“TechnipFMC, a leading builder and manager of oil and gas infrastructure, is looking invest in new technologies and partner with other firms to support autonomous and semi-autonomous subsea operations.

“TechnipFMC has really shifted their thinking from the not-invented-here kind of let’s-do-everything-all-in-house thought all the way to looking at venture capital investment in start-ups and also what we call open innovation,” said Diana Grauer, TechnipFMC’s director of external technology engagement. “And what that gives us an opportunity to do is bring technology startups, small firms (and) other third parties into our ecosystem and into our supply chain in a collaborative way. And that way we can support those groups and those technologies and help them help us provide solutions to our customer.””