A breadth of technical sessions and networking opportunities at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) will draw over 90,000 visitors from more than 130 countries. The conference will take place at NRG Park in Houston on May 1-4, setting the stage for professionals in oil, natural gas, offshore wind energy, and other sectors to meet with OEMs and suppliers of offshore equipment, and learn how to grow their businesses responsibly.
The Offshore Technology Conference will be hosted at NRG Park in Houston. Known as the “Energy Capital of the World,” the city is host to more than 5,000 energy firms.
OTC’s technical program includes breakfasts, luncheons, panels, technical presentations, and poster-lounge sessions from engineers and scientists. Over the four days, attendees can choose from more than 40 technical sessions. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in particular can benefit from hearing in-depth content on renewable energy, major offshore basins in Mexico and Brazil, current projects, geology and the ocean floor, big data, and lowering field development costs.
The conference will also cater to young professionals through its Next Wave seminar, which takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the first day. Themed Building Tomorrow’s Leaders in Oil and Gas: Strategies and Ideas to Excel in the Present Day Climate, the seminar will feature three keynote speakers in oil and gas, academia, and law. It will follow an interactive format that makes time for questions between sessions and roundtable discussions with industry leaders that can help attendees develop personal growth plans.
Visitors are invited to stay an extra day to attend The Next Big Thing d5 event at Rice University. Taking place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be seven keynote presentations that incorporate 20-30 minute breaks for discussions surrounding current economies, forward-looking technologies, responsible energy sourcing, and other topics. Touting the theme “Impactful Innovation throughout the Economic Cycle,” attendees can also expect to learn how to manage big data, how to take advantage of current energy trends, and how to support and build their human resources.
Last year’s d5 hosted Vivek Wadhwa, who led the discussion in renewable and alternate forms of energy to oil and gas.
OTC also offers training courses that will take place on Sat., April 29, two days before the show in the same location as the technical sessions. The courses are one day in length and cover topics ranging from Seismic Interpretation in Deep Water Basins to the Sustainability Imperative: Making the Case and Driving Change. The courses are led by OTC’s sponsoring organizations, which include the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration; the Society of Exploration Geophysicists; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Register for the show and training courses here.