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Celebrating 50 years

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



Press Registration

Members of the working press, who meet OTC criteria, receive complimentary registration to the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference. 

Online press registration is now closed. Journalists must now register on-site during press room hours (see below). You are welcome, but not required, to complete and print this registration form to save time on-site.

Please carefully read the criteria before applying for press registration. 

  • Complimentary press registration is available only to members of the working press who are writing articles or producing broadcast coverage about OTC (examples: reporter, editor, publisher, photojournalist, freelance writer*, etc.).
  • Titles that will not be eligible include PR or marketing representative, account executive, corporate media relations staff, advertising sales, president, CEO and other non-editorial roles.
  • Journalists must be employed by a news organization that covers the oil and gas industry.
  • To ensure a secure conference, government-issued photo identification is required.


* Freelance writers must have a documented assignment from a specific news organization to receive press registration. Freelancers are required to provide proof of at least two bylined articles written within the past year for an assigned news organization that covers the oil and gas industry. You will be contacted by OTC for this documentation.

View the 2019 Press List

View the 2019 Image Gallery

Press Guidelines for Photography and Audio/Video Recording

On-Site Press Room

NRG Center, Level 2, Room 403-405

Members of the press will register or pick-up their badge in the press room. It is also the check-in location for photographers and videographers. The press room also offers a quiet workspace with complimentary internet access.

The press conference room is conveniently located next door in Room 406. View scheduled press conferences.

On-site Press Room Days and Hours


Monday, 6 May 0700 - 1730
Tuesday, 7 May 0700 - 1730
Wednesday, 8 May 0700 - 1730
Thursday, 9 May 0700 - 1700


Press Access to Special Events

  • Press are allowed to cover any ticketed event without a ticket, but are not offered a meal. We attempt to provide chairs for the press, but some events may be sold out and offer standing room only for press on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note for sold-out events that the local Fire Marshall may deem a room at-capacity and may not allow any more people to enter. We encourage you to arrive early.
  • OTC will not provide press with complimentary tickets to any of the special events; however, you may purchase a ticket to an event to receive a meal.
  • If you are traveling around NRG Park, we encourage you to allow yourself at least 15 minutes to accommodate walking and shuttle time.

  • "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