Registration is now open for OTC’s inaugural Arctic Technology Conference, created to keep energy professionals on the cutting edge of exploring and producing in the world’s harshest climate.
ATC is set for Feb. 7-9 in Houston.
The technical presentations will feature speakers from a dozen countries – Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Russian Federation, Singapore, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States – representing top E&P companies and covering seven key topical areas: Resources; Exploration Drilling; Production Drilling, Facilities and Export; Physical Environment; Logistics and Marine Transport; and Regulatory and Environment.
“ATC will provide a world-class venue to present creative solutions to this challenging Arctic arena,” said Pierre-Alain Delaittre, chair of the ATC Technical Program Committee. “With a highly specialized technical program of over 150 presentations, high-level speakers, networking events and exhibition, ATC will provide opportunities for gaining additional experience and expertise to oil and gas professionals who attend.”
ATC was created after the the U.S. Geological Survey in 2008 completed an assessment of undiscovered conventional oil and gas resources in all areas north of the Arctic Circle, revealing unlimited opportunities for companies and countries that can find solutions to the Arctic’s many challenges.
The agency determined that 90 billion barrels of oil, 1,669 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 44 billion barrels of natural gas liquids have the potential of being discovered in the circum-Arctic.
About 84 percent of the entire resource is expected to occur in offshore areas.
ATC is built upon OTC’s successful model of multidisciplinary cooperation and contribution, with 14 technical societies and organizations – including AAPG – working together to deliver the world’s most comprehensive Arctic Event.
“ATC is a truly international event focused on the cutting-edge technologies and ... emphasizing respect for the people and the environment of this harsh region,” Delaittre said.
For more information or to register go to the ATC website - http://ArcticTechnologyConference.com/.