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

What to Know Before You Go

How has the recent rainfall in Houston impacted OTC?

Houston recently faced a major flooding event. However, the city is currently drying out and recovering.

The safety and security of OTC attendees is always a priority. We consistently monitor the weather and make decisions based on heavy rainfall and other conditions. If serious weather conditions threaten to affect OTC or the safety of the attendees, we will work closely with local and national agencies and the staff at NRG Park to keep attendees informed. At this time, OTC is on-track and scheduled to open as planned on Monday, 2 May.  

Houston is the heart of OTC and we are saddened by the damage and loss of lives caused by the recent floods. To assist in the recovery efforts, OTC is making a donation to the Houston Flood Relief Fund. 

Is OTC again partnering with United Against Human Trafficking?

Yes. In 2016, OTC is continuing its partnership with United Against Human Trafficking (UAHT) to increase awareness of human trafficking with our attendees from the greater Houston area and around the world.

UAHT’s mission is to end human trafficking. UAHT increases awareness by training law enforcement, healthcare workers and business owners on how to identify and combat human trafficking in the greater Houston community.

UAHT is working with OTC to include information and messages in OTC communications before and during the conference, and it will have an on-site presence in NRG Center (Lobby, level 1, between halls A and B).

When does OTC registration and accommodations open?

Registration and hotel accommodations are now live.

What is the address for NRG (formerly Reliant) Park?

1 Reliant Pkwy, Houston, Texas 77054
Get directions.

Please note your GPS may recognize this as Reliant Parkway or NRG Parkway

Can I view the technical program?

Yes, there are multiples ways you can view the OTC 2016 technical program.

>> View an online version here.

>> You can also download the OTC 2016 mobile app (select 'Technical Sessions' on the home screen).

>> Or, download a PDF version by clicking here or on the image below. 

OTC Program
 

How do I contact show management on site?

OTC Headquarters
+1.832.667.3014 (during show days only)
NRG Center, Level 1, Room 103

Do I need anything to pick up my badge?

Yes. To ensure a secure conference, photo identification (passport or driver's license) is required. Items may be subject to search before entering the OTC areas at NRG Park.

Where is everything located in NRG Park?

>> The exhibits are in NRG Center, NRG Arena, and the OTC Parkway & Pavilion.
>> All technical sessions are on Level 2 of the NRG Center.
>> All breakfasts and luncheons are are on Level 2 of the NRG Center.

You can download a map of the NRG Center (Levels 1 and 2) here or by clicking the image below. 

NRG Center

 

You can download a map of the NRG Arena, and the OTC Parkway & Pavilion here or by clicking the image below. 

NRG Arena, and the OTC Parkway & Pavilion

What security and safety measures does OTC have in place?

OTC monitors world events and health concerns to constantly adjust our plans in providing a safe and secure environment for all participants.
 
All attendees are required to wear their OTC name badge and badge holder at all times. Use of a badge by a person not named on the badge is grounds for confiscation. If you lose your conference badge, please return to Registration to obtain a replacement.
 
An adult must accompany attendees 15 to 18 years of age. No one under 15 years of age will be admitted to OTC.
 
Also expect additional security measures as you approach each entrance location of NRG Park. Security personnel will be positioned at the entrances and may ask you to open your backpack or boxes for a visual inspection. If you observe any suspicious activity or have any security concerns, please contact OTC Headquarters on-site so we may investigate the matter.

OTC wants all patrons to have a safe and secure experience. We appreciate your cooperation and support in making this possible. 

How do I get a Taxi from NRG Park?

Taxis are located at the side entrance, Hall E on the west end of NRG Center, and outside the Arena Southwest corner. Additional travel information is available here.

If I have a badge, may I walk right into the show?

No, each registrant who receives a badge by mail will need to visit a badge holder pickup location to get their official OC badge holder. Admittance without a badge holder is not permitted.
 
There is a coupon attached to your registration material that should be surrendered at a Badge Holder counter to verify attendance. Badge Holder pick-up area are located near the registration areas in both Reliant Center and Reliant Arena.

Where may I purchase tickets for luncheons and other events?

You may purchase event tickets online or at the registration counters until an event is sold out. Once an event is sold out, a waitlist will be started and/or tickets sold at the door. Food is not guaranteed 20 minutes past the event start time.

Can I take photographs or video of OTC?

No. All OTC sessions are protected by US copyright laws. Photography and video/audio recording of any kind are strictly prohibited in the sessions and throughout the exhibition area. Read our full policy on photography and videography.
 
Members of the press are required to report to the OTC Press Room to obtain permission for photography and videography.

Where may I rent a wheelchair or scooter?

Wheelchairs or scooters may be rented in the First Aid centers located in the Medical Center in NRG Center Lobby C, level 1, and in NRG Arena Hall B.

What resources does OTC provide to help me find my way around the show?

Exhibit Locators
The Exhibitor Locator touch screens offer a hands-on, visual experience to navigate the exhibit floor plans. You can search for exhibitors by name, booth, or product category, and find technical session details and locations. Look for them near the NRG Center and NRG Arena exhibit entrances.
 
OTC Mobile App
The OTC 2016 mobile app provides on-the-go, interactive information that allows you to stay up-to-the minute on the latest events and special sessions. Get the app now.
 
Internet/Computer Access
Email Stations are located in the NRG Center Hall A entrance, level 1.
OTC is offering free, low-bandwidth wireless internet access in the lobbies of NRG Center, levels 1 and 2, as well as the lobby of NRG Arena. The wireless network name is 2016 OTC. This free wireless access will not be available on the exhibit floors or meeting rooms.
 

Where can international attendees meet and relax at OTC?

The International Lounge offers international visitors a place to meet and relax during OTC. Multilingual members of the National Oil Equipment Manufacturers and Delegates Society (NOMADS) and the members of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Gulf Coast Section Auxiliary are available to provide assistance with information regarding Houston-area shopping, restaurants, museums, theatres, and emergency medical appointments.
 
International Lounge Schedule
NRG Center, Level 2, Room 700 
Monday, 2 May
Tuesday, 3 May
Wednesday, 4 May
Thursday, 5 May
0800–1730
0800–1730
0800–1730
0800–1400

Can I check my luggage at OTC?

Yes. A complimentary luggage check is located outside NRG Center Lobby E and outside NRG Arena, front entrance. The schedule is:
Monday, 2 May
Tuesday, 3 May
Wednesday, 4 May
Thursday, 5 May
0800–1700 
0830–1730
0830–1730
0830–1530

Where can I purchase OTC gifts and momentos?

Visit the OTC Gift Shop in NRG Center Lobby B, level 1, to browse and purchase a variety of apparel items, including denim shirts, golf shirts, caps, and T-shirts. Many sizes and colors are available. Stop by early to get the best selection. The OTC Gift Shop is open each day during registration hours.
OUR SPONSORS
  • ExxonMobil
  • Chevron
  • ADNOC
  • Aker Solutions
  • Modec
  • Oceaneering
  • Schneider Electric
  • Frank’s International
  • Kuwait Oil Company
  • SBM Offshore
  • FMC Technologies
  • SLB
  • Citadel
  • Continental Contitech Oil and Marine
  • BP
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Air France
  • KLM
  • Cameron
  • Alloy & Stainless Fasteners
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