1 Week Until the 2012 Offshore Technology Conference!

Make the most of your time at the 2012 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC).

Here is some important information to know before you arrive on-site. More details about OTC's on-site resources can be found online.

Registration and Badge Pick-Up

If you haven't registered yet, you can save time on-site by registering online. Online registration remains open until the last day of the show.

Bring your printed confirmation and print out your badge at one of the Pre-Registration areas in Reliant Arena or halls B or E of Reliant Center. Registration opens at 0700 hours, Monday, 30 April. See daily registration hours.

Registered attendees from outside the US or all those who registered after 16 March can pick up their badge at convenient locations in downtown Houston or either Houston airport:
  • Hyatt Regency Houston (in lobby) – 1200 Louisiana, Houston, TX 77002 (lobby by coffee shop)
    Open 0700–1800 hours, Friday, 27 April through Tuesday, 1 May, and 0700–1200 hours, Wednesday, 2 May.
  • Houston Hobby Airport (downstairs near the baggage claim area) – Open 0800–1800 hours, Friday, 27 April through Monday, 30 April.
  • Bush Intercontinental Airport (downstairs in the international baggage claim area) – Open 0800–1800 hours, Friday, 27 April through Monday, 30 April.

Watch OTC TV Online or On Site

New this year, OTC TV communicates breaking news; daily recap news from the conference and exhibition; and speaker and show floor interviews. Watch OTC TV on screens located throughout Reliant Park, or watch online. To learn about OTC TV sponsorship and advertising opportunities, please contact tim@media-7.co.uk.

Conference and Exhibition Tools

OTC offers several ways to help navigate around the exhibit floors and find session times and locations.

Transportation and Parking

You have several options to travel between your hotel/home and Reliant Park.
  • Complimentary shuttle bus to/from official hotels
  • Park & Ride locations (for west and north Houston residents)
  • Car rental
  • Taxi
  • Houston METRORail
Browse the shuttle bus schedule, Park & Ride locations, and more.

Parking at Reliant Park
If you plan to park at Reliant Park, please allow ample time for the traffic during OTC. Close-in parking fills up quickly. After midmorning, consider exiting on South Main and park in the yellow, green, or teal lot.Some gates accept US cash payment. View parking map for details.

Food and Beverages

Not Yet Registered?

Reliant Park offers great meal, snack, and drink options in the OTC exhibit areas and lobbies.A variety of food choices can be found in Reliant Center and Reliant Arena, as well as food courts in the outdoor OTC Parkway.

Free Wi-Fi

OTC is offering free wireless internet access in the lobbies of Reliant Center, levels 1 and 2, as well as the lobby of Reliant Arena. The SSID for the wireless access is OTC2012.

OTC Night at the Ballpark

Join fellow attendees for OTC Night at the Ballpark on Tuesday, 1 May! Enjoy an evening of Major League Baseball as the Houston Astros take on the New York Mets at Minute Maid Park. Purchase your discount tickets online or visit the Astros’ booth in the lobby of Reliant Center while at OTC.  For information about group rates and hospitality events contact Richard Tapia by email or phone at +1.713.259.8303.

Important Security Measures

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.

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.

We hope to see you next week at OTC!

 Get the OTC 2012 App!

   The 2012 mobile app provides easy-to-use, interactive information to enhance your event experience:
  • Browse up-to-the-minute exhibitor, speaker,
    and event information
  • Takes notes in the sessions you attend
  • Schedule appointments and events in the calendar
  • Connect with your colleagues using the
    Friends feature
  • Find nearby restaurants and entertainment
Downloading the OTC 2012 Mobile App is easy! Click here or scan the QR code using your mobile device.

OTC is the largest offshore oil and gas show in the world, so start making plans now to make the most of your time on-site. Use the OTC Pre-Show Planner to find exhibiting companies that meet your needs and to build your own personal plan.

Get started using your planner today!

See Exhibitor News Below

FMC Technologies  |  Booth: 1941
New Products and Services

Offshore Equipment and Services        

Maximizing Your Field with FMC Technologies.
FMC Technologies provides solutions to maximize the full value of your assets. Develop fields with pioneering technologies for HPHT environments. Significantly and cost-effectively extend production from both greenfield and brownfield reservoirs with subsea processing. For offshore oil and gas fields, FMC's well access services improve and optimize life of field. Intelligent monitoring provides real-time data enabling improved reservoir management. Maximize Now at Booth #1941.

FMC Technologies Website
FMC Virtual Booth Tour

Atlas Copco   |  Booth: 1679   
New Products and Services


Atlas Copco announces new Hurricane booster module - the Hurricane M-41 - at OTC2012
The Atlas Copco booth at OTC will include the newest addition to the Hurricane booster line-up-- the Hurricane M-41 booster module. This new module can be driven by a rig's existing engine drive or by a hydraulic or electric motor, as well as a PTO transfer case. The module's small footprint - just 54 in. x 57 in. x 65 in. at a dry weight of a little over 4,000 pounds - makes it ideal for OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and mobile drill rig owners looking to customize an existing rig.

Atlas Copco CMT USA
Atlas Copco Specialty Rental
Atlas Copco Oil and Gas
Atlas Copco Hurricane

Weir Oil and Gas   |  Booth: 1849 & 11007
New Products and Services


Weir Oil & Gas Works to Lower Operating Costs
Innovation. Better performance. Rapid response. Weir Oil & Gas is committed to reducing operational costs for customers through the development of innovative products and customer-focused solutions. In combination with our global network of service centers, we are able to provide a rapid response to maintenance and repair needs. Visit the Weir booths for many examples of how Weir reduces customer operating costs.

Contact Us
Register With Us Today
Visit Weir In Action

Printrex Inc   |  Booth: 3000
New Products and Services


Reliable Color Log Printing in the Office or in the Field
Printrex, the world's leading producer of high performance printers and plotters for well logging and log analysis applications, is introducing two new color log plotters. The first is The 920, which uses direct thermal color and is designed for the severe environment of a truck or doghouse. The second, The 980, is a very high speed ink jet unit for the data center, boasting a print speed of 8 inches per second. Bring the advantages of color printing to your truck or data center with Printrex

Color Plotter for the Truck
High Speed Color Plotter for the Data Center

Viatran   |  Booth: 1605
New Products and Services


Viatran's New Flush Tip Sensor for Viscous Media Applications - Model 385
This Flush Tip sensor features special design to minimize clamping effect on the diaphragm, which eliminates the need to make adjustments to the instrument after installation. The Model 385 is able to withstand pressure spikes up to 3x pressure range which extends the life of unit when cavitation is a risk in the system. It is designed with rugged stainless steel diaphragm which minimizes wear on the sensor which affects quality of data being collected.

Contact us with questions

Dow Corning Corp.


Subsea thermal insulation for deep-water immersion
Protect critical piping and components with confidence with new Dow Corning® XTI-1003 Silicone Rubber Insulation. Providing both corrosion prevention and thermal protection in your deepest subsea applications, this new silicone insulation is easy to apply and can be cured in unlimited thicknesses. The wide-temperature-range material is translucent to enable visual inspection.

Let us bring a sample to you at OTC. To schedule a visit, contact Heather Marinik.

Haskel International, Inc.   |  Booth: 3917

Offshore Equipment and Services    

High Pressure Pneumatic Driven Liquid Pumps, Gas Boosters, and High Pressure VFT
Haskel high pressure pneumatic driven products are known for superior quality, safety, performance and reliability. Our products are used throughout the oil and gas industry in packaged systems and in applications such as valve actuation, hydro testing, gas pressure testing, chokes, emergency shut-down systems, bolt tensioning, chemical injection, and leak detection. Our equally superior BuTech line of positive cone and thread technology high pressure VFT will also be featured at OTC.

BuTech Products for the Oil & Gas Industry Brochure
BuTech Subsea Valves Brochure

WorleyParsons/INTECSEA   |  Booth: 2105
New Products and Services

Offshore Equipment and Services   

Total Integrated Offshore Solutions: Wellhead to Market, Anywhere in the World
Together WorleyParsons and INTECSEA offer customers unique and comprehensive full service solutions in the design of offshore facilities. Our customers can expect to receive successful project integration, with certainty in delivery, which only comes from highly experienced and integrated project teams operating under a single leadership structure. Visit us at OTC booth #2105 as our experts from around the world present a series of technical papers.

Career Opportunities
Technical Presentations Schedule

Gates Corporation   |  Booth: 57 & 58
New Products and Services


Gates Engineering & Services
It only takes one hose-related incident on a rig to shut down your entire operation. Gates Engineering & Services (E&S) specializes in mobile, onsite services designed to keep drilling rigs and service companies up and running to minimize downtime. Whether it's onsite inspection, maintenance and recertification or tracking hose performance via Sentry ID, the experienced field service team at Gates E&S is dedicated to providing world-class products and support services to maximize uptime.

Download a free Oilfield brochure
Visit Gates Oilfield website
Contact Gates

Climax Portable Machining and Welding Systems   |  Booth: 7608
New Products and Services

Process Equipment and Services  

On-site Machining and Welding. So Off-shore can remain Off-shore.
Imagine a world where machining and welding produce groundbreaking results. Introducing Climax Portable Machining and Welding Systems. With the ability to buy and rent tools from two depots in the Gulf, the precision machining of Climax, paired with the innovative welding systems of Bortech, allows you to fix virtually any problem at sea. Visit booth #7608 to see the AutoBoreWelder 3000 and the Flange Facer 6200 and learn more about our unique combination of machining and welding capabilities.


igus, Inc.   |  Booth: 8653
New Products and Services
Offshore Equipment and Services   

Visit igus® in the Reliant Arena, Booth 8653
Energy Chain® cable drag chains from igus® are ideal for protecting cables in harsh environments, in all types of offshore applications. Energy Chains® are used on new and existing offshore automation tools, from BOP transfer carts and cranes, to pipe-handling systems, bridge-racking systems, iron roughnecks, and gantry systems. They are corrosion-resistant, lightweight and easy to install. igus® also offers Chainflex®: a line of continuous flex cables for use inside Energy Chains®.

Make an appointment to meet with an igus® representative at OTC
Free brochure – Cable Carriers for Cranes and Offshore

DOX-Steel   |  Booth: 6536
New Products and Services

Offshore Platforms   

DOX STEEL the NEW anti-corrosion Technology
With more than 10 years of experience on the field, installed and outperforming traditional materials in highly corrosive environments, DOX STEEL offers a proven solution. DOX STEEL treatment thru electro-deposit creates a new material highly resistant to corrosion. Inter-diffused into the base metal, DOX STEEL creates a covalent bonding with base metal of only ¾ of a thousand of an inch. Inter diffusion is perfectly even in all base metal surface improving corrosion protection as well as providing exceptional low friction properties. DOX STEEL compares and exceeds corrosion properties of the super alloys such as INCONEL 625, HASTELLOY and other special stainless steels.

Visit us at OTC Booth # 6536 Houston, Texas, USA April 30 – May 3, 2012

Dicronite Dry Lubrication   |  Booth: 8620
New Products and Services

Offshore Equipment and Services   

Reduce Downtime and Decrease Cost with Advanced Surface Lubrication
Dicronite Dry Lubrication reduces friction and wear under extreme conditions in offshore/onshore exploration and production equipment. Delivering a CoF of 0.030 from +538C to cryogenic temperatures and under high vacuum; inert. Eliminates seizing, fretting, galling in turbine lock rings, thrust bearings collars, drive couplings, wrist pins, etc. Meets AMS2530/MIL85645A with ISO9000 accredited facilities worldwide. Application licenses available in selected territories.

Application Examples
Technical Brochure

DNV   |  Booth: 5155
New Products and Services

Safety, Environmental Protection and Regulatory Services   

New deep-water pipeline concept reduces cost but not safety
DNV has developed a new pipeline concept, called X-Stream, that can significantly reduce the cost of a deep- and ultra-deepwater gas pipeline while still complying with the strictest safety and integrity regime. X-Stream is based on established and field-proven technologies which have been innovatively arranged.

New deepwater pipeline
View DNV technical papers

Atlas Copco   |  Booth: 1679   
New Products and Services


Atlas Copco Compressors Increases U.S. Footprint With New Production Facility in Houston
The new Atlas Copco Compressors Product Company in Houston is now fully operational, processing and distributing customer orders across North and South America. This state-of-the-art facility produces a wide range of standard and customized air compressors, dryers and skid packages. All sales, service and manufacturing functions are included under one roof, providing a streamlined customer experience to help ensure the fastest service possible, including timely updates throughout production.

Atlas Copco CMT USA
Atlas Copco Specialty Rental
Atlas Copco Oil and Gas
Atlas Copco Compressor Technique

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