Sea Technology

APR 2018

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Page 21 of 44 April 2018 | ST 21 T he 2018 Offshore Technology Confer- ence (OTC) will be held April 30 to May 3 at NRG Park in Houston, Texas. OTC is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for off- shore resources and environmental matters. The conference, in its 50th edition, attracts 70,000 attendees from 100 countries and more than 2,000 exhibiting companies. It is sponsored by 13 nonprofit organi- zations in the energy industry who work cooperatively to develop the technical program. Revenue from the event directly benefits the membership of these societies. Technical Program The OTC 2018 technical sessions and topical break- fasts and luncheons will continue the expansive cover- age of topics from past conferences. In addition to re- curring topics, sessions will focus on the current state of the industry, reducing costs and improving over- all value, breakthrough technologies in a low oil price environment, industry-leading safety prac- tices, and more. Highlights of the 2018 program include: cel- ebrating 50 Years of OTC with programming that reflects on OTC's history, the current state of the industry and what is on the horizon; solutions to reduce the development timeline of projects and create project-ready technologies that meet cur- rent industry challenges; ways to decrease costs and improve overall value while maintaining high standards for safety, operability and reliability; a focus on how advanced software, nanotechnolo- gy and the digital revolution are integrating dis- ciplines and triggering a historic transformation in the offshore energy sector; meeting the energy needs of fast-growing economies while reducing carbon emissions and carefully considering the impact of digital technology; and up- dates on the latest landmark projects that have resulted in breakthrough technologies in a low oil price environment. Executives from service companies and operators, in- cluding IOCs (international oil companies) and NOCs (national oil companies), will share accomplishments from projects in Canada, Malaysia, the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea. Event Highlights OTC's topical breakfasts and luncheons will feature top executives from major IOCs, NOCs and independent operators. Presentations cover a wide va- riety of management, global, research and technolo- gy-related issues. Working with the U.S. Department of Commerce, OTC organizes industry breakfasts that offer expert views on doing business in emerging geographic areas of interest for the oil and gas industry. ST Conference Preview Offshore Technology Conference

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