HOUSTON – In both attendance and exhibition size, this year’s Offshore Technology Conference increased significantly compared to recent years. The attendance of more than 104,000 was the highest in 30 years and the second highest ever, while exhibition space was the largest ever, covering 652,185 sq ft (60,590 sq m).
There were nine panel sessions, 29 keynote presentations, and 298 technical papers.
One feature this year was a panel by the Outer Continental Shelf Governors Coalition which discussed offshore energy development and the need for cooperation among the states and federal government.
The newly named US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell also was at the event, touring the exhibits and expressing a commitment to work with industry for safe, environmentally responsible offshore operations.
Dates for the 2014 OTC were released as May 5-8, also at Reliant Park.