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

Wednesday, 4 May

Monday 2 May       Tuesday 3 May       Wednesday 4 May     Thursday 5 May     Friday 6 May


University R&D Showcase: Wednesday

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 Wednesday.

Spotlight on API Global Standards Networking Event

1600–1800 | NRG Center, Level 2 | Room 204

How are API Global Standards changing and why? Lisa Salley, Vice-President of API’s Global Industry Services, will provide an overview of API’s Global Standards and history of API’s programs. David Miller, Director of Standards Development for API and Dan Mueller (ConocoPhillips) will share comments on relevant standards updates and the importance of international standards. Join your peers, representatives of API, and key industry members, for insights into the updates of API standards and API’s Global Standards Strategy.

Welcome Introductions:
Lisa Salley, Vice President, Global Industry Services, API

David Miller, Director, Standards Development, API

Dan Mueller, Engineering Fellow-Drilling, ConocoPhillips

OTC Reaching Out and Reaching Up – Networking in the Downturn

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

We could all use a hand in this environment so join us for an afternoon that will focus on interview tips and resume building, plus roundtable discussions. In recognition of the current industry downturn, OTC has invited Houston’s top recruiters, career coaches, transition specialists, and resume experts to assist attendees in locating their next opportunity.

Join us for this free networking opportunity where attendees can sharpen their interview skills, polish resumes, learn about becoming an independent contractor, focus on the skills they need to use to locate their next opportunity, and meet recruiters who can help them take the next step. 

Anthony Caridi, President, C-EM Consulting
Hal Miller, President, Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC
Cheryl Collarini, Chairman, Collarini Energy Staffing, Inc.
Jon Nordby, Director, Talent Attraction and Marketing, Greater Houston Partnership

Table Leaders: 
How to Sell Yourself: Anthony Caridi, C-EM Consulting
How to Sell Yourself: Sofia Campbell, Energy Professional Search
Resume Writing: John Kearny, Lucas Group
Current Market, Houston Options: John Nordby, Greater Houston Partnership
How to Become an Independent Contractor: Hal Miller, Subsurface Consultants & Associates LLC
How to Become an Independent Contractor: Matt Nowak, Subsurface Consultants & Associates LLC
How to Become an Independent Contractor: Mark Connor, Subsurface Consultants & Associates LLC
Successfully Consulting/Credentials, Clients: Libby Cheney, Triglobal Solutions
Networking: Volker Rathmann, Collarini
Rebranding Yourself: Cathryn Gabor, Korn Ferry
Rebranding Yourself: Robert Pledger, Ashford Oil & Gas
Resume Writing: Jackson Lynch
Innovating Your Career When You Become Stagnent: Kimberly Wilson, Talent Link Resources
Interviewing: Troy Jeffrey, Collarini
Interviewing: Amy Thompson, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
Networking to Your Next Job: Susan Howes, Reservoir Management Consultant
Hunting for the Job/Reaserch Hiring Company: Jennifer Lacy Briscoe, Hiring Source
Success Stories: Tracey Kearny, Challenger, Gray & Christmas
Analyzing a Job Offer: Rita Creasy-Reed, Geophysical Society of Houston
Analyzing a Job Offer: Cheryl Collarini, Collarini Energy Staffing, Inc.
Education Opportunities: Tom Holley, University of Houston
Survive and Thrive in a Bust/Dos and Don'ts of Job Hunting: Paul Doyle, Sherman Financial Group
Interviewing/Resume: Nancy Armedariz, CGL Recruiting
Interviewing/Resume: Melanie Woods, CGL Recruiting
Career Coaches: Why You Need One and How to Choose: Raegan Hill, Raegan Hill Group Recruitment
Skill Transitions: Damien Maya, C-EM Consulting
Resume Writing: Lijo Joseph, HR Consultant
Social Media for Those in Transition: Hang Bower, HRQInc.
Researching A New Company: Debra Lynn Martinez, Archrock
Current Market in Houston: Richard Kim, Korn Ferry
IQ Gets You The Job, EQ Gets You the Promotion: Cecilia Rose, Executive Career Strategist
Project Work: Gary Lehmanm, Horn Solutions
Rebranding Yourself: Roger Kemper, Sandler Training


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