The Offshore Technology Conference will be held at NRG Park in Houston May 1-4, 2017
Edited by Mike Santora
Energy industry professionals will return to Houston yet again this year for the annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). OTC is the largest oil and gas industry event in the world. The event will have more than 2,300 exhibitors, including more than 70 fluid power manufacturers, distributors and system integrators. In addition, the event attracts thousands of attendees representing 100 countries.
Since 1969, the OTC has been held annually in Houston. However, OTC has expanded globally with the Arctic Technology Conference, OTC Brasil, OTC Asia, and d5. Thirteen energy industry nonprofit organizations sponsor OTC and collaborate to develop the technical program. Revenue from OTC directly benefits the membership of these societies.
OTC attendees will have gain insights by global experts on safety, technological advances and environmentally focused solutions, and economic and regulatory impacts. This year’s event features more than 300 technical papers from leading upstream firms, more than 60 technical sessions, 24 topical breakfasts and luncheons, along with several in-depth panel discussions.
Programs will have particular focuses on the following areas:
Updates on World-Class Projects: Low oil prices create the demand for game-changing, lower cost methods, resulting in an environment rich for breakthrough technologies. These advances fundamentally change what energy industry professionals do – and OTC is the stage where it is presented.
New Developments in Major Offshore Basins: Major changes are underway in Mexico and Brazil concerning regulation and development of offshore resources.
Safety and Risk Management: While the transition to a lower cost is critical to the industry, safety and environmental responsibility remain the cornerstones of success.
Offshore Renewable Energy: Designing and developing offshore renewable energy structures and infrastructure.
Digital Revolution: Looking closely at big data and the growing importance of cybersecurity.