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30 April–3 May 2018     ///     Houston, Texas, USA     ///     NRG Park

Call for Papers

Call for Papers - Now Closed

Thank you, Authors!

 Thank you for your interest in call for papers for OTC 2018. Proposals are now closed, and authors will be notified by the end of November. 

Letter from the Program Committee Chairperson

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Board of Directors, 2018 Program Committee, and sponsoring organizations, we invite you to submit an abstract presenting your technical solutions, innovations, advancements, and knowledge at the world’s largest offshore energy conference. OTC 2018 will take place 30 April–3 May 2018 in Houston, Texas, USA.

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Since its inception in 1969, OTC has provided a forum to present cutting-edge technologies and innovations which have shaped the entire industry and led the way to many dramatic achievements.

As the 50th OTC approaches, we have an opportunity to help prepare for a sustainable future. The program committee encourages submissions which will align with the following themes:

Cost Reducing Technologies: Illustrate how emerging technologies have been able to reduce costs and improve overall value while maintaining high standards of safety, operability, and reliability.

Integrating to Innovate: Highlight how innovative technologies such as advanced software, nanotechnology, and robotics can advance our industry through integration across disciplines.

Rapid Deployment of New Technologies: Present solutions to reduce the technology development timeline and create project-ready technologies which meet the current industry challenges.

We look forward to receiving high-quality submissions that will help shape a vibrant future for the offshore industry and encourage you to contribute to our world-class technical program across a wide variety of topics: 

  • Alternative Energy (Offshore)
  • Decommissioning / Abandonment
  • Drilling Technology
  • Facilities and Production Operations
  • Field Development and Megaprojects
  • Floaters and Mooring Systems
  • Flow Assurance
  • Geoscience
  • Geotechnical
  • Health, Safety, and Environment / Governance and Regulation
  • Installation/Construction/Pipelay and Operations
  • Integrity Management and Continued Service
  • Knowledge and Data Management
  • Marine Mining
  • Materials Technology
  • Metocean
  • Ocean Engineering Resources, Terminals and Transportation
  • Offshore EOR and Unconventional Resources
  • Offshore LNG and Gas Monetization
  • Offshore Pipelines
  • Project Management, Economics, and Contracting
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Riser Systems
  • Subsea Production and Processing Systems
  • Topsides Production and Processing Systems
  • Well Completion Technology

Please submit your abstracts online; proposals will be accepted through 19 September 2017.


David L. Barton
Granherne, Inc.
OTC 2018 Program Committee Chairperson