Delegation program

Please note, the program is tentative and subject to change!

Saturday 30 April



Each Norway2OTC starts with an informal get-together. Relax, enjoy food and drinks and most importantly, meet up with acquaintances and get to know new ones.

Location: Westin Oaks, La Vista

Sunday 1 May


Kick Off

At this information meeting, you will receive important information regarding the delegation and program.

Location: Westin Oaks, Consort II


The excursion day is about getting to know your fellow delegates, while experiencing something new.

Space Center Houston is a leading science and space exploration learning center. It is one of Houston’s top attractions, the area’s No. 1 attraction for international visitors, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center and a Smithsonian Affiliate.

There is always something new at Space Center Houston with an amazing array of traveling exhibits and astounding events. Space Center Houston has the world’s largest collection of moon rocks and lunar samples for public view.

Known around the world as the home of NASA Mission Control, International Space Station Mission Control and astronaut training, guests are taken behind the scenes to see NASA Johnson Space Center.

After the visit to NASA, we head down to Kemah Boardwalk at Galveston Bay were we will enjoy a lunch under the sun.

Location: TBA

Norwegian Business and Networking reception

By invitation only

The reception is kicked off with a less formal program with short greetings and contributions from counties, municipalities and companies, both Norwegian and American. After the formal program there will be great networking opportunities.

Venue: Hotel Granduca Houston

Location: 1080 Uptown Park Blvd, Houston

Monday 2 May

08:00 - 09:30

Norwegian Delegation Breakfast Seminar

The OTC week starts with the traditional breakfast seminar highlighting market outlooks and opportunities.

Breakfast served from 7:30

The webinar focuses on the North American markets.

Moderator: Jorunn Sætre, Project Manager, Norwegian Energy Solutions Agenda:

  • Introduction/welcome by Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Consul General in Houston Hilde Skorpen
  • Market macro perspectives Rystad Energy
  • Update on HMH and market and opportunities from HMH`s perspective Pete Miller, Chairman of the Board HMH
  • Equinor in the U.S. in general and GoM in particular David Harold, VP Asset Management, Equinor
  • GoM upcoming and ongoing field development projects, tiebacks etc Jan Eckhoff, Country Manager USA Oil & Gas, Norwegian Energy Partners

Location: Westin Oaks, Consort II
18:30 - 21:00

Norwegian Consul General Reception

The event takes place at Consul General Hilde Skorpen’s residence.

Location: Residence of the Consul General

Tuesday 3 May

08:00 - 10:00

Technology Breakfast

We invite you to our Technology Breakfast Seminar at OTC Houston 2022. The Norway2OTC delegation enjoys a full programme of seminars and activities during the OTC week, and participants will have the opportunity to meet and network with many potential business relations. This year the Technology Breakfast Seminar will focus on offshore renewable energy, digitalisation and exciting technology trends. Hosts: Energy Valley, GCE Ocean Technology and GCE NODE. Breakfast will be served from 08:00

Location: Westin Oaks, Consort II/1
08:00 - 09:30

Public Sector Seminar

During this seminar, we will learn about the health ecosystem and -industry in Houston, the role it has played in the knowledge transfer from the oil & gas sector, and how it has become one of the corner stones of the city’s economy.

How has Houston become one of the most important cities in the US for entrepreneurs and businesses within health tech? And what role will it play in the future?


  • Greater Houston Partnership
  • Texas Children Hospital
  • TMC

Location: Westin Oaks, Consort II/2
09:00 - 12:00

Norway Session at OTC

How to Lower Emissions While Maintaining Profitability or Even Improving It
The oil industry is part of the solution. How to facilitate the extraction of oil and gas the world needs with minimum emissions on the way to net zero and beyond while remaining profitable or even becoming more profitable.

Location: OTC, NRG Park
10:00 - 13:00

Company visit: Maersk Training

The visit is about understanding and remembering more, and using technology to optimize the training experience. A better learning experience is more than a pleasant stay at the training facilities. Maersk Training is the global leader in immersive simulation training in O&G, crane, maritime, wind and leadership sectors. Come join us for a tour at the Maersk Training facilities in Houston, and let us show you how we strive to create better learning experience. This visit will consist of a short presentation, and a tour of the facilities, and plenty of Q&Q. All followed by a Texas style Lunch.

Location: 15882 Diplomatic Plaza Dr #100, Houston
18:00 - 21:00

Innovation Norway - Tech Night

More details to follow

Location: Pour Behavior
19:00 - 22:00

Norway2OTC networking event

More details to follow

Location: TBA

Wednesday 4 May

0830:00 - 13:00

Company visit: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Energy Industry live tour experience covering topics of Sustainability, AI/Big Data & Cybersecurity at the brand new HPE Executive Briefing Centre More details to follow.

Accelerate your digital transformation and uncover key opportunities that drive competitive advantage in a tailored briefing. Our briefing teams are ready to meet you where you are – whether in a virtual environment or in person at one of our worldwide customer centres – to ignite your edge-to-cloud initiatives and advance your digital journey.


  • 09:00 Arrival to Houston HQ & Check-In – Conference Center
  • 09:15 Executive Welcome
    Brian Tippens / Thomas Kraft
  • 09:30 Pioneering Innovation to solve Future Challenges for IT & Energy: Our joint Role, Journey, Progress & Future outlook
    Brian Tippens & John Frey/ Dr. Goh & Peter Moser / Deepthi Vaidhynathan & Nitin Agarwal / Anup Sharma
  • 10:10 Transition to 2nd FL – CIC
  • 10:20 Breakout (Group A): Data transformation in the Energy industry: Making Artificial Intelligence (AI) Real for Data Insights
    Panel Session Hosted by Peter Moser with Deepthi Vaidhynathan, Nitin Agarwal, Claudia Neuhauser, Jeff DeCoux, Anup Sharma, Michael Bates
  • 10:20 Breakout (Group B): Breakout: Securing the Utility & Energy Edge : Comprehensive Visibility and Control in the Age of IoT Including tour of the Global Security Fusion Center
    Lin Nease & Daniel Fry
  • 10:50 Transition to next Breakout
  • 11:00 Breakout (Group B): Data transformation in the Energy industry: Making Artificial Intelligence (AI) Real for Data Insights
    Panel Session Hosted by Peter Moser with Deepthi Vaidhynathan, Nitin Agarwal, Claudia Neuhauser, Jeff DeCoux, Michael Bates
  • 11:00 Breakout (Group A): Breakout: Securing the Utility & Energy Edge: Comprehensive Visibility and Control in the Age of IoT Including tour of the Global Security Fusion Center
    Lin Nease & Daniel Fry
  • 11:30 Lunch
    End of event and bus back to hotel or airport for short tour group #1
  • 12:00 Exclusive Tour of New HQ Facility, Lab, and CIC
    Daniel Sherrill
  • 12:30 Wrap up and closing remarks
    Thomas Kraft
  • 12:35 Adjourn & Social Hour
    Meet HPE Experts and Networking
  • 13:35 Social Hour Ends
    End of event and bus back to hotel for long tour group #2

Location: 1701 E Mossy Oaks Rd, Spring
18:00 - 21:30

NACC OTC River Oaks Social Gathering

NACC is once again hosting its OTC business & social networking event at the prestigious River Oaks Country Club. Join for a fun and rewarding evening!

OTC is back at its usual date and NACC is once again proud to host its OTC social event at the prestigious River Oaks Country Club. We will have hors d'oeuvres, open bar, music and provide you with a great opportunity to network and enjoy a special evening.

Please note, this event has a seperate fee of $150

Location: River Oaks Country Club, 1600 River Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77019, USA