Attendee FAQs

WHAT ARE THE EVENT DATES, LOCATION, AND HOURS? 

  • Dates:
    • Monday, 4 May | 0900–1700
    • Tuesday, 5 May | 0900–1700
    • Wednesday, 6 May | 0900–1700
    • Thursday, 7 May | 0900–1400

  • LocationNRG Park, One NRG Park, Houston, Texas, USA 77054
  • Registration Hours:
    • Monday, 4 May | 0700–1700
    • Tuesday, 5 May | 0730–1700
    • Wednesday, 6 May | 0730–1700
    • Thursday, 7 May | 0730–1400
  • Exhibition Hours:
    • Monday, 4 May | 0900–1700
    • Tuesday, 5 May | 0900–1700
    • Wednesday, 6 May | 0900–1700
    • Thursday, 7 May | 0900–1400
  • Technical Program Hours:
    • Monday, 4 May | 0900–1630
    • Tuesday, 5 May | 0900–1630
    • Wednesday, 6 May | 0900–1630
    • Thursday, 7 May | 0900–1630

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND OTC?

OTC is the only offshore oil & gas event that combines the collective knowledge of 13 sponsoring organizations. OTC is unlike commercial organizations in that it reinvests proceeds back into the oil and gas industry through these societies. Members and other industry professionals benefit from enhanced technical and professional competence because of the societies' investments.

OTC gives you access to leading-edge technical information, the industry’s largest equipment exhibition, and valuable new professional contacts from around the world. 

Its large international participation provides excellent opportunities for global sharing of technology, expertise, products, and best practices. OTC brings together industry leaders, investors, buyers, and entrepreneurs to develop markets and business partnerships. 

Why You Should Attend the Offshore Technology Conference

WHAT ORGANIZATIONS SPONSOR, ENDORSE, AND SUPPORT OTC?

OTC is brought to you by organizations that cover all aspects of the energy industry.

HOW DO I OBTAIN THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT OTC?

For the most up-to-date information, subscribe to the OTC Newsletter, join us on social, or download the OTC mobile app.

CAN I TAKE PICTURES, VIDEO, OR AUDIO RECORDINGS AT OTC?

Photography and video/audio recordings of any kind are strictly prohibited in the technical sessions and throughout the indoor and outdoor exhibit areas.

For more information, view the Photography and Videography Policy.

HOW DO I DOWNLOAD THE OTC APP?

The OTC App will be available for download March 2020. For Apple and Android devices, visit your App Store or Google Play on your device. Search for “Offshore Technology Conference.”  If you previously downloaded the OTC 2019 app on your device, simply update this application in your app store to access OTC 2020.

CAN I VOLUNTEER AT OTC?

Yes. Depending on your preferences, there are various volunteer opportunities available. If you would like to join the volunteer mailing list, send your contact details to meetingsotc@otcnet.org.

  • Arrangements Volunteers assist in the technical sessions and directing attendees. 
  • Registration Volunteers — assist with registration efforts, provide information and assistance to attendees, and orient attendees on the proper registration procedures.
  • First Timers Lounge Volunteers — assist with introducing first-time attendees to the first and second floors of NRG Center, exhibitors on the Parkway and Arena, while helping them navigate the conference app.


For more information on how to become an OTC Volunteer, visit the OTC Volunteer Program page.

I LIKE TO SAVE MONEY. CAN I RECEIVE DISCOUNTS IN THE HOUSTON AREA WITH MY REGISTRATION BADGE?

Yes. With Visit Houston’s Show Your Badge Program, conference attendees receive deals and discounts in the Houston area when you present your digital coupon to your server. For details, visit: Visit Houston’s Show Your Badge Program

WHERE IS LOST AND FOUND AT NRG?

NRG Center — Level 1, Room 103, OTC Headquarters

WHERE CAN I FIND A FIRST AID OFFICE?

  • NRG Center – Level 1, Lobby C
  • NRG Arena – Outside Hall B

IS A PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE FOR NURSING MOTHERS?

Yes. For more information, stop by OTC Headquarters located in Room 103, Level 1 of the NRG Center.

IS A PRAYER ROOM AVAILABLE AT NRG?

Yes.

  • Women — NRG Center, Level 2, Room 702
  • Men — NRG Center, Level 2, Room 703

WHERE IS OTC HEADQUARTERS?

NRG Center — Level 1, Room 103

WHERE CAN I FIND LUGGAGE CHECK?

A complimentary luggage check is located outside NRG Center in Lobby E and outside NRG Arena, front entrance.

CAN I RENT A WHEELCHAIR OR SCOOTER AT NRG PARK?

Yes. NRG Park recognizes the needs of guests with disabilities. Visit the NRG Accessibility Guide for further information or call +1.832.667.1482 to reserve your wheelchair or scooter. Only credit cards will be accepted. Onsite rental locations:

  • NRG Center — Level 1, Lobby C, First Aid Office 
  • NRG Arena — Outside Hall B.

IS WIFI AVAILABLE IN THE NRG COMPLEX?

Yes.

  • NRG Center — Levels 1 and 2 in the lobby  
  • NRG Arena — Lobby only

Email stations are located in the NRG Center, Level 1, Hall A, Entrance

IS THERE A BUSINESS CENTER ONSITE?

No, but there is an Office Depot across the street on 8202 Kirby Drive #1240 and a FedEx office center at 8330 S Main, Ste 200.

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION

HOW DO I GET FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE HOTEL OR NRG PARK?

  • Airport Taxi Service - Taxi service between George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and NRG Park is approximately USD 70; service between William P. Hobby (HOU) and NRG Park is approximately USD 40. Cab sharing is permitted with a maximum of four passengers per cab.
  • Rideshares
  • Airport Shuttle Service provided by Super Shuttle
    • +1.800.258.3826
    • OTC attendees receive a discounted fare with SuperShuttle. SuperShuttle ticket counters are located in the baggage claim area of IAH and HOU airports.

WHERE CAN I FIND HANDICAP PARKING AT NRG PARK?

NRG Parking spaces for ADA guests are available and located throughout NRG Park on a first-come, first-served basis. Standard ADA parking is as follows (see map):

  • Orange Lot: 6, 8, 10, 13
  • Maroon Lot: 14, 15
  • Red Lot: 3, 4
  • Blue Lot: 19

IS THERE A DESIGNATED RIDESHARE PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF LOCATION?

Yes. The pick-up location is in the Teal Lot across Kirby Dr. ( see map)

REGISTRATION AND BADGES

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND OTC?

  • Members
    • Four Days – USD 180
    • One Day – USD 140
  • Non-members
    • Four Days – USD 280
    • One Day – USD 240

Four-Day College Student — USD 100 (with valid university ID)
One-Day College Student — USD 25 (with valid university ID)
Distinguished Achievement Award Event — USD 85
Breakfast — USD 65
Luncheons — USD 65
Four-Day College Student — USD 100 (with valid university ID)
One-Day College Student — USD 25 (with valid university ID)

DOES OTC OFFER REDUCED RATES FOR STUDENTS?

Yes. OTC offers students a reduced registration rate for a one-day pass at USD 25. A reduced rate for the 4-day pass is USD 100. 

DOES OTC OFFER REDUCED RATES FOR SPEAKERS?

Yes. OTC offers speakers a complimentary 4-day pass to the conference. The registration link will be provided by the conference programs lead or your session organizer in January 2020.

HOW CAN I OBTAIN A RECEIPT AFTER I REGISTER?

Receipt(s) for your purchase(s) can be obtained by emailing Experient at OTC@experient-inc.com or call +1.888.269.6829 (Domestic) or +1.847.996.5828 (International), Monday–Friday.

WHERE CAN I PICK UP MY REGISTRATION BADGE ONSITE?

You can visit any Pre-Registered Confirmation terminal located in Lobby B, D, or E of the Center and in the Registration Area of the Arena.

WHAT IF I LOOSE MY REGISTRATION BADGE?

Badges are required for access to all OTC activities. Conference registrants will be allowed two free badge reprints. A fee of USD 50 will be charged for additional badge reprints. Use of a badge by a person not named on the badge is grounds for confiscation.

I HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED AND CAN'T ATTEND. WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?

Cancellations will be refunded through the cancellation date. Please contact Experient at OTC@experient-inc.com or call +1.888.269.6829 (Domestic) or +1.847.996.5828 (International), Monday–Friday.

WHO CAN I CONTACT WITH REGISTRATION QUESTIONS?

For all registration questions, please contact Experient at OTC@experient-inc.com or call +1.888.269.6829 (Domestic) or +1.847.996.5828 (International), Monday–Friday.

WHAT IS THE POLICY FOR CHILDREN ATTENDING OTC?

For safety purposes, no one under 15 years of age will be admitted on the exhibit hall floor at OTC.

INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEES

IS THERE AN INTERNATIONAL LOUNGE OR INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE CENTER? 

Yes. The International Lounge offers international visitors a place to meet and relax during OTC. Representatives will be available to provide assistance with information regarding Houston-area shopping, restaurants, museums, theatres, and emergency medical appointments. International Lounges are located in booth the NRG Center and NRG Arena. 

  • NRG Center, Level 2, Room 700     
  • NRG Arena, Level 2, Room 2

WHERE CAN I FIND AN OTC VISA LETTER?

Generate a Visa Invitation Letter.

Please note: it is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to the USA. This letter does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa nor does it commit OTC to assist you in obtaining a visa. We cannot send the letter to the embassy or consulate for you, nor can OTC contact the embassy or consulate on your behalf.

EXHIBITION HALL

WHO WILL BE EXHIBITING AT OTC THIS YEAR? 

For a full exhibitor list, click here.

HOW MANY EXHIBIT AREAS ARE LOCATED AT NRG PARK?

  • There are three exhibit areas in NRG Park
    • NRG Center
    • NRG Arena
    • NRG Parkway

HOW CAN I FIND THE EXHIBITORS I WANT TO VISIT?

OTC provides various options for attendees to locate exhibitors throughout the NRG property.

Exhibit Locators – These touchscreens offer a hands-on, visual experience to navigate the exhibit hall floor. Look for them near the NRG Center and NRG Arena exhibit entrances.
WebsiteOTC 2020 Exhibitors
OTC Mobile App — For Apple and Android devices, visit your App Store or Google Play on your device. Search for “Offshore Technology Conference.”  If you previously downloaded the OTC 2019 app on your device, simply update this application in your app store to access OTC 2020.

TECHNICAL PROGRAM

WHERE CAN I FIND THE SESSIONS BEING OFFERED AT OTC?

A list of the technical sessions being offered at OTC can be found here

WHAT IS THE COST TO ATTEND A TECHNICAL SESSION?

Attendance at the technical sessions and panel sessions is included with your registration. Topical breakfast and luncheons require an additional ticket for USD 65 each.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND A TOPICAL BREAKFAST OR LUNCHEON?

Topical breakfast and luncheons require an additional ticket for USD 65 each.

WHAT IS THE POLICY FOR PURCHASING TICKETS AT THE DOOR FOR EVENTS?

Tickets will be sold at the door as long as seats are available.

WHERE ARE THE TECHNICAL SESSIONS LOCATED? 

All technical sessions (including breakfasts, luncheons, panels, and poster sessions) will be on level 2 of NRG Center. 

HOW DO I PURCHASE A COPY OF THE DIGITAL PROCEEDINGS?

Digital proceedings are available for purchase during the registration process. Digital proceedings are available on OnePetro

WHERE IS THE SPEAKER CHECK-IN ROOM?

NRG Center, Level 2, Room 500

WHAT IS THE AROUND THE WORLD SERIES AND WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

This is a unique program where you will hear from global industry leaders as they discuss new licensing and business opportunities, as well as recently introduced technologies. Learn how countries from around the world are contributing to the advancement of offshore E&P. For more information on this series and to add them to your schedule, click here

HOUSING AND TRAVEL

WHERE CAN I FIND A LIST OF HOTELS IN THE OTC ROOM BLOCK? 

Click here for a list of the official hotel options for OTC 2020.

CAN I MAKE MY HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS IN THE OTC ROOM BLOCK IF I AM NOT A REGISTERED ATTENDEE?

No. To take advantage of the discount rates, you must be a registered attendee.

WHO CAN I CONTACT WITH HOUSING QUESTIONS?

Experient at OTC@experient-inc.com or call +1.888.269.6829 (Domestic) or +1.847.996.5828 (International), Monday–Friday.

speechbuble

NETWORK WITH

59,000
E&P Professionals

stand presentation

LEARN FROM

46
Technical Presentations

mic

ATTEND

350

Conference Sessions

users

MEET WITH

2,000

Exhibitors

OTC logo

Thank You to Our 2020 Sponsors

  • "For 50 years, OTC has encouraged scientists and engineers to develop innovative technologies that have unleashed the potential of offshore energy sources needed for global growth and progress."
    Patrick Pouyanné
    CHAIRMAN AND CEO, TOTAL
  • "For 50 years, OTC has encouraged scientists and engineers to develop innovative technologies that have unleashed the potential of offshore energy sources..."
    Patrick Perry Pouyanné
    CHAIRMAN AND CEO, TOTAL 2