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May 1-4, Houston, Texas
The annual Offshore Technology
Conference, OTC '89, will once again be held in the spacious Astro- domain Complex in Houston, Tex- as, on May 1-4,1989. The event, one of the largest of its kind in the world, will consist of an exceptional technical program and a large exhi- bition, featuring more than 1,200 exhibiting companies. The more than 25,000 registrants will be able to view some of the latest advances in equipment and offshore technolo-gy
Besides its extensive exhibition, the 21st annual OTC will feature two keynote sessions, six topical luncheons and 12 special sessions.
The two general interest keynote sessions highlight the 54-session technical program. The program will consist of over 300 papers, mak- ing it the largest number ever pre- sented at OTC. "Industry Trends for the Fu- ture," will be presented on Monday,
May 1, by a panel of experts. The session will focus on prospects for the offshore industry. On Tuesday,
May 2, "Safety Considerations," will focus on future adoption of spe- cific precautions in the wake of the
Piper Alpha experience and other offshore incidents.
Leading engineers, scientists and managers from both industry and academia will participate in the 12 special sessions scheduled on the
OTC program. The program will ex- amine major offshore projects in the areas of the South China Sea, Gulf of Mexico, North Sea and the South
Atlantic off Brazil. The special ses- sions will focus on newly developing technologies in the fields of geotech- nical work, oilfield equipment seals, and corrosion-resistant alloys. Such major projects as Bullwinkle, Ose- berg, and Smit compact semisub- mersible are examined.
Three topical luncheons each will be held on Monday, May 1, and
Wednesday, May 3. The Monday luncheons will include: "Green Can- yon Joliet Field," by Cornelis
Langewis Jr., general manager of the Green Canyon Project, Conoco,
Inc.; "Offshore China," by You De- hua, vice president of China Na- tional Offshore Oil Corp.; and "Gulf of Mexico Lease Economics," by
Joseph E. Warren, president of
Joseph E. Warren Inc. On Wednes- day, "Placid's Operating Experi- ence," will be presented by Phillip
G. Clarke, vice president of opera- tions, Placid Oil Co., as well as "Tommeliten—Marginal Field De- velopment for the Future," by
Egril Endresen, senior vice presi- dent, Statoil, and "Offshore Launch
Platforms," by Norman D. How- ard, McDonnell Douglas Astro- nautics Co.
Such national and international companies and organizations as the
American Bureau of Shipping, Alex- ander Industries, Beaird Industries,
Canadian Marine Drilling, Brown &
Root, Cummins Engine and Schot- tel-Lips will be among the 1,200 exhibitors occupying the 17 acres of (continued)