Explore the world's offshore developments, share a lifetime of learning with your peers.


Who We Are

OTC is a collaboration of *15 non-profit organizations that support the global energy sector. Our organizations work cooperatively to develop and manage a portfolio of events dedicated to accelerating the development and transfer of interdisciplinary offshore technologies. Revenue from our portfolio is returned to our sponsoring organizations which benefit the advancement of their members and the energy sector.

*15 non-profit organizations: 12 sponsoring, 1 regional sponsoring, and 2 endorsing organizations.


To be the premier organization to enable and grow offshore resource development for a sustainable future and empower access to technologies and their use.


  • OTC delivers preeminent forums to advance the science, new technologies, and practices needed to develop offshore resources.
  • OTC connects the global community of offshore resource development professionals and organizations.
  • OTC enables collaboration to create new ideas and solutions for sustainable development.
  • OTC recognizes excellence in people and organizations advancing the science of offshore technology.


Around the World – All Year Long

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. 

Founded in 1969, OTC’s flagship conference is held annually in Houston. OTC has expanded technically and globally with the Arctic Technology Conference, OTC Brasil, and OTC Asia.

OTC ranks among the largest 100 trade shows held annually in the United States and is among the 50 largest meetings.

OTC is sponsored by industry organizations and societies, who work cooperatively to develop the program each year. OTC also has two endorsing organizations and ten supporting organizations.

Here’s what OTC events can offer you:

International Trade: Opportunities for countries to connect and meet with international buyers.

Quality: Technical program selected by knowledgeable and experienced professionals. 

Value: Ground-breaking innovations and the leading providers of products and services in one place, at one time.

Convenience: From Houston to Rio de Janeiro to Kuala Lumpur, OTC events are in energy hubs with world-class hotels, international airports, and many entertainment options.

Networking: Meet people from around the world who have ideas to share and technical knowledge to exchange.

Investment Back in the Industry: OTC’s sponsoring organizations use revenue generated from the events to provide many other important programs for its members, such as training and technical journals.

Always Something New: Encounter different languages being spoken, never-seen-before technologies, and top executives that you might not hear speak anywhere else.

Become A Member

As a member of one or more societies, you will gain technical knowledge and build relationships that will benefit you throughout your career. Members also receive discounted registrations to OTC.

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