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May 1 - 4, 2017 / Houston, Texas

Offshore Technology Conference

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. OTC is the largest event in the world for the oil and gas industry featuring more than 2,400 exhibitors, and attendees representing 120 countries.

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Wednesday May 3, 2017 / Houston, Texas

OTC 2017 | Combat the Downturn with Disruptive Innovation and Agile Technology Maturation

This talk will discuss the ‘Mind to Market’ approach pioneered which brings disruptive thinking, science and engineering to create new knowledge and technology that impacts humans and society. The talk will highlight the art of disruptive innovation that enables navigation of the unknown, consistently finding the edges of thinking. A disruptive innovation process typically begins by internally asking fundamental science or engineering questions.

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Wednesday May 3, 2017 / Houston, Texas

OTC 2017 | Development of Nanotechnology Pipe Treatment to Improve Acoustic Cement Evaluation

This session will describe research, development, and case studies related to well cementing. New technologies such as nanotech pipe treatment, smart bentonite drilling mud, and low temperature dispersant will be discussed. Data handling, simulation, and analysis will be reviewed in regard to reverse cementing placement pressures and cement job verification. Case studies on foamed cement and surfactant addition will also be covered.

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Thursday May 4, 2017 / Houston, Texas

OTC 2017 | Low-Adhesion Coatings as a Novel Gas Hydrate Mitigation Strategy

In this technical session, two categories of contributions are represented. Process matters are addressed in papers on new technology development and qualification, accelerated innovation as an enabler for well completions, oilfield technology development considered holistically, and comparative technology qualification. Specific technology advances are described in papers on a new salinity measurement system for formation water detection, low-adhesion coatings for gas hydrate mitigation, and a reelable lined pipe.

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