January 4, 1982 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News


May 3-6, 1982 Houston The technology used to find and produce offshore resources has probably undergone more advancement over the last decade than any other segment of any other industry.

The most recent advances will be revealed at the 14th annual Offshore Technology Conference set for May 3-6 at the Astrodomain complex in Houston, Texas.

In the scope of its exhibits and technical presentations, OTC will be proportionally as vast, as challenging, and stimulating as the oceans with which it is concerned.

An expanded technical program featuring scholarly papers from more than 23 countries, more than one-million total square feet of technical exhibits, and an unsurpassed o p p o r t u n i t y to exchange ideas with the industry's best-known experts await the 1982 OTC participant.

About 300 authoritative papers, never before published, will be delivered at 48 technical sessions that have been organized by 12 of the world's leading scientific and engineering societies.

A special feature of the program will be a session titled "National Plans for Offshore Energy Development," f e a t u r i n g officials from several countries who will present their respective points of view on the development of offshore resources in light of each country's total energy requirements.

Exhibits totaling a record 625,- 000 square feet of space displaying products and services applicable to the offshore sector will be available for the visitor—presentations unequalled in size and scope by any other industryrelated show. From offshore oil and gas drilling, completion, and production equipment to navigation and communication devices, pollution control systems, power generation, and research equipment— the technical exhibits will present more accumulated equipment and services for ocean resource development than has ever reserved in 88 Houston area hotels/ motels. During OTC '82 these accommodations will be booked to capacity. Room requests are filled by the OTC Housing Bureau in order of receipt by mail. No rooms are available for arrival on Monday, May 3. Registrants who desire accommodations for Monday should plan to arrive on Sunday, May 2. Any housing requests indicating an arrival on Monday will a u t o m a t i c a l l y be changed to reflect an arrival on Tuesday, May 4.

Requests for accommodations should be made through the OTC Housing Bureau and they will notify you of your hotel assignment.

The hotel will then confirm to you directly. Unless arrangements are made directly with the hotel from which you receive c o n f i r m a t i o n , reservations will not be held past 6 p.m.

Rooms are available for students.

Each student housing request should be mailed to the Housing Bureau along with a cover letter identifying it as a request for a student.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE Monday, May 3 Registration 7:30 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Exhibition 8:30 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Technical Program 9 : 0 0 — 1 1 : 3 0 a.m.

2:00 — 4:30 p.m.

Awards Luncheon 12:15 — 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 4 Registration 8:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Exhibition 8:30 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Technical Program 9 : 0 0 — 11:30 a.m.

2:00 — 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 5 Registration 8:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Exhibition 8:30 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Technical Program 9:00 — 11:30 a.m.

2:00 — 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 6 Registration 8:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.

Exhibition 8:30 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.

Technical Program 9:00 — 11:30 a.m.

The OTC Housing Bureau is located at 1522 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002.

Registration Registration for the 1982 OTC is based on two alternatives: (1) A four-day registration allowing access to both conference and exhibition for the duration of OTC '82; or (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.

Advance registration by mail may be made with the Offshore Technology Conference before April 9 by contacting OTC, 6200 North Central Expressway, Drawer 64705, Dallas, Texas 75206.

For early-bird registration, and for the convenience of Houston residents and out-of-town visitors who plan to be in Houston Wednesday, April 28 through Friday, April 30, there will be four advance registration sites located at the Hyatt Regency's Ebony Room, the Astro Village's Forum Five Room, Marriott's Galleria Sundance-One Room, and the Stouffer's Greenway Plaza's Poinsettia Room.

During OTC registration, counters will be open at three locations in the Astrodomain complex during conference hours.

However, registration lines during the conference may be long so registration by the other methods is recommended.

Write 297 on Reader Service Card OTC Executive Committee The Offshore Technology Conference is one of the most comprehensive interdisciplinary, cooperative undertakings of the engineering and scientific community.

The 12 societies that sponsor OTC have more than 500,000 members worldwide, and include every discipline associated with the exploration and production of ocean resources and environmental protection.

OTC is governed by an executive committee composed of a representative of each sponsoring society, plus an exhibitor's representative and the executive manager. The OTC program committee is similarly organized, with representatives f r om each of the societies jointly responsible for the solicitation, selection, and scheduling of papers presented during the OTC technical program. Members of the executive committee are: D.K. Adamson, OTC Executive Manager R.C. Rieder, Exhibitors' representative, Continental Emsco Co.

D.G. Russell (SPE-AIME), Shell Oil Co.

A.M. Olander (SEG), Exxon Co., U.S.A.

J.A. Rickard (MTS), Exxon Prod. Research Co.

J.R. Jackson Jr. (AAPG), Exxon Co., U.S.A.

C.G. Welling (SME-AIME), Ocean Minerals Co.

W. duB. Thomas (SNAME), J.J. Henry Co., Inc.

J.D. Defilippi (TMS-AIME), U.S. Steel-Research M.M. Livingston (ASME) W.B. Katz (AlChE), Illinois Chemical Corp.

W.J. Emrich (ASCE), McClelland Engineers J.C. Redmond (IEEE), GTE Products Corp.

NASA Tours Tours are scheduled for Tuesday, May 4, and Wednesday, May 5, to the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, departing from the Astrohall. Reservations may be made at the NASA tour desk in the International Center in the Astrohall.

The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center is one of the newest and largest research and development facilities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The center, a $202-million complex, serves as the focal point for the U.S. manned space flight program and houses a fascinating dispfay of spacecraft and flight items. Visitors also may see the Mission Simulation and Training Facility and the Space Shuttle Orbiter Mock-Up and Integration Laboratory.

OTC Publications If you are unable to attend the 1982 conference and would like to order copies of either the fourvolume 1982 Proceedings and or the Proceedings Index, contact the Offshore Technology Conference at 6200 North Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas 75206.

Sets of Proceedings from previous conferences and past editions of the indexes—listing subjects and authors for papers presented at the 1969-81 conferences —can be obtained at the same address.

Food Service The Astrodomain provides the OTC participant with many choices of food at many snack stands or any of four restaurants. A Houston restaurant guide will be available at all registration areas in each of the three buildings.

TECHNICAL PROGRAM TIMETABLE Monday 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

• Geotechnical Investigation & Hazard Analysis • Mooring & Anchoring • Submersible Technology I • Cerveza Project • Structural Design • Material Technology for Offshore Applications • Drift Forces on Floating Bodies 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

• Pile Driving & Pile Design • Diving & Repair Operations • Platform Fabrication & Installation • GENERAL SESSION: National Plans for Offshore • Energy Development • Wind and Wave Loading Forces I • Wave Attack on Offshore Islands Tuesday 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

• Offshore Pipelines I • Fracture & Fracture Control • Wind and Wave Loading Forces II • Subsea Production Systems • Geophysical Data Gathering & Interpretation • Ocean Mining I • Support & Service Vessels 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

• Offshore Pipelines II • Floating Production & Processing Systems • Submersible Technology II • Dynamics of Fixed Structures • Marine Seismic Data Processing • Ocean Mining II • Modeling Ice Behavior Wednesday 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

• Site Surveying • Hawser & Wire Rope Behavior • Ice Mechanics • Marine Riser Systems • Oceanography & Meteorology • Internal Corrosion & Control • Environmental Protection for Offshore 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

• Arctic Island Construction • Seafloor Surveying & Mapping • SPM Design & Analysis • Drilling & Production Technology • Underwater Inspection • External Corrosion & Control • The Hutton TLP Project Thursday 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

• Safety & Fire Protection • Arctic Transportation Systems • Communications Control & Vessel Motion • TLP Design & Analysis • Marine Terminals & Systems • Fatigue Design & Testing for Offshore Structures • Foundation & Site Case Histories Post-Conference Education Four OTC sponsoring societies will offer continuing education programs on May 7-8. Registration and additional information on all courses may be obtained from the contact person listed for each course. These are: American Society of Civil Engineers— courses on "Arctic Offshore Engineering," and "Offshore Pile Foundations," to be held at the Shamrock Hilton.

Contact Patricia Irmen, manager, Continuing Education Services, ASCE, 345 E. 47 Street, New York, N.Y. 10017 ; (212) 644-7668.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists — "Geology of Passive Continental Margins: History, Structures, and Sedimentary Record," to he held at the Shamrock Hilton. Contact Susan Bitner, manager, Education Department, AAPG, 1444 South Bolder, Tulsa, Okla. 74101; (918) 584-2555.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers — courses on "Engineering Considerations for Microwave Communications Systems," and "Satellite Communications Systems," to he held at the Marriott Astrodome. Contact Carolyn A. Yankoski, course coordinator, IEEE, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, N.J. 08854; (201) 981-0060.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers — courses entitled "Compliance Requirements of ANSI ASME SPPE Surface and Subsurface Safety Valves Used in Offshore Oil and Gas Operations Including Code Procedures, Repairs, and Remanufacturing," and "Safety and Hazard Control for Offshore Exploration and Production Operations," to he held at the Marriott Astrodome. Contact Joy Collier, manager ASME, Professional Development Program, 345 East 47th Street, New York, N.Y. 10017; (212) 644- 7743.

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