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Celebrating 50 years

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

Special Events

Special Events

Special Events and Activities

All OTC events will be held at NRG Park in Houston, Texas, USA, with the exception of the OTC Golden Anniversary Gala Dinner and the OTC Night at the Ballpark.         

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Sunday, 5 May 2019

OTC Golden Anniversary Gala Dinner

1730–1900 | OTC Board of Directors Networking Reception | Houston Marriott Marquis
1900–2200 | Dinner, Entertainment, Award, and Beneficiary Recognition


The OTC Golden Anniversary Gala Dinner promises to be a memorable evening. We will recognize the OTC Achievement Awards for Individuals and Organizations. We will also recognize a beneficiary with a donation from the event. 

The desire to give back to the oil and gas community is an important aspect of the dinner, in addition to recognizing our most distinguished individuals andSpindletop Charities organizations. The event will donate the net proceeds from the dinner to the 2019 beneficiary, Spindletop Charities. Spindletop Charities has been making a positive impact for youth, mostly in the Greater Houston Area, which include successful programs targeting child abuse prevention, pediatric medical research, drug and alcohol abuse prevention and rehabilitation, education and scholarships, school safety, therapeutic services and after-school programs, and family health.

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Monday, 6 May 2019

OTC’s Golden Anniversary Opening Session: The Next 50 Years of Offshore Developments

0900–1200 | NRG Center, Level 2 | Room 300–302

OTC 2019 will have an opening general session on Monday morning, 6 May, under the theme “OTC’s Golden Anniversary Opening Session: The Next 50 Years of Offshore Developments.”  The industry executives listed belowOTC 50th Logo will explore how companies are preparing for the brave new world of digitalization, automation, and machine learning.  What is their vision for the future of offshore E&P operations?

  • Arnaud Breuillac, President, Exploration & Production, Total
  • Doug Pferdehirt, Chief Executive Officer, TechnipFMC
  • Lisa Davis, Siemens, CEO, Siemens Gas and Power; Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG
  • Susan Dio, Chairman and President, BP America
  • Jannicke Nilsson, EVP and Chief Operating Officer, Equinor
  • Maria Claudia Borras, President & CEO, Oilfield Services, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
  • Scott Tinker, Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas
  • And special guest speaker Malcolm Frank, EVP of Strategy and Marketing for Cognizant, and co-author of What to Do When Machines Do Everything.

University R&D Showcase

Monday, 6 May–Wednesday, 8 May
0900–1700 | NRG Center, Level 2 | Outside room 600

The OTC University R&D Showcase provides universities the opportunity to share with attendees their current and planned R&D projects that are relevant to offshore technology.

The University of Texas at AustinR&D Showcase Day 1
The University of Oklahoma
Rice University
The University of Houston
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Rice Alliance Startup Roundup at OTC

1330–1700 | NRG Arena, Level 2 | Stockman’s Club


It will showcase emerging energy companies available for investment. Rice Alliance Startup OTC Rice Alliance Start UpRoundup at OTC offers a great opportunity for attendees to learn more about these emerging businesses and enable potential partnerships and investments.

The Rice Alliance has successfully conducted more than 50 such events through the last 18 years, with presenting companies going on to raise over USD 5.4 billion in startup and follow-on funding.

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INFORMATION FOR ATTENDEES

Admittance to Rice Alliance Startup Roundup is included with your OTC registration. 

Time: 1400 to 1630: Emerging Energy Technology Company Presentations, followed by an informal reception.

Host: The event is hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, based at Rice University.

The Rice Alliance Startup Roundup at the OTC is a fast-paced event that will showcase approximately 50 emerging and growing energy technology companies. Each company will have 2-3 minutes to provide a “quick pitch” about their company, followed by an informal reception.

The technologies include the latest innovations related to:

  • Artificial lift optimization
  • Flare gas energy recovery
  • High-performance corrosion coatings
  • Big data analytics tools
  • Hydraulic fracturing optimization
  • Biological remediation
  • Efficient, distributed power generation
  • Enhanced rate of penetration tools
  • Robotic marine vehicles
  • Downhole submersible pump enhancements
  • Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) applications
  • Smaller, lighter, higher temperature heat exchangers
  • Multiphase, high ratio gas compression technology
  • Sensors for reservoir monitoring
  • And others

Spotlight on New Technology Awards

1600–1700 | NRG Center, Level 1 | Rotunda Area


Each year, OTC recognizes innovative with the Spotlight on New Technology® Award. Spotlight logo

This program is exclusively for OTC exhibitors and showcases the latest advancements. Join the presentation to see this year's winners who are leading the industry into the future.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

OTC Energy Challenge

0900–1200 | NRG Center, Level 2 | Room 300

The OTC Energy Challenge is a high school competition that will culminate in an event within the formal OTC program on Tuesday, 7 May 2019. Each team will work in solving a real-world energy challenge. All competing teams will present their findings to the broader OTC audience via an e-poster session and compete for a scholarship prize. For more information about the Energy Challenge click HERE.

This year, the challenge is generously sponsored by:

BHP Billiton         IPAA Logo    

   SPE Gulf Coast Logo

 

Around the World Series | Mexico

0900–1200 | NRG Center, Level 2 | Room 302

Mexico: From Acreage to Markets

An energy reform in 2013–2014 allowed for a series of lease auctions from onshore and offshore acreage in Mexico. On some of these blocks, discoveries have been made and, on others, wells have been spudded. To bring eventual production to markets—safely—will require careful development plans that will require complementary commitments by EPC, OEMs, and service companies to devise solutions.

This panel will bring together offshore leaseholders in Mexico and their technology partners to discuss how eventual production can be safely delivered to markets. 

University R&D Showcase

Monday, 6 May–Wednesday, 8 May
0900–1700 | NRG Center, Level 2 | Outside room 600

The OTC University R&D Showcase provides universities the opportunity to share with attendees their current and planned R&D projects that are relevant to offshore technology.

The University of Texas at AustinR&D Showcase
The University of Oklahoma
Rice University
The University of Houston
The University of Tokyo

OTC Night at the Ballpark

Game time 1905 | Minute Maid Park | Houston, Texas

Join your colleagues for OTC at the Ballpark for an evening of Major League Baseball. Come out to watch the Houston Astros play the Kansas City Royals! Book the best locations now by calling Maggie Vivero at +1.713.259.8386.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

University R&D Showcase

Monday, 6 May–Wednesday, 8 May
0900–1700 | NRG Center, Level 2 | Outside room 600

The OTC University R&D Showcase provides universities the opportunity to share with attendees their current and planned R&D projects that are relevant to offshore technology.

The University of Texas at AustinR&D Showcase
Texas A&M University
The University of Oklahoma
Rice University

The University of Houston
The University of Tokyo

Around the World Series | Israel

0900–1200 | NRG Center, Level 2 | Room 302

Israel: Understanding the Geology and the Social and Economic Impacts of Rapidly Rising Gas Production in the Levant Basin, Offshore Israel

In November 2018, the Israeli Ministry of Energy announced a bid round that will open up additional access to prospective blocks in the deepwater portion of the basin. Successful drilling will provide production to supply the growing domestic market and export options to neighboring countries and markets in Africa, Asia, and Europe. 

This session will feature a slate of expert panelists addressing the history, geologic setting, and future outlook for gas exploration and production in the prolific Levant Basin, the eastern Mediterranean, offshore Israel. 

Around the World Series | Guyana

1400–1700 | NRG Center, Level 2 | Room 302

Guyana: Sustainable Development Goals for the Oil & Gas Industry: Guyana 2030

The 17 goals of the United Nations Member States 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development represents a global vision for overcoming poverty while protecting the planet and ensuring all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The 2030 Agenda emphasizes how social fairness and environmental sustainability accompany economic growth brought about by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); this necessitates unprecedented cooperation and collaboration between the commercial sector, governments, development partners and non-governmental organizations.

Guyana is a case in point: on the cusp of an unrivaled oil, revolution a judicious path forward is needed to realize long-term democratic economic wealth creation while balancing the needs of environmental sustainability. This session will bring together select, relevant, and experienced representatives from the international oil & gas industry, national government and non-government organizations to reflect upon challenge and debate the oil and gas community’s role in sustainable development in the context of Guyana and its proven offshore resources

Thursday, 9 May 2019

OTC Energy Education Institute

0730–1345 | NRG Center, Level 2

The Energy Education Institute conducts two events - one for high school students and another for all grade level teachers. Teachers and students will participate in grade-appropriate hands-on energy exploration experiments provided by the NEED Project. This year, the workshops are generously sponsored by ExxonMobil: 

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The Energy Education Institute welcomes science teachers to this free, one-day workshop. Teachers receive hands-on training by qualified facilitators, listen to a presentation from a prominent energy professional and tour the OTC exhibit floor. Additionally, teachers receive a variety of free instructional materials to take back to their classrooms.

 

ENERGY EDUCATION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WORKSHOP
Studies prove that hands-on activities create connections between the classroom and real-world situations. This style of teaching also nurtures critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which are traits that many employers value.

This energy education workshop not only is a lot of fun for the students, but the program also is incredibly educational. Because we use hands-on activities, students do not passively listen to a lecture; they must think through a problem or situation. They learn that they can interpret data, which is a fundamental skill for engineers.

HANDS-ON CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES TAUGHT BY NEED
Explore age-appropriate energy curriculum through hands-on activities. Instructors from the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED), the US’s leading provider of energy education programs and materials to schools, lead this part of the workshop. All NEED learning activities are correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.

The NEED Project:
NEED is the US’s leading provider of energy education programs and materials to schools. All NEED learning activities are age-appropriate and correlated to Texas science standards and objectives, as well as other disciplines. For more information about the NEED Project and its curriculum, visit www.need.org.

TECHNOLOGY TOUR
Among the biggest exhibit floors in the energy industry, the OTC exhibit floor reveals all aspects of the offshore oil and gas industry. From helicopters to blow out preventers to crew quarters for offshore rigs, the exhibit floor has it all! Participants in both workshops get to tour and chat with energy professionals showcasing their technologies and services

 

 

  • "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




 

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