Annual Report 2012: FY July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012
Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Sub-Committee
OTC is organized and operated exclusively to promote and further the advance of scientific and technical knowledge of offshore resources and environmental matters.
OTC Technical Program Process
Starting in March of the preceding year, the OTC Program Committee starts the process of creating the technical program for OTC that will take place the first week in May of each year. The OTC Program Committee consists of two members (generally a chair and vice-chair of each of the sponsoring society sub-committees) from each of the twelve industry sponsoring organizations and societies who work cooperatively to develop the technical program each year.
As one of the twelve sponsoring organizations, the OTC AAPG Sub-Committee works with the other members of the OTC Program Committee to create conference sessions that focus on the geosciences and professionalism within the scope of the OTC.
2012 OTC AAPG Sub-Committee Activities and Accomplishments
The 2012 OTC AAPG Sub-Committee worked to create and promote the technical program sessions held during April 30 through May 3, 2012 at Reliant Park in Houston, Texas. The OTC 2012 technical program presented sessions for a wide assortment of topics and issues. The OTC AAPG Sub-Committee emphasized the following sessions:
- Improving Operational Integrity in Offshore Energy Operations - A Global Perspective,
- Ethics Breakfast - Oil Spills, Ethics, and Society,
- Metocean Exhilaration,
- The Nikaitchuq Project, Offshore Alaska,
- In Situ Monitoring of Slope Stability and Seabed Fluid Flow, and
- How Well Do You Know Your Well?: A Collaborative Approach to Pore Pressure Analysis and Well Control.
OTC recognizes innovative technologies each year with the Spotlight on New Technology Award. This awards program is exclusively for OTC exhibitors and is designed to showcase the latest and most advanced technologies that are leading the industry into the future. As the OTC AAPG Sub-Committee previously did in 2011, the 2012 OTC AAPG Sub-Committee reviewed and evaluated the geosciences-related new technology entries to provide a broader basis of assessment in selecting the Spotlight on New Technology Award winners.
2013 Proposed Technical Sessions
The 2013 OTC AAPG Sub-Committee is currently working to put together the following proposed sessions:
- Geosciences and Engineering Joint Ethics Breakfast,
- 21st Century Reservoirs,
- Reservoir Maintenance & Performance,
- Near Surface Expression of Petroleum Seepage,
- Spill Impacts,
- Project Fast Track Planning and Execution (From Concept to Construction and Operation and not get the cart before the horse),
- Southeast Asia Oriented Geohazards,
- Advances in Integrated Submarine Slope Stability Assessment,
- Offshore Pipeline Design in Seismic Zones,
- Project: Eni Goliat - Offshore Norway, and
- Integrating Stakeholder Interests in the Global Offshore Industry.