OTC crowds slightly smaller at first blush

The 40th Offshore Technology Conference so far doesn’t seem to be lining up as the blockbuster it was last year. The parking lot was not nearly as crowded as last year’s Day 1 and the press room feels downright civil (despite a few internet connection issues). The weather’s great and the mood seems generally upbeat, just not the same frenetic energy from last year… but it’s early.