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OTC 2017 - Schedule of Events Overview

All events in conjunction with OTC 2017 will be held at NRG Park in Houston, Texas, USA unless noted otherwise.


NRG Park
1 NRG Pkwy
Houston. Texas 77054

 

Saturday, 29 April
Monday, 1 May
Tuesday, 2 May
Wednesday, 3 May
Thursday, 4 May
Friday, 5 May

 

Hear from OTC Program Committee Chairperson Charles Knobloch on OTC's global reach, and how that impacts the topical and industry events within the technical program.

 

SATURDAY, 29 APRIL

0700–1500 OTC Training Courses

MONDAY, 1 MAY

0700–1700 Registration
0730–0900 Topical Breakfasts
0800–1630 The Next Wave Program
0900–1530 OTC Poster Lounge
0900–1700 University R&D Showcase
0900–1730 Exhibition
0930–1200 Technical Sessions
1215–1345 Topical Luncheons
1400–1630 Technical Sessions
1600–1700 Spotlight On New Technology Presentation 
1600–1800 Networking Event

TUESDAY, 2 MAY

0730–1700  Registration
0730–0900 Topical/Industry Breakfasts
0900–1530   OTC Poster Lounge
0900–1700   University R&D Showcase
0900–1730 Exhibition
0930–1200 Technical Sessions
1200–1400 Distinguished Achievement Awards Luncheon
1215–1345 Topical Luncheons
1400–1630 Technical Sessions
1600–1800 Networking Event
1905 OTC Night at the Ballpark

WEDNESDAY, 3 MAY

0730–1700 Registration
0730–0900 Topical/Industry Breakfasts
0800–1030 STEM Technical Session
0900–1700 University R&D Showcase
0900–1530 OTC Poster Lounge
0900–1730 Exhibition
0930–1200 Technical Sessions
1215–1345 Topical Luncheons
1215–1800 WISE Event
1400–1630 Technical Sessions

THURSDAY, 4 MAY

0730–1400 Registration
0730–0900 Topical/Industry/Ethics Breakfasts
0900–1400 Exhibition
0900–1400 University R&D Showcase
0930–1200 Technical Sessions
1215–1345 Topical Luncheons
1400–1630 Technical Sessions

FRIDAY, 5 MAY

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OTC 2017 - What to Know Before You Go

What to Know Before You Go

WHAT IS THE VALUE OF ATTENDING OTC?

OTC Program Committee Chairperson Charles Knobloch explains: 

 

WHEN DOES OTC REGISTRATION AND ACCOMMODATIONS OPEN?

Registration and hotel accommodations are now available, click here.

WHAT IS THE ADDRESS FOR NRG PARK?

1 NRG Pkwy, Houston, Texas 77054
Get directions.

Please note your GPS may recognize this as Reliant Parkway or NRG Parkway

WHERE MAY I PICK UP MY BADGE?

Advance registrants receive their OTC conference badges in the mail if they reside in the US and register before 4 April 2017. Conference registrants will be allowed two free badge reprints. A fee of USD 50 will be charged for additional badge reprints

Attendees from outside the US or those who register after 4 April can pick up their badge on-site or at one of the following, convenient remote locations:
 
George Bush Intercontinental Airport
(downstairs in the International Baggage Claim area)
Saturday, 29 April–Monday, 1 May (0900–1600 hours)
 
Hyatt Regency Houston (downtown)
1200 Louisiana
Houston, Texas 77002
(lobby near coffee shop)
Thursday, 22 April–Thursday, 27 April (1000–1500 hours)
Monday, 1 May–Tuesday, 2 May (0600–1200 hours)
 
Hyatt Regency Galleria
2626 Sage Road
Houston, Texas 77056
(lobby by front desk)
Sunday, 30 April (1000–1500 hours)
Monday, 1 May (0700–1200 hours)

CAN I VIEW THE TECHNICAL PROGRAM?

The OTC 2017 technical program is available to view here

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?

To receive a refund, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 17 April 2017. Cancellations made after 17 April will not be refunded.

Send cancellation requests by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by fax to +1.301.694.5124, or by mail
to:

OTC
5202 President's Court,
Ste 310
Frederick, MD 21703 USA

Please note that if you have already registered for OTC 2017, refunds will not be given if you receive a complimentary guest pass. No exceptions.

Travel time to NRG Park: Please ensure sufficient travel time to account for traffic and weather. No refunds will be given for late arrivals for any ticketed event. Also please remember that parking at NRG Park is cash only.

HOW DO I CONTACT SHOW MANAGEMENT ON SITE?

OTC Headquarters
+1.832.667.3014 (during show days only)
NRG Center, Level 1, Room 103

DO I NEED ANYTHING TO PICK UP MY BADGE?

Yes. To ensure a secure conference, photo identification (passport or driver's license) is required. Items may be subject to search before entering the OTC areas at NRG Park.

ARE BADGES REQUIRED AT THE DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS LUNCHEON

No, but a ticket is required; it can be obtained at registration.

Learn more about the Distinguished Achievement Awards Luncheon.

WHERE IS EVERYTHING LOCATED IN NRG PARK?

The exhibitsare in NRG Center, NRG Arena, and the OTC Parkway & Pavilion.

All technical sessions are on Level 2 of the NRG Center.

All breakfasts and luncheons are on Level 2 of the NRG Center.

There are also special events throughout NRG Park.

WHAT SECURITY AND SAFETY MEASURES DOES OTC HAVE IN PLACE?

OTC monitors world events and health concerns to constantly adjust our plans in providing a safe and secure environment for all participants.
 
All attendees are required to wear their OTC name badge and badge holder at all times. Use of a badge by a person not named on the badge is grounds for confiscation. If you lose your conference badge, please return to Registration to obtain a replacement.
 
An adult must accompany attendees 15 to 18 years of age. No one under 15 years of age will be admitted to OTC.
 
Also expect additional security measures as you approach each entrance location of NRG Park. Security personnel will be positioned at the entrances and may ask you to open your backpack or boxes for a visual inspection. If you observe any suspicious activity or have any security concerns, please contact OTC Headquarters on-site so we may investigate the matter.

OTC wants all patrons to have a safe and secure experience. We appreciate your cooperation and support in making this possible. 

WHAT IS THE COST TO PARK AT NRG PARK?

The parking fee at NRG Park is USD 12 per entry. View parking map.

Note parking is cash only.

IF I HAVE A BADGE, MAY I WALK RIGHT INTO THE SHOW?

No, each registrant who receives a badge by mail will need to visit a badge holder pickup location to get their official OTC badge holder. Admittance without a badge holder is not permitted.
 
There is a coupon attached to your registration material that should be surrendered at a Badge Holder counter to verify attendance. Badge Holder pick-up area are located near the registration areas in both NRG Center and NRG Arena.

WHERE MAY I PURCHASE TICKETS FOR LUNCHEONS AND OTHER EVENTS?

You may purchase event tickets online or at the registration counters until an event is sold out. Once an event is sold out, a waitlist will be started and/or tickets sold at the door. Food is not guaranteed 20 minutes past the event start time.

CAN I TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS OR VIDEO OF OTC?

No. All OTC sessions are protected by US copyright laws. Photography and video/audio recording of any kind are strictly prohibited in the sessions and throughout the exhibition area. Read our full policy on photography and videography.
 
Members of the press are required to report to the OTC Press Room to obtain permission for photography and videography.
 

 

AS A US COMPANY, HOW CAN OTC HELP ME EXPAND MY BUSINESS INTERNATIONALLY?

OTC 2017 is a participant of the US Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program (IBP). Through their network of offices in US Embassies and Consulates worldwide, the IBP has recruited nearly 30 foreign buyer delegations to connect with US companies at OTC.
 
International trade specialists will be in the Center for International Trade to provide services such as export counseling, matchmaking services, and market analysis. Stop by the room to learn about the many buyer delegations and pick up a free copy of the Export Resource Guide containing the Basic Guide to Exporting, Trade Finance Guide, Oil and Gas sector market research reports, and more.
 
Registration is required for these programs. For more information about these programs and to register, please click here.
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OTC 2017 - How to Exhibit

How to Exhibit

LEARN WHY IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR COMPANY TO EXHIBIT

"We all know these are challenging times in our industry, but if there is one conference that your company shouldn’t miss, it is OTC 2017. Since 1969, OTC is where the world comes together to meet and exchange ideas about oil and gas." Read more (pdf) - Joe Fowler, OTC Board of Directors Chairman

HOW TO EXHIBIT

During four dynamic days in the OTC exhibition hall, your company can showcase its products and services to the world’s leading experts and decision-makers in the offshore energy industry.

OTC brings together industry leaders and buyers from more than 120 countries who all want to explore how technology, best practices, emerging trends, and proven methods are making waves in the evolving landscape of the industry.

Companies who have previously exhibited may submit an Online Space Application. Exhibit space will be assigned on a first-come, first served, space available basis. Exhibit space is assigned for the 2017 Offshore Technology Conference only.

New exhibitors should complete the inquiry form and, once qualified, will be given their password to submit an Online Space Application.

Once your company has elected to participate in this prestigious event, follow these three easy steps:

  1. Review all exhibit information carefully.
  2. Select five preferred booth locations. (New companies will be assigned in NRG Arena and the outdoor exhibits only.)
  3. Complete the Online Space Application. A 25% deposit is due upon confirmation of space.

 

EXHIBITOR BENEFITS AND SUPPORT FROM OTC

Pre-show
  • Unique promotional and advertising opportunities to help increase your company’s exposure and return on investment.
  • Regular exhibitor newsletter keeping you informed of important deadlines and developments related to the event.
  • A comprehensive Exhibitor Services Manual providing the tools you need for a successful exhibiting experience.
  • An exceptional guest invite program offering personalized invitations to distribute to your clients and business associates.
  • Complimentary company listing including logo and uploadable PDF brochures on the OTC mobile app.
  • Targeted global marketing campaigns featuring highlights of the exhibition.
On-site
  • Five complimentary exhibitor registrations per 100 square feet of booth space with discounted exhibitor registration rates beyond the complimentary allotment.
  • Drayage, a complimentary service unique to OTC exhibitors which includes delivery of exhibit materials from dock to booth, empty crate storage and return after the event, and delivery of exhibit materials back to dock for carrier.
  • The largest attended offshore E&P event in the world.
  • Standard booth equipment: 8-ft.-high draped back wall, 3-ft.-high draped side rails, 7 x 44-in. company ID sign.
  • Company listing in the conference program and the exhibition map available to all attendees.
Post-show
  • Copy of the post-conference audience survey results and findings.

 

CLICK HERE FOR EXHIBITOR LIST

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OTC 2017 - Exhibitor Information

Exhibitor Information

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION AND HOUSING

Single Sign-On allows you to quickly access the exhibitor service manual, register your booth personnel, and book housing. All directly from your online exhibitor console using your company password.

There is no longer a need to use a separate password for registration and housing. Simply log in and click on the Registration and Housing icons.

Exhibitor Registration and Housing

*Please note this is exhibitor registration and housing only.

LEARN WHY IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR COMPANY TO EXHIBIT

"We all know these are challenging times in our industry, but if there is one conference that your company shouldn’t miss, it is OTC 2017. Since 1969, OTC is where the world comes together to meet and exchange ideas about oil and gas." Read more (pdf) - Joe Fowler, OTC Board of Directors Chairman

Become an OTC exhibitor today!

EXHIBITOR MARKETING TOOLKIT

Access all the resources you need to enhance your presence at OTC 2017.

EXHIBITING ADVICE

OTC offers on-demand tips from our February webinar as well as the December Exhibitor Roundtable

If you missed the Roundtable, view the document below for cost-saving ideas for exhibit managers. Additional presentations and resources from the Roundtable will be available here within the coming weeks. 

99 Cost-Saving Tips and Tricks for Exhibit Managers (report from CEIR)

 

Watch our latest webinar to learn how to save money and meet deadlines. The session also highlighted rules and regulations, answered FAQs, and provided rebooking information.

 

 

OTC 2016 POST-EVENT REPORT

Are you preparing to exhibit or sponsor OTC 2017? Click the 'Download' button to access the post-event report from OTC 2016 and see key statistics, attendee demographics, and more. 

Download the OTC Post Show Report

PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY

OTC strictly enforces a photography and videography policy, which is in place to protect leading-edge technology showcased at the event. Recent revisions have been made to the existing policy, so please click here for additional details. Any violations by an exhibitor to this policy could result in a verbal warning, the loss of priority points, and ultimately the confiscation of the exhibitor’s badge.

 

STAY SAFE, AVOID EXHIBITOR SCAMS

  • Experient sealOnly select vendors are approved to contact exhibitors about exhibit services and sponsorship opportunities. View list of official contractors from 2017.
  • Experient is the official registration and housing contractor for OTC. No other hotel/housing provider is authorized to contact you on OTC's behalf, such as a company called Housing Angels which we have been recently alerted to. 
  • Be cautious of any company claiming to sell/rent the OTC attendee list. OTC has no association with these companies nor have we authorized them to use our name or trademark. OTC does not sell/rent attendee email addresses to any third party. OTC and its registration company, Experient, only rent attendee mail addresses to exhibitors for one-time use, before and after OTC. 
  • Austrian-based Construct Data Verlag AG and Mexican-based Expo Guide are not authorized to contact OTC exhibitors. They are targeting exhibitors offering advertising space on their Fair Guide website. 
    • If you receive a document with our name or name of our event(s) listed which offers advertising space on the Fair Guide website or in their directories, please do not sign the form unless you have carefully read and understood the terms contained in the small print. OTC has no association with this company nor have we authorized them to use our name or trademark.
    • If you have any concerns about this company, you should address them to the Office Fair Trade or equivalent for your country/US state. 
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OTC 2017 - Registration

Register

Save time on-site by registering in advance online. 

The registration fee includes admittance to the technical sessions and exhibition. Special event tickets and the Proceedings are available for an additional fee. 

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COST TO ATTEND

The registration fee includes admittance to the technical sessions and exhibition.

Registration Types:

Member **

Nonmember

4-Day Registration 

USD 180

USD 280

1-Day Registration 

USD 140

USD 240

1-Day Student (with valid university ID)

Complimentary for members and nonmembers

4-Day Student (with valid university ID)

USD 100 for members and nonmembers

OTC 2017 Proceedings (CD and mobile app)*

USD 110

USD 175

OTC 2017 Proceedings (mobile app or OnePetro)*

USD 110

USD 175

 
* Special event tickets and CD Proceedings must be purchased separately. Proceedings pick up available onsite at the badge holder/proceedings counters in the lobbies of the NRG Center and NRG Arena.
 
Spouses are charged the same fees as an attendee, if in attendance.

SPECIAL EVENT TICKETS

You are encouraged to purchase special event tickets with your advance registration because seating is limited.

OTC Distinguished Achievement Awards Luncheon 

Tuesday

USD 75 each

The Next Wave (includes breakfast, lunch, and reception)

Monday

USD 60 each

Networking Event: Diversity, Communication, and Leadership hosted by WISE: Women in the Industry Sharing Experiences 2017 

Wednesday

USD 60 each

Topical and Industry Breakfasts

Monday–Thursday

USD 60 each

Topical Luncheons

Monday–Thursday

USD 60 each


d5: The Next Big Thing

Discounted rates are availble for 3 or more individuals.

Three tickets for the price of two (USD 990).

Six tickets for the price of four individuals from the same company (USD 1980). This package includes registraion and the company name mentioned as Innovation Leaders during opening remarks.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the offer.
 

Friday, 5 May

USD 495
 
OTC Training Courses

Saturday, 29 April

Varies

 



 

BADGE PICKUP

Advance registrants receive their OTC conference badges in the mail if they reside in the US and register before 4 April 2017.
 
Attendees from outside the US or those who register after 4 April can pick up their badge on-site or at one of the following, convenient remote locations:
 

George Bush Intercontinental Airport
(downstairs in the International Baggage Claim area)

  • Saturday, 29 April–Monday, 1 May (0900–1600 hours)

Hyatt Regency Houston (downtown)
1200 Louisiana
Houston, Texas 77002
(lobby near coffee shop)

  • Thursday, 22 April–Thursday, 27 April (1000–1500 hours)
  • Monday, 1 May–Tuesday, 2 May (0600–1200 hours)

Hyatt Regency Galleria
2626 Sage Road
Houston, Texas 77056
(lobby by front desk)

  • Sunday, 30 April (1000–1500 hours)
  • Monday, 1 May (0700–1200 hours)

Conference registrants will be allowed two free badge reprints. A fee of USD 50 will be charged for additional badge reprints.

PHOTO IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED

To ensure a secure conference, a government-issued photo identification (passport or driver's license) is required. Items may be subject to search before entering the OTC areas at NRG Park.

IMPORTANT SECURITY MEASURES

To ensure a secure conference, a government-issued photo identification (passport or driver’s license) is required. All bags, including purses and laptop cases, will be subject to search before you enter any OTC areas. For safety reasons, luggage is not allowed on-site at OTC. A luggage check will be available to attendees.

No one under the age of 15 will be admitted onto the exhibit floor. 

TRAVEL AND HOTELS

Learn more about how to reserve accommodations at an official OTC hotel, generate a Visa letter, or navigate Houston. 

CANCELLATION POLICY

To receive a refund, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 17 April 2017. Cancellations made after 17 April will not be refunded.
 
Send cancellation requests by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by fax to +1.301.694.5124, or by mail to:
OTC
5202 President's Court, Ste 310
Frederick, MD 21703 USA

Please note that if you have already registered for OTC 2017, refunds will not be given if you receive a complimentary guest pass. No exceptions. 

Travel time to NRG Park: Please ensure sufficient travel time to account for traffic and weather. No refunds will be given for late arrivals for any ticketed event. Also please remember that parking at NRG Park is cash only.

ASK A REGISTRATION QUESTION

Contact Experient at 1.888.269.6829 (888-269-OTC9) (US and Canada only) or +1.847.996.5828, from 0900–1700 hours EST Monday-Friday, or by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

 

JOIN AN OTC SPONSORING ORGANIZATION AND SAVE MONEY

OTC is brought to you by membership organizations that cover all aspects of the energy industry. 
 
As a member of one or more societies, you will gain technical knowledge and build relationships that will benefit you throughout your career. Members also receive discounted registration to OTC. 
 
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