March 2020 OES Beacon

Offshore Technology Conference

Jerry C. Carroll, Senior Past President, OTC Board of Directors     

Founded in 1969, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) organizes the world’s foremost events for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, productions, and environmental protection. The flagship OTC is held annually in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. OTC has expanded technically and globally with the Arctic Technology Conference, OTC Brazil, and OTC Asia.

OTC Asia relevant countries


The Offshore Technology Conference Asia-OTC ASIA 2020 will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24-27 March.  The first OTC ASIA was held in 2014 and has consistently been a very successful conference.  We expect to have over 20,000 energy professionals in attendance with over 150 exhibitors from 70 Countries and over 400 thought and expert leaders.

The venue will be at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center and we hope to see you there!  The Conference will feature the spotlight on New Technology Awards; Distinguished Achievement Awards; the Next Wave, a program for young energy professionals; and the University R&D Showcase & Challenge, a special program for high school students on STEM.

OTC ASIA 2020 will continue to feature in-depth and relevant country briefings as part of the conference program.  These country sessions will provide in-depth coverage of the latest industry developments taking place in Asia and beyond. Discussions will cover market outlooks, investment climates and opportunities, while highlighting industry and technological advancements in recent and on-going major projects.

The sessions incorporate both presentation and panel discussions led by representatives from government and regulatory bodies, national and independent oil companies, and various energy players active in the featured countries.

OTC Asia relevant countries

IEEE/OES booth at OTC Houston


The annual offshore Technology Conference 2020 will be held at the NAG Park, Houston, Texas, 4-7 May 2020 and will feature a full technical program and exhibits.  Attendance normally exceeds 50,000 and includes programs for young professionals.  This year’s program will feature a number of sessions and talks on renewable energy.

OTC Brazil

Our OTC Brazil 2019 was held 29-31 October 2019 at the SulAmerica Convention Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  This year’s Conference had over 20,000 attendees and was a great success.  The conference was located in the central part of the city and turned out to be a very popular location.  I helped co-chair several technical sessions and was very pleased with the attendance of a number of professionals who also made excellent presentations.  This conference was also well represented by female professionals in the industry.  The next OTC Brazil will be in 2021.

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IEEE/OES booth at OTC Houston