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OTC 2018

30 APRIL–3 MAY 2018  ///  NRG PARK  ///  HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. Celebrating 50 years since 1969, OTC’s flagship conference is held annually at NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park) in Houston. OTC has expanded technically and globally with the Arctic Technology Conference, OTC Brasil and OTC Asia. OTC is sponsored by 13 industry organizations and societies, who work cooperatively to develop the technical program. OTC also has endorsing and supporting organizations.

Schedule of Events Overview

Technical Program

The Offshore Technology Conference offers key insights by global experts on technological advances, safety, and environmentally focused solutions, and economic and regulatory impacts.

2018 Technical Highlights Celebrating 50 Years of OTC  

Programs that reflect on our history, the current state of the industry, and what is on the horizon.

FASTER DEPLOYMENT OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Solutions to reduce the development timeline and create project-ready technologies which meet current industry challenges.

COST REDUCING TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
Ways to decrease costs and improve overall value, while maintaining high standards for safety, operability, and reliability

INTEGRATING TO INNOVATE
How advanced software, nanotechnology, and the digital revolution are integrating disciplines and triggering an historic transformation in the offshore energy sector.

MEETING GLOBAL DEMAND
Meeting the energy needs of fast-growing economies, while reducing carbon emissions and carefully considering the impact of digital technology.

UPDATES ON WORLD-CLASS PROJECTS
The latest on landmark projects which have resulted in breakthrough technologies in a low oil price environment.

GLOBAL PARTICIPATION
Executives from service companies and operators, including IOCs and NOCs, share accomplishments from projects in Canada, Malaysia, the Gulf of Mexico, and the North Sea.

Schedule

MONDAY, APRIL 30 
                                               

Breakfast/Luncheon

7:30-9:00

  • Improving Well Control Process Safety:
  • A Second BOP, or is There a Better Way?
  • Positioning a Portfolio for Long-Term Success
  • Technology Outlook 2018: Technology’s Potential to Evolve Energy Production and Usage to 2050

12:15-13:45

  • Deepwater’s Investment in Brazil: An IOC Perspective
  • BOEM: An Update on the US Offshore Regulatory Environment
  • Bringing Light into the Industry’s “Dark Age”

Panel

9:30-12:00

  • How to Make Offshore Oil and Gas Projects Feasible in a USD 45-50 per barrel Environment

14:00-16:30

  • Policy Panel: Offshore Energy: Safety, Technology and Production – Governmental Perspectives

Technical

9:30-12:00

  • Advances in Mooring Technology
  • Digitalization: A Vision Forward
  • How to Make Offshore Oil and Gas Projects Feasible in a USD 45-50 per barrel Environment
  • Reactive and Dissolvable Materials for Downhole Applications
  • Risk Management vs. Risk Avoidance
  • Subsea Field Development and Tiebacks
  • Topside Innovative Processing and Design

14:00-16:30

  • Subsea Innovative Processing and Hardware Design
  • Material Advancement
  • Field Development Strategies to Face the Current Market Situation
  • FLNG and Gas Monetization Innovative Processing and Design
  • Continuous Improvement: More for Less
  • Digital Revolution and Data Technology Reshaping Offshore

Networking Events

16:00-18:00

  • Data, Drilling and Discovery: Five Decades of OTC: How Our Past Has Shaped Our Future

TUESDAY, MAY 1 
                                                   

Breakfast/Luncheon

7:30-9:00

  • Capturing and Creating AVATAR Talent
  • Ocean Sound and Marine Animals: Advancing the Geophysical Industry in a Complex Regulatory Environment
  • Industry Breakfast: Guyana and Suriname

12:15-13:45

  • E&P Strategy to Succeed at Low Oil Price
  • Digital Transformation: Impact on Innovation and Operational Excellence
  • Unmanned Vehicles: A Game Changer in the Offshore Oil Industry

Panel

9:30—12:00

  • Active Arena: Global Intellectual Property Strategy

14:00-16:30

  • CEO Panel: Integrated Offshore
  • Activities, Mega Mergers, and Alliances:
  • A Competitive Integration

Technical

9:30-12:00

  • Campos Basin: From Shallow Water to the Ultradeepwater and Complex Reservoirs: 40 Years Pushing the Technology Boundaries
  • Case Studies and Advances in Reservoir Characterization and Monitoring
  • Recent Advances in Geotechnics
  • HPHT Technology Verification, Validation, and Regulatory Requirements: Part One
  • The Malikai Project
  • Well Control Intelligence for the Next 50 Years

14:00-16:30

  • The Digital Optimization of Offshore Exploration and Production: The Next 50 Years
  • The Hebron Project
  • HPHT Technology Verification, Validation, and Regulatory Requirements: Part Two
  • Geohazard and Geotechnical Challenges: Engineering Solutions for Today and Tomorrow
  • Reservoir Engineering as the Core of the Offshore Oil and Gas Activities
  • Risers and Pipelines

Networking

  • Automation, Efficiency, and Optimization Offshore: Remote Management of Our Industry

Poster

9:30-15:00

  • Poster Lounge I

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 
                                               

7:30-9:00

  • WellSafe: Chevron’s Well Control Assurance Program
  • Ethics Breakfast
  • Industry Breakfast: LNG Markets in Asia: Japan, India, and Vietnam
  • Overcoming the Growth Plateau

8:00=11:00

  • OTC Energy Challenge

12:15-13:45

  • Women in the Industry Sharing Experiences (WISE) Presents: Soft Skills, Hard Value
  • Offshore Wind Energy in the US: Recent Projects and Future Outlook
  • Where to Take Subsea Processing in the Current Market: Brown Field or Green Field? An Industry Perspective
  • Digitalization Deployed: The Ivar Aasen Field Development Project: The Pursuit of an Ultra-low Manned Platform Pays Dividends in the North Sea

Panel

9:30-12:00

  • Big Data Next Chapter

14:00-16:30

  • Deep Pockets: Private Equity Financing for Offshore Projects
  • Invited Organization: International Seabed Authority: Progress and Prospects in Deep Sea Mining – 50 Years On

Technical

9:30-12:00

  • Meeting New Challenges with Flexible and Spoolable Pipe
  • Marine Mining
  • Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Offshore Engineering
  • Enhanced Flow Assurance Strategies: Guarantee the Flow, Reduce the Expenditure
  • From High-Cost Offshore to Low-Cost Unconventionals: The Changing Market for LWD Technology
  • Drilling Automation and Machine Learning

14:00-16:30

  • Offshore Pipelines
  • Subsea Processing
  • Advances in Offshore Wind Energy
  • Leveraging Big Data in System Design
  • Metocean Advances

Poster

9:30-15:00

  • Poster Lounge II

Young Professionals

12:00-18:00

  • The Next 50: The Evolution of the Industry

THURSDAY MAY 1     
                                           

Breakfast/Luncheon

7:30-9:00

  • Center for Offshore Safety: Could This Be the Next Step Change in Safety?

12:15-13:45

  • Center for Offshore Safety: Senior Regulatory Leadership Perspectives – Safety, Safety Management, and Future Regulatory Activity
  • DOE’s Approach to Offshore Oil and Gas Technology Challenges

Panel

9:30-12:00

  • One Gulf Reaching 50 Billion BOE and Growing
  • Center for Offshore Safety: Interaction of Culture, Systems, and Human Performance – The Next Step in Safety Management

14:00-16:30

  • Jack & St. Malo: Three Years after First Oil on a Staged Deepwater Development

Technical

7:30-9:00

  • Implementing New Integrated Technology for a Safer Future in Offshore Operations
  • Intervention, Abandonment and Decommissioning
  • Floating System and Integrity Management Standards
  • Flow Assurance in a Cost Sensitive Environment: Engineering and Project Learning
  • Well Completion Technology

14:00-16:30

  • Well Intervention
  • Subsea Robotics: The Autonomy Era
  • Fit for Fifty: Reducing Time, Cost, and Uncertainty by Streamlining Offshore Projects
  • Cost Effective Chemical Solutions for Sustainable Production
  • Nanotechnology Innovations for Offshore Drilling and Material Selection
  • Striving Toward Safety Excellence in Offshore and Subsea Environments

Networking

9:00-15:00

  • 1-on-1 Mock Interview Session

 

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