A premier, well-atttended event each year in Houston, this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) will be May 5-8 at Reliant Park.
Founded in 1969, it’s the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production and environmental protection.
“OTC has been the premier technical conference and exhibition for the oil and gas industry and a fixture in the Houston community for 45 years,” said Stephen Graham, OTC executive director. “We’ve seen phenomenal growth over the years, and we are excited about another opportunity to bring global experts on technological advances, safety and environmentally focused solutions to Houston. We invite industry professionals as well as those who are interested in the industry to attend. Whether they are new to the field, or seasoned professionals, OTC has something for everyone.”
Attendees will have access to leading-edge technical information, the industry’s largest equipment exhibition, and have the opportunity to make new professional contacts. More than 90,000 professionals from more than 120 countries are expected to attend.
In celebration of OTC’s 45th anniversary, an evening concert, featuring musical entertainment, food and drinks will be Wednesday, May 7, on the floor of Reliant Stadium. Admittance is complimentary to registered attendees.
The OTC Dinner will be held that evening. At the event, OTC recognizes individuals and companies that have made outstanding achievements to the offshore E&P industry.
Registration and technical sessions will begin on Monday, May 5.
Several registration options are available: Four-day registration is $150 for members, $210 for nonmembers; One-day registration is $120 for members, $160 for nonmembers. The registration fee includes admittance to the technical sessions and exhibition.
Special event tickets must be purchased separately. Those interested in attending OTC 2014 can register atwww.otcnet.org/2014.
Topical breakfasts and luncheons will feature presentations by senior executives of operating, service and supply companies.
They will present their views on future industry direction, operational integrity, risk management, and technical challenges facing the offshore oil and gas industry.
Experts and high-level government officials will participate in panel discussions about issues related to government policies, energy development, and HSE issues.
Peer-selected technical presentations also are scheduled. During these sessions, new technology will be presented, as well as lessons learned from the field.
Attendees can explore the exhibit floor, where there will be displays by major oil and gas companies and related subsidiary industries, equipment manufacturers and service providers.
They can view the latest technological advances in such categories as drilling, exploration, fabrication, instrumentation and controls, environmental, marine, materials, oilfield chemicals, oil spill cleanup, pollution control, process, production, safety, seismic, specialized equipment, subsea exploration, survey, telecommunications, testing, tools, training, transportation, well completion, workover and wireline.
As part of the conference, 100 Houston-area classroom teachers will attend a one-day energy education workshop.
Among other things, they will participate in energy lessons provided by the U.S. National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project.
In addition, to educate the next generation of aspiring engineers, scientists, and managers about the oil and gas industry, OTC will invite approximately 200 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math education) students to receive hands-on energy lessons.
They also will be able to meet industry professionals and ask questions about careers in the oil and gas industry.