Annual OTC Dinner

Annual OTC DinnerCelebrate industry accomplishments and
support a worthy cause!

4 May 2014, 1730–2200 hours
Reliant Stadium

The Annual OTC Dinner recognizes the OTC Distinguished Achievement and Heritage Awards recipients, raises funds for Medical Bridges, and provides an excellent opportunity for industry leaders to network with colleagues from around the world.

Dress for the event is business attire.

The Annual OTC Dinner is sold out.  In the event guests should cancel and individual tickets become available, they will be offered for sale on-site at Reliant Stadium on Sunday evening.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Each year, the net proceeds from the dinner are donated to a charitable organization that is in some way connected to the offshore energy industry or to the communities where we operate.

Approximately $675,000 has been donated to worthy organizations in the past three years of the event.

Show your support with an Annual OTC Dinner sponsorship! Multiple levels are available.



Medical Bridges Inc.®

Medical BridgesQuality medical equipment and supplies are in in high demand, but in very short supply in the developing world. Many doctors and nurses lack the resources necessary to offer even the basic healthcare services to their communities.

Since 1997, Medical Bridges® has been successfully bridging this healthcare gap. Medical Bridges® turns local surplus medical products, often destined for local landfills, into life-saving materials for healthcare providers serving medically indigent populations around the globe. 

The Medical Bridges® mission is a testament to the power of giving—of giving health and giving hope. We are truly One People. One World


Awards Presentation

Each year, the OTC Awards Committee considers major technological, humanitarian, environmental, and leadership contributions to the industry.

If truly significant, the committee names an individual and an organization as recipients of the prestigious OTC Distinguished Achievement Award.

OTC Distinguished Achievement Award for Individuals
Carl Arne Carlsen

CarlsenCarl Arne Carlsen, senior vice president and member of the Governing Board at DNV, will be honored for his significant advancements in the safety and reliability of mobile offshore structures, and the practical applications of risk management. Over the course of his career, Carlsen’s focus on safety led to important developments in the industry. Chief among these is his work in establishing rules for dynamic behavior of jack-up platforms, semisubmersible platforms, and for the FPSOs in harsh environments. He was also instrumental in developing the IMO/IACS Enhanced Survey Program for oil tankers and carriers.


OTC Distinguished Achievement Award for Companies, Organizations, and Institutions
BP Clair Ridge Development

BP Clair RidgeThis award recognizes the deployment of BP’s LoSal® EOR (Reduced Salinity Enhanced Oil Recovery) technology into the Clair Ridge development, located west of Shetland, UK. The effort represents the first sanctioned, full-field, offshore use of the LoSal EOR technology, which was developed by BP to increase oil recovery.

The company’s enhanced recovery technology team observed that reducing the salinity of sea water for waterflooding, instead of using conventional sea water, releases more oil from the rock surfaces. As a result, the Clair Ridge development includes desalination facilities to generate the reduced salinity water which BP predicts will improve oil recovery by an additional 42 million barrels at an additional investment cost of $3/bbl.

OTC Heritage Award
Susan Cunningham

CunninghamThe Heritage Award is presented to Susan Cunningham in recognition of her exemplary leadership and outstanding technical contributions in the Gulf of Mexico, West Africa, and the Eastern Mediterranean regions. Cunningham started her career more than 30 years ago as a geologist with Amoco Canada. Over the years, she has advanced through various technical and leadership roles in the oil and gas industry. Cunningham is currently the senior vice president of Gulf of Mexico, Africa, Frontier Ventures and Business Innovation for Noble Energy. Cunningham was the chairman of OTC in 2010 and 2011 (representing the American Association of Petroleum Geologists), and has served as a board member for Cliffs Natural Resources and the Houston Geological Society.


Gold Sponsors

FMC Technologies
Stress Engineering

Silver Sponsors

CA Richards
Marathon Oil
World Oil