OTC: What others are saying

The Offshore Technology Conference is covered heavily by both general audience media (like the Chronicle) and the trade press, although the press room isn’t quite as crowded this year. Here are some of the stories others gathered from Day 1.
First, three different stories from reporters who sat through the same 45-minute press conference:
1. MMS cuts U.S. Gulf oil 2018 output forecast: The U.S Minerals Management Service has cut its forecast for Gulf of Mexico oil output over the next 10 years by 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) to between 1.6 million and 1.9 million bpd, the agency that regulates offshore oil development said on Monday.
2. US MMS Forecast Sees Gulf Of Mexico Oil Output Increasing : The U.S. Minerals Management Service forecast that the production of oil from the Gulf of Mexico will increase and could reach about 1.9 million barrels a day by 2013, officials said Monday.
3. Players set sights on deep Gulf riches: Interest and production in the US Gulf is increasingly going toward deep- and ultra-deep water oil plays at the expense of offshore natural gas production.
Then there’s the Aberdeen, Scotland “The Press and Journal,” which lead its conference coverage with this:

North-east group looking forward to Houston show: Hundreds of north-east business people have begun flying into the US city of Houston for the world’s most important oil and gas show. More than 350 delegates are on the annual trip to the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) organised by Munro’s Travel Group, of Aberdeen, and the Press and Journal.
The paper has heavy energy industry coverage (there were copies of the tabloid-sized paper at the conference Monday with “Houston Special Edition” along the top), including this piece: Prospect of extra era of north sea prosperity welcomed
Other coverage:

Deepwater spending to increase: $162 billion over 2009 to 2013, 36% more than the amount spent in the pas five years, says energy analysts Douglas-Westwood.

Shell talks about its development philosophy: Technology is not about being proprietary,” said VP Matthias Bichsel.

Seismic survey noise under examination: A summary of some of the many technical papers being presented at OTC.

Making MODUs safer in hurricanes: How a JIP helped strengthen the moorings on Gulf of Mexico rigs.

ABS approves Petrobras MPSO design