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APR 2017

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22 st / April 2017 ects—low oil prices create the demand for game-changing, lower-cost meth- ods, resulting in an environment rich for breakthrough technologies; these advancements fundamentally change what we do, and OTC is the stage where they are presented. Another highlight of this year's program is strategies for adapting to a lower-priced environment, address- ing the effective use of technology and standardization to reduce costs. Also under discussion will be new developments in major offshore ba- sins, including major changes under- way in Mexico and Brazil concerning regulation and development of off- shore resources. Safety and risk management is on the agenda as well. While the transi- tion to lower cost operations is critical to the industry, safety and environmen- tal responsibility remain the corner- stones of success. Other highlights of the technical program include offshore renewable energy, specifically, designing and de- veloping offshore renewable energy in- frastructure; and the digital revolution, or looking closely at big data and the growing importance of cybersecurity. Event Highlights Designed and organized by young professionals, The Next Wave event helps open communication between generations. Young professionals in the industry will have the opportunity to share, learn and network with their peers of various ages. The 2017 young professional outreach program is en- titled "Building Tomorrow's Leaders in Oil and Gas: Strategies and Ideas to Excel in the Present Day Climate." The cost of the ticket includes breakfast, lunch and a reception. For the second year, OTC will hold training courses hosted by its sponsor- ing societies. The courses are one day in length and will be held at NRG Cen- ter, the same location as the technical sessions. The courses will be held on the Saturday prior to OTC 2017. OTC's topical breakfasts and lun- cheons feature top executives from major IOCs, NOCs and independent operators. Presentations cover a wide variety of management, global, re- search and technology-related issues. Industry breakfasts offer expert views on doing business in emerging geo- graphic areas of interest for the oil and gas industry. The U.S. Department of Commerce also works with OTC to or- ganize these breakfasts. Now entering its third year, d5 – The Next Big Thing is an event designed to spark creativity and innovation. Sched- uled for May 5, d5 will bring together the brightest minds in multiple indus- tries for talks that inspire participants to discover unique connections and solutions. The 2017 event will focus on "Impactful Innovation throughout the Economic Cycle." Industry Awards The conference will feature the OTC Distinguished Achievement Awards Luncheon to recognize the OTC Dis- tinguished Achievement Award recipi- ents, raise funds for a worthy cause and provide an excellent opportunity for industry leaders to network with col- leagues from around the world. Spon- sorships support the 2017 beneficiary, Oilfield Helping Hands. The Distinguished Achievement Award recipients are: John Bomba for individual achievement; the LLOG Ex- ploration LLC – Delta House Project for institutional achievement; Mike Conner for the Heritage Award; and a Special Citation for Art Schroeder. The awards for innovative technolo- gies are part of the Spotlight on New Technology program, which is exclu- sively for OTC exhibitors. The program showcases products that recently entered the marketplace but are already advancing the oil and gas industry. The awards will be pre- sented May 1. Additional information about OTC 2017 can be found at http://2017.otc- ST "OTC is where energy professionals meet to ex- change ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters." UNDERWATER LISTENING SYSTEMS Versatile Acoustic Recorders Real-Time Listening Remote Buoys New Noise Processing Features 25 rue Michel Marion 56850 Caudan - France +33 (0)297 898 580 - International Standard and Guideline Compliant (ANSI, MSFD...)

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