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Make waves at OTC

The annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) event is once again set to bring together thousands of professionals involved in offshore technologies.

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2013 will be held May 6-9 at Reliant Park, Houston. Perhaps the largest and most important event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection, OTC attracts more than 80,000 attendees from more than 110 countries and 2500 exhibiting companies, including a large number of fluid power component, system and service providers.

The event’s technical program covers a variety of topics, including Offshore Regulation and Policy; the Expanding Role of National Oil Companies; and Alternative Energy and Related Topics.

In addition, new topics to be addressed this year include: sub-salt geosciences, Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS), unconventional subsea exploration and mining, deepwater HP/HT well construction, fiber optics, marine geohazards, and pore pressure prediction.

OTC also offers project updates from around the world. Hear about the latest developments in the Cascade and Chinook Project, Liuhua 11-1 Semi-Submersible FPS Life Extension Project, BPZ CX15 Offshore Peru, South China Sea Deepwater Liwan Project, and Pluto greenfield LNG development.

Finally, the event will review Continuing Advancements, highlighting improvements and innovations in the following: flow assurance, floating LNG, submarine slope stability, next-generation vessels, deepwater metallic risers, ocean mining, composite piping systems, ROV/AUV technology, and subsea processing technology

Special events include the Ethics in the Dynamic Offshore Industry on May 6; the University R&D Showcase, with projects highlighted from Texas A&M University, Rice University, Cranfield University, Kansas State University, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and University of Nevada Las Vegas; Topical Luncheons; and other networking events.

OTC is sponsored by 13 industry organizations and societies, who work cooperatively to develop the technical program, including American Association of Petroleum Geologists, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, ASME International Petroleum Technology Institute, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Oceanic and Engineering Society, Marine Technology Society, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Inc., Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Society of Petroleum Engineers, and The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society.

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Key fluid power exhibitors

Company Booth
Air Power & Hydraulics 2063
Air Starter Components 5302
Alfa Laval 5941
Ametek 3677
Ashcroft 4324
Atlas Copco 2679
Bal Seal Engineering Inc. 1504
Blacoh Fluid Control Inc. 6208
Bosch Rexroth Corp. 5447
Cat Pumps 5601
CEJN Industrial Corp. 6507
Curtiss-Wright Flow Control, Sprague Div. 2669
Daikin America Inc. 6025
Dixon Valve & Coupling Co. 1167
Donaldson Co. Inc. 10050
Douce Hydro SAS France 3641
Dynex/Rivett Inc. 1501
Eaton 5617
Elobau Sensor Technology 8633
Enerpac 4105
Famic Technologies (Automation Studio) 7704
Flodraulic Group Inc. 8634
Fluid Energy Controls Inc. 522
Fuchs Lubricants Co. 10072
G.W. Lisk Co. 7527
Gates Corp. 8007
GP:50 2252
Haskel International Inc. 2951
Hatfield and Co. 8843
HAWE Hydraulics 5105
Hercules Sealing Products 6027
Holmbury Inc. 11506
Hyco Canada 4527
Hydradyne LLC 2801
Hydraquip Distribution Inc 2669
Hydratech Industries 5465
Hydraulics International Inc. 3305
Innovative Fluid Power 7426
ITT Neo-Dyn 1017
Johnson Industries Ltd 6412
Kaydon Custom Filtration Corp. 1701
Kracht Corp. 6325
Lynch Fluid Controls Inc. 7503
MAHLE Industry 4527
Midwest Hose & Specialty 5171
MSO Seals & Gaskets 7561
MTS Sensors 7446
Noshok Inc. 5531
PacSeal Hydraulics Inc. 9829
Panolin America 4562
Parker Hannifin Corp. 4327
PH Hydraulics Pte Ltd 9200
Power Team / SPX 5505
Rota Engineering Ltd. 2241
Rotary Systems Inc. 7037
Rotork Controls Inc. 2541
RYCO Hydraulics 7565
Saint-Gobain Perofrmance Plastics, Seals Group 3541
Schroeder Industries 2669
Smalley Steel Ring Co. 3704
Spir Star 3404
Staubli 5063
Stucchi USA Inc. 6304
SunSource 6320
Swagelok 5217
Texas Hydraulics Inc. 11725
The Lee Co. 2309
Thermal Transfer Products 9759
Tobul Accumulator Inc. 5279
Tranter 3405
Trelleborg 5255
Tube-Mac Industries 3577
Versa Products Co. Inc. 4574
Wandfluh of America 2669
Weber-Hydraulik GmbH 4527
Webster Instruments 7603
WIKA Instrument LP 3005
Winters Instruments 5962
Womack Machine Supply Co. 4075
World Wide Metric Inc. 8728



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