The delegation that brings you results!

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New contacts!

In 2017 each delegate got 9 Norwegian and 5 International contacts on average.

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Right on target!

The delegates reported to have reached their goals in an unprecedented way.

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It´s a deal!

When 57% reports that they have have made appointments or deals during OTC, you know it works.

OTC is one of the most important global offshore events. Join the delegation and explore how new technology, best practices, emerging trends and proven methods are impacting the transforming landscape of the offshore oil and gas industry.

Being part of the delegation is rewarding. It has lead to great business opportunities.

The delegation is the perfect place to make initial contact or follow up on existing ones. Everybody starts with a clean calendar. That opens a lot of opportunities!

Tom Weibell / Client Executive, Broker Eployee Benefits at Marsh AS

Tom Weibell


Please note, program is still in the works and will be updated during the next months!

Program items labeled with a region label, are reserved for the region. Please state during the registration to which region you belong.

April 27
08:00 - 18:00

Excursion day: Statoil and National Oilwell Varco

Statoil: North American Onshore Operations & Technology Centre in Austin

Preliminary list  topics to be covered:

  • Shale resources – a game changer an overview
  • Statoil as shale resource operator
  • Technology and technology drivers 
  • Transferability between offshore and onshore operationally and regarding technology drivers

National Oilwell Varco: R&D Technology Centre near Navasota

This is an opportunity to see and experience some of the latest and most andvanced equipment for Onshore operations in the North American market.

Practical information

This is a temporary program, and requires a group of minimum 10 delegates. Should the group be smaller, we will visit NOV only. As the program starts early morning Friday in Austin, all participants need to arrive in Austin by Thursday evening.

We will provide bus transportation as follows: Houston - Austin on Thursday and Austin - Navasota - Houston on Friday.

We will reserve rooms at a hotel for you in Austin for the night Tursday to Friday payable by the delegates on check out.

Registration for this event will be simultanously with registration for all other events and start at the beginning of March.

April 28
20:00 - 22:00

Norwegian Delegation Get Together

The delegation gets together for a enjoyable start of the OTC.

Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria
2626 Sage Rd, Houston, TX 77056, USA

April 29
09:00 - 10:00

Information meeting

Updated information and briefing about the OTC conference for the delegates. You will also be able to collect your OTC Badge at the meeting.

Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria
2626 Sage Rd, Houston, TX 77056, USA

11:00 - 13:00

Texas Day at the Norwegian Seamen's Church of Houston

The Norwegian Seamen's Church has lived in Houston for 50 years in 2018, and the present church in Pasadena is 35 years this year, so it's a pleasure to invite both those who have been to church before and you who have never been here for a little taste of Texas as we Norwegians experience it.


  • Open-air service that ends with training in Linedance
  • Texas barbecue food ala Sjømannskirken
  • Texas activities such as horse shoots and lasso castings

4309 Young St, Pasadena, TX 77504, USA

12:00 - 15:00

DNB Boatcruise

Boatcruise – teambuilding and lunch for delegation and invited guests, hosted by DNB.

The yacht will take you on a pleasant trip in the Galveston Bay area. There will be a barbecue lunch and time for relationship building. Onboard you will meet representatives from DNB, and the companies in the Norwegian delegation, as well as Norwegian business representatives living in Houston.

Buss departs Hyatt at 10.30 and returns 15.00

Boardwalk FantaSea yacht
555 Bradford Ave Kemah, TX 77565

Proudly sponsored by:

16:00 - 19:00

Agder Business and Networking Reception

By invitation only


April 30
08:00 - 09:30

Norway2OTC Energy Briefing seminar 2018

Breakfast is served from 07:30!

OTC is an important global meeting place for the energy sector, and our intention is to give a the delegates an updated insight of the .

Our wish is to share knowlegde about:

  • The forces driving the global energy market
  • The role of shale resources as a market change factor
  • The role of new technology in the energy market
  • Renewables in a market like Texas
  • Market opportunities for Norwegian suppliers in the GoM market





Status Houston May 2018
Consul General Morten Paulsen


Opening address
State Secretary Ingvild Smines Tybring-Gjedde, Norwegian Ministry of Oil and Energy


The energy market in 2018, where are we and where may we be heading
Alan Thomson, Boston Consulting Group, Global Leader - Energy Practice, Member of Global Operations Practice Has extensive experience and expertise in strategy development, organization design, corporate governance, and operations (supply chain and manufacturing)


Technology drivers to enable a more efficient and safer energy industry
Trond Ellefsen,  CEO Invatare


Texas a leading renewables state in the US. We have a look at the current status and the way forward.


Gulf of Mexico market opportunities
Norwegian Energy Partners

Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria
2626 Sage Rd, Houston, TX 77056, USA

15:00 - 16:30

Arctic Energy Prospects

There is a high potential for oil and gas development in the Arctic. The energy industry has a long history in some Arctic regions – while vast areas remain unexplored. Now activity is growing in new areas inthe High North, both onshore and offshore, and there are calls for major investments in infrastructure. The Barents Sea, among others, is evolving as a petroleum region in the High North. Increasing energy development in the Arctic, both onshore and offshore, raise a number of questions: How competitive are oil and gas resources in the Arctic in the global market? Which effects would petroleum development bring to communities and business in the High North? Who would be the major actors? What are the strategiesfor regional business development in various regions of the Arctic? What are prospects for international offshore and energy actors? Can the Arctic be a laboratory for safer and greener energy technologies?




Leif Johan Sevland, ONS 


State Secretary Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde, Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy 


Ms. Torill Inga Røe Utvik, Director Arctic, Statoil - tbc 

Mr. Owe Hagesæther, CEO, GCE Subsea 

Ms. Marianne Bremnes, Mayor of Harstad, Norway - tbc

Mr. Gary Isaksen, ExxonMobil - tbc 

Representative of Total, to speak on Jamal project - tbc

Moderator: Mr. Ole Øvretveit, Director, Arctic Frontiers

Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria
2626 Sage Rd, Houston, TX 77056, USA

Organized by:

18:30 - 20:00

Consul General Morten Paulsen reception

The event takes place at Consul General Morten Paulsen’s residence.              

Bus departs at 18:15 from Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria, and departs 20:00 from Consul General’s residence to Fogo de Chão.

By invitation only.

Residence of the Norwegian General Consul, Houston, Texas
Rocky River road, Houston

20:30 - 23:00

SR-Banks annual OTC dinner

SR-Banks annual OTC dinner takes place at the Fogo de Chão restaurant, a Brazilian Steakhouse. 

Bus returns from Fogo de Chão at 23:00

By separate invitation only. Delegates registered before a certain date (TBA) will receive a separate invitation.

Fogo de Chão restaurant, Houston, Texas
8250 Westheimer Rd., Houston, Texas 77063

Organized by:

20:30 - 23:00

Subsea Valley annual OTC dinner

By separate invitation only


Organized by:

May 1
08:30 - 10:00

Public sector seminar


  • Natural catastrophes are on the agenda for all local governments and Houston has lots to share through HEC (Houston Emergency center)
  • Building the reputation of Houston as a cultural diversified city - Houston First
Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria
2626 Sage Rd, Houston, TX 77056, USA

Organized by:

08:30 - 10:00

Technology Breakfast – GCE Subsea/Subsea Valley

Program TBA

Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria
2626 Sage Rd, Houston, TX 77056, USA

Organized by:

11:30 - 13:30

NACC Business Lunch


Dress code: business attire

Own transportation.


18:00 - 21:30

WECP reception

Joint Reception for the World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP).

Bus departs Hyatt Regency at 17:30 and returns at 21:00

Hotel Zaza
5701 Main Street Houston, Texas 77005

May 2
08:00 - 10:00

Business Opportunities GOM, and how to succeed



Registration & breakfast


Moderator: Håkon Skretting, Director, Norwegian Energy Partners


Opening speech
Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy


Market opportunities GOM


Opportunities offshore Mexico – A market overview
Sven Feldhaus, Country Manager Mexico, Norwegian Energy Partners


Opportunities offshore US – A market overview 
Jan R. Eckhoff, Country Manager US, Norwegian Energy Partners




How to succeed
Lars Mylius Davidsen, Senior Vice President, Global Corporates – Treasury Management


Opportunities with Norwegian ECA financing
Otto Søberg, CEO, Export Credit Norway


The legal part


Key contractual considerations
Samuel Skrunes, Associated Partner, Kluge Advokatfirma DA


Q&A – concluding remarks

Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria
2626 Sage Rd, Houston, TX 77056, USA

Organized by:

09:00 - 19:00

NorTex Data Science Cluster Workshop & Networking Event

Program TBA

Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria
2626 Sage Rd, Houston, TX 77056, USA

Organized by:

17:30 - 23:00

Norwegian Evening Dinner (NACC)

NACC’s OTC event takes place at the River Oaks Country Club, where you also can bring your international business partners.

Please note, registration and non-refundable payment ($ 225 before April 30, and $ 250 after) is done via Greater Stavanger.

Own transport!

Dress code: dark suits

River Oaks Country Club
1600 River Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77019, United States


Located next-door to The Galleria, Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria is steps from the city’s most fashionable shopping and dining, and entertainment. The new, 14-story Houston hotel near The Galleria is designed for business and leisure travelers with modern lifestyle conveniences that help you stay relaxed and connected. 

You asked for lower prices - we got it!

The rate is USD 299 + tax (currently 17%) per night per room during the mandatory nights, from April 29 - May 3. 
All other dates have a special rate of USD 169 + tax (17%).

HRG can also assist delegates with other hotel suggestions should this be required.


KLM has discounts available for all delegates of Norway2OTC, which will apply from Kristiansand, Oslo, Stavanger and Bergen.

Please contact your local travel agency for these rates. R, U 146882

For any questions regarding the discount, please contact Eva Robson at KLM (+47 994 28 460 or


So what will it cost you?

Well, it large depends on how many days you are staying, and how you choose to fly in. In addition there is the delegation fee of NOK 5.900. If you register before February 11th, you will get the early bird offer and save NOK 1.000 on the delegation fee. Please note, that prices are subject to changes due to exchange rates.

Price example:

Staying from Friday to Thursday and staying at the Hyatt Regency Galleria, and flying in with KLM (economy class). Registration is done prior to February 1.

Hotel NOK 12.800 + taxes
Flight NOK 9.500
Delegation fee NOK 4.900

Total NOK 27.400