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Offshore Technology Conference | 2-5 May | NRG Park | Houston, Texas, USA 

Monday, 2 May

The Next Wave

THRIVING ON VOLATILITY: Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions

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0815–1630 | NRG Center, Level 2 | Room 300

Volatility can create challenges in the oil and gas industry, but as previous price cycles have shown, it can also breed new opportunities.  The recent price slump and price uncertainty is new to many young professionals; however, it is just another step on the path for many veteran oil and gas executives.  The Next Wave 2016 is an opportunity for leaders in the energy sector to share their insight and experience about how to thrive in times of volatility.

The 2016 Next Wave program will offer insight from industry experts on the boom and bust cycle and highlight the challenges and opportunities it presents.  Is the current crude oil market price an aberration?  What’s the next big thing for the oil and gas industry?  Is this one of the troughs of oil price cycle?  How can I sharpen my soft and technical skills and remain relevant at work?  Keynote and panel discussions will address these questions and many more, providing useful insights and a way forward for young professionals in this era of volatile oil price. 

Roundtable and executive breakout sessions will encourage interactive sharing and allow close access to industry leaders.  Breakouts into smaller groups will allow the opportunity to discuss and explore common themes on a variety of focused topics with both thought leaders and peers.  Special guests, like a former United States Ambassador, will share experiences and practical techniques that have helped them navigate their careers.

Join other young professionals at The Next Wave for a new perspective and networking – a great way to start the OTC week!

Keynote Speaker:
Graham Hill, Executive Vice President for Global Business Development and Strategy, KBR


Laura Guenther, Founding Director, Consultant, UT McCombs School

Rafael Jaramillo, President of Systems and Solutions, Emerson
Olivier Le Peuch, President, Completions, Schlumberger
Starlee Sykes, Vice President, Global Projects, BP
Deanna Jones, Vice President, Human Resources and Administrative Services, Marathon Oil Corp.

Closing Address:
The Honorable Chase Untermeyer, Former US Ambassador to Qatar

University R&D Showcase: Monday

0900–1700 | NRG Center, Level 2, Outside Room 600

The OTC University R&D Showcase provides universities the opportunity to share with attendees their current and planned R&D projects that are relevant to offshore technology. Participating universities will showcase their R&D projects during one of the four days of the conference. Check back later for when we announce the universities for Monday.

Rice Alliance Startup Roundup at OTC

1400–1700 | NRG Arena, Level 2, Stockman’s Club

The event is a partnership between OTC and the Rice Alliance. It will showcase up to 50 emerging energy companies available for investment. Rice Alliance Startup Roundup at OTC offers a great opportunity for attendees to learn more about these emerging businesses and enable potential partnerships and investments.

Arctic Technology Conference: Launch Event

Hear the Icebreaking News for OTC's 2016 Arctic Technology Conference
Monday 2 May is Arctic Technology Day
Join us at the OTC events booth (Booth S19, Lobby C, NRG Center) Monday, 2 May for the ATC 2016 launch event.

1415–1500 hours

ATC is the only Arctic event backed by the combined reach and credibility of 14 of the world’s top engineering and scientific organizations and built with expertise representing every discipline. ATC provides a worldwide platform for industry colleagues, vendors and academia working the arctic to network, share ideas, research and cutting edge technology.

This is a golden opportunity to get an update on the plans underway for ATC 2016 in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Featured Distinguished Speakers Include:

Joe Fowler, Chairman of the OTC Board of Directors
Brian Miller, OTC Board, Chair ATC Oversight Committee
Sara Wilshaw, Counsul General of Canada
The Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources and Minister Responsible for the Office of Public Engagement, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Spotlight on New Technology Presentation

1600–1700 | NRG Center, Level 1, Rotunda Area

Each year, OTC recognizes innovative with the Spotlight on New Technology Award. This program is exclusively for OTC exhibitors and showcases the latest advancements. Join the presentation to see this year's winners who are leading the industry into the future.

Strategies for Decision-Making Networking Event

1600–1800 | NRG Center, Level 2 | Room 202

What is Decision Quality (DQ) and how is it helping companies and partnerships in the energy industry? Ellen Coopersmith, a leading industry expert and President of Decision Frameworks, will introduce the key elements of Decision Quality and will launch a discussion on DQ’s role in our industry. Janeen Judah,  GM, Chevron, South African BU, and 2017 SPE Int’l President will share her views on how Decision Quality improves business performance, and why it is a key focus for her work as 2017 SPE International President. This will be followed by moderated interactive discussions on best practices and ideas for optimization within our organizations. Whether you are the decision maker or the one responsible to present the decisions, an expert on DQ or novice, this networking event will provide insight into working with cross-disciplinary and inter-organizational teams, strategies for presenting and making complex decisions, and will introduce the decision-maker’s toolbox and how the tools can best serve you and your organization. 

Welcome Introductions:
Dianna Phu, Senior Geologist, INTECSEA and OTC 2016 Networking Committee Chair

Opening Speaker:
Ellen Coopersmith, President, Decision Frameworks

Keynote Speaker:
Janeen Judah, General Manager, Southern Africa Business Unit, Chevron and 2017 SPE President

Table Leaders:
Jeremy Walker, Decision Frameworks
Luiz Mendoza, Decision Frameworks
Gerardo Franco, Noble Energy
Matthias Stein, Bechtel
Susan Howes, Consultant
Amit Aggarwal, Repsol
Michael Moorehead, Intecsea
Debbra Moussadaq, Hess
Eric Bickel, University of Texas
Ahren Lacy, Chevron
Craig McKnight, Chevron
Bobby Renda, Chevron
George Vassilellis, Consultant
Gerald Berbling, Consultant
Bill Haskett, Decision Strategies
Onikepo Omotade, Decision Strategies
Yachtze Luchin, Noble Energy

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  • Continental Contitech Oil and Marine
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