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Exxon and Qatar Petroleum sign LNG export deal

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Exxon Mobil Corp. and Qatar Petroleum International inked a deal Thursday that sets the stage for a new, $10 billion terminal to export liquefied natural gas from Texas.
Jason Herlehy looks at a piece of equipment at the Offshore Technology Conference. (Cody Duty/Houston Chronicle)

OTC 2013 in photos

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The Offshore Technology Conference ran Monday to Thursday at Houston’s Reliant Center, with displays of state-of-the-art technology and a program full of speakers from around the world.
Margareth Ovrum, executive vice president of technology and drilling for Statoil

Q&A: Statoil’s Ovrum sees future in ‘subsea factory’

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As executive vice president of technology and drilling for Statoil, Margareth Ovrum manages a projects portfolio valued at $50 billion and says the Norwegian company is focusing on technological advances to drive its future.
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Seabed equipment gets hooked up courtesy of Schneider

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Schneider Electric shows off its underwater switchboard equipment at OTC 2013.
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Who’s at OTC: Conference attracts first-timers from around the world

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The Offshore Technology Conference attracted more than 100,000 people from around the world to Houston’s Reliant Center this week. FuelFix combed the crowd to get attendees’ thoughts on the state of the offshore energy industry and their OTC experience.
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Exhibitors break down the various booths at the Offshore Technology Conference Thursday, May 9, 2013 in Houston. ( Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle )

OTC attendance hits a 30-year high, at 104,800

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Attendance at the Offshore Technology Conference hit a three-decade high this year, the second-highest attendance in conference history. Organizers said 104,800 people attended the four-day show at Reliant Park, up 17 percent from 2012.
Cindy Shan, president of Seed Cemented Carbide Co., holds a ball made of steel carbide from a ball valve. (Zain Shauk/Houston Chronicle)

World’s biggest machines need strongest components at OTC

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Alongside the oil companies marketing some of the largest and most powerful machinery on Earth this week are others with the world’s strongest of components to make them possible.
Selvum "Brian" Pillay, associate professor at the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Engineering, left, shows a buoyancy clamp, developed and produced at UAB, to Walt Musial during the Offshore Technology Conference Thursday, May 9, 2013 in Houston. ( Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle )

Universities show their wares at Offshore Technology Conference

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Major U.S. and overseas schools have been sharing with attendees to the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston research and development projects they are involved in that relate to industry subjects.
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Chevron wins suit against U.S. over Calif. deposits

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Chevron Corp. is entitled to unspecified damages against the federal government in a contract dispute over oil deposits in California worth $37 billion, the U.S. Court of Claims ruled.
Zhang Mi, president and CEO of HongHua, a Chinese manufacturer with U.S. headquarters in Houston, at the Offshore Technology Conference. (Eric Kayne/For the Chronicle)

Chinese manufacturing company focuses on the United States

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This year’s Offshore Technology Conference has had a decidedly international flavor, from sessions featuring executives with national oil companies to delegates from around the world. But Zhang Mi, chairman and president of China’s HongHua Group, is here to emphasize his company’s focus on the United States.
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