PREVIEW-12th Annual Conference And Exhibition— There is one event each year that the entire offshore industry recognizes as the focal point for the dissemination and display of the latest technology, equipment, and services—The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). The Conference will be held on May 5- 8, 1980 in the Astrodomain, Houston, Texas.
Each year, some 80,000 scientists, managers, and engineers from 90 nations attend this technical conference and exhibition.
As the search for more ocean resources intensifies, the significance of OTC intensifies as a common meeting ground for the many disciplines that harbor facets of ocean resource development and environmental protection.
The Conference will feature an exchange of theories and practical applications as authors from 25 countries participate in a technical program of more than 280 papers. This technology exchange is drawn from 400,000 professionals belonging to one or more of the 11 sponsoring societies.
The comprehensive program will address such topics as subsea production operations, deepwater drilling, offshore safety, subsea mining, ocean thermal e n e r gy c o n v e r s i o n , and dynamic positioning.
Conference registrants also will be able to observe the vast exhibit display that will span the breadth of the offshore industry and covers more than 450,000 square feet. More than 2,000 companies from 22 countries will demonstrate equipment and services in such areas as oil-well drilling, completion and production, navigation, diving, pollution control, and power generation. With virtually every aspect of offshore technology featured, participants have the opportunity to view first hand the latest technical achievements of ocean resources development.
One of the evident impacts of OTC is the thousands of smaller successes which evolve as a result of personal contact, sharing of information, and the exchange of ideas and theories among the participants.
OTC is for the benefit of professionals in the offshore industries.
The general public is not encouraged to attend.
Awards Luncheon The OTC Executive Committee will present the prestigious 1980 OTC Achievement Awards for Individuals and Organizations during the Awards Luncheon, Tuesday, May 6. This year's award recipients, R. Curtis Crooke and Exxon Company, U.S.A., were chosen in recognition of outstand- ing accomplishments in the development of offshore technology.
Mr. Crooke, president of Global Marine Development Inc., will be honored for his development of s u r f a c e v e s s e l exploration and production technology over the past 25 years.
E x x o n Company, U.S.A. receives the award for its contribution to subsea technology in the design and pilot test of a deepwater diverless Submerged Production System (SPS). The remote- controlled SPS r e p r e s e n ts new flexibility in developing offshore oil and natural gas reserves by providing an alternative to conventional platforms and satellite wells. Exxon's SPS provides methods for safe, economical, and efficient production in depths beyond platform capabilities as well as in remote and hazardous areas.
Exxon has stated that the SPS project represents more than 300 man-years of research and development.
Message Center A Message Center will be operated by Southwestern Bell in the lobby of Astrohall during the Conference. The Message Center will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, 8:00 a.m.
to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
on Thursday. All messages for persons attending the Conference should be telephoned to (713) 747- 2152. No paging system is available in the Astrodomain complex.
OTC-TV Expanded The Offshore Technology Conference Television Network will expand the impact of OTC again this year through a special nine- hour public broadcast to be aired over KUTH-TV, Channel 8, Houston's Public Broadcasting Service affiliate. The program to be aired over five days, May 4-8, will seek to translate the status of ocean resource development to the general public.
Now in its third year of public broadcast, OTC-TV will concentrate on the issues of today that reflect the growth and the challenges of the offshore industry.
The noncommercial, public-interest program will parallel the Conference itself, interpreting into layman's terms the significant and fascinating achievements of industry and academia.
The public broadcast of OTCTV will be one hour on Sunday evening, May 4 (time unspecified), and from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. each day of the Conference.
During Conference hours, OTCTV will broadcast closed-circuit in the Astrodomain complex information on technical sessions and other items of interest to Conference registrants.
Transportation C o m p l i m e n t a r y express bus service will operate regular intervals between the Astrodomain complex and all hotels and motels listed with the OTC Housing Bureau and the official OTC travel agents during the Conference, May 5-8. Bus schedules will be available in the registration areas at the participating hotels and motels.
Accommodations Excellent housing accommodations are available for OTC registrants in the city of Houston and nearby Galveston, a popular beach resort. All rooms have telephones, televisions, private baths with tub and/or shower. Most have two double beds.
Room requests are filled by the OTC Housing Bureau, 1522 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002.
Registration Registration fees for the 1980 OTC are based on two registration alternatives: (1) Four-day r e g i s t r a t i o n allowing access to both conference and exhibition for the duration of '80 OTC, and (2) Daily registration allowing access to the conference and exhibition for a single, specified day.
Registration for college or university students with valid registration cards from their respective schools is complimentary.
Spouses and students (other then college students) may register at four-day or daily member rates.
There are three basic options for the individual registering for OTC, namely: advance registration by mail, advance registration on site prior to OTC, and registration during OTC. Advance registration will be handled by OTC, 6200 North Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas 75206.
NASA Tours The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, a $202-million complex, is one of the newest and largest research and development facilities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Serving as t h e f o c a l point for the U.S.
manned space flight program, the Center develops technology required for the design and operation of manned spacecraft, selects astronauts, and c o n t r o ls NASA space flights from launch to landing.
Visitors to the LBJ Space Center may view films and participate in a walking tour of the facilities.
Tours are scheduled for Tuesday, May 6, and Wednesday, May 7, departing from the Astrohall.
Reservations may be made at the NASA tour desk in the International Center in the Astrohall.
OTC Publications If you are unable to attend the 1980 Conference and would like to order copies of either the 1980 P r o c e e d i n g s (four-volume set), Proceedings Index, and/or Registration List, contact OTC at 6200 North Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas 75206 for an order form.
Sets of Proceedings from previous Conferences and past editions of the Indexes—listing subjects and authors for papers presented at the 1969-1979 Conferences — can be obtained at the same address.
Food Service The Astrodomain provides the OTC registrant with many choices of food at one of the many snack stands, or at a sit-down meal in one of four restaurants. Houston restaurant guides will be available at all registration areas in each of the three buildings.
(A floor plan of the Astrodomain appears on page 15. Exhibitors and their booth numbers appear on page 16 and following)
Other stories from April 1980 issue
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- TMP Retained By Carnival Cruise Lines To Supervise Liner Construction Project page: 6
- French Group Receives $110-Million Offshore Rig Order From Soviet Union page: 6
- Hillman Launches 400th Barge For Crounse Corporation page: 6
- Todd Delivers Its First FFG-Class Guided Missile Frigate To The U.S. Navy page: 9
- 122-Foot Trawler/Catcher Built By MARCO For Swasand-Mannes page: 9
- Philadelphia Section Discusses Design & Construction Of 2,000-Ton Cargo Vessel page: 11
- Gus Ruetenik Promoted To Environmental Products Manager At Seaward page: 11
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- OTC-8O page: 12
- Newport News Launches Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier 'Carl Vinson' page: 12
- Top Officers Named At Bird-Johnson Company page: 12
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- New England Section SNAME Hosts Student Section Guests page: 14
- Wm. B. Morgan To Head Ship Performance Dept., Taylor Research Center page: 15
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- Swiftships, Inc. Receives Contract For Two Additional MTU-Powered Ferries page: 18
- ASNE So. New England Section Meeting Features Discussion Of Polar-Class Icebreakers page: 18
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- Bell-Halter Delivers Surface Effect Ship To Corps Of Engineers page: 20
- Admiral C.R. Bryan To Head Webb Institute page: 23
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- Wartsila Receives Order For 45,200-Ton Product Tanker page: 23
- PEMEX Signs Contract For IMODCO Terminal page: 24
- Danish C.G. To Use Seaward Fenders In Oil Pollution Control System page: 24
- T.J. Farrell Heads Ottawa Office Of Newport News Shipbuilding page: 25
- Brooksby And Tavrow Elected Senior Vice Presidents Of APL page: 25
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- New Brochure Describes Free Fall Lifeboat System page: 30
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- SNAME Chesapeake Section Hears Paper On U.S. Coast Guard R&D Program page: 36
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- Steve Scalzo Promoted To General Manager- Marine Operations At Fo page: 43
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- Port Houston Marine Offers Services And Facilities Brochure page: 46
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- Maritime Radio Technical Commission To Meet April 28-May 1 page: 46
- Graduate Student Paper Presented To SNAME L.A. Metropolitan Section page: 46
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- Literature Available On New Motorola 100-Watt Marine SSB Transceiver page: 47
- R.C. Kaminska And S.A. Wenk Join Bultema Dock & Dredge page: 48
- Submarine Tender McKee (AS-41) Launched At Lockheed-Seattle page: 49
- J.M. Donnelly Elected AWO Board Chairman page: 50
- Contract Awarded For Oil Loading Column With Concrete Shaft And Base page: 50
- Improved Marine Boiler Reliability — Phase II page: 50
- Big Savings Claimed For Bruce Anchor Retrieval System page: 54
- Robert Summerville To Head Electro-Nav Service Department page: 54
- Richard Jones Promoted To Sales Manager At Bethlehem Steel page: 55
- Robert H. Osmer Appointed Director Of Engineering For Bulkfleet Marine page: 55
- Solar To Design Advanced Cruise Propulsion System For U.S. Navy page: 56
- J.T. Johnson Elected President-Association Of Diving Contractors page: 56
- Privately Owned Deepsea Port Planned For Canada page: 58
- Water Resources Congress Reports Annual Meeting page: 61
- Sun Ship Lays Keel For The First Of Three Specialized Vessels For Waterman Steamship page: 62
- New MARCO Combination Boat Columbia To Fish The North Pacific page: 62
- Bath Iron Works Launches Navy Frigate Ahead Of Schedule page: 64
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