Category: OTC

Houston made a good impression, for the most part

Thursday was the final day of the 45th OTC, Houston’s largest annual convention. As visitors and vendors headed home, what impressions of Houston — good and bad, big and small — did they take with them?  More »

Offshore Technology Conference to expand in 2015

The Offshore Technology Conference — the oil and gas extravaganza that drew record attendance in Houston this week — will expand its agenda next year, organizers announced Thursday.  More »

Commentary: Exciting trends in tech are ultra deep

Derek Mathieson, chief strategy officer at Baker Hughes, explains how the ultradeep-water frontier is driving step changes in research and innovation.  More »

Offshore safety might have a link to comfort

Want to boost safety offshore? Go to the mattresses.  More »

Our 15 favorite things from OTC 2014

The 2014 Offshore Technology Conference was one for the ages and not just because of its record-shattering attendance numbers. Check out our 15 favorite moments, people and technologies from OTC 2014.  More »

High school students explore energy careers at OTC

Milena Martinez was considering a career as a chemical engineer so she could eventually launch her own cosmetics company. At least, that was until she got a chance to visit the Offshore Technology Conference on Thursday.  More »

National Oilwell Varco shows OTC’s artistic side (photos)

It’s hard imagine an art gallery at the Offshore Technology Conference at NRG center.  More »

Offshore Technology Conference breaks attendance record

The massive Offshore Technology Conference in Houston reached its highest attendance level in history this week as executives and engineers came from across the globe to learn about new technologies that are pushing the boundaries of the deep-water industry.  More »

Offshore regulators to keep eye on bad actors

Marine and drilling regulators vowed Thursday to keep a closer watch on oil companies and contractors they say are consistently cutting corners on safety offshore.  More »

OTC gives teens tips on preparing for oil and gas careers

High school students learn essential career skills at OTC.  More »

OTC Spotlight award: West Production’s SwarfPak

West Production’s SwarfPak offers a new way of dealing with swarf by leaving it underground.  More »

‘Smart’ cement could talk to oil companies

A Hawaii company has developed a cement additive that acts as a sensor, with applications including providing information about the integrity of cement jobs deep in oil wells.  More »

Dual-gradient drilling could revolutionize offshore industry, execs say

A new twist on offshore drilling will revolutionize the way oil companies think about well designs in ultra deep-water reservoirs and is pushing the limits on how deep they can reach into the earth, energy executives said Thursday.  More »

Commentary: Developing deep water requires a lot of collaboration

John Gremp, CEO of FMC Technologies, explains that because many new discoveries involve complex geologies and harsh environments, operators and suppliers need to work collaboratively to develop the resources.  More »

OTC award: Lower-salt diet for reservoirs pays off

BP has nabbed its second OTC Distinguished Achievement Award for Companies, Organizations, and Institutions in four years, this time for its low-salinity enhanced oil recovery, or LoSal EOR, technology.  More »
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