Mary Johnson

What to see, do and experience at OTC 2018

Blog Post created by Mary Johnson on Apr 17, 2018

OTC 2016 It’s one of energy’s biggest weeks of the year: the Offshore Technology Conference, better known as OTC taking place right here in our homebase of Houston.  As our founder Katie Mehnert says, it's the "Louvre of Technology".  


The conference is celebrating its 50th year, and there’s a lot to see, do and experience. Below we’ve compiled our annual recommendations for the week both at OTC and offsite  It's a great time to connect with colleague and learn. See you there!


Monday, April 30:


Highlight: Multinational Monday, presented by the Canada-Texas Chamber of Commerce

Pink Petro is proud to serve as one of the hosts of this kickoff to OTC week, held at the St. Regis in Houston. 5:30 pm – 10 pm. Come visit with us throughout the night as you come and go to other receptions! Register here


Other key events:

  • 2:30 pm: Chairman’s Panel on Energy Transformation
  • 4 pm: Spotlight on New Technology Presentation
  • Startup companies: did someone say beer and gumbo?  Join our friends at DataGumbo and The Cannon for both!   The Cannon Houston, 1336 Brittmoore Road, Save your spot by clicking here to RSVP 

Tuesday, May 1:


Highlight: Energy in the Age of Inclusion

This experience, presented by Pink Petro, Norwell Edge and Medallia, will feature two panel discussions focused on inclusion and disruption — both of which power each other in the new future of energy. You can learn more and view our lineup of speakers hereRegister here -- be there in person or online!  We always give you options.


 Other key events:

  • 11:00 AM - Watch the NOV Shrimp Boil from your mobile device!  More information here.
  • 7:05 pm: OTC Night at the Ballpark (Houston Astros game at Minute Maid Park)


OTC 2016 - 2Wednesday, May 2:


Highlight: Women in the Industry Sharing Experiences (WISE) Presents — Soft Skills, Hard Value


This WISE event is an inclusive space comprised of three sessions where men and women have the opportunity to learn or enhance communication skills so as to provide value to the energy industry. Pink Petro loves to support the WISE event at OTC!  You can enjoy hearing Cindy Yielding of BP, Erin Collins from Forum Energy Technologies, Susan Morrice of Belize Energy, and Christi Dowd from Pumpco.  Register here


Other key events:

  • 8 am: OTC Energy Challenge High School Event



Friday, May 4:


Highlight: 2018 Houston Diversity Summit 

This daylong event takes place the day after OTC wraps and is focused on winning through inclusion. That includes a breakdown of how to create an inclusive work environment, develop leaders, leverage supplier diversity and attract and retain a diverse workforce. Register here


Pictured above:  Women gathered at Baker Hughes GE Headquarters for a session on inclusion which drove diversity outcomes to be presented with the World Economic Forum.  Participants were in person and online where we crowdsourced a response. (2016)


Pictured lower:  The Pink Petro board was in full for each year at the Diversity Summit.  (2017)