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Jan Atle Andresen, right, of Huisman Equipment shows the Huisdrill 12000 drill ship to Niels Torgau at the Huisman Equipment booth during the first day of the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference, Monday, May 5, 2014, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )

Take a look at the scale models from OTC 2015

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The Offshore Technology Conference is big, but not big enough to hold some of the biggest tech in the world. That’s where these hyper-detailed scale models come in.
Houston's success hosting the annual Offshore Technology Conference is one of the selling points boosters are using in hopes of attracting the 2017 World Petroleum Congress.

Global guests descend on OTC 2015

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Take a look at the scale models from OTC 2015

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Jan Atle Andresen, right, of Huisman Equipment shows the Huisdrill 12000 drill ship to Niels Torgau at the Huisman Equipment booth during the first day of the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference, Monday, May 5, 2014, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )
The Offshore Technology Conference is big, but not big enough to hold some of the biggest tech in the world. That’s where these hyper-detailed scale models come in.
Houston's success hosting the annual Offshore Technology Conference is one of the selling points boosters are using in hopes of attracting the 2017 World Petroleum Congress.

Global guests descend on OTC 2015

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The Offshore Technology Conference is a truly international event, drawing visitors from more than 130 countries.
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Juan Alonzo-Miranda with his service dog Goldie in front of their  San Antonio home. San Antonio Express-News

Schlumberger wants service-dog verdict tossed

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Jurors on March 23 directed the company to pay Iraq War veteran Juan Alonzo-Miranda almost $28,600
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Mexican states lose ruling over BP’s 2010 spill

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The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal upheld a 2013 district court ruling.
Categories: Gulf of Mexico

Protesters in kayaks paddle out to meet the Arctic offshore oil rig Polar Pioneer piggybacked atop the cargo deck vessel Blue Marlin as it arrives at Port Angeles, Wash., on  April 17.  (Keith Thorpe/The Peninsula Daily News via AP)

Seattle mayor: Port needs new permit for Arctic oil fleet

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Royal Dutch Shell has been planning to base its fleet at the port’s Terminal 5 for six months each year, when they’re not being used in the Arctic.
Categories: Arctic
Oceaneering International displays its remotely operated underwater vehicle at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston on Monday. Oceaneering's ROVs took part in repairing damage at a blown-out well during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill five years ago.

At OTC, a robot invasion

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At the Offshore Technology Conference on Monday, a robot the size of a car brandished a pair of wicked-looking tools used to pierce through thick steel at the bottom of the ocean. A tattoo on its right arm warned it has a “laser.”
Offshore Technology Conference at the NRG Center Monday, May 4, 2015, in Houston, Texas. ( Gary Coronado / Houston Chronicle )

Day one of OTC 2015 draws in thousands

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Attendees packed NRG Center on May 4 to get a look at the latest technology cooked up by oil and gas engineering firms from around the world.
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Baker Hughes to recent grads: If you want to succeed, you have to be candid

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Lots of new professionals are more timid than they should be, said Rick Fowler, vice president of deepwater projects for LLOG Exploration.
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General Electric booth at the Offshore Technology Conference at the NRG Center Monday, May 4, 2015, in Houston, Texas. ( Gary Coronado / Houston Chronicle )

GE at OTC: Big Data could help oil companies pump 80 billion more barrels of oil

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GE executives believe smart sensors and Big Data analytics could help oil companies extract an additional 80 billion barrels of oil around the world, about three years’ worth of global crude supplies.
Categories: Oil field services, OTC
From left, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Abigail Hopper and North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory discuss federal regulations, drilling and seismic studies at the Offshore Technology Conference.

Gov. Pat McCrory at OTC: Drilling dollars essential to sell offshore exploration along East Coast

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For coastal states to support offshore drilling near their shores, they have to glean some of the dollars tied to that activity, North Carolina’s governor told OTC.
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Baker Hughes debuts Hammerhead technology to help companies tap Lower Tertiary of Gulf of Mexico

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The Lower Tertiary in the Gulf of Mexico holds vast amounts of hydrocarbons but the play has proved difficult to tap.
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Despite the recent price downturn, the oil industry still offers promising career opportunities.

Oil business still offers job prospects, exec says at OTC

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Opportunities abound in the oil and gas industry, the current price slump notwithstanding, an executive told young professionals at OTC.
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Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

Money manager criticizes big bucks spent on shale wells

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Shares in U.S. shale-oil drillers including Pioneer Natural Resources Co. and EOG Resources fell after influential money manager David Einhorn criticized the large sums of cash they burn through to frack wells.
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OTC Panel: Hearts and oil pumps, not that different

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Two experts talked exciting new technology and potential overlap in the medical and oil and gas industries Monday morning.
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The Ocean Monarch (Image: Diamond Offshore)

Diamond Offshore sees drilling rig downturn ‘lower for longer’

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Exploration and production customers have canceled more than $4 billion of future work for offshore rig owners globally, Chief Executive Officer Marc Edwards said Monday on a first- quarter earnings conference call.
James Dupree, BP’s chief operating officer of resource development and technology, speaks during the Offshore Technology Conference at the NRG Center in Houston in May 2015.

Collaboration with Silicon Valley key to wrangling oil field data, BP exec says

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The oil industry will have to harness the power of Silicon Valley and academia if it wants to learn how to wrangle terabytes of oil field data surging through fiber optic cables from the Eagle Ford Shale to Azerbaijan, a BP executive said Monday.
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Albert Granger, right, and Julio Palma install a structure used as living quarters that will be exhibited at the Offshore Technology Conference 2015, Friday, May 1, 2015, at NGR Center. (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle )

Houston traffic ensnares OTC speakers

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Houston traffic — made all the more formidable by the arrival of tens of thousands of guests for the Offshore Technology Conference — delayed a session Monday morning.
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