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Technical Program

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The OTC 2012 technical program covers a wide range of topics related to offshore energy and mining resources. OTC offers key insights by industry leaders, emerging technologies, major projects, health, safety, and environment (HSE), and the changing regulatory environment.  Below are highlights of the 2012 program.

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 2012 program include:

Keynote Talks by Industry Leaders

This year OTC will have a series of presentations by major IOCs, NOCs and independent operators who will present their views on future industry directions, operational integrity and risk management.  It will include presentations by senior executives of Total, ExxonMobil, Shell, CNOOC and ADNOC.

Post-Spill Deepwater Gulf of Mexico and Beyond

Attendees will have several opportunities to hear the opinions of industry experts regarding the aftermath of the Macondo oil spill. Martin Vos of Shell will give a luncheon talk on “Follow the Risk: Process Safety Developments in Shell Deepwater Wells.” We will have a technical session on “Enhancing Industry Spill Response Capabilities” and two panel discussions on “Risk Management Strategies for Deepwater Exploration and Development” and “Improving Operational Integrity in Offshore Energy Operations: A Global Perspective.”

Major Projects and the Management of Large Projects

Major project presentations will include:

  • Jubilee (Tullow)
  • Marlim (Petrobras)
  • Who Dat  (LLOG)
  • Pazflor (Total)
  • Nikaitchuq (Eni)

In addition, Y.L. Darricarere, CEO of Total E&P, will discuss the achievements and prospects in West Africa.

New Topics Introduced

OTC remains at the forefront of technology. OTC 2012 will present new applications and solutions for the following topics:

  • New standards for jackups and platforms
  • Global LNG
  • Innovative FPSO and offshore offloading solutions
  • Drilling over 15,000 psi
  • Deepwater cementing

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:

  • Deepwater moorings
  • Drilling and well completions
  • Flow assurance
  • Process safety
  • Geotechnics and soil mechanics
  • Pipelines
  • Metocean
  • Ocean mining
  • Flexible  pipe
  • Inspection and maintenance

Alternative Energy and Related Topics

OTC 2012 will have technical sessions that highlight new developments in offshore wind energy and local power generation for offshore facilities. We will also have a panel discussion on alternative energy sources.