But wait, isn’t OTC in May? Yes, the program happens each year the first week of May, and thousands come from around the world to exhibit, network and learn. But how does that all happen in May? By the work of many dedicated professionals who work all year long to generate ideas, recruit technical papers, gather subject matter experts, and create the final plan.
For those of us who program OTC, October is our big month. The abstracts have been submitted and our committee members have rated and assembled the abstracts to build sessions for the program. Our goal is the best and most relevant technical program regarding any and all technologies related to the ocean environment. While traditionally dominated by hydrocarbons, the last several years have witnessed the growth of alternative energy from waves, currents, tides and wind. This year will not disappoint in the diversification of these topics.
Subsea Engineering Technologies is a strong supporter of OTC. Two of our founders, Doreen Chin and Barbara Thompson, are members of the OTC Board and Program Committees, respectively. Last year we presented four technical papers in topics ranging from the effects of shale on deep water, flow assurance and alternative energy sources. We plan on participating actively again in 2018, and we can’t wait to see you all there to share our learnings and expertise