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


Celebrating 50 Years of OTC

The first Offshore Technology Conference was held 19-21 May 1969 in Houston, Texas, and was successful beyond expectations with 2,797 registrants, 112 papers presented, and 368 exhibit spaces. OTC has been held in Houston each year since, with significant growth in size and worldwide participation.

At OTC 2018, we will begin our celebration of 50 years of OTC. This celebration, culminating in 2019, is a recognition of our deep commitment to the people and companies who have helped us to reach this milestone. We are grateful to the offshore energy industry, our exhibitors, and our attendees as we all uncover new techniques, technologies, and connections.

Special Events to Commemorate 50 Years of OTC

Opening Ceremony Commemorating OTC 50th

Hear keynote speeches by industry executives discussing the milestones of the last 50 years.

Monday, 30 April | 0930–1130

OTC 50th Legacy Luncheon

This luncheon will celebrate the success of OTC and pay homage to the volunteers and exhibitors who have given their time and hard work throughout the years to make OTC what it is today.

Monday, 30 April | 1200–1345

Chairman’s Panel on Energy Transformation

Join the 2018 program chairman, Wafik Beydoun, as he hosts a powerhouse panel of energy sector luminaries. They will be discussing the offshore technology revolution of the previous 50 years, and what innovations we can expect for the next 50.

Monday, 30 April | 1430–1700

OTC 50th Celebration

Celebrate OTC’s 50th edition with an evening of fun, music, and dancing. The musical guest will be announced in Spring 2018.

Monday, 30 April | 1700–2000

Sponsorships Available

In 2018, we will recognize industry’s support in helping OTC forge what it is today: to successfully and resiliently share and promote offshore technological innovations, for the past half-century. We will pay tribute to the members of our sponsoring and supporting organizations for their diligent involvement and contribution to 50 years of OTC success. OTC intends to credit and commemorate what these first 50 years have brought to the industry, to the local and global community and to OTC, its speakers, contributors, attendees, and exhibitors that have made OTC what it is over the last 50 years.

The OTC Board of Directors would like to invite you to be a part of that recognition by sponsoring the 50th celebration. For more information, contact your OTC sales representative:

Tell your OTC story

OTC was founded in 1969. The 2018 event will kick-off a year-long celebration of OTC reaching 50 years. This celebration will culminate at OTC 2019. 

OTC staff are looking for your stories and testimonials about the event. If you are an attendee, exhibitor, or sponsor who would like to participate, let us know a few details. Thank you in advance!

Tell your OTC story.