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CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF OTC

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

 

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Special Events

Special Events and Activities

All OTC events will be held at NRG Park in Houston, Texas, USA, with the exception of OTC Night at the Ballpark.                                          

Monday, 30 April

Drone Technology Demonstrations

See Drones at OTC!

For the first time at OTC, attendees can experience the latest in Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) technology.

Mark your calendar and plan to attend these drone technology demonstrations!

Monday–Thursday at 1000, 1200, and 1400 hours in the OTC Parkway.


The following qualified drone operating companies will perform at OTC 2018. 

Drone Pilot, Inc.
Established in Austin, Texas by Austin Police Officers and Search and Rescue experts to educate and demonstrate to the Law Enforcement (LE) community the value of small drones for day-to-day police work, search, and rescue operations.  

Trumball Unmanned, Inc.
Trumbull, a Houston-based Forbes Top 25 Veteran Founded company, flies drones in challenging and austere environments to collect, process and analyze critical data for the energy sector. A preferred vendor for multiple super-majors, Trumbull leverages extensive on/offshore and in/external experience to digitize and automate the inspection process.

All pilots of drone technology and their drones for these demonstrations are certified and registered thru the FAA UAS Program.

@GONZO247 Graffiti Live Images  

Watch @GONZO247 graffiti live images from 10am to 5pm.

30 April on the OTC Parkway and 2 May in the NRG Arena.

Look out for ways to give him ideas on what to spray paint in the Arena on Wednesday on our social media. Gonzo will select his favorite images from social media users and incorporate it into the mural he is making.  
 

 

University R&D Showcase

Monday, 30 April
0900–1700 | NRG Center, Level 2 | Outside room 60

The OTC University R&D Showcase provides universities the opportunity to share with attendees their current and planned R&D projects that are relevant to offshore technology.

The University of Tokyo

  • R&D Activities on Ocean Resources Development

 

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

  • Control Annular Mud Level Drilling - Riser Failure Considerations 
     

University of Houston

  • Advances in Safe and Reliable Offshore Energy Production: Subsea Systems Institute
     

University of Oklahoma

  •  Study of Human Factors in  Drilling Operations: Enhancing expert containment, decision making, and risk communications

 

University of California-Berkeley

  • Distributed Strain Sensing of Wellbore Integrity with the Brillouin Optical Time-Domain Reflectometry

 

Rice University

  • Offshore Structures for Power, Flow Assurance, CO2 Capture and other Offshore Technology Topics

Rice Alliance Startup Roundup at OTC

1330–1700 | NRG Arena, Level 2 | Stockman’s Club

It will showcase 50 emerging emerging energy companies available for investment. Rice Alliance Startup Roundup at OTC offers a great opportunity for attendees to learn more about these emerging businesses and enable potential partnerships and investments.

The Rice Alliance has successfully conducted more than 50 such events through the last 15 years, with presenting companies going on to raise over USD 2.8 billion in startup and follow-on funding.

INFORMATION FOR ATTENDEES

Admittance to Rice Alliance Startup Roundup is included with your OTC registration. 

Time: 1400 to 1630: Emerging Energy Technology Company Presentations, followed by an informal reception.

Host: The event is hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, based at Rice University.

The Rice Alliance Startup Roundup at the OTC is a fast-paced event that will showcase 48 emerging and growing energy technology companies. Each company will have 2-3 minutes to provide a “quick pitch” about their company, followed by an informal reception.

The technologies include the latest innovations related to:

  • Artificial lift optimization
  • Flare gas energy recovery
  • High performance corrosion coatings
  • Big data analytics tools
  • Hydraulic fracturing optimization
  • Biological remediation
  • Efficient, distributed power generation
  • Enhanced rate of penetration tools
  • Robotic marine vehicles
  • Downhole submersible pump enhancements
  • Industrial IoT (Intternet of Things) applications
  • Smaller, lighter, higher temperature heat exchangers
  • Multiphase, high ratio gas compression technology
  • Sensors for reservoir monitoring
  • And others

 

PARTICIPATING COMPANIES

  • BP Ventures
  • Chevron Technology Ventures
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • ExxonMobil
  • Pioneer Natural Resources
  • Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures
  • Shell
  • Statoil Technology Invest
  • Total
  • Baker Hughes
  • Bechtel
  • Evonik
  • GE Ventures
  • Halliburton
  • NOV
  • Oceaneering
  • Schlumberger
  • TechnipFMC
  • Altira
  • Black Bay Capital
  • Blue Bear Capital
  • Climate Impact Capital
  • Cottonwood Venture Partners
  • ‎CSL Capital Management, LLC
  • Energy Innovation Capital
  • Energy Ventures US
  • Houston Angel Network
  • Houston Ventures
  • Intervale Capital
  • Lime Rock Partners
  • May River Ventures
  • Mercury Fund
  • OFS Energy Fund
  • Pelican Energy Partners
  • Sallyport Oilfield Technologies
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • Waste Management

 

Spotlight on New Technology Awards

1600–1700 | NRG Center, Level 1 | Rotunda Area

Each year, OTC recognizes innovative with the Spotlight on New Technology Award. This program is exclusively for OTC exhibitors and showcases the latest advancements. Join the presentation to see this year's winners who are leading the industry into the future.

Tuesday, 1 May

Distinguished Achievement Awards Luncheon

1200–1400 | NRG Center, Level 2 | Room 300

The luncheon promises to be a memorable afternoon. We will recognize the OTC Achievement Awards for Individuals and Organizations. We will also recognize a beneficiary (Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy YWCPA) with a donation from the event. 

The desire to give back to the oil and gas community is an important aspect of the luncheon, in addition to recognizing our most distinguished individuals and organizations. The event will donate the net proceeds from the Luncheon to a charitable organization that is in some way connected to the offshore energy industry or to the communities where we operate. 

University R&D Showcase

Tuesday,  1 May
0900–1700 | NRG Center, Level 2 | Outside room 60

The OTC University R&D Showcase provides universities the opportunity to share with attendees their current and planned R&D projects that are relevant to offshore technology.

The University of Tokyo

  • R&D Activities on Ocean Resources Development

 

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

  • Control Annular Mud Level Drilling - Riser Failure Considerations 
     

University of Texas Tyler

  • Support Vector Machines: An Effective Tool to Predict Two-Phase Flow Patterns

University of Oklahoma

  • Wellbore Integrity R&D: Ensuring Well Control and Zonal Isolation

 

University of California-Berkeley

  • Fully Coupled Thermal-Hydraulic-Mechanical-Chemical Simulation for Hydrate-Bearing Sediments during Gas Production

Houston Astros - OTC Night at the Ballpark

Game time 1905 | Minute Maid Park | Houston, Texas

Come watch the Houston Astros play New York Yankees at OTC Night at the Ballpark.

Find discounted tickets here or call Maggie Vivero,  Group Sales, Houston Astros - 713.259.8386.

Wednesday, 2 May

The Next Wave 

1200 - 1800 | NRG Center, Level 2 | Room 300

THE NEXT 50: THE EVOLUTION OF THE INDUSTRY 

OTC celebrates its 50th edition in 2018 and as we reflect on the evolution of the industry in the last 50 years—from new technologies, processes, and pushing boundaries to bring energy to the world—we will also look forward to the next 50 years. The Next Wave is one of the most-anticipated annual young professional events in the oil and gas industry, and this exciting program will evolve into a futurist approach to prepare young professionals, invoke thought, promote proactive leadership, and to arm attendees with the tools to succeed in their chosen career paths. As young professionals, you are at the forefront of the industry.
This event will give you the opportunity to reflect on technology uses and process that have brought about change and evolution to our industry. We will discuss what challenges our industry may face in 10, 20 or 50 years? How will we overcome them in our lifetime? What can we learn today that will allow our industry to handle what lies ahead while preparing for the future?
The Next Wave program will offer insights from industry leaders that will allow young professionals to shape the future. The program will focus on challenges and responsibilities from technical, business, and social perspectives and how they will shape careers in the decades to come. There will be opportunities to maximize job qualifications for young professionals and lessons to build a sustainable career in the energy industry. The next 50 years will be an exciting time for this industry as we help shape the world of energy and all the benefits that it brings to our communities.

 

Tickets are USD 60 and include breakfast, lunch, and a reception. Available when you register. 
Registration

SPEAKER
Ashild Larsen
CIO and Senior Vice President Corporate IT, Statoil

SPEAKER
Emeka Emembolu
Vice President, Reservoir Development, Gulf of Mexico
 

Sponsored by:

BP

University R&D Showcase

Wednesday, 2 May
0900–1700 | NRG Center, Level 2 | Outside room 60

The OTC University R&D Showcase provides universities the opportunity to share with attendees their current and planned R&D projects that are relevant to offshore technology.

University of Houston

  • Advances in Safe and Reliable Offshore Energy Production: Subsea Systems Institute


Covenant University Ota

  • Offshore Pipeline Leak Containment Tool

Rice University

  • Offshore Structures for Power, Flow Assurance, CO2 Capture and other Offshore Technology Topics

University of Texas Tyler

  •  Support Vector Machines: An Effective Tool to Predict Two-Phase Flow Patterns


Texas A&M University, Galveston

  • Innovative Designs for Offshore and Coastal Projects

Thursday, 3 May

OTC Energy Education Institute

The Energy Education Institute conducts two events - one for high school students and another for all grade level teachers. Teachers and students will participate in grade-appropriate hands-on energy exploration experiments provided by the NEED Project. This year, the workshops are generously sponsored by ExxonMobil: chevron

The Energy Education Institute welcomes science teachers to this free, one-day workshop. Teachers receive hands-on training by qualified facilitators, listen to a presentation from a prominent energy professional and tour the OTC exhibit floor. Additionally, teachers receive a variety of free instructional materials to take back to their classrooms.

 

ENERGY EDUCATION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WORKSHOP
Studies prove that hands-on activities create connections between the classroom and real-world situations. This style of teaching also nurtures critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which are traits that many employers value.

This energy education workshop not only is a lot of fun for the students, but the program also is incredibly educational. Because we use hands-on activities, students do not passively listen to a lecture; they must think through a problem or situation. They learn that they can interpret data, which is a fundamental skill for engineers.

HANDS-ON CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES TAUGHT BY NEED
Explore age-appropriate energy curriculum through hands-on activities. Instructors from the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED), the US’s leading provider of energy education programs and materials to schools, lead this part of the workshop. All NEED learning activities are correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.

The NEED Project:
NEED is the US’s leading provider of energy education programs and materials to schools. All NEED learning activities are age-appropriate and correlated to Texas science standards and objectives, as well as other disciplines. For more information about the NEED Project and its curriculum, visit www.need.org.

TECHNOLOGY TOUR
Among the biggest exhibit floors in the energy industry, the OTC exhibit floor reveals all aspects of the offshore oil and gas industry. From helicopters to blow out preventers to crew quarters for offshore rigs, the exhibit floor has it all! Participants in both workshops get to tour and chat with energy professionals showcasing their technologies and services

 

 

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