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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



Program

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


Friday
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.

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

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

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







Saturday
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




Sunday
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.

Program:

  • 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




11:30 - 14:30

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 14.30

Boardwalk FantaSea yacht
555 Bradford Ave Kemah, TX 77565


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16:00 - 19:00

Agder Business and Networking Reception

By invitation only

TBA





Monday
April 30
08:00 - 09:30

Norwegian Delegation Breakfast Seminar

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

Program:

0800

Welcome

0810

Status Houston May 2018
Consul General Morten Paulsen

0820

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

0830

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)

0850

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

0905

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

0920

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?

Program:

15:00 ARCTIC ENERGY PROSPECTS 

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS 

Leif Johan Sevland, ONS 

KEYNOTE 

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

ARMCHAIR DISCUSSION, Q&A 

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


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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:
 

20:00 - 23:00

Subsea Valley annual OTC dinner

By separate invitation only

TBA



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Tuesday
May 1
08:30 - 10:00

Public sector seminar

Program:

8:30-9:00

Regional collaboration for economic development; How GHP is organized and key performance indicators to measures outcome 
Patrick Jankowski, Sr. Vice President, Greater Houston Partnership

9:00-9:30

How Houston handled the Harvey flooding disaster
Rick Flanagan, Sr. Emergency Management Coordinator, Houston Emergency Center

9:30-10:00

Marketing & Strategy on image campaign highlighting culture diversification in the city, including use of gastronomy as an important element. Utilization of Social Media as a tool to effect change in reputation.
Holly Clapham-Rosenow, Chief Marketing Officer, Houston First

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


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08:30 - 10:00

Technology Breakfast – GCE Subsea/Subsea Valley

 Program:

  • Entrepreneurship and technology commercialization at Rice University, Brad Burke - Managing Director Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
  • Transforming Subsea Developments through Innovation, Haakon Helgsen - Vice President Global Front End for TechnipFMC
Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria
2626 Sage Rd, Houston, TX 77056, USA


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11:00 - 13:00

Subsea Valley Industrial Policy Executive Meeting with Baker Institute

Baker Institute's Center for Energy Studies at Rice University is top ranked as global energy- and resource-policy think tank. Several of the institute's fellows will present Center of Energy Studies program areas and provide new insights on the role of economics, policy and regulation in the performance and evolution of energy markets. (https://www.bakerinstitute.org/center-for-energy-studies/)

Program:

  • Dr Francisco Monaldi, Fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Center for Energy Studies and lecturer in energy economics at Rice University. 
  • Dr Ken Medlock, James A. Baker III and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Econommics at the Baker Institute and the senior director of the Center for Energy Studies.
  • Dr Jim Krane, Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice University´s Baker Institute.
  • Dr Michael Maher, Senior Program Advisor for the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University´s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
  • Dr Ted Temzelides, Professor of Economics, Rice Scholar in Energy Studies at Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Master of Martel College at Rice University.
  • Dr Peter Hartely, George and Cynthia Mitchell Chair in Sustainable Development and Environmental Economics and Professor of Economics, Rice University.
  • Mr Gabriel Collins, Baker Botts Fellow in Energy & Environmental Regulatory Affairs at the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies.

Please note! Registration for this meeting is done via Subsea Valley. Please contact benedicte.istad@subseavalley.com for more information.

Bus departs Hyatt Regency at 10:15

Baker Institute for Public Policy, James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005


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11:30 - 13:30

NACC Business Lunch

The traditional NACC Business lunch takes place at the Houstonian hotel and highlights Jarand Rystad from Rystad Energy.

Dress code: business attire

Please note! Registration and non-refundable payment ($ 80) is done via Greater Stavanger.

Own transportation.

TBA





11:00 - 15:00

NOV Shrimp Boil under OTC

Network with colleagues and conference-goers, learn more about new products and technologies from across our businesses, and enjoy shrimp, beverages, and a variety of food-truck fare with us.

Register here

Please note! By own transport only.

Tuboscope facility
2835 Holmes Road, Houston, TX 77051




18:00 - 21:30

WECP reception

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

Bus departs Hyatt Regency at 17:30 and will the depart for the Statoil reception at ca 19:00. It then returns at 22:00 from Statoil.

Hotel Zaza
5701 Main Street Houston, Texas 77005




17:30 - 22:00

Statoil recepion

Statoil’s annual Offshore Technology Conference evening reception as we congratulate the OTC on 50 years and explore the forces that will shape the future of energy for decades to come.
This year’s program will feature remarks from Statoil’s President and Chief Executive Office, Eldar Sætre and Executive Vice President of Development and Production USA, Torgrim Reitan.

Transport: there will be two options. One bus will go via the WECP reception - giving you the opportunity to first attend a part of that event -  and then on to Statoil, and another will go directly to Statoil. Both buses will depart from Hyatt Regency at 17:30 and return from Statoil at 22:00.

Citadel Houston
12130 Kirby Dr #101 Houston, TX 77045




Wednesday
May 2
08:00 - 10:00

Business Opportunities GOM, and how to succeed

Program

07:30

Registration & breakfast

08:00

Introduction
Moderator: Håkon Skretting, Director, Norwegian Energy Partners

08:05

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

Nazakhtar Nikakhtar, Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce – International Trade Administration

 

Market opportunities GOM

08:20

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

08:40

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

 

Financing

09:00

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

09:15

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

 

The legal part

09:30

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

09:45

Q&A – concluding remarks

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


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09:00 - 19:00

NorTex Data Science Cluster Workshop & Networking Event

OTC 2018 Digitalization Workshop

Global Center of Expertise NODE in cooperation with the International Research Institute of Stavanger has the pleasure of inviting you to the NorTex OTC 2018 Digitalization Workshop. The workshop is a continuation of discussions during OTC 2016 and 2017 in Houston with focus on digitalization and effective interoperability.

Three focus areas will be highlighted and discussed. The goal is to share information about current projects across borders and entities as well as strengthening partnerships and collaboration. We look forward to welcoming you.

Registration from 8:00 am

8:30 – 9:15 am

Opening

8:30 - 9:15

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
Jan Erik Odegard, Associate Vice President, Research Computing & Infrastructure & Executive Director, Ken Kennedy Institute Rice University
Anne-Grete Ellingsen, CEO, GCE NODE
Arnt Aske, Business Development Digitalization, GCE NODE

9:15 - 11:15 am

Session 1: EMERGING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

9:15 - 9:45

5G WIRELESS PLATFORM
Marius Arion Nilsen, Sales Director Offshore, Telenor Maritime

9:45 - 10:15

SMART USE OF BLOCKCHAIN
Andrew Bruce, CEO, Data Gumbo

10:15 - 10:45

WORKGROUPS

10:45 - 11:15

PRESENTATION OF RESULTS, PLENARY DISCUSSION AND SUMMARY

11:15 - 12:00

Lunch

12:00 - 2:00 pm

Session 2: ADVANCED MONITORING & ANALYTICS

12:00 - 12:30

AGILE APPLICATION OF REAL-TIME DATA ANALYTICS THROUGH A MODERN DATA AGGREGATION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
Michael Behounek, Senior Drilling Advisor, Apache Corporation / Pradeep Ashok, CTO, Intellicess

12:30 - 1:00

ACCELERATING DIGITAL VALUE CREATION THROUGH REAL-TIME DATA INTEGRATION AND ANALYTICS
Jørn Seglem, SVP Digital Platform & Analytics, Kongsberg Digital

1:00 - 1:30

WORKGROUPS

1:30 - 2:00

PRESENTATION OF RESULTS, PLENARY DISCUSSION AND SUMMARY

2:00 - 2:30

COFFEE BREAK

2:30 - 4:30

Session 3: CONNECTIVITY

2:30 - 3:00

DRILLING DATA HUB (DD HUB)
Fionn Iversen, Chief Scientist, International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS)

3:00 - 3:30

NEXT GENERATION OPC UA ENABLES INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT)
Tom Burke, President and Executive Director, OPC Foundation

3:30 - 4:00

WORKGROUPS

4:00 - 4:30

PRESENTATION OF RESULTS, PLENARY DISCUSSION AND SUMMARY

4:30 - 5:00

INSPIRATION GOING FORWARD

4:30 - 5:00

SEAMLESS DATA ACROSS EQUIPMENT
Francois Laborie, Chief Marketing Officer and Partner Enablement, Cognite

5:00

CLOSING REMARKS, Arnt Aske, Business Development Digitalization, GCE NODE

Networking event 5:30 7:00 pm

All participants are invited to Paparruchos for informal networking after the workshop. Paparruchos is located within walking distance of the Hyatt Regency Galleria. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to welcoming you!

Register here

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


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18:30 - 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.

Bus departs Hyatt Regency at 18:15 and returns at 23:00

Dress code: dark suits

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




Hotel

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.

Flights

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 eva.robson@klm.com).

Price

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