Stellar Technical Program Fuels OTC .04 Success

Many of the 250-plus technical presentations had standing-room-only attendance during the four-day Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), 3-6 May 2004. A 19-year high of 50,921 attendees converged at Reliant Center at Reliant Park in Houston.

"A committee of more than 150 volunteers representing each of OTC's sponsoring organizations spent over a year creating the best technical program that I have seen since I became involved in OTC in 1979," said Rod Allan, OTC .04 Chairman. "The presentations delivered pertinent information on the latest trends and technologies in the offshore world.

There's no doubt in my mind that OTC is a leading technical conference in the oil and gas industry, not just the largest exhibition in the industry. Skipper Strong, the OTC .04 Program Committee Chair, and his talented assembly of volunteers have risen to the challenge."

The 50,921 participants in 2004 give OTC the highest attendance since 1985. Those attending OTC represent 110 nations from around the world.

The exhibition at OTC this year included more than 2,120 exhibiting companies, totaling 397,750 net square feet, filling all the available indoor and outdoor space.

OTC also celebrated the first Spotlight on New Technology winners. Fifteen companies were recognized by OTC for their innovative contributions to the offshore world.

The 2005 OTC, "A Sea of Resources—An Ocean of Knowledge," takes place 2-5 May at Reliant Center at Reliant Park. For more information, visit OTC.05.