Press Releases


Press Registration

Members of the working press, who meet OTC criteria, receive complimentary registration to the Offshore Technology Conference.

Please carefully read the criteria before applying for press registration.

  • Complimentary press registration is available only to members of the working press who are writing articles about OTC sessions (examples: reporter, freelance writer with a documented assignment from a news publication, editor, publisher, etc.).

  • Titles that will not be eligible include PR or marketing representative, corporate media relations staff, advertising sales, president, etc.

  • Journalists must be employed by a news organization that covers the oil and gas industry.

  • To ensure a secure conference, photo identification is required.


Press must now register on-site in Room D1, Level 1, Reliant Center. You may download this application form, and bring the completed form with you on-site to speed-up the registration process.


On-Site Press Room

To better serve journalists and offer additional amenities, OTC has separated the press registration and the press working area into two locations in Reliant Center.

  • Journalists will report to room D1 on level 1 near the entrance to Hall D to register or pickup their badge and press ribbon if they pre-registered.

  • The press room is located in room 408/409 on level 2.

  • The press conference room is in room 108D, next to the press registration room on Level 1.

Press Room Hours

Guidelines for Photography / Audio and Video Recording


Monday, 5 May

No audio recording, video recording, or photography is allowed without OTC's permission.

All journalists seeking to do any photography or recording must register as press and check in at the OTC press room. They will be asked to sign a form agreeing to follow OTC's policies on photography and audio and video recording.


Tuesday, 6 May


Wednesday, 7 May


Thursday, 8 May

Press Access to Breakfast Sessions, Luncheons, and Special Events

  • Press are allowed to cover any ticketed event without a ticket, but are not offered a meal. We attempt to provide chairs for the press, but some events may be sold out and offer standing room only for press on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • OTC will not provide press with complimentary tickets to any of the special events; however, you may purchase a ticket to an event.

  • If you are arriving OTC at Reliant Arena, we encourage you to leave for Reliant Center at least 15 minutes prior to the event to accommodate walking and shuttle time.