Norbar

Impact Weather

 

Special Events and Activities

Search OTC special events by day:

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Sunday, 4 May

OTC at the Ballpark

Join your colleagues for an afternoon of Major League Baseball. Come out to Minute Maid Park at 1310 hours on Sunday, 4 May to watch the Houston Astros play the Seattle Mariners! Group rates are available for the Saturday and Sunday afternoon games. Or purchase individual tickets online for either game. The offer code is OTC.


Annual OTC Dinner

1730–2200 | This event is sold out.

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

(back to top)

Monday, 5 May

Topical Breakfasts

0730–0900
Tickets are USD 50 each. Register now »

PPSA’s Challenges in Managing Brazil’s Libra Consortium Activities - SOLD OUT

The huge potential resources in the pre-salt sedimentary rocks in Santos and Campos Basins induced a change in the petroleum regulation in Brazil in 2010 with the establishment of the sharing regime, deemed to be more suitable for high-reward/low-risk projects expected in these areas. As an essential element for this new regime, the 100% state-owned PPSA was created in 2013, just before the first production sharing agreement (Libra Contract) was awarded to the consortium formed by Petrobras, Shell, Total, CNPC, and CNOOC. The PPSA’s primary objectives are to manage the production sharing agreements and to trade the share of profit oil on behalf of the federal government.

This presentation will focus on the first steps and challenges faced by PPSA in the execution of its duties as the government representative in the production sharing agreement, primarily as the chairman of the operating committee of Libra Consortium, where the decision making on plans and programs to conduct the operations take place.

Speaker

Oswaldo A. Pedrosa Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Pre-Sal Petroleo S.A. (PPSA)

America’s Energy Renaissance - SOLD OUT

Sponsored by BP

 

 


More than four decades after the 1973 energy crisis led many to believe the era of American energy was over, the United States is experiencing a dramatic energy renaissance. Instead of the steadily rising oil imports that most predicted at that time, US oil imports have fallen dramatically as production has soared in areas such as the Gulf of Mexico that were once thought to be “played out.” Similarly, natural gas supplies are surging when many were predicting only a decade ago that the US would soon be an LNG importer. The key has been technology and the investment that makes it possible. As America’s largest energy investor over the past five years, BP has played a key role in this resurgence of American energy. John Mingé will outline the future of American energy and the challenges it faces.

Speaker

John Mingé, Chairman, CEO and President, BP America, Inc.


Ethics Breakfast

0730–0900
Tickets are USD 50 each. Register now »

Geoethics: A Way of Thinking and Practicing Geosciences
Geoethics deals with ethical, social, and cultural repercussions of the research and practice in earth sciences. It is considered the meeting point between geosciences, philosophy, and sociology.

Geoethics aims to give references and guidelines for finding socio-economic solutions to practical problems of human life that are compatible with respect of the environment and protection of nature and land.

Among its goals, geoethics promotes a critical analysis of the use and management of geo-resources. A honest reflection on ethics of a sustainable development must accompany the research and practice also in the oil field. Oil and gas are potentially pollutant but necessary. Even more in this case, geoethics can be a helpful tool to ensure attention to the environment, excellence of the technology, and a high level of professionalism.

Professional codes of conduct, research integrity, and best practices have to be based on shared values. It has to go beyond geographical and disciplinary boundaries and get unanimous recognition through the joining of humanistic and scientific visions.

Speaker

Salvatore Barba, Senior Researcher, Italian Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) and Member, International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG)


The Next Wave, a program for young professionals

The First Decade: The Foundation of your Career
0800–1630
Tickets are USD 50 each and includes lunch and a reception. Register now »

Sponsored by BP

 

 

 

During the 2014 The Next Wave Program, we will come together with seasoned industry leaders and young professionals to learn how to make the most of the first 10 years of our careers. What can we do to build a strong network? How can we maintain that network? How do we set ourselves apart from our peers in a competitive environment? How do we leverage mentoring and build career success? Learn more »


R&D Showcase

0900–1700
OTC is providing universities the opportunity to share their current and planned R&D projects relevant to offshore technology. Here are the participating universities for Monday:

Rice University

Fracture Tracking via Metal Oxide Nanoparticles; Toward a Strong, Tough, Low-Stiff Cement through a Unified Framework of Platelet-Matrix Composites

Texas A&M University

Stochastic Geomechanics for Improved Reliability

Penn State University

Deep Ocean Research and Testing Capabilities

University of Connecticut

Smart Ocean Technology

University of Houston

UH and Offshore Energy Safety

University of Cambridge, UK

Geomechanical Study and Analysis of Wellbore Stability for the Methane Hydrate Bearing Sediment


Topical Luncheons

1215–1345
Tickets are USD 50 each. Register now »

The Future of the UK Continental Shelf - SOLD OUT
Some 41 billion barrels of oil and gas have already been produced from the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). The UK’s oil and gas industry is of vital national economic importance, supporting 440,000 jobs, and stimulating business, innovation and skills. However, UKCS is one of the most mature basins in the world and therefore faces unprecedented challenges.  UK offshore infrastructure is getting older, with a declining rate of exploration and in the amount of oil and gas that is being recovered.  All these issues need to be addressed to stimulate innovation in this sector and see maximum economic benefit for the UK in the decades ahead.

Speaker

The Rt. Hon. Michael Fallon, Minister of State for Business and Energy

Deepwater Brownfields: Yes, We Have to Tackle it Right Now!

Sponsored by ABS Group
The CLOV project is soon to be completed on the offshore ultra-deep water Angolan sedimentary basin. It is the latest development of a series of deep- to ultra-deep water megaprojects which have characterized Block 17’s development history to date, including Girassol, Dalia, and Pazflor.

The next step to keep maximizing recovery from this block will include the enhancement of existing field production through the implementation of EOR techniques and the development of nearby reserves optimizing existing installations over the longer run. Our industry must tackle this new chapter of Block 17’s reserves right now.

To that effect, a coordinated initiative named Projectos Brown Field (PBF) has been set in Luanda to start the brownfield era of this basin. The objective is to ensure maximum focus on reserves maximizing using existing facilities and techniques and synergies between all deepwater projects, as well as with existing field operations.

TOTAL E&P Angola PBF group will present the challenges associated with such business initiative, its objectives, and its achievements to date.

Speaker

Pascal Carrier, Vice President, Projects, Total E&P Angola

CAPEX Compression and the Impact on the Offshore Services Community - SOLD OUT
Oil price increases have failed to pace rising E&P costs since 2011, leading to a reduction in capital expenditures and divestments by a number of major operators. 

In this presentation, the speaker addresses the outlook for oil price increases, arguing that gains in oil prices will be limited to GDP growth and inflation. In addition, the presentation will look at E&P cost drivers and trends. The analysis then integrates these two forecasts to consider the impact on upstream capex, primarily related to high-cost projects like deep water, the Arctic, and offshore LNG.

Speaker

John Westwood, Chairman and Founder, Douglas-Westwood LLC


Networking Event: Women in the Industry Sharing Experiences (WISE)

1600–1800

Continuing the success of previous WISE events, more than 20 successful female executives will share their career and life lessons. Take this opportunity to come meet with them, be inspired by our keynote speaker’s experience, and get to know other industry professionals with similar career obstacles and ambitions.

The event will be organized around table discussions where diverse topics such as mentorship, international career opportunities, the work/life balance, and dual careers will be discussed in an informal, fun setting. 

Following the keynote presentation, participants will then have the opportunity to participate in table discussions and network with like-minded individuals. Enjoy your time, leave with new connections, and increase your knowledge.

(back to top)

Tuesday, 6 May

Industry Breakfast: Australia

0730–0900
Tickets are USD 50 each. Register now »

The Industry Breakfast on Australia, organized by OTC and the US Department of Commerce, will cover Australia’s oil and gas sector and provide a discussion on current and upcoming commercial opportunities for trade and investment. Representatives from the government of Australia and the offshore industry will make presentations. In addition, U.S. industry executives will give an overview of company experiences doing business in the Australia.

Speakers

Welcome and Introductions and Closing Q&A
Chandra Brown, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, U.S. International Trade Administration

 

Commercial Opportunities in Australia’s Oil & Gas Sector
Kelly Ralston, Senior Trade Commissioner, Australian Foreign Ministry

 

Business Proposition: Operating in Australia
Ashraf Jahangir, Energy Market Manager, Kleinfelder

 

The Australian Offshore Oil and Gas Industry
Rob Jellis, BHP Billiton


Topical Breakfasts

0730–0900
Tickets are USD 50 each. Register now »

Mexico Energy Reform: Challenges and Opportunities

Sponsored by ExxonMobil  

Mexico is one of the world's top 15 economies, and energy reform clears a major hurdle for Mexico to fully reach its global potential. The reform will have profound economic implications domestically and internationally. The implementation of this reform will reverberate far beyond the energy industry and will require technical and administrative oversight that is independent, separately-funded, and run by experts protected from political pressures. 

The energy reform will allow private investment in the country's energy sector for the first time since 1938 through various schemes: profit sharing, production sharing, or in the form of a license. Mexico will benefit from the technology, financial, and human capital to exploit its abundant energy deposits, and private investors will benefit from entering a market with plentiful energy resources. The breakfast will focus on these challenges and opportunities.

Speaker

Gustavo Hernández García, Acting Director, Exploration & Production, PEMEX

Indonesia’s Offshore Future - SOLD OUT
With more than 3 trillion cubic meters of proven gas reserves, Indonesia is arguably the top ranking country in Asia for this resource. In addition, the Indonesian government is intent on increasing oil production to one million barrels per day in the coming years by offering favorable tax incentives, improved production splits, and new exploration rights. It is an exciting time in the Indonesian oil and gas industry with a great deal of opportunity for growth and development.  Notable leading speakers will discuss the future of offshore for Indonesia from the government and private sector perspectives.

Speakers

Susilo Siswoutomo, Indonesian Vice Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources

 

Agus Tjahjana, Director General, Industrial International Cooperation

 

A. Edy Hermantoro, Director General of Oil and Gas, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia

 

Teddy C. Sianturi, Director of Manufacturing, Industrial International Cooperation

 

Syamsu Alam, Senior VP Exploration, PT Pertamina

Community-Driven, Telepresence-Enabled Ocean Exploration and NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer
NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) and partners have been experimenting for nearly a decade on the use of telepresence to extend the sea-going experience to shore-based scientists and students in real-time.

Telepresence increases the potential pace and scope of ocean exploration by enabling experts to join a cruise from anywhere, providing unlimited access to intellectual capital and helping to train the next generation.

The NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer was the first federal vessel purpose-outfitted for conducting telepresence-enabled ocean exploration cruises. Her primary operating paradigm focuses on using telepresence to enable shore-based science participation, and expanding the reach of an ocean science expedition to public audiences worldwide. Telepresence-enabled cruises on the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer have remotely hosted up to 40 scientists and students operating in constant contact with the at-sea team.

During this breakfast presentation, Kelley Elliott will provide an overview of the Okeanos Explorer Program and describe the different models of conducting telepresence-enabled operations on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer.  She will describe how the program works with the ocean science community to identify exploration targets, and highlight marine archaeology investigations conducted during the 2012 Northern Gulf of Mexico Expedition.

Speaker

Kelley Elliott, Field Operations Lead, 2020 LLC/Acentia Company Contractor to NOZZ Office of Ocean Exploration and Research

Oil & Gas Industry Commercial Use of NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL)
Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) operations are a critical and costly part of oil and gas industry subsea installation or intervention projects. Pre-deployment testing and procedures verification can substantially benefit these operations through increased safety, efficiency and reliability.

Neutral buoyancy underwater testing was pioneered and successfully used by the human spaceflight industry for decades to simulate and practice mission critical spacewalks, or extravehicular activities. This capability, including a dedicated Work Class ROV, is now commercially available for use by the subsea oil and gas industry at the NASA Johnson Space Center’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL).

This discussion will focus on the world-class NBL capabilities, advantages of underwater testing, recent success stories using ROVs to practice subsea installation tasks, and how the NBL service can be utilized by subsea oil and gas organizations to help improve offshore operations

Speaker

Mike Bloomfield, Former Astronaut, and Vice President and General Manager, Oceaneering Space Systems


R&D Showcase

0900–1700
OTC is providing universities the opportunity to share their current and planned R&D projects relevant to offshore technology. Here are the participating universities for Tuesday:

Rice University

Fracture Tracking via Metal Oxide Nanoparticles; Toward a Strong, Tough, Low-Stiff Cement through a Unified Framework of Platelet-Matrix Composites

Texas A&M University

Stochastic Geomechanics for Improved Reliability

Penn State University

Deep Ocean Research and Testing Capabilities

Georgia Tech

Securing Your Data and Network: Soup to Nuts

University of Houston

UH and Offshore Energy Safety

University of Cambridge, UK

Geomechanical Study and Analysis of Wellbore Stability for the Methane Hydrate Bearing Sediment


Topical Luncheons

1215–1345
Tickets are USD 50 each. Register now »

The Latest Offshore Policy Developments in the Department of the Interior
The Acting Assistant Secretary for Lands and Minerals for the Department of the Interior, Tommy Beaudreau, will update OTC attendees on the latest policy and regulatory developments occurring in the department. Beaudreau also serves as the director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). He is the nominee to become the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget and is uniquely suited to provide the latest developments and what is to come from the regulators of the offshore energy industry.

Speaker

Tommy Beaudreau, Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of the Interior

Sustainable Deepwater Development through Innovation

Sponsored by ABS
More and more people throughout the world are improving their lives thanks to energy in all its various forms. The combination of growing population and increasing prosperity will continue to raise global energy demand. Fossil fuels will continue to meet the bulk of energy demand in most countries, yet many of the world’s remaining oil and gas fields are in harder-to-reach places such as under deep seas. And environmental and social concerns demand a responsible approach to recovering them.

The oil and gas industry understands this challenge. Almost half of the world’s yet-to-be-found conventional oil lies offshore, according to a comprehensive global assessment done by the US Geological Survey in 2008.  To access that energy resource, we are developing new technology to help us to continue operating safely in deeper waters.  And we’re working closely with our customers and partners to apply technology and creative thinking to push the boundaries of what is safely achievable.

Speaker

Bill Henry, VP Upstream Development, SIEP, Shell

New Horizons in Frontier Exploration - SOLD OUT
As a result of a more aggressive exploration strategy, Total has recently entered many large blocks in new countries around the globe, often in frontier areas devoid of adapted seismic grid. These new play types, with complex geologies in challenging environments, have led to new strategies and technological adaptations on the way geophysical surveys are designed, planned, processed, and interpreted thanks to both new contractors acquisitions developments and in-house R&D processing and interpretation achievements.

The speaker will demonstrate several recent plays-technologies relationships in different geological and trap settings.

He will look particularly at shallow-tilted 3-way-dip blocks in Rift Systems (Uganda); catching-up reefal structures in Pre-Salt Carbonates (Angola); centrifugal hydrodynamism trapping in Large Deltas (Azerbaijan);  and complex thrusting structures in Foothills (Bolivia).

Speaker

Marc Blaizot, Executive VP Exploration, Total E&P

Increasing Hydrocarbon Production in an Anti-Hydrocarbon Era
This presentation contrasts reality versus aspiration and affordability, and available energy versus the risks of energy shortages. It also highlights the importance of reputation and license to operate, which are two key concerns for companies today. It also focuses on environmental management and stewardship as part of both concerns.

Speaker

John Hofmeister, Founder and CEO, Citizens for Affordable Energy, Inc.

Water Management—Change of Paradigm: Water as an Asset

Sponsored by

Water Standard
Production of hydrocarbons typically requires water and also produces contaminated water. Depending where production occurs, use or disposal of water may be critical. Some resources, such as unconventional hydrocarbons, may not be produced should we fail to find an acceptable balance between the various legitimate uses of fresh water.

Due to the increasing need of water for both human use and hydrocarbons production, and to its scarcity in some areas, water is now seen as what it actually is: an asset. That change of paradigm has a tremendous impact on how extracted resources are processed—from reservoir management to treatment and reuse of produced water.

For many years, initiatives focused on the disposal and reuse of produced water, with success in terms of reducing the impact of the water discharged to the environment (such an achievement required, in particular, a new approach on chemicals use), with limited success when it comes to reuse. We need to understand why to be able to develop new research.

But today, most initiatives look at reducing the use of water at the source. Optimization of the quantity of fresh water needed to produce conventional or unconventional hydrocarbons is at the heart of many initiatives which combine sophisticated chemical skills, reservoir simulation, and process.

Speaker

Emmanuel Garland, Total Exploration-Production Environmental Expert


Networking Events

1600–1800

Mexico Energy Reform—Transforming the Industry

Come meet Froylán Gracia Galicia, chief of staff of PEMEX, and representatives from the Ministry of Energy and ProMexico who will share their vision and insight regarding the recently approved Mexico’s energy reform. The presentations will address the key benefits of the reform and fundamental transformation that will strengthen the industry, drive economic growth, and become a strong source of job creation.

Specifically, the Ministry of Energy will share the current status of the energy reform. With an eye to the future, PEMEX will address the new realities of this dynamic oil market, the evolution of production systems and business models, and the opportunities to invest in Mexican oil and gas ventures.

ProMexico, Mexico’s government institution in charge of promoting participation in the international economy, will address how to channel eager participation from investors, companies, and service providers.

Attendees will also have opportunity to network with the event speakers and their colleagues.

Welcome

Helge Hove Haldorsen, Board of Directors, OTC

Speakers

Guillermo García Alcocer, General Director of Industrial Development of Hydrocarbons, Ministry of Energy

 

Froylán Gracia Galicia, Chief of Staff, PEMEX

 

Gustavo Hernández García, Acting Director, Exploration & Production, PEMEX

 

Arturo Henríquez Autrey, Chief Procurement Officer, PEMEX

 

Flavio Díaz Mirón, ProMexico, North America Regional Manager

 

Chandra Brown, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration

E&P Major Projects: Improving Project Success

This networking event will focus on major project improvement. Presentations will investigate and offer opportunity to discuss the recent findings of Independent Project Analysis (IPA) after the review of more than a hundred of E&P developments. 

The keynote presentation will address the trade-off between the focus on fast first production and the perceived need for additional appraisal data. Attendees will better understand how to balance the desire to acquire more subsurface data and the pressure for faster production. We will review the benefits overall value implications of better front-end project definition.

Following the keynote presentation, participants will have the opportunity to participate in table discussions and network with like-minded individuals.

Welcome

Ken Arnold, PE, NAE and Senior Technical Advisor, WorleyParsons

Speaker

Neeraj Nandurdikar, Manager, Independent Project Analysis

(back to top)

Wednesday, 7 May

Industry Breakfast: Mexico - SOLD OUT

0730–0900
Tickets are USD 50 each. Register now »

The Industry Breakfast on Mexico, organized by OTC and the US Department of Commerce, will cover Mexico’s oil and gas reforms and new commercial opportunities. The panel will provide a discussion on current and upcoming commercial opportunities for trade and investment, while representatives from the offshore industry will make presentations with an overview of company experiences of doing business in the region.

Speakers

Welcome and Introductions and Closing Q&As

Eric Foell, EJF Consulting

 

TBD

Raul Mendoza, Vice President of Supplier Alliances, PEMEX Procurement International

 

Overview of Mexico's Oil and Gas Sector

R. Michael Haney, Director, Douglas-Westwood LLC

 

Deepening the Commercial Ties between the United States and Mexico
Chandra Brown, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, U.S. International Trade Administration


Topical Breakfasts

0730–0900
Tickets are USD 50 each. Register now »

Global Subsea University Alliance: Providing Talent for Industrial Future

Sponsored by ABS Group
Several world-renowned engineering universities collocated with the oil and gas industry. These universities have come together to address the workforce development in the area of subsea engineering. 

Their vision is to link strong universities in the world which teach graduate-level subsea engineering courses, to enable them to work together for long-term sustainability and best practice of subsea engineering knowledge dissemination. This presentation offers the results of its year-long efforts defining a subsea engineer, creating a core subsea engineering curriculum, and reviewing the best learning modalities and opportunities for individuals. 

The Founding University Members of the Global Subsea University Alliance are:
• University of Houston, Texas, USA (M. Franchek)
• Curtin University, Perth, Australia (B. Evans)
• National University of Singapore (W. L. Loh)
• University of Bergen, Norway (R. Gjengedal)
• Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  (T. A. Netto)

Speakers

Matthew Franchek, Founding Director, University of Houston Subsea Engineering Program

 

Phaneendra Kondapi, Adjunct Professor of Subsea Engineering, University of Houston

Statoil’s North America Growth Strategy, Learning, and Promises - SOLD OUT

Sponsored by MRC
North America is a cornerstone of Statoil’s globalization ambitions.

Statoil has established a strong asset base and is well positioned for future growth—based on exploration success offshore Newfoundland, solid acreage and production positions in the Gulf of Mexico, and an operator in prime onshore plays in Canada and the US.

In an increasingly challenging context, the industry’s ability to adapt and the appropriate balancing of the three E’s (Energy, Economics and Environment) will ultimately be the key to long-term sustainable success.

Join Veronica Roa to discuss shared challenges and opportunities and hear about Statoil North Americas growth aspiration.

Speaker

Veronica Roa, VP, Early Stage Projects and Land, Statoil

Advances in Offshore Decommissioning Technology in US Gulf of Mexico: A Success Story to Engineer Out the Risks
Offshore asset retirement, including well plugging and abandonment, platform decommissioning and pipeline removal, has become an operational focus area for Chevron.

Worldwide, Chevron has a significant inventory of active and idle assets which continues to grow.

This presentation will highlight developed and deployed offshore decommissioning technologies, as well as provide a peek at new technologies recently deployed. These technologies have made the work more efficient and safer by reducing critical lifting and commercial diving.

Speaker

Don Stelling, President, Chevron Environmental Management Company

The Importance of Process Safety in Offshore Operations

Sponsored by DNV
Join us for breakfast and a discussion on improving process safety performance in the offshore E&P industry using Risk-Based Process Safety.

Louisa A. Nara will moderate a discussion among three expert panelists, following an overview presentation by Michael P. Broadribb.

The panel will provide their views on how to get the most out of your management systems using risk-based process safety, such as bow tie analysis, and sharing of lessons learned from recent incidents. The panel will be available during and after the breakfast to answer questions from the audience.

The focus of this event is to improve process safety through discussion, collaboration, and learning from others.

Speakers

Louisa Nara, Technical Director, Center for Chemical Process Safety, an AIChE Industry-Technology Alliance

 

Michael P. Broadribb, Senior Principal Consultant, Baker Engineering & Risk Consultants, Inc.

 

Robin Pitblado, Vice President, DNV-GL

 

Steven Arendt, Vice President, North America Process Industries, ABS Group


R&D Showcase

0900–1700
OTC is providing universities the opportunity to share their current and planned R&D projects relevant to offshore technology. Here are the participating universities for Wednesday:

Texas A&M TEES

National Corrosion Center

University of Texas Austin

Offshore Research Projects

University of Michigan

Path Dependent Concept Evaluation Framework Considering Uncertainty Impacts' and 'Real Options for Marine Applications'

University of Connecticut

Smart Ocean Technology

Georgia Tech

Securing Your Data and Network: Soup to Nuts

University of Cambridge, UK

Geomechanical Study and Analysis of Wellbore Stability for the Methane Hydrate Bearing Sediment


Topical Luncheons

1215–1345
Tickets are USD 50 each. Register now »

BP Energy Outlook 2035

Sponsored by BP

 

 


The BP Energy Outlook 2030 contains its projections of long-term energy trends.

Mark Finley will discuss BP’s Energy Outlook through 2035, identifying long-term energy trends, building on the company’s current edition of the Statistical Review of World Energy.

Now in its 62rd edition, the BP Statistical Review of World Energy is valuable work of reference for the oil and gas industry which tracks objective, historical energy data by country and by fuel.

The BP Energy Outlook builds on that foundation, developing projections for world energy markets to 2035, taking account of the potential evolution of the world economy, policy, and technology. It reflects a “to the best of BP’s knowledge” assessment of the world’s most likely path from today’s vantage point, drawing on expertise from both within and outside the company.

Speaker

Mark Finley, General Manager, Global Energy Markets and US Economics, BP

Serving Global Energy Industry for the Future

Sponsored by ABS
Jeff Immelt will share his perspectives on the toughest challenges facing the global energy industry today and in the future. He will give his views on the importance of rigorous policy and regulation; the advantages of fuel diversity; and the role of technology in driving growth and competitiveness. He will reflect on the need for continued investment in education, engineering, and R&D in order to solve the world’s toughest challenges.

GE has a long, rich heritage in the energy industry dating back to its founder, Thomas Edison. Join Jeff Immelt to hear his perspective on the challenges facing the industry today—from hard-to-reach reserves and the need to get more from existing wells to the need for decentralized power and more efficient energy.

Speaker

Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman of the Board and CEO, GE

Midstream Gas Monetization
Following the increased share of LNG in global gas flows and its ability to arbitrage between markets, most actors anticipated a globalization of gas prices. Yet the gas market has been characterized by the regionalization of price structures and levels between Asia, Europe, and North America.

Those differences have forced upstream liquefaction projects to be increasingly sensitive and responsive to price signals, in opposition to past commercial structures where dedicated contracts and destinations were the norm for LNG projects launching.

This shift of the margin from upstream to downstream has benefited integrated LNG companies who are both partners in LNG upstream but also actors in the downstream segments of the gas chain (i.e. shipping, trading, re-gasification, marketing). Future LNG contractual chains will have to adjust to the new reality and balance the sharing of risks and rewards.

Speaker

Laurent Maurel, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Markets & LNG, Total

Independent Entrepreneur Perspective: Vision and Values to Drive Performance - SOLD OUT

Sponsored by DNV
Independent oil and gas companies operate globally onshore and offshore, in established basins and increasingly in new frontier basins. They team up with traditional oil and gas companies and an ever-growing number of new entrants. To be successful with such an energy portfolio, Noble Energy has determined that it is crucial to be the partner of choice.

Many companies have declared similar intent.

How does an independent set out to truly accomplish such a feat?  It starts with authentically assessing purpose and values and with purposefully seeking to create value by being outcome driven. It is done by making short-term decisions while standing in the future, assessing impact and needs in the short and long term consistent with that vision. It is about standing in the future, thinking about what Wall Street and Main Street think about such an energy company. 

This speaker will talk about the challenges of willingly moving into unchartered waters while remaining true to its purpose, citing innovative examples from her own company.

Speaker

Susan Cunningham, Senior Vice President, GOM, Africa & Frontier and SVP Business Innovation, Noble Energy


Networking Event

Innovations Across the Pacific Rim
1600–1800

Join us for this networking event designed to help you better understand the energy megatrends in the Pacific Rim region and the implication for project developments and technology innovations. Scott Nyquist, Senior Partner, McKinsey and Company, will open with a keynote presentation on major oil and gas trends in the Pacific Rim, particularly focused on the rise of "Big Gas" in Asia Pacific and discuss how these megatrends shape the regional energy industry. 

This presentation will be followed by eposter presentations aimed to showcase the big project developments and innovations taking place in the region, such as Big LNG and large EOR projects. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and interact with these project and technology leaders in an informal setting.

Speakers

Scott Nyquist, Senior Partner, McKinsey and Company

 

Bruce Steenson, GM Programs and Innovation, Shell

 

Bob Fryklund, Chief Upstream Strategist, IHS

 

Jim O'Sullivan, VP and Chief Technology Officer, Technip USA

 

Dave McLellan, Sr. Economist and Business Development Strategist, Packers Plus

 

David Balevic, GM Engineering, GE Oil and Gas


45th Anniversary Celebration Concert

1800–2000 (doors open at 1730 hours)

Sponsored by TIW

Our 45th anniversary concert features musical entertainment from the Beatles' tribute band, A Hard Night's Day.

Join us on the Reliant Stadium floor to celebrate and experience informal networking among your peers. The concert is free; food and drinks available for purchase at the show. The first 1,000 attendees will receive a complimentary drink ticket.

Parking lot and hotel shuttle service will run until 2030 hours to accommodate attendees leaving the concert.

(back to top)

Thursday, 8 May

Industry Breakfast: East Africa - SOLD OUT

0730–0900
Tickets are USD 50 each. Register now »

The Industry Breakfast on East Africa, organized by OTC and the US Department of Commerce, will cover Mozambique, Tanzania, and Kenya’s offshore developments and provide a discussion on current and upcoming commercial opportunities for trade and investment. Representatives from the offshore industry will make presentations with an overview of company experiences of doing business in the region.

Speakers

Welcome and Introductions and Closing Q&As

Chandra Brown, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, U.S. International Trade Administration

 

Offshore Tanzania

Ana Maria Raquel Alberto, Senior Commercial Counselor, Embassy of Mozambique

 

Offshore Developments in Mozambique: Challenges and Opportunities
Mr. Scott Munro, Senior Vice President & General Manager, McDermott

 

East Africa—Avoiding the Resource Curse

Robert Fryklund, Chief Strategist, IHS Energy


Topical Breakfast

0730–0900
Reliant Center, Level 2, Room 300
Tickets are USD 50 each. Register now »

Pursuing Operational Excellence through Safety Management Systems
Hosted by the Center for Offshore Safety and OTC, this event will provide an informative keynote presentation by the US Coast Guard (USCG) and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) leadership. 

The US Coast Guard and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement will provide an update on recent activities focused on improving offshore safety and operational excellence through Safety Management Systems. Additionally, the USCG and BSEE will highlight how they are working together to accomplish this objective.

Speakers

Charlie Williams, Executive Director, Center for Offshore Safety

 

RDML Joseph Servidio, U.S. Coast Guard


Teacher Workshop

0730–1500 

Sponsored by ExxonMobil

OTC will invite 100 Houston-area classroom teachers (grades 4-12) to attend a free, one-day energy education workshop. Educators will receive comprehensive, objective information about the scientific concepts of energy and its importance while discovering the world of oil and natural gas exploration and production. Teachers will also participate in hands-on energy lessons provided by the US National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project.


High School Student STEM Event

0830–1330 

OTC is educating the next generation of aspiring engineers, scientists and managers about the oil and gas industry. Approximately 200 high school students will see firsthand the exciting opportunities the oil and gas industry can offer. The program will include a scavenger hunt of the technology exhibits and hands-on energy lessons provided by the US National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project. Students will also have the opportunity to meet industry professionals and ask questions about possible careers in the oil and gas industry.


R&D Showcase

0900–1400
OTC is providing universities the opportunity to share their current and planned R&D projects relevant to offshore technology. Here are the participating universities for Thursday:

Texas A&M TEES

National Corrosion Center

The University of Texas at Austin

Offshore Research Projects

University of Michigan

Path Dependent Concept Evaluation Framework Considering Uncertainty Impacts' and 'Real Options for Marine Applications'

University of Connecticut

Smart Ocean Technology

Houston Community College

Global Energy Safety Institute

University of Cambridge, UK

Geomechanical Study and Analysis of Wellbore Stability for the Methane Hydrate Bearing Sediment


Topical Luncheon

1215–1345
Tickets are USD 50 each. Register now »

Improving Safety Management Systems and Recognizing Contributions
Hosted by the Center for Offshore Safety and OTC, this luncheon will include a keynote presentation by the director of BSEE focused on improving safety management systems and safety culture offshore. US Coast Guard leadership will also participate in the keynote presentation.

The center has been working to draw lessons learned from successful safety programs and to stimulate sharing across industry participants to enhance collective knowledge and promote improvements in safety.  As a result of this endeavor and in alignment with its mission, the center has created the Center for Offshore Safety Leadership Recognition Program.  The purpose of this program is to encourage and reward outstanding contributions to improving safety management. 

The center will announce its Leadership Recognition finalists and recipients during this luncheon. In addition, the Recognition Program recipients will present executive summaries of the selected programs or projects.

Speakers

Charlie Williams, Executive Director, Center for Offshore Safety

 

Brian Salerno, Director, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)

 

(back to top)

OTC Sponsorsing Organizations' Events

Several of the OTC sponsoring organizations, such as SPE, ASME-IPTI and ASCE host their own events during OTC.

Browse the list to learn more.