Skip navigation
Offshore technology Thinkstock

OTC Brings Energy Solutions Ashore

The Offshore Technology Conference will probably hold the largest gathering of fluid power professionals in the U.S. this year, as evidenced by the more than 100 fluid power-affiliated companies that will be exhibiting.

Download this article as a .PDF

In the summer of 1969, Houston launched both Apollo 11 and the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). After a half-century in both realms, necessity is still birthing inventions: Beginning April 30th and running through May 3rd, Houston’s NRG Park will be the place to see and learn more about the cutting-edge technologies bringing the earth’s energy ashore to power global economies.

Following OTC 2018’s opening day ceremony on April 30th, executives from the oil and gas, automotive, and renewable energy industries will participate in a Chairman’s Panel on Energy Transformation. Each presenter will share outlooks on, and strategies for, transitioning from hydrocarbons to renewables. Participants include:

  • Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi
  • Eldar Saetre, president and CEO, Statoil
  • Remi Eriksen, group president and CEO, DNV GL
  • Ernest Moniz, MIT professor and former United States Secretary of Energy

Technology innovations will then be celebrated during OTC’s Spotlight on New Technology Awards. This program will showcase innovations destined to answer industry’s needs well into the future. Winners that may be of particular interest to H&P readers include:

  • Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), producer of DEEPFRAC, a deepwater multi-stage fracturing service that uses ball-activated sleeves and patented BeadScreen flowback control technology to simplify operations, accelerate completion times, and enable rapid stimulation of 20+ stages in a single trip.
  • Halliburton, producer of GeoBalance Automated Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) System, a comprehensive suite of software and hardware enabling automated managed pressure control from drilling to completion. It combines automatic chokes, rig pump diverters, flow metering, and advanced control algorithms with proven hydraulics modeling to provide accurate pressure control at discrete points throughout well construction.
  • NOV, producer of Seabox, which makes it possible to treat seawater at the seabed, thus providing high quality water for reservoir pressure support. Driven by the suction pressure of a downstream pump, this innovation enables disinfection and sedimentation capabilities without adding chemicals.
  • Teledyne Marine’s FlameGuard P5-200 fire-resistant electrical penetrator reduces risk to personnel and assets in potentially flammable atmospheres where ATEX and IEC Ex standards apply, such as those found on offshore platforms. It is rated for 5 kV and 200 A at 5,000 psi.


“We can never forget that companies like the 2018 Spotlight Award winners are driving the technological advancements necessary to propel our industry for the next 50 years,” says Paul Jones, Spotlight Award Committee Chair.

For an idea of the entire range of technologies to be displayed and discussed at OTC, see H&P’s Exhibitor list. It will help when budgeting your time among all the show exhibits.

In summary, OTC offers attendees:

More than 350 peer-selected technical presentations;

More than 500,000 ft.2 of exhibit space filled by 2000+ providers of products and services;

Networking opportunities with 70,000+ energy professionals from more than 100 countries;

An opportunity to combine OTC with client meetings, business proposals, and company training.

“For the past five decades, OTC has been a global hub for people and companies that seek to learn about and share the latest technological advancements in offshore energy,” concludes OTC 2018 Chairman Wafik Beydoun. “OTC was created as a place to cultivate innovation with the future in mind.”

For more information on this event, accommodations, and transportation, visit its website.

Exhibitor*--------------- Booth number

Accumulators Inc.------------------------7111

Aidro Hydraulics & 3D Printing------- 8243

Alfagomma SpA (Kuriyama)-----------3949

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

Continental ContiTech------------------- 4915

Controlled Fluids Inc.-------------------- 6917

Coremo Ocmea SpA----------------------- 4047

Danfoss Power Solutions---------------- 4452

Dixon Valve & Coupling Co.------------- 4619

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

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

Fluke Corp.---------------------------------- 3176

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies--- 1922

Fuchs Lubricants Co---------------------- 6923

Gates Corp.---------------------------------- 3875

GP:50----------------------------------------- 4201

H&D Distributors Inc. ------------------- 7230

Haskel---------------------------------------- 2209

HAWE Hydraulik------------------------ 4301

Heatec Inc.----------------------------------- 4409

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

Hydratron Ltd------------------------------ 1639

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

Key Bellevilles Inc------------------------- 2760

Klüber Lubrication NA LP--------------- 1922

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

Loctite (Henkel Corp.)------------------ 10800

Magnetek------------------------------------ 4205

Met-Lok Valves and Fittings------------ 5401

MFC Sealing Technology Co. Ltd.------ 5718

MFP Seals, Div. Martin Fluid Power-- 2678

Midwest Hose & Specialty Inc.--------- 3671

Moog Inc.------------------------------------ 2511

Moss Seal Co.------------------------------- 3209

Motion Industries---------------------- 6626

MSC Software Corp.----------------------- 7233

MT FILTER Co. Ltd------------------------ 5208

MTS Sensors-------------------------------- 7245

National Filters Inc.----------------------- 5326

NBB Controls Inc.-------------------------- 3615

Noshok Inc.-------------------------------- 2905

NRP-Jones, LLC----------------------------- 1509

OP USA Inc.-------------------------------- 8231

Ovako Sweden AB------------------------- 1805

PacSeal Hydraulics Inc.------------------ 4718

Panolin--------------------------------------- 1422

Parker Hannifin Corp.-------------------- 3639

Pennecon Energy Hydraulic Systems-- 731

Pepperl + Fuchs----------------------------- 723

Pneumatic and Hydraulic Co. LLC---- 5074

Rota Engineering Ltd.-------------------- 1639

Rotor Clip Co.--------------------------- 10921

S. Himmelstein & Co.--------------------- 4277

SC Hydraulic Engineering Corp.--------- 375

Seals Eastern Inc-------------------------- 1573

Servi Fluid Power Inc.-------------------- 7412

Smalley--------------------------------------- 1608

Spir Star Ltd.-------------------------------- 2101

SPX Flow--------------------------------------- 625

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

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

*Advertisers in the April print issue of Hydraulics & Pneumatics are in bold type.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.