Founded in 1969, the Offshore Technology Conference is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection. OTC is held annually at Reliant Center in Houston.
Each year, OTC attracts more than 60,000 attendees and 2,000 exhibiting companies representing more than 110 countries.
OTC is sponsored by 12 industry organizations and societies, who work cooperatively to develop the technical program. OTC also has endorsing and supporting organizations.
Connect with OTC
Now more than ever, OTC .10 provides ways to keep up with important news:
OTC .10 Technical Program
The OTC .10 technical program offers a well-balanced, three-prong focus on technical, business, and regulatory issues in the oil and gas industry. It emphasizes a wider spectrum of energy sources and global reach.
Primary Focus on Oil and Gas Developments and Technology
OTC offers case studies and updates on the latest deepwater projects from majors, independents, national oil companies, and service companies.
It also includes a panel discussion on surface BOPs and burst pressure requirements in pipeline and riser design as well as papers on updated API recommended practices.
Sessions focus on
- the dynamics of salt tectonics,
- the impact of geoscience technology on project economics,
- riser technology,
- subsea processing and power distribution,
- offshore LNG developments,
- flow assurance,
- fiber moorings, and more!
OTC .10 presents a full day of discussion on metocean conditions, covering recent hindcasts and future updates on storms and hurricanes.
The business environment is changing and presenting new challenges.
Senior executives will discuss how best to manage social and environmental risks in international projects; how to sustain technological innovation in periods of volatile earnings; and how oilfield service companies can manage through current tough times.
Oil companies will also offer their perspective on the upstream business in Brazil.
Balanced Opinions on Regulatory Issues
OTC .10 policy sessions bring diverse and balanced opinions—without advocating a particular political opinion.
Discussion includes the costs to implement climate change policies; whether climate change and humans are at fault for more and stronger hurricanes; the DOE carbon capture and sequestration program; and the role of energy on jobs and the economy.
Expanding the Energy Spectrum
OTC now presents alternative energy sources such as offshore wind energy, ocean wave energy, ocean thermal energy conversion, and gas hydrates.
Breakfast presentations will cover ocean renewables and thermal energy. A series of sessions discuss new developments in gas hydrates—from resource evaluation to flow testing.
The program covers oil and gas case studies from the deepwater “golden triangle” region of the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, and Africa. Other focus areas are the Caspian Sea, Arabian Gulf, and Atlantic Canada, as well as offshore construction in China.
OTC’s invited organization, the American International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), will have a panel session on “Sustaining Business in Global Volatility.”
OTC .10 Registration and Travel
Reserve Accommodations and Transportation
Visa details for international attendees
Review our visa information when planning your travel to OTC. You can automatically generate an invitation letter to assist with your visa application. Please allow additional time upon arrival in Houston for any necessary passport control procedures.