OTC .04 Exhibition Grows

The exhibition at the 2004 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) has increased this year by 125 exhibiting companies, 3 percent and 12,450 net square feet of exhibit space.

The indoor and outdoor exhibits total 396,900 net square feet (NSF). In 2003, the exhibition totaled 384,450 NSF, with a total of 202 new companies. OTC continues to be recognized as having one of the largest and most globally representative exhibitions in the E&P industry. This year, a total of 2,124 exhibiting companies represent 29 countries.

"This year's show has more international representation than there has been in recent years," said OTC .04 Chairman Rod Allan. "More than 660 companies from outside the United States will be exhibiting, totaling 82,550 square feet. OTC is the one and only annual gathering representing all regions of the offshore industry with attendees from more than 110 nations and exhibitors from more than 30 countries."

The outdoor exhibits total 17,600 NSF this year, compared to 10,800 square feet in 2003. There also will be a heliport at OTC for the first time in several years. The heliport is located at the corner of Loop 610 and Kirby Street. One OTC exhibitor, Rowan Companies, plans five landings per day during the four-day conference.

A complete list of exhibitors is available at OTC .04