the CSSS program, and our commitment to the CSSS program’s success.  Jim’s proven experience in leading large NASA programs will be extremely valuable in partnering with NASA to ensure success on this critical program.”

    Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry, with a focus on deepwater applications.  Through the use of its applied technology expertise, Oceaneering also serves the aerospace and defense industries.

    For further information, please contact Jack Jurkoshek, Director Investor Relations, Oceaneering International, Inc., 11911 FM 529, Houston, Texas 77041; Telephone 713-329-4670; Fax 713-329-4653; E-Mail investorrelations@oceaneering.com.


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