A half-century of offshore insights at OTC 2018


The Offshore Technology Conference marks 50 years, as it returns to Houston April 30 to May 3.


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 and attendees
representing 100 countries.

OTC 2018 returns to Houston’s NRG Park April 30 to May 3 this year, marking its 50th year bringing together engineers, technicians, executives, operators, scientists, and managers involved in offshore drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection.

The oil and gas industry relies on the high-pressure power density of fluid power technologies to maximize exploration, production and drilling in harsh offshore environments. As wells are dug deeper and become more difficult to reach, the machines that are used in them must withstand extreme temperatures, pressures, damaging seawater and more. Hydraulics is up to the task.

This is why nearly 100 fluid power manufacturers can be seen on the exhibit floor (see the complete list below).

The 2017 edition of the event attracted more than 64,700 attendees from more than 100 countries and all fields in the offshore energy sector. This year’s event will see more than 2,000 exhibiting companies, and more than 350 technical presentations, 22 topical breakfast and luncheons, and 11 panel sessions.

OTC-50th-blueTechnical sessions are broken up into seven topical categories, including:

  • Celebrating 50 Years of OTC — Programming which reflects on our history, the current state of the industry, and what is on the horizon.
  • Faster Deployment of New Technologies — Solutions to reduce the development timeline and create project-ready technologies which meet current industry challenges.
  • Cost Reducing Tools and Techniques — Ways to decrease costs and improve overall value, while maintaining high standards for safety, operability, and reliability.
  • Integrating to Innovate — How advanced software, nanotechnology, and the digital revolution are integrating disciplines and triggering a historic transformation in the offshore energy sector.
  • Meeting Global Demand — Meeting the energy needs of fast-growing economies, while reducing carbon emissions and carefully considering the impact of digital technology.
  • Updates on World-Class Projects — The latest on landmark projects that have resulted in breakthrough technologies in a low oil price environment.
  • Global Participation — Executives from service companies and operators, including IOCs and NOCs, share accomplishments from projects in Canada, Malaysia, the Gulf of Mexico, and the North Sea.

In addition, OTC will recognize innovative technologies with the Spotlight on New Technology Award. The program is exclusively for OTC exhibitors and showcases the latest and most advanced technologies that are leading the industry into the future.

Exhibitors Booth Number
Accumulators Inc. 7111
Aidro Hydraulics & 3D Printing 8243
Alfagomma SpA (Kuriyama) 3949
Ametek 461
API Heat Transfer 2778
ASCO Div., Emerson Electric Co. 2261
Ashcroft Inc. 608
Bal Seal Engineering Inc. 4615
Balluff Inc 3933
Blacoh Fluid Control Inc. 6274
Bonfiglioli USA 12041
Bosch Rexroth Corp. 2805
Brennan Industries 5504
BVA Hydraulics 6308
Castrol Offshore 1439
Cat Pumps/Ram Pumps 4701
CEJN 275
Continental ContiTech 4915
Controlled Fluids Inc. 6917
Coremo Ocmea SpA 4047
Danfoss Power Solutions 4452
Dinamic Oil 3145
Dixon Valve & Coupling Co. 4619
DK Lok 3175
Doering Co. 9072
Donaldson Co. Inc. 7204
Douce Hydro SAS France 2115
Dynex/Rivett Inc. 601
Eaton 4838
Elettrotec SrL 8231
Elite Controls 4452
Elite Seal Inc. 9073
Enduro 4167
Evonik Corp. 7163
Famic Technologies Inc. 770
Faster 5209
Festo AG & Co. KG 3625
Fjero A/S 4561
Flaretite 7305
Fluid Components Intl (FCI) 1354
Fluid Power Technology 3145
Fluke Corp. 3176
Fluorten 7224
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies 1922
Fuchs Lubricants Co 6923
Gates Corp. 3875
Global Heat Transfer 10828
GP:50 4201
H&D Distributors Inc. 7230
Haskel 2209
HAWE Hydraulik 4301
Hetonic 4879
High Pressure Equipment Co 1361
Houghton International 3418
Hunger Hydraulics CC Ltd 9034
HYDAC International Corp. 1677
Hydradyne LLC 3408
Hydraquip Inc. 4452
Hydratech Industries 4561
Hydraulics International Inc. 2005
Hydro Leduc 2115
Igus B.V. 3625
IMI Precision Engineering 1439
Ingersoll Rand 5705
Innovative Fluid Power 8847
Innovative Hydraulics LLC 6325
John Deere Power Systems 3775
Klüber Lubrication NA LP 922
Kocsis Technologies Inc. 5109
Kracht 3071
L&M Radiator Inc. 3067
The Lee Company 2109
Liebherr Components North America 3625
G. W. Lisk Co. 1567
Magnetek 4205
Maxpro 2273
MFP Seals, Div. Martin Fluid Power 2678
Midwest Hose & Specialty Inc. 3671
Moog Inc. 2511
Motion Industries 6626
MSC Software Corp. 7233
MSO Seals 4171
MTS Sensors 7245
National Filters Inc. 5326
NBB Controls Inc. 3615
Norman Filter 8856
Noshok Inc. 2905
NRP-Jones, LLC 1509
Oerlikon 12024
OP USA Inc. 8231
PacSeal Hydraulics Inc. 4718
Panolin 1422
Parker Hannifin Corp. 3639
Pneumatic and Hydraulic Co. LLC 5074
Rota Engineering Ltd. 1639
Rotor Clip Co. 10921
Rotork 4626
S. Himmelstein & Co. 4277
SC Hydraulic Engineering Corp. 375
Seals Eastern 1573
Servi Fluid Power Inc. 7412
Smalley 1608
Spir Star Ltd. 2101
SPX Flow 625
Stainless Adapters 5324
Staubli Corp. 3009
Stauff Corp. 8734
Stucchi USA Inc. 5071
SunSource 5818
Swagelok 739
Texas Hydraulics Inc 12140
Thermal Transfer Corp. 7001
Tranter Inc. 1505
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions 3227
Turck Inc. 6320
Twin Disc Inc. 5075
Uniflex Hydraulic 5613
Utex 1221
Versa Products Co. Inc. 2670
Wandfluh of America 4452
West Craft Mfg. Inc 7436
Wichita Clutch 4605
Wilkes & McLean Ltd. 7362
Womack Machine Supply Co. 4314
WPT Power Corp. 12126
Young Touchstone 7001

To learn more and to register, visit 2018.otcnet.org.


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