OTC returns to NRG Park, Houston, May 6-9, bringing close to 100 fluid power manufacturers together for offshore updates.
As it continues through its 50th anniversary, OTC 2019 will be offering a variety of special events to highlight how the organization has grown and will continue to grow over the next 50 years. The event once again returns to NRG Park, Houston, May 6-9.
It kicks off with an opening general session on Monday, May 6, under the theme “OTC’s Golden Anniversary Opening Session: The Next 50 Years of Offshore Developments.” Several key industry executives will explore how companies are preparing for the world of digitalization, automation, and machine learning and will discuss their vision for the future of offshore E&P operations.
Monday through Wednesday, OTC will feature a new program called the “Around the World Series.” Global industry leaders will discuss new licensing and business opportunities, as well as recently introduced technologies. Principals from Australia, Norway, Mexico, France, United Kingdom, Israel, Canada, Ghana, and Guyana will be on hand to present what’s new in their markets.
The Offshore Technology Conference showcases leading-edge technology for offshore drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection. It is designed to bring together engineers, technicians, executives, operators, scientists, and managers from more than 100 countries and all fields in the offshore energy sector.
Offshore oil and gas exploration is a major market for fluid power technologies, as the safety and power density of hydraulics is critical in those harsh environments. This year, close to 70 fluid power manufacturers will be scattered throughout the exhibit halls (see a complete exhibitor list of fluid power companies to follow).
The 2018 edition of the event saw more than 2,000 exhibitors representing more than 40 countries and 23 international pavilions. Last year, more than 60,000 people attended OTC. There were more than 350 technical presentations, 22 topical breakfast and luncheons, and 11 panel sessions. This year’s expanded technical sessions will include marine renewables and will run the gamut from deep water exploration updates to the use of robotics and AI in offshore applications.
In addition, 18 technologies will receive the 2019 Spotlight on New Technology Award — a program for OTC exhibitors — which showcases the latest and most advanced hardware and software technologies that are leading the industry into the future. Winning technologies were selected based on whether or not they were new, innovative, proven and offer broad interest and significant impact to the industry. The awards will be presented May 6 at 4 p.m.
“Each Spotlight on New Technology Award submission is reviewed and rated by several subject matter experts, providing a sound and fair scale” said OTC 2019 Board of Directors Chairman Wafik Beydoun. “This year more than 450 ratings were submitted, and the best of some incredible submissions were chosen. They are proof that the highway of the future in offshore development is being paved by innovations.”
Visit 2019.otcnet.org for more details and to register.
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