Originally founded in 1969, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is one of the most important energy conferences held in the United States. Scheduled to occur in Houston, Texas from May 4th through 7th, the OTC is well-known throughout the offshore industry as an important source for technical knowledge and networking opportunities. Since its inception, the OTC has grown to international status. This year, attendance is estimated to top 90,000 industry professionals from over 120 countries. The conference creates an unparalleled opportunity for members of the offshore industry to exchange information and ideas about scientific advancement, technical knowledge, and environmental issues.
Showcasing the Latest Technologies
The offshore industry is an area that is full of burgeoning technology, with some of the most efficient and exciting examples being showcased in the OTC. The conference presents the Spotlight on New Technology Awards for the most innovative products and processes, with 17 new technologies scheduled to receive awards this year. Businesses large and small are singled out for their groundbreaking technological advances. For 2015, some of the winning systems include an all-electric intelligent well system, a new multiphase compressor, a total vibration monitor, and many others.
A Host of Special Events
Over the years, the OTC has developed a reputation for hosting a wide variety of special events and activities, and this year is no exception. Keeping an eye on the future of the industry, the conference will feature a program for young professionals in the offshore field entitled The Next Wave. This program will explore the new frontiers being drawn in the field by technological innovation, encompassing the opportunities and challenges posed by the current and future business landscape. Other programs will feature R&D showcases for universities that are exploring the latest offshore technologies. Events specifically focused on networking will occur as well, some of which include special seminars on gender diversity and opportunities in various international markets. These are just a few of the many networking and educational opportunities scheduled to take place during the conference.
Cutting Edge Equipment and Professional Contacts
The OTC provides a number of unique features which position it as one of the most important conferences of its kind. Its technical programs are represented by some of the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the industry. The most ground-breaking innovations in the industry are available for view, along with the leaders and suppliers who make them happen. In addition, the Houston location of the OTC represents one of the most productive energy centers in the world. The combination of first-class technologies, thought leaders, and location represents a one-of-a-kind opportunity for offshore clients of all different types.
Southwest Will Be There
Representatives from Southwest Process Control will be at the conference with our partners at Hy-Lok. We will be representing the most efficient and accurate fluid system control products available on the market today. Please stop by and visit us at the Hy-Lok USA Booth #5001, and learn how our products can help your application run with the greatest efficiency and cost effectiveness.