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Celebrating 50 years

6 -9 MAY 2019    ///    NRG PARK    ///    HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA



Spotlight on New Technology® Award

Applications for the Spotlight on New Technology® Award 2019 are closed. OTC recognizes innovative technologies each year with the Spotlight on New Technology® Award.

Companies selected for awards will be notified in March 2019.
Spotlight on New Technology

This awards program is exclusively for OTC exhibitors and showcases the latest and most advanced technologies that are leading the industry into the future.

Small Business WinnerOTC also has a Small Business Award in support and recognition of innovative technologies being developed by small businesses (less than 300 employees).


  • Acknowledgment in an OTC press release;
  • Advanced recognition on the OTC website and on OTC social media platforms;
  • Acknowledgment at an on-site awards ceremony with press invited;
  • Recognition in a special section of the OTC conference program;
  • Designation on the exhibit floor with a customized Spotlight banner;
  • Use of the Spotlight on New Technology logo and recognize themselves as a Spotlight winner at any of the OTC events that are held within 11 months of the OTC of which they won.


See who won in 2018: OTC 2018 Announces Spotlight on New Technology Award® Recipients

Distinguished Achievement Award

OTC and its regional events recognize major technological, humanitarian, environmental, and leadership contributions to the industry. In recognition of peer-nominated truly outstanding accomplishments or achievements, the OTC Board honors an individual and an organization as recipients of the prestigious OTC Distinguished Achievement Award.Distinguished Achievement Award

Thank you to all who nominated an individual, company, organization, or institution for this prestigious award. Nominations for the 2019 OTC Distinguished Achievement Awards are now closed.

The 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award recipients will be announced in early 2019.

The OTC Golden Anniversary Gala Dinner will recognize the OTC Distinguished Achievement Award recipients, raise funds for the 2019 beneficiary, and provide an excellent opportunity for industry leaders to network with colleagues from around the world. The dinner, awards presentation, and beneficiary recognition will be held Sunday, 5 May 2019 in Houston, Texas, USA.

The OTC Golden Anniversary Gala Dinner is a ticketed event. Tickets for purchase will be available when registration opens 2019 January.

  • "For 50 years, OTC has encouraged scientists and engineers to develop innovative technologies that have unleashed the potential of offshore energy sources needed for global growth and progress."
    —Patrick Pouyanné
    Chairman and CEO, Total
  • "We can never forget that its companies like the 2018 Spotlight Award winners that are driving the technological advancements necessary to propel our industry for the next 50 years."
    —Paul Jones
    Spotlight Award Committee Chair