Workers prepare two compressor modules for OneSubsea’s multiphase compressor. (OneSubsea)

OTC Tech Awards: OneSubsea’s gas compressor tech is a first for deepwater development in the North Sea

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As thousands of oil and gas professionals from all over the world converge on Houston this week, Statoil will be installing the world’s first wet gas compressor on the floor of the North Sea.
A Schlumberger engineer prepares Quanta Geo imaging sensors for a deepwater logging operation. (Courtesy of Schlumberger)

OTC Tech Award: Schlumberger’s Quanta Geo gives a microscopic view to the inside of wellbores

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, an image from Schlumberger’s Quanta Geo might be worth a million.
Ray Ayers is receiving the Offshore Technology Conference's Heritage Award for his leadership and technical contributions to the industry. (Courtesy Offshore Tech)

OTC: Five decades into his career, this engineer says there’s too much work left to retire now

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With more than 50 years in the offshore research and development industry, Ray Ayers can still see the effect of his work in even the most current offshore technologies.
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OTC: How the British do crawfish

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Although crawfish and Great Britain are not often associated together, British Consul General Andrew Millar’s unconventional idea to kick off the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference with a casual backyard bash chock-full of crawdads, corn and etouffee was exceedingly well-received.
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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

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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

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

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Eugene Batchelder, 67, worked for Phillips Petroleum from 1972 until its combination with Conoco in 2002.
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OTC through the years

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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.
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OTC: Houston pitmasters do barbecue right

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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.
In this Jan. 24, 2015 file photo, Saudi Arabia's King Salman attends a ceremony at the Diwan royal palace in Riyadh. Salman on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, redrew the line of succession, appointing a counterterrorism czar as crown prince and placing his own defense minister son in line for the crown, in a dramatic reshuffle that reflects the kingdom?s mounting security concerns and newly assertive foreign policy. (AP Photo/Yoan Valat, Pool)

Salman abandons Saudi royal balancing act to impose rapid change

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In less than four months, the king has overhauled his cabinet, removed princes from government roles, merged ministries and realigned the succession.