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Special Events and Activities

Topical Breakfasts

0730–0900 hours
Tickets are USD 50 each. Register now.

Note: All breakfasts will be held in Reliant Center, level 2, in rooms 202, 204, 206, 300 and 302. The specific room for each breakfast will be indicated on signs outside the rooms.

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SOLD OUT - Unlocking the Future: BP’s Global Upstream

This event is sold out; however, tickets may be available for purchase on-site on level 2 in front of the assigned room.

Speaker
Lamar McKay, Chief Executive, Upstream, BP

Even as unconventional oil and gas redraws the world’s onshore energy map, deep water remains indispensable to meeting surging world energy demand in coming decades. Accessing those resources safely, reliably, and economically will be a monumental undertaking. Success will require not only time, money, and expertise, but a willingness to work across and beyond the industry and have a collaborative working relationship with government regulators. All of these are essential to our common goal of meeting the world's energy needs and growing an industry sector that plays an increasingly vital role in the world economy.

Energy Challenges and Opportunities in Vietnam and Beyond

Speaker
Do Van Hau, President/CEO, Petrovietnam

Over the past 50 years, the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (Petrovietnam) has become the leading state-owned business group in Vietnam. Petrovietnam has played an extremely important role in the national process of industrialization and modernization.

Petrovietnam is active in different operations from oil and gas E&P including storage, processing, distribution, power generation, maritime, logistics, and finance. With a workforce of over 50,000 staffs, 17 subsidiaries and 8 affiliates, it is the country’s largest oil producer and second-largest power producer. Petrovietnam has been conducting effective E&P of oil and gas in Vietnam and overseas to ensure national energy security, increase reserves, and discover new fields to meet domestic and export demands.

Petrovietnam has signed exploration contracts with partners to discover significant new oil and gas fields as well as to actively appraise the discoveries in order to put them quickly into production. It is now managing, operating, and investing in 80 oil and gas contracts domestically and abroad. Meanwhile, Petrovietnam has applied state-of-the-art technologies to its projects to enhance output, increase oil and gas recovery factors, and protect the environment and natural resources.

In this session, Petrovietnam will raise awareness among attendees to its operating business and attention to its major projects open for cooperation.

Ethics Breakfast

0730–0900 hours
Tickets are USD 50 each. Register now.

Note: All breakfasts will be held in Reliant Center, level 2, in rooms 202, 204, 206, 300 and 302. The specific room for each breakfast will be indicated on signs outside the rooms.

Ethics in the Dynamic Offshore Industry

Speakers
Barbara Thompson, Senior VP, Front End House, Aker Solutions
Dan Tearpock, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Subsurface Consultants and Associates, LLC

Ethics is a topic that offshore companies and employees must deal with in day-to-day activities and ongoing operations. How companies and individuals deal with ethics can be challenging in certain environments. The speakers in this breakfast session will provide examples and objectives to consider in dealing with ethics in the dynamic offshore E&P industry.

University R&D Showcase

0900–1200 and 1400–1630 hours
Reliant Center, Level 2, Outside Room 602

The OTC University R&D Showcase provides universities the opportunity to share with the 2013 attendees their current and planned R&D projects relevant to offshore technology. Attendees can learn more about these projects during any of the four days of OTC on level 2 of Reliant Center. Here is Monday's schedule:

Participating Universities

Project Title

Texas A&M University

Real-Time Location System (RTLS) for Personnel Safety and Security; RFID-Based Pipeline Preventative Maintenance System; Technology Innovation: Exploring the Future Hands-Free Field Service Mobility

Rice University

Smalley Institute and Professional Science Masters Program

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station

National Corrosion Center - Helping Industry and Government Solve their Corrosion Needs

Kansas State University

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems for Asset Security

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

ECA Fuel Study

University of Nevada Las Vegas

Enhancing Diamond Strength for Better Oil Drilling Tool

Topical Luncheons

1215–1345 hours
Tickets are USD 50 each. Register now.

Note: All Topical Luncheons will be held in Reliant Center, level 2, in rooms 202, 204, 206, 300 and 302. The specific room for each luncheon will be indicated on signs outside the rooms.

Sponsored bySaudi Aramco

SOLD OUT - Saudi Aramco’s Enhanced Upstream Technology Strategy

This event is sold out; however, tickets may be available for purchase on-site on level 2 in front of the assigned room.

Speaker
Khaled Buraik, Vice President of Petroleum Engineering & Development, Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco has recently launched a new, major initiative to fundamentally transform the company and re-engineer the way it does business.

The Accelerated Transformation Program encompasses several elements, which seek to broaden the company’s scope from an oil and gas company to a fully integrated energy and chemicals enterprise. Important elements of the initiative are technology, research and development, and the leveraging of intellectual capital.

The presentation will describe the specific steps that Saudi Aramco is undertaking to achieve the goals of this initiative. It will highlight upstream technology focus areas, recent accomplishments, and short-term future plans.

Sponsored by

SOLD OUT - West Africa Development

This event is sold out; however, tickets may be available for purchase on-site on level 2 in front of the assigned room.

Speaker
Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria

The west coast of Africa has traditionally been an oil hotspot in the global market, given the presence of Nigeria, Angola, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, which are ranked among the world’s largest producers. However, following the discovery of lucrative oil and gas fields further along the coast, these experienced players are set to face competition over the next decade as new producers in the region come on board.

Western Africa oil and gas exploration zone is one of the world’s richest and most promising for ventures and new opportunities in the upstream market.

The minister will focus on the oil and gas opportunities and potential, both offshore and onshore, in this vast zone. He will outline some of the discoveries along the west coast of Africa that have led to the identification of the new oil province in the region. The security risks which may impede West Africa’s progress in the global oil and gas market will be discussed.

Sponsored by

SOLD OUT - The Role of NOCs in the Energy Sector

This event is sold out; however, tickets may be available for purchase on-site on level 2 in front of the assigned room.

Speaker
Tan Sri Dato Shamsul Azhar Abbas, President and Group Chief Executive, PETRONAS

The early existence of national oil companies (NOC) such as PETRONAS typically echo surrounding matters of national agenda and energy security, with the traditional key function of replacing reserves and expanding production. They tend to be more affected by both the domestic and the international political climate, and are often used as the host country’s main tool of socioeconomic policies.

Over the years, however, the trends have changed. The NOCs have not only grown in size, but they have also broadened their horizon beyond their domestic waters. They have demonstrated an exemplary ability to be commercially savvy and competitive while continuing to uphold the social and economic goals of their shareholders. They have raised the bar and leveled their playing field to be at par with the international oil companies (IOC).

Moving forward, in light of the increasingly volatile and challenging oil and gas industry, it would be interesting to observe the continued revolution of the role and function of the NOC, apart from its revolving relationship with the IOCs.

The Next Wave

0900–1430 hours
Reliant Center, Level 2, Room 300
This event is sold out; however, tickets may be available for purchase on-site on level 2 in front of the assigned room.

Tickets include lunch and an evening reception.

Sponsored by

Global Energy Outlook: Adapting to Evolving Energy Portfolios and Shifting Demands

The Next Wave program will offer insight on how unconventional and renewable resources will contribute to the energy mix and how it might impact the conventionals market. Read more »

Networking for HSE Professionals

1600–1800 hours
Reliant Center, Level 2, Room 204

Do you work within the health, safety, environment, quality, integrity management, or compliance function of your company? Take advantage of this unique event to build your professional and personal network of HSE colleagues in a few hours, not years.

Meet other professionals that understand your toughest challenges and have ideas to share. Safety professionals like you have a critical role in maintaining our license to operate.

Some of the leading experts in the HSE profession will be attending this networking event. Bring business cards with you, and you’ll leave with new connections to expand your knowledge and demonstrate value to your employer.

Welcome and Introductions
Art Schroeder, President, Energy Valley

Moderator
Trey Shaffer, Senior Partner, Environmental Resources Management (ERM)

Speakers
Charlie Williams, Executive Director, Center for Offshore Safety
Kathy Kanocz, Vice President – Safety & Sustainability, Development Production North America, Statoil North America, Inc.
Don Gilbert, SSH&E and Regulatory Manager – Gulf of Mexico Projects, ExxonMobil Development Company
Louisa Nara, Technical Director, Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)
Jack Hinton, Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment, and Security, Baker Hughes

Update: RSVPs are no longer being accepted for this event.

LinkedInAlso, join our LinkedIn subgroup to start networking before the event.

Topical Breakfasts

0730–0900 hours
Tickets are USD 50 each. Register now.

Note: All breakfasts will be held in Reliant Center, level 2, in rooms 202, 204, 206, 300 and 302. The specific room for each breakfast will be indicated on signs outside the rooms.

Washington Politics: Offshore Consequences

Speaker
Randall Luthi, President, NOIA

National policies, politics and partisanship in Washington, DC establish the ground rules for exploration and development of the outer continental shelf (OCS).

Provided by the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), this breakfast is an opportunity to learn the latest about congressional, state and administrative decisions concerning increased access to the OCS, additional regulations, G&G activities, idle iron, and more.

University of Houston Panel on Energy Industry—University Collaboration

Introductory Remarks
Norman Carnahan, President, Carnahan Corporation

Moderator
Ramanan Krishnamoorti, Chief Energy Officer, University of Houston

Panelists
Ron Harrell, Chairman Emeritus, Ryder Scott Company
Ali Daneshy, President, Daneshy Consultants International
Tom Holley, Director, Petroleum Engineering, University of Houston
Tim Deines, Petroleum Engineering Manager–Technology, Marathon Oil Corporation

Indonesia: Offshore Economic Development

Speaker
Drs. Hardiono MComm, Executive Expert to Chairman, SKKMIGAS

Encompassing an area of more than 735,358 square miles, Indonesia is abundant of natural resources. The energy sector, in particular, is one of Indonesia’s prime objectives for development. From oil and gas to renewable resources, energy is recognized as Indonesia’s significant economic driver.

The Director General of Oil and Gas from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, will address sector development, transformation in policy, and understanding the energy dynamic in the Indonesian context. This engaging breakfast will also expose the opportunities and unwrap the challenges being faced.

Pluto Greenfield LNG Development: From Exploration Well to LNG Production in 7 Years

Speakers
Feisal Ahmed, Executive Vice President Technology, Woodside Energy Limited
Neil Kavanagh, Chief Science and Technology Manager, Woodside Energy Limited

Woodside Energy’s Pluto LNG is the first of several LNG developments underway in Australia,. This breakfast presentation will describe the technical and commercial challenges faced by the project, how challenges were overcome, and the lessons learned along the way.

In addition to the challenges associated with any 15 billion dollar oil and gas development, Pluto, a deepwater gas to LNG scheme, has some unique technical features, which are setting a record for the longest gas well stream tie-back of 207 km.

The talk gives a rare glimpse into a full lifecycle, world-class gas development.

Industry Breakfast

0730–0900 hours
Tickets are USD 50 each. Register now.

Note: All breakfasts will be held in Reliant Center, level 2, in rooms 202, 204, 206, 300 and 302. The specific room for each breakfast will be indicated on signs outside the rooms.

Mozambique

Hosted by the US Department of Commerce and OTC, this event will provide a forum to highlight Mozambique’s oil and gas policy and promote trade and investment opportunities in their oil and gas sector.  Representatives from the Mozambique and government and offshore industry will make presentations. In addition, US industry executives will give an overview of company experiences doing business in Mozambique

Welcome and Introductions
Chandra Brown, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, U.S. International Trade Administration

Mozambique Petroleum Challenges and Opportunities
Carlos Zacarias, Exploration Manager & Board Member, National Petroleum Institute of Mozambique

Mozambique and Anadarko: A Shared Vision
John Peffer, President, Anadarko Mozambique

Overview of Mozambique's Oil and Gas Sector
R. Michael Haney, Director, Houston Office, Douglas-Westwood, Inc.

Supporting US Exports to Africa
Sean Mulvaney, Member of the Board of Directors, U.S. Export-Import Bank

Question and Answer Period and Closing Remarks
Chandra Brown, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, U.S. International Trade Administration

University R&D Showcase

0900–1200 and 1400–1630 hours
Reliant Center, Level 2, Outside Room 602

The OTC University R&D Showcase provides universities the opportunity to share with the 2013 attendees their current and planned R&D projects relevant to offshore technology. Attendees can learn more about these projects during any of the four days of OTC on level 2 of Reliant Center. Here is Tuesday's schedule:

Participating Universities

Project Title

Texas A&M University

Real-Time Location System (RTLS) for Personnel Safety and Security; RFID-Based Pipeline Preventative Maintenance System; Technology Innovation: Exploring the Future Hands-Free Field Service Mobility

Rice University

Smalley Institute and Professional Science Masters Program

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station

National Corrosion Center - Helping Industry and Government Solve their Corrosion Needs

Kansas State University

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems for Asset Security

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

ECA Fuel Study

University of Nevada Las Vegas

Enhancing Diamond Strength for Better Oil Drilling Tool

Topical Luncheons

1215–1345 hours
Tickets are USD 50 each. Register now.

Note: All Topical Luncheons will be held in Reliant Center, level 2, in rooms 202, 204, 206, 300 and 302. The specific room for each luncheon will be indicated on signs outside the rooms.

CANCELLED - Status and Future Plans of Oman's Energy Industry

This luncheon has been cancelled. You have two options which you can choose from:

  1. You can attend the overflow room for the Tuesday luncheon, "Pre-Salt Brazil Update." In this room, you can eat lunch and watch the presentation on a video screen. Bring your Oman luncheon ticket to an OTC staff person at room 204. OR
  2. You can receive a refund. Once on-site, please visit the registration area in Reliant Center, Lobby D, to receive your refund. Refunds must be requested no later than 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, 7 May.

Pre-Salt Brazil Update

This event was previously sold out; however, tickets may now be purchased for this event's overflow room. In this room, you can eat lunch and watch the presentation on a video screen.

Speaker
Carlos Tadeu da Costa Fraga, Pre-Salt Executive Manager, Petrobras

Since the first discovery in 2006, the pre-salt carbonate reservoirs in offshore Brazil have become one of the world’s most important E&P provinces. Located in deep water, the discoveries indicate high volumes of oil in place and thick reservoirs with excellent productivity, especially in the Santos Basin.
Until now, the declared recoverable volumes exceeded 15 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BOE). Several discoveries are still under assessment, through appraisal wells and extended well tests, and the declaration of commerciality is expected to occur during the next years.

The pre-salt commercial production started in September 2008, in the Jubarte field, Campos Basin, with the connection of a well to the existing FPSO P-34. It was followed by the Cidade de Angra dos Reis FPSO, in the Lula Field, Santos Basin, in October 2010, the Cidade de Anchieta FPSO, in the Baleia Azul field, Campos Basin, in September 2012, and the Cidade de São Paulo FPSO, in the Sapinhoá field, Santos Basin, in January 2013.

In 2013, a new production unit, the Cidade de Paraty FPSO, will start operating in the Lula field. And between 2014 and 2020, 22 other FPSOs will begin operations.

This presentation will provide an updated overview of pre-salt, emphasizing the main discoveries, the development strategy, key production projects, results achieved, and future perspectives.

Pazflor: A Technological Breakthrough in Deep Offshore Developments

Speaker
Louis Bon, Vice President, Total E&P Operations

Pazflor is a fully integrated project which spans the entire value chain, from exploration to production. It is a huge deep offshore development located on Block 17 in Angola with major technological breakthroughs, and includes a huge FPSO, a complex subsea network with subsea separation and pumping units, and 49 high departure wells.

Total is the operator on behalf of Sonangol, concessionaire, and its partners. The project reached its objectives in terms of HSE, quality, budget, and planning. The field started ahead of schedule in August 2011.

One year on, Pazflor has reached the maximum production capacity of 220,000 bopd and is producing as planned, proving the reliability and robustness of the bold technology applied to unlock value from four deepwater Oligocene and Miocene reservoirs. The project has also facilitated a step-change in the industrial and economic capacity of Angola and in the oil & gas industry’s capability to develop challenging deepwater resources.

This luncheon presentation will highlight the best practices which were key to the success of the project and will provide feedback and lessons learned, one and half years after start up.

Sponsored by

ABS

SOLD OUT - Development of Next Generation Shipyards: Considerations Towards the Demands of the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry

This event is sold out; however, tickets may be available for purchase on-site on level 2 in front of the assigned room.

Speaker
Weng Sun Wong, President and CEO, Sembcorp Marine Ltd.

Sembcorp Marine (the parent of Jurong Shipyard, Sembawang shipyard and SMOE) is investing more than 1.5 billion dollars to build two new state-of the-art shipyards, geared for the offshore oil and gas industry. The new yards—in Singapore and in Brazil in the State of Espirito Santo—are currently under construction. The yard in Singapore will be operational in 2013. The yards represent the first major Greenfield shipyard projects in many years and will incorporate a number of unique features to improve fabrication practices for offshore facilities.

In this presentation, the CEO of Sembcorp Marine will present an overview of how the new yards were developed, focusing on the demands necessary to support the industry such as engineering document management, procurement and commissioning systems, steel fabrication capacity, coating and surface preparation, topsides fabrication, high-capacity lifting systems, and more.

The presentation will show how features have been incorporated into the yards to satisfy these demands in a competitive market place, while adhering to the high-quality requirements and the flexibility to accommodate tight schedules.

Sponsored by

Dow

SOLD OUT - Safely Pushing the Deepwater Envelope to Create Value

This event is sold out; however, tickets may be available for purchase on-site on level 2 in front of the assigned room.

Speaker
Gerald Schotman, Executive Vice President, Innovation, R&D, and CTO, Royal Dutch Shell

Deepwater projects are vital to help meet the world’s rising energy demand. A substantial amount of resources are estimated in the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, and Nigeria deepwater regions alone. At the same time, the deepwater environment poses some of the toughest challenges to our industry. Three words best summarize them: scale, complexity, and extremity.

Shell continues to see deepwater as one of its strategic growth areas. At the core of seizing the full-growth opportunity are innovative technologies, backed by Shell’s leading overall R&D spend among the IOCs; a global track record in world-class project management; and a stable group of outstanding professionals.

In this presentation, Shell will share its efforts to push novel and cost-effective offshore seismic technologies, reduce costs, and reduce environmental impact of deepwater drilling. The Noble Bully drillship design, the result of a collaborative development program, underpins Shell’s efforts. Another area of potential is subsea processing. Two recent projects, Parque das Conchas offshore Brazil and Perdido in the Gulf of Mexico, were wholly reliant on subsea processing.

To reduce cost, lead times and further improve project delivery, Shell focuses on standardization and replication, modules definition, and catalogues of technology per project type. Between 1993 and 2001, Shell installed five Tension Leg Platforms (TLPs) in the Gulf of Mexico. Shell’s priority on safety is underpinned by their operatorship of the Subsea Well Response Project and by being a founding member of the Marine Well Containment Company.

WISE Networking Event—Women in the Industry Sharing Experiences

1600–1800 hours
Reliant Center, Level 2, Room 300 (Please Note Room Change)

Speaker
Maria das Graças Silva Foster, CEO, Petrobras

Regardless of where you are in your career, you can always benefit from advice from colleagues. For women in the energy industry, this is especially true.

Join us to meet a highly successful executive who will share her career and life lessons. Be inspired by her experiences, and get to know other professionals with similar career obstacles and ambitions.

The event will feature a keynote presentation and break-out table discussions, as well as free time to network.

Bring 100 business cards with you, and you’ll leave with new connections to expand your knowledge and demonstrate value to your employer.

Update: RSVPs are no longer being accepted for this event. Also, please note the new room location.

LinkedInAlso, join our LinkedIn subgroup to start networking before the event.

OTC Night at the Ballpark

1900–2100 hours
Minute Maid Park

Join your colleagues for OTC Night at the Ballpark, an evening of Major League Baseball. Come out to Minute Maid Park to watch the Houston Astros play the Los Angeles Angels! Book the best locations now by calling Christian Liebenow at +1.713.259.8315! Learn more about group booking.

Discounted individual tickets are now available for purchase online. Use password "OTC" when purchasing your tickets.

 

Topical Breakfasts

0730–0900 hours
Tickets are USD 50 each. Register now.

Note: All breakfasts will be held in Reliant Center, level 2, in rooms 202, 204, 206, 300 and 302. The specific room for each breakfast will be indicated on signs outside the rooms.

An Improved Risk and Safety Assessment Process

Speaker
William Cowardin, Assistant Vice President, Alion Offshore

This presentation will focus on the development of robust emergency response plans (ERPs) to prepare for hazards or accidents aboard an offshore installation; integrated barrier analyses (IBAs); and survivability modeling and simulation technologies originally designed for naval combatants, which are now being applied within the offshore oil and gas industry. The speaker will present a recent application of an IBA computer simulation used to enhance an ERP for a semi-submersible drilling rig subjected to an engine room fire.

In supporting ERP developments across the industry, IBA simulations evaluate the operational effectiveness and timeliness of personnel mustering in safe areas. It also evaluates the outfitting and mustering of the emergency preparedness teams by simulating the movement and duty of each person aboard.

Within the IBA simulation presented, the through-time progression of fire and thermal heat from the time of ignition will be tracked; the effectiveness of passive fire barriers as well as fixed and free standing fire suppression and boundary cooling systems will be assessed; the stability of the rig as fire-fighting liquid loads are applied will be monitored; and the physical and operational “choke-points” within the ERP are identified.

The application of IBAs provides offshore installation managers and emergency response leadership the ability to identify successful barrier designs as well as deficient or ineffective barriers. It permits the enhancement of both the operational and physical barriers in a collective manner thereby ensuring the highest possible safety to personnel onboard.

Mexico: Challenges and Opportunity

Speaker
Carlos Morales-Gil, General Director, Pemex Exploration and Production

Mexico is one of the ten largest oil producers in the world, the third largest in the Western Hemisphere, and an important partner in the US energy trade. However, the amount of oil produced in Mexico has steadily decreased since 2004 due to natural production declines from Cantarell and other large offshore fields, though the rate of their decline has abated in recent months.

The onus on arresting or reversing production declines falls squarely on the shoulders of Petroleós Mexicanos (PEMEX), the state-owned oil company, due to constitutional limits on foreign involvement in the exploration, production, and ownership of the nation's hydrocarbon resources. Nonetheless, recently enacted and potential reforms could liberalize the sector and promote greater foreign investment.

This presentation will highlight major reforms in the Mexican energy sectors with more focus on future plans and opportunities.

Sponsored by

ABS

Exciting Mozambique Gas Development Activities

Speaker
Cory Weinbel, Project Manager–Mozambique Facilities, Anadarko

Anadarko Petroleum and its partners in the offshore Block 1 have discovered more than 30 TCF of recoverable gas resources offshore in the northern part of Mozambique. The Anadarko project team is engaged in early work to fully characterize the reservoir and create the initial full-field development plan.

Because of the size of the gas reserves, the location, and the limited infrastructure available in the region, LNG has been identified as the best option for developing this resource. Anadarko’s subsurface and drilling teams have drilled and tested more than 10 wells in the block and are building comprehensive models to define and eventually certify the reserves.

The production facilities team has already developed the conceptual plans for the offshore susbsea gathering system and the main gas pipelines which will bring gas back to the LNG facility some 50 km away from the wells. Installation engineering work is underway to develop a comprehensive execution plan for installing and commissioning this massive subsea system which spans an area nearly 40 km by 50 km in size. The onshore LNG Pre-FEED work has been completed, and work is moving toward development of a detailed EPC execution plan. Accompanying this engineering work is a variety of site characterization and EIA/Resettlement activities.

This presentation will provide an overview and update of these activities and provide a vision of the possible future for gas development in Mozambique as led by Anadarko and its partners.

Capping Stack Demonstration in the Deepwater US Gulf of Mexico

Speakers
Marty Massey, Chief Executive Officer, MWCC
Philip Smith, General Manager - Emergency Management & Deepwater, Shell

In July 2012, Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC)—in a partnership with Shell Oil Company—successfully completed a demonstration in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico. This event was an important achievement for operators, as it validated the industry’s ability to safely and effectively respond to a deepwater well control incident in the US Gulf of Mexico.

At the direction of the Department of the Interior and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, MWCC initiated mobilization of its containment system, including the physical deployment of the capping stack, the centerpiece of the system. The capping stack was deployed 304 miles offshore to a simulated wellhead in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico. It was then lowered approximately 6,900 ft and latched to a simulated wellhead, where all necessary functions were completed and pressure testing confirmed the ability to control a well.

The speakers will provide an overview of the demonstration along with key learnings and observations.

Industry Breakfast

0730–0900 hours
Tickets are USD 50 each. Register now.

Note: All breakfasts will be held in Reliant Center, level 2, in rooms 202, 204, 206, 300 and 302. The specific room for each breakfast will be indicated on signs outside the rooms.

UAE

Hosted by the US Department of Commerce and OTC, this event will provide a forum to highlight the United Arab Emirates’ oil and gas policy and promote trade and investment opportunities in their oil and gas sector.  Representatives from the United Arab Emirates government and the offshore industry will make presentations.  In addition, US industry executives will give an overview of company experiences doing business in the UAE.

Welcome and Introductions
Richard Westerdale II, Director, Public Diplomacy and Policy Analysis, Bureau of Energy Resources

US Industry Perspective and Experience
Guy Tennant, Area Vice President Southern Gulf, Halliburton

Looking at the Market: Challenges and Opportunities
Anthea Pitt, Executive Editor, Petroleum Economist

ADNOC: Opportunities for Sustainable Contribution
Arafat Al Yafei, Manager CO2 & Nitrogen Development Department, ADMA

The United Arab Emirates: A Vital Link in the Global Supply Chain
Danny Sebright, President, US-UAE Business Council

Question and Answer Period and Closing Remarks
Richard Westerdale II, Director, Public Diplomacy and Policy Analysis, Bureau of Energy Resources

University R&D Showcase

0900–1200 and 1400–1630 hours
Reliant Center, Level 2, Outside Room 602

The OTC University R&D Showcase provides universities the opportunity to share with the 2013 attendees their current and planned R&D projects relevant to offshore technology. Attendees can learn more about these projects during any of the four days of OTC on level 2 of Reliant Center. Here is Wednesday's schedule:

Participating Universities

Project Title

Michigan Technological University

Reservoir Characterization and Monitoring

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Non-Metallic Stop Collar Development for Landing String Buoyancy

Pennsylvania State University - Applied Research Center

Deep Ocean Tank Facility

Norweigian University of Science and Technology

NTNU Oil and Gas Laboratories: Selected Research Projects

University of Texas at Austin

Hydraulic Fracturing and Sand Joint Industry Project

University of Houston - Cullen College of Engineering / College of Natural Science and Mathematics

UH Cullen College of Engineering / UH College of Natural Science and Mathematics

Topical Luncheons

1215–1345 hours
Tickets are USD 50 each. Register now.

Note: All Topical Luncheons will be held in Reliant Center, level 2, in rooms 202, 204, 206, 300 and 302. The specific room for each luncheon will be indicated on signs outside the rooms.

Sponsored by

Leveraging Our Learnings to Enhance Our Future

Speaker
Mike Ustler, President, BP Gulf Coast Restoration Organization, BP

Following the Deepwater Horizon Accident in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, BP committed to supporting the response cleanup efforts, facilitating economic recovery from the impacts, facilitating and supporting the environmental assessments and restoration, and supporting efforts in reputational recovery of the Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Coast.

In this presentation, BP will share learnings from the Deepwater Horizon Accident.

Business Innovation: A New Voyage for Independents

Speaker
Susan Cunningham, Senior Vice President, Exploration and Business Innovation, Noble Energy

The upstream assets of some independents today have the size, complexity, and global reach that were the purview of the majors in the 1980s and have become the envy of many other companies. The entrepreneurial spirit which brought independents to this forefront now beckons them to embody new skill sets for enterprise sustainability. This issue creates a struggle to manage the needs of the larger and more complex company that they are becoming while retaining the capabilities that brought them to where they are.

Innovation is critical to build and retain a competitive edge in being a creative and entrepreneurial company. An innovative company does not just happen. It is caused and designed.

The speaker will share Noble Energy’s purpose of “energizing the world, bettering people’s lives,” illustrating examples from its new voyage of business innovation that combines innovative thinking, processes, and projects. It is a voyage that believes in an outcome of bettering the company’s performance and everyone around them.

Sponsored by

DNV

SOLD OUT - LNG:  Unprecedented Evolution, Challenges, and Opportunities

This event is sold out; however, tickets may be available for purchase on-site on level 2 in front of the assigned room.

Speaker
G. M. (Chip) Schuppert, Jr., Manager, LNG Marketing, ConocoPhillips (Global LNG)

The LNG industry is entering a new era of maturity, challenges, and opportunities. Intra-regional market dynamics are become increasingly interconnected even as many fundamentals remain relatively unchanged. The presentation and discussion will explore unprecedented challenges and opportunities facing the industry and the potential impacts to LNG suppliers and buyers/markets alike.

SOLD OUT - Brazil Oil and Gas: Bidding Rounds in 2013

This event is sold out; however, tickets may be available for purchase on-site on level 2 in front of the assigned room.

Speaker
Magda Chambriard, Director, ANP

Sponsored by

SOLD OUT - Angola Energy Sector: Plans and Investment

This event is sold out; however, tickets may be available for purchase on-site on level 2 in front of the assigned room.

Speaker
Jose Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos, Minister of Petroleum, Angola

Angola is the second-largest oil producer in Sub-Saharan Africa behind Nigeria, and recent exploration suggests that Angola's reserves may be larger than initially estimated.

Successful exploration in Angola's pre-salt formations continues to drive optimistic oil production forecasts for the country, and the Angolan government is targeting 2 million barrel per day production levels by 2014.

The Angola Minister will discuss opportunities, challenges, and key initiatives taken by the Angolan governments to drive its energy sector.

Project Management Networking Event

1600–1800 hours
Reliant Center, Level 2, Room 204

Sponsored by

OGF

Assuring Technical Competence in Major Infrastructure Projects

A moderator and panel of offshore industry project managers will discuss potential problems in assuring the technical quality of facilities projects. Such topics as the structure of the oil company/engineering company relationship, the way both oil companies and engineering companies relate to their engineers, and whether we need to go beyond policies, processes and audits to assure quality decisions.

Attendees then will break into roundtable groups and discuss what they see as problem areas and outline answers to the primary questions posed during the panel presentation.

The event concludes with a networking reception, a summary of the points made by the roundtable groups, and the introduction of the LinkedIn group to continue the discussion amongst participants.

Bring 100 business cards with you, and you’ll leave with new connections to expand your knowledge and demonstrate value to your employer.

Moderator
Ken Arnold, Sr. Technical Advisor, WorleyParsons

Panelists
Louis Bon, Vice President, Operations, TOTAL
Murray Burns, recently retired Vice President, Offshore Business Unit, Technip
Dick Westney, Westney Consultants
Per Aae Staunstrup, Maersk Oil

Update: RSVPs are no longer being accepted for this event.

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Industry Breakfast

0730–0900 hours
Tickets are USD 50 each. Register now.

Note: All breakfasts will be held in Reliant Center, level 2, in rooms 202, 204, 206, 300 and 302. The specific room for each breakfast will be indicated on signs outside the rooms.

Myanmar

Hosted by the US Department of Commerce and OTC, this event will provide a forum to highlight the oil and gas opportunities in the Bay of Bengal.  Representatives from the Republic of Myanmar government and the offshore industry will make presentations. In addition, US industry executives will give an overview of company experiences doing business in the region.

Welcome and Introductions
Craig Allen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Southeast Asia, U.S. International Trade Administration

Oil and Gas Opportunities in Myanmar Offshore
U Htin Aung, Deputy Minister for Energy

Myanmar E&P: Challenges and Opportunities
Mariano Vela, Myanmar Manager, Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production

Myanmar's Growing Role as a Regional Gas Exporter
Susan Farrell, Managing Director, PFC Energy

Energy Diplomacy in the 21st Century
Robert F. Cekuta, Principle Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State

Question and Answer Period and Closing Remarks
Craig Allen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Southeast Asia, U.S. International Trade Administration

Topical Breakfasts

0730–0900 hours
Tickets are USD 50 each. Register now.

Note: All breakfasts will be held in Reliant Center, level 2, in rooms 202, 204, 206, 300 and 302. The specific room for each breakfast will be indicated on signs outside the rooms.

New breakfast! SEMS—Where Are We and What Is Next?

Speaker
Speaker: Charlie Williams, Executive Director, Center for Offshore Safety

Williams will discuss the current status and progress of the Center for Offshore Safety. Topics will include initiatives on Safety Performance Indicators (SEMS leading indicators), Learning From Incidents, and Contractor Skills & Knowledge--a program that includes auditing and certification. He will also present future considerations for the industry and industry organizations on its journey of continuous SEMS improvements.

Department of Energy Update

Speaker
Christopher Smith, Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Fossil Energy

The Deepwater Horizon Incident has changed the face of the oil and gas Industry.

The US Department of Energy (DoE) will discuss lessons learned from the Gulf of Mexico incident and the new role of the governments in the oil and gas sector as a result of this incident. The speaker will also address the key initiatives taken by DoE in the energy sector.

Energy Education Institute

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Energy Education Institute: Teacher Workshop

0730–1500 hours
Reliant Center, Level 2, Room 204

OTC invites 100 Houston-area classroom teachers (grades 4-12) to attend a free, one-day energy education workshop. Educators will receive comprehensive, objective information about the scientific concepts of energy and its importance while discovering the world of oil and natural gas exploration and production. Learn more.

 

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Energy Education Institute: High School Student STEM Event

0830–1330 hours
Reliant Stadium, 700 Level, Chairman’s Club

OTC is educating the next generation of aspiring engineers, scientists, and managers about the oil and gas industry. Approximately 200 high school students will see firsthand the exciting opportunities the oil and gas industry can offer. Learn more.

University R&D Showcase

0900–1200 and 1400–1630 hours
Reliant Center, Level 2, Outside Room 602

The OTC University R&D Showcase provides universities the opportunity to share with the 2013 attendees their current and planned R&D projects relevant to offshore technology. Attendees can learn more about these projects during any of the four days of OTC on level 2 of Reliant Center. Here is Wednesday's schedule:

Participating Universities

Project Title

Michigan Technological University

Reservoir Characterization and Monitoring

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Non-Metallic Stop Collar Development for Landing String Buoyancy

Pennsylvania State University - Applied Research Center

Deep Ocean Tank Facility

University of Mississippi

Seafloor Hazard Mapping

Norweigian University of Science and Technology

NTNU Oil and Gas Laboratories: Selected Research

University of Houston - Cullen College of Engineering / College of Natural Science and Mathematics

UH Cullen College of Engineering / UH College of Natural Science and Mathematics

Topical Luncheon

1215–1345 hours
Tickets are USD 50 each. Register now.

Note: All Topical Luncheons will be held in Reliant Center, level 2, in rooms 202, 204, 206, 300 and 302. The specific room for each luncheon will be indicated on signs outside the rooms.

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DNV

Safety and Environmental Management Systems Policy

Speaker
James Watson, Director, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

Director Watson will discuss the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement policies regarding Safety and Environmental Management Systems.

 

OTC Sponsorsing Organizations' Events

Several of the OTC sponsoring organizations, such as ASME-IPTI and ASCE host their own events during OTC. Browse the list to learn more.