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Technical Program

The OTC 2011 technical program presents solutions for a wide assortment of topics and issues. These topics range from detailed technical issues to projects to management and health, safety, and environment (HSE). 

Browse Technical Program by day.

Monday Sessions

0930-1200 | 1400-1630

Tuesday Sessions

0930-1200 | 1400-1630

Wednesday Sessions

0930-1200 | 1400-1630

Thursday Sessions

0930-1200 | 1400-1630

Some highlights of the 2011 program include:

Post-Spill Deepwater Gulf of Mexico and Beyond

For OTC 2011, the highest profile area will be on impacts to oil and gas drilling in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico following the Macondo oil spill. In the post-spill regime, there is a new era of government regulation and oversight, as well as evolving impacts.

Several panels of experts and high-level government officials will address issues related to risk, drilling safety, energy development, and spill response for future oil and gas projects.

Major Projects and the Management of Large Projects

Vast sums of money are spent to bring hydrocarbons to the market. These projects present advancements and lessons in managing projects from around the world. OTC 2011 will discuss projects such as:

  • Major Field Developments in the Middle East and China
  • Australian and Southeast Asia LNG
  • Frigg Decommissioning
  • First Ship Shape FPU in Gulf of Mexico
  • Project Management – Managing for Value
  • Development of Marginal Fields
  • HSE

New Topics Introduced

OTC aims to present a wide range of technologies and to remain at the forefront of technology.  The following are new topics that have not been recently presented at OTC:

  • EOR – Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Marine Archaeology
  • Deployment of Subsea Equipment
  • Welding
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Shale Gas Developments

Continuing Advancements

Over the past several years, OTC has regularly presented some topics because the technology continues to improve and innovations abound. The topics below will highlight these continuing advancements:

  • Chemical Technology
  • Drilling and Well Completions
  • Floating LNG
  • Flow Assurance
  • Geohazards
  • Geotechnics and Soil Mechanics
  • Hydrates
  • Integrity Management
  • Metocean
  • Ocean Mining
  • Petrotech Visualization
  • Pipelines, Risers, and Flexible Pipe
  • Seismic Imaging
  • Subsea Processing

Green Energy and Related Topics

Reduction of carbon into the atmosphere may be assisted by the use of alternative energy and carbon collection. OTC 2011 will have technical sessions that highlight new developments in wind energy and carbon sequestration. A panel of experts will address the advances and limitations to all of the leading alternative energy sources.