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Celebrating 50 years

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

Around the World Series

Around the World Series

Travel the World and Never Leave Houston

Global industry leaders will discuss new licensing and business opportunities, as well as recently introduced technologies.  Hear the latest information from principals representing:  Norway, Australia, Mexico, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Israel, Ghana, and Guyana. 

Norway: Look to Norway – The Cradle of Subsea Technology - Presenting Latest Advances 
Australia: Innovation, Science and Education Underpin Australia’s Economic Prosperity and Technology Capabilities
Mexico: From Acreage to Markets: how leaseholders production from Mexico will safely reach markets 
Canada: Billions in new energy sector investment across Canada
France: French Offshore Industry, an Odyssey
United Kingdom: Opportunities in the UK Energy Industry
Israel: Israeli Gas Opportunities 
Ghana: Developing Local Capacity and Capability in Ghana’s Oil and Gas Sector
Guyana:  Sustainable Development Goals for the Oil & Gas Industry: Guyana 2030

Select a country below for more information and to add to your calendar.

Monday, 6 May

Norway

Norway

Norway:  Look to Norway – The Cradle of Subsea Technology - Presenting Latest Advances 

1400–1700 | NRG Center, Level 2 | Room 300


Come hear about the latest advances in subsea technology in two very intriguing panel sessions. Session one will reveal advances in long-distance tie-backs, flow assurance, as well as cost controls for installation services. Session two, starting at 1530 hours, addresses increased oil recovery with subsea production systems. Some of the world’s most ingenious innovators will be sharing their secrets and formulas for success.  View the more detailed descriptions for the entire program in the attached file.

  • Morten Paulsen, Consular General, Norwegian Consulate General in Houston
  • Kjell-Børge Freiberg, Minister, Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
  • Arild Selvig, Vice President Subsea Commercial and Head of Business Development for Norway & Russia, TechnipFMC
  • Øyvind Mikaelsen, CEO, DeepOcean
  • Sigbjørn Daasvatn, Technology Manager – Subsea Processing, Subsea 7
  • Torbjørn Hegdal, Business Development Manager, NOV Seabox
  • Thor Løvoll, CEO, New Subsea Technology
  • Snorre Grande, Project Director - Åsgard Subsea Compression phase II TPD PRD Tie-back & Brownfield, Equinor
  • John Macleod, Chief Technology Officer, Aker Solutions
  • Mads Hjelmeland, Vice President, One Subsea
  • Dag Aldal, President, ClampOn
  • Håkon Skretting, Director Norwegian Energy Partners
Australia

Australia

Australia: Innovation, Science and Education Underpin Australia’s Economic Prosperity and Technology Capabilities


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


Team Australia shares the latest in technology innovation learned from an abundance of country resources, technical capability, and talent. Australian companies Woodside and BHP are two industry leaders that will share exciting examples of how new learnings are changing the way business is conducted in the oil and gas sector. Insights from the education sector and Australian oil and gas technology companies will also be shared.

Tuesday, 7 May

Mexico

Mexico

Mexico: From Acreage to Markets: how leaseholders production from Mexico will safely reach markets 

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


Much has changed since OTC 2017 in which a panel discussed the outlook for Mexico driving a “deepwater renaissance.” Beginning in mid-2015, a series of lease auctions took place, eventually by 2018 awarding over 100 contracts, 60 of them offshore. A few of these leaseholders expect to be in first production within two years, while others are still in the exploration phase. In an operating environment in which there is no nearby existing infrastructure, and in which contracts for the shared-use of Pemex infrastructure have not yet been written, by what logistical route will the future production of hydrocarbons find markets?

This panel will discuss the midstream challenge in two segments: The first will be from the perspective of offshore leaseholders in Mexico, the second from that of service companies and Mexico’s midstream regulator (CRE). After each session, there will be an audience survey about sensitive topics that may not have been touched on by panelists.

Moderator: George Baker, Mexico Energy Intelligence, Editor and Publisher

Session One: Operators

  • Matt McCarroll, FAIRFIELD, LLC, President
  • Ulises Hernandez, PEMEX E&P, Director of Strategic Alliances
  • Felipe Arbeláez, BP, Regional Director for Latin America
  • Tim Callahan, BHP, Mexico Country Manager
  • Gabriel Gómez, Murphy Oil, Mexico Country Manager


Session Two: Service and Regulator

  • Guillermo García, Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), President
  • Mark Cizek, Williams Pipeline Group, Vice President
  • Emiliano Pescador, Blue Marine, President
  • Matt Sellers, Kiewitt Energy Group, Offshore Business Line Manager
  • Graig Castille, HWCG, Managing Director
Canada

Canada

Canada: Billions in new energy sector investment across Canada

1400–1700 | NRG Center, Level 2 | Room 300


Officials from Canadian provinces will highlight the most recent developments across Canada: LNG Canada’s project under construction on the British Columbia coast; Alberta oil sands producers’ success in driving down both costs and emissions, and hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling unlocking the Montney and Duvernay unconventional plays; steady growth in crude production in Saskatchewan, Canada’s second-largest producer; new geoscience tying offshore Nova Scotia to offshore Morocco; and hundreds of millions of dollars of new drilling commitments in offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. In addition, Canada will showcase offshore technology research and innovative Canadian technology flowing from a nearly USD 1 billion Government of Canada investment in five technology commercialization hubs.

France

France

France: French Offshore Industry, an Odyssey

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


From Jules Verne's dream of the Nautilus (exploring the oceans aboard an imaginary submarine) to the new offshore frontiers, the main players in the French oil services sector invite you on a journey through time in three stages:

  • Exploration and discovery
  • Development
  • And then going even further!
     

 A chance to review yesterday’s great achievements and understand present and future technical and commercial issues. Whether you’re a technician, an economist, a sales engineer or simply an enthusiast, climb aboard for this fantastic voyage!

Chairman: Michel Hourcard, TOTAL E&P Americas, President and CEO

Exploration and Discovery:

  • Sophie Zurqiyah, CGG, CEO
  • Bertand Chemisky, COMEX, Innovation Director
  • Daniel Averbuch, IFPEN, Senior Program Manager
  • Jean-Marc Daniel, IFREMER, Director
  • Olivier Peyret, SCHLUMBERGER France, President


Development:

  • Gaël Bodenes, BOURBON Group, CEO
  • Mathieu de Tugny, BUREAU VERITAS, EVP Marine & Offshore
  • Nicolas Parsloe, DORIS, CEO
  • Arnaud de Villepin, EIFFAGE Metal, Managing Director
  • Nicolas De Coignac, VALLOUREC, Senior VP & President North America


Going Further!

  • Dominique Bouvier, EVOLEN, Chairman
  • Luca Cattedri, SAIPEM, Head of Offshore Business Development, Commercial Strategy and Tendering
  • Jean Cahuzac, SUBSEA 7, CEO
  • Arnaud Pieton, TECHIPFMC, President Subsea
  • Arthur Nunes Da Silva, TOTAL, VP Deep Offshore and Subsea

Wednesday, 8 May

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

United Kingdom: Opportunities in the UK Energy Industry

09001200 | NRG Center, Level 2 | Room 300


The UK is an open and enterprising economy, founded on innovation and invention, with a future-facing outlook.  Join the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) in two panel sessions that will discuss current and future energy opportunities in the UK.

The first session will discuss the gaps and needs for the UK’s Continental Shelf (UKCS) and the opportunities they present for firms looking to invest. Estimates suggest another 20 billion BOE could be produced from new exploration plays and the maximization of brownfield recovery in the UKCS; these opportunities are enhanced by innovations that have halved Unit Operating costs and increased production by 16 percent since 2014.  The speakers and will provide insights for potential investors including on how other companies have successfully invested in the UKCS and how digitalization is shaping the industry. 

The second session will delve into the transition from oil & gas to offshore wind and the opportunities for companies looking to diversify.  The UK has the largest capacity of offshore wind in the world and is a leader in the transition to renewable technologies. Experts and panelists will explore the opportunities in offshore wind and share experiences of UK oil and gas companies who have done so successfully.

  • Stuart Payne, Director of HR and Supply Chain, UK’s Oil and Gas Authority
  • Ian Phillips, Chief Executive, Oil & Gas Innovation Centre
  • Ross Tyler, Executive Vice President, Business Network for Offshore Wind
Israel

Israel

Israel: Israeli Gas Opportunities 

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


In the past 10 years, Israel has transformed from being a net importer of fossil fuels to become self-sufficient in its gas consumption, already providing for more than 50% of the country’s electricity generation.

The discovery of giant gas fields in the Levant Basin, offshore Israel, and offshore neighboring countries, has proven the potential of this world-class petroleum province. Israel is working to develop its offshore hydrocarbon resources. At present, there are 9 production leases and several active exploration licenses offshore Israel. First gas from Leviathan is planned for 2019 and from Karish in 2020.

In 2013 Israel adopted a Gas Export Policy allowing export of 50%-100% of newly discovered natural gas reservoirs. Several export options are being planned including the ambitious EastMed pipeline to Europe. Three gas export agreements were recently signed with Egypt and Jordan. Water depth of the offered blocks is ranging between 800 to 1800m. A recent evaluation of the Levant Basin indicates a significant yet-to-find potential in Mesozoic and Tertiary reservoirs, of 6.6 BBL of oil and 75 TCF of natural gas, in place.

Our vision is to bring the benefits of natural gas not only to the Israeli economy but also to other countries in the region and Europe. We have set a goal of becoming a world-class energy hub.

We invite you to join us on this journey and hear about Israel’s offshore Bid Round.
Ghana

Ghana

Ghana: Developing Local Capacity and Capability in Ghana’s Oil and Gas Sector

1400–1700 | NRG Center, Level 2 | Room 300


Oil and gas exploration started in Ghana in the nineteenth century in the onshore Tano Basin.  Since then, exploration in the country was intermittent until the discovery of the Saltpond field in 1970. Following this was the Jubilee discovery in 2007 which came on stream in 2010. Currently, Ghana has two other producing fields in addition to the Jubilee field: the Twenneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) and Sankofa Gye-Nyame fields. 


To accelerate exploratory activities and shore up production in the country, Ghana has adopted the competitive approach for the award of Exploration and Production Licenses. We have launched our maiden licensing round and hope to award exploration and production licenses by the end of August 2019.


Even though Ghana’s upstream oil industry is fast evolving as evidenced by the entry of so many reputable international oil companies, most Ghanaians and indigenous Ghanaian companies are not fully equipped to take up jobs and oil concessions in the industry. 

The downstream industry, on the other hand, has had a handful of participants, including state-owned companies and international oil companies since independence. These numbers have increased substantially over the years. 


However, a lot more needs to be done in terms of investments and even local capacity development taking cognizance of Government of Ghana’s intention to create a petroleum hub for the downstream sector in the country.


Therefore, the Government of Ghana is not only interested in bringing in experienced oil companies to explore and exploit the petroleum resources, and trade in petroleum products in the country but also seeks to use the partnership with these companies to develop local capacity for both the upstream and downstream industries. 

Guyana

Guyana

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

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


The 17 goals of the UN Member States 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development represents a global vision for overcoming poverty while protecting the planet. The 2030 Agenda emphasizes social fairness and environmental sustainability must accompany economic development necessitating unprecedented cooperation between governments, industry and development organizations. Guyana is a case in point: its unrivaled oil revolution requires a judicious path to realize long-term democratic wealth creation while responsibly and sustainably protecting its environment. Join this unique, important debate; hear from national government leaders, international oil & gas executives, and non-government expert organizations on our industry’s role in sustainable development.

Moderator: Wendy Brown, IOGP - Environment Director

  • Mark Bynoe, Guyana Department of Energy Head
  • Erik Oswald, Exxon Mobil Exploration Vice President Americas
  • Becci Collacott, IPIECA Sustainable Development Head
  • Valerie Marcel, Chatham House New Producer Group Project Lead

  • "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
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    —Paul Jones
    Spotlight Award Committee Chair




 

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