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




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 2018 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 18 April 2018. If you registered after 18 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.

Special Event Tickets

OTC Distinguished Achievement Awards Luncheon  Tuesday USD 85 each
The Next Wave (includes lunch and reception)    Wednesday     USD 60 each
Topical and Industry Breakfasts Monday - Thursday USD 60 each
Topical Luncheons Monday - Thursday USD 60 each


Ask a Registration Question

Contact Experient at 1.888.269.6829 (888-269-OTC9) (US and Canada only) or +1.847.996.5828, from 0900–1700 hours EST Monday-Friday, or by email ( attendees or  exhibitors). 

Become a Member to Save Money

OTC is brought to you by membership organizations that cover all aspects of the energy industry. 

As a member of one or more societies, you will gain technical knowledge and build relationships that will benefit you throughout your career. Members also receive discounted registration to OTC. 

Find the organization that’s right for you.

Badge Pickup

Advance registrants receive their OTC conference badges in the mail if they reside in the US and register before 3 April 2018.

Attendees from outside the US or those who register after 3 April can pick up their badge on-site or at one of the following, convenient remote locations:

George Bush Intercontinental Airport
(downstairs in the International Baggage Claim area)

  • Saturday, 28 April–Monday, 30 April (0900–1500 hours)

Conference registrants will be allowed two free badge reprints. A fee of USD 50 will be charged for additional badge reprints.

Photo Identification 

To ensure a secure conference, a government-issued photo identification (passport or driver's license) is required. Items may be subject to search before entering the OTC areas at NRG Park.

Travel and Hotels

Learn more about how to reserve accommodations at an official OTC hotel, generate a Visa letter, or navigate Houston. 

Security Measures

To ensure a secure conference, a government-issued photo identification (passport or driver’s license) is required. All bags, including purses and laptop cases, will be subject to search before you enter any OTC areas. For safety reasons, luggage is not allowed on-site at OTC. A luggage check will be available to attendees.

No one under the age of 15 will be admitted onto the exhibit floor. 

Cancellation Policy

To receive a refund, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 16 April 2018. Cancellations made after 16 April will not be refunded.

Send cancellation requests by email, by fax to +1.301.694.5124, or by mail to:

5202 President's Court, Ste 310
Frederick, MD 21703 USA

Please note that if you have already registered for OTC 2018, refunds will not be given if you receive a complimentary guest pass. No exceptions. 

Travel time to NRG Park: Please ensure sufficient travel time to account for traffic and weather. No refunds will be given for late arrivals for any ticketed event. Also please remember that parking at NRG Park is cash only.

Thank You to our Sponsors