Technology Editor, Subsea & Seismic
HOUSTON –The Deep Offshore Technology International opened in Houston today with remarks from the conference chairman Todd J. Stevens, senior project manager, Nigeria Deepwater for ExxonMobil Development Co.
Stevens thanked ExxonMobil for its sponsorship and for hosting the 20th anniversary of DOT. He noted that the theme of this DOT was risk, resources and rewards surrounding the potential and opportunities in the most challenging of operating environment.
"We have seen only a fraction of the potential available offshore," Stevens said. "And DOT offers the opportunity to share past successes and also ideas for the future. We can exchange knowledge within the industry on our common endeavors.
Stevens also noted that this DOT was hosting for the first time some 60+ engineering students from the area to introduce them to the opportunities and technologies available in deepwater oil and gas development.