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Celebrating 50 years

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




The Offshore Technology Conference is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources.

OTC gives you access to leading-edge technical information, the industry’s largest equipment exhibition, and valuable new professional contacts from around the world. This globally renowned conference and exhibition feature new applications and innovations in oil and gas as well as renewable technologies enhancing offshore rigs and wind turbines. 

Its large international participation provides excellent opportunities for global sharing of technology, expertise, products, and best practices. OTC brings together industry leaders, investors, buyers, and entrepreneurs to develop markets and business partnerships. 

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Cost to Attend

  Member* Nonmember
4-Day Registration USD 180 USD 280
1-Day Registration USD 140   USD 240
1-Day Student (with valid university ID) USD 25 USD 25
4-Day Student (with valid university ID) USD 100 USD 100
OTC 2019 Proceedings (mobile app or OnePetro)** USD 110 USD 175

* Membership in any of the OTC sponsoring, endorsing, supporting or invited organizations.

** Special event tickets and Proceedings must be purchased separately. Proceedings are now available digitally through OnePetro®.  Access codes will be emailed to those who register prior to 25 April 2019. If you registered after 25 April, visit the badge holder/proceedings counters in the lobbies of the NRG Center and NRG Arena to redeem your ticket for an access code card. 

Spouses are charged the same fees as an attendee, if in attendance.

What's New this Year

OTC 2019 will have an opening general session on Monday morning, 6 May, under the theme “OTC: The Next 50 Years.”  The industry executives listedOTC 50th logo below 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
  • Roger W. Jenkins, President and Chief Executive Officer, Murphy Oil Corporation
  • Doug Pferdehirt, Chief Executive Officer, TechnipFMC
  • Malcolm Frank, EVP of Strategy and Marketing for Cognizant, and co-author of What to Do When Machines Do Everything
  • Scott Tinker, Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas
  • Maria Claudia Borras, President & CEO, Oilfield Services, Baker Hughes, a GE company
  • Susan Dio, Chairman and President, BP America
  • Jannicke Nilsson, EVP and Chief Operating Officer, Equinor
  • Arno van den Haak, Head, Worldwide Business Development Oil & Gas, Amazon Web Services

Monday through Wednesday, OTC will feature a new program called the “Around the World Series.” Global industry leaders will discuss new licensing and business opportunities, as well as recently introduced technologies.  Hear the latest information from principals representing:  Australia, Norway, Mexico, France, United Kingdom, Israel, Canada, and Guyana. Travel the world with OTC and never leave Houston. Learn more.

Go the Distance with the OTC Mobile App

mobile appThis year, printed maps of the exhibition will not be available on-site. We encourage you to download the mobile app before you leave home or the office. Navigate the event like a pro and receive important updates and information prior to arriving on site. Click here for a quick tutorial on how to use the map feature in the app.

For Apple or Android devices: visit your App Store or Google Play on your device and search for "Offshore Technology Conference." 

Or, click here to download. 

Top Reasons to Attend

Top Reasons to Attend

  • Quality: 350+ peer-selected technical presentations, leveraging *13 societies’ collective knowledge and covering topics from the wellbore to topsides and everything in between. 
  • Value: 500,000+ sq. ft. of exhibit space with ground-breaking innovations and 2000+ leading providers of products and services in one place, at one time.
  • Networking: 60,000+ energy professionals from 100+ countries are there.
  • Always Something New: Connect with global C-suite leaders and 100+ speakers to discover what innovations we can expect over the next 50 years.
  • Media Exposure: 300+ journalists from around the world attend OTC.
  • Investing Back in the Industry: OTC’s 13 sponsoring organizations use revenue to provide many other important programs for its members, such as training and technical journals.
  • In the World’s Energy Capital: Combine OTC with client meetings, business proposals, and company training.
  • Top US trade Show: TSNN ranks OTC as the No. 27 event. Learn more.


Justify Your Attendance

Justify Your Attendance

Here are some tips on getting employer support to attend OTC: 

  • Offer to prepare and deliver a short presentation to your colleagues to share what you learned. That way, others on your team will gain the benefits of your attendance.  
  • Be ready with a plan that shows who will cover for you while you are attending the conference. 
  • Offer to share a room to reduce hotel expenses and/or utilize our complimentary hotel shuttle service at official hotels to avoid renting a car. 
  • Share presenter handouts and exhibiting companies’ materials with your colleagues. 
  • If you are a member of one of OTC's sponsoring, endorsing or supporting organizations, you can take advantage of discounted registration. 

Check out the OTC Justification Toolkit for resources to help you save time and money.

* OTC Sponsoring Organizations

  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Oceanic and Engineering Society (IEEE-OES)
  • Marine Technology Society (MTS)
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
  • Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME)
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS)

  • "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