OTC Organizations

OTC is brought to you by organizations which cover all aspects of the energy industry.

As a member of one or more societies, you will gain technical knowledge and build relationships that will benefit you throughout your career.

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Sponsoring Organizations


American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) – AAPG has been a leading organization for the science of geology worldwide. AAPG fosters scientific research and promotes technology in the field of geology.


American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) – AIChE is key for the advanced chemical engineering professional. Founded in 1908, the organization fosters and disseminates chemical engineering knowledge to support professional and personal growth of its members.


American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) – AIME was founded in 1871 and since grown to include 4 member societies. The organization was founded to disseminate significant knowledge of engineering and the arts and sciences involved in the production and use of minerals, metals, and energy sources.


American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – Founded in 1852, ASCE represents members of the civil engineering profession worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society.


ASME International Petroleum Technology Institute (ASME-IPTI) – Founded in 1880, ASME International is a nonprofit educational and technical organization serving a worldwide membership.


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Oceanic and Engineering Society (IEEE-OES) – The Oceanic and Engineering Society (OES) division of IEEE supports OTC. The technical scope of OES is very broad, encompassing the many specialties within electronic & electrical engineering that are applied in the ocean environment.


Marine Technology Society (MTS) – MTS was incorporated in June 1963 to allow members of academia, government and industry to have a common forum for the exchange of information and ideas for its worldwide membership.


Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) – SEG promotes the science of geophysics and the education of exploration geophysicists.


Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Inc. (SME) – SME was founded in 1871 as a member society of AIME. SME provides the mining and minerals community with an information exchange for professional development.


Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) – Founded in 1893, SNAME serves worldwide members in the maritime and offshore industries.


Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) – SPE is a not-for-profit professional which serves more than 104,000 members in 123 countries worldwide. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, events, training courses, and online resources.


The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS) –TMS is a member-driven international professional society dedicated to fostering the exchange of learning and ideas across the entire range of materials science and engineering. Included among its 11,000 professional and student members are metallurgical and materials engineers, scientists, researchers, educators, and administrators from more than 70 countries.


Regional Sponsoring Organization


Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute (IBP) – A private, non-profit Brazilian organization that congregates 220 associated companies linked to petroleum, gas, biofuels and petrochemical areas. IBP is responsible for fuels methods standardization, certification of inspection services and act as an intermediary for the industry with governmental agencies on petroleum regulation. IBP also develops MBA courses and events.

Endorsing Organizations


International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)


Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association (PESA)


Supporting Organizations


American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)


American Petroleum Institute (API)


Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC)


ASTM International


Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA)


Institute of Marine Engineering, Science, and Technology (IMarEST)


International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)


International Society of Automation (ISA)


National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA)


Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA)


2014 Invited Organization


Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)
JOGMEC, which was established in 2004 by merging Japan National Oil Corporation (JNOC) and Metal and Mining Agency of Japan (MMAJ), has been conducting activities in order to secure a stable supply of resources such as oil, natural gas, metal minerals, coal, and geothermal energy for Japan. The activities include supplying necessary funds and performing necessary work and R&D for exploration and development of such resources, as well as stockpiling oil, gas and metals, and preventing pollution caused by metal mining.



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