Founded in 1969, the Offshore Technology Conference organizes the world’s foremost events for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection. OTC is held annually at Reliant Center in Houston.
OTC ranks among the largest 200 trade shows held annually in the United States and is among the 10 largest meetings in terms of attendance. Attendance consistently exceeds 80,000, and more than 2,700 companies participate in the exhibition. OTC includes attendees from around the globe, with more than 120 countries represented at recent conferences.
OTC is sponsored by 13 industry organizations and societies, who work cooperatively to develop the program each year. OTC also has two endorsing organizations and ten supporting organizations.
OTC is governed by a Board of Directors made up of 14 representatives, 12 from OTC's sponsoring organizations and two from OTC's endorsing organizations.
OTC is organized and operated exclusively to promote and further the advance of scientific and technical knowledge of offshore resources and environmental matters.