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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

The Offshore Technology Conference is a truly international event, drawing visitors from more than 130 countries.
The Astrodome overshadows an entrance to the Offshore Technology Conference at NRG Park on Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Houston. ( J. Patric Schneider / For the Chronicle )

OTC setup underway at NRG Center

The floor of the massive OTC conference is already filling up with booths, models and gadgets. The event begins May 4 at NRG Center.

OTC through the years

The Offshore Technology Conference held its first event in 1969. Look back through 46 years of history at photos from the early days of Houston’s biggest conference.

OTC: There’s lots of Tex-Mex, Mexican fare to be had

Tex-Mex is the native Houstonian’s comfort food. We flock to places where the chips and salsa are unlimited, the margaritas are strong and the tortillas arrive warm.
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OTC: Houston pitmasters do barbecue right

After years of being overshadowed by Hill Country power smokers such as Franklin, Mueller and Snow’s, Houston’s pitmasters are serving up notable briskets, ribs and sausage.

OTC: Where to eat, drink around Houston

The Houston Chronicle has a few suggestions for the best spots to eat and drink during next week’s Offshore Technology Conference.
Steaks are prime at Vic & Anthony's, but chef Carlos Rodgriuez has many talents.

OTC: Stake a claim for exceptional steak

Texans love their beef, and Houston is brimming with exceptional steakhouses. Here are some we recommend.
(Photo: The Prundent Cyclist, Flickr)

OTC: Need to seal a deal? Belly up to the bar

Here’s a sampler of some of Houston’s most popular watering holes, ranging from iconic icehouses to classic cocktail bars.
Workers continue setting up the exhibition floor at Offshore Technology Conference 2014 at NRG Park.
(Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

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?