OTC 2008 will focus on changes in technology and the workforce ///

OTC 2008 promises to continue expanding and improving as the world’s premier event for the drilling, exploration, production and environmental protection of offshore resources. This year’s theme, “Waves of Change,” reflects the industry’s transition as project scopes and parameters are stretched to fulfill ever-increasing demand. OTC quick facts. As in previous years, OTC will be held in Houston, May 5-8, in the Reliant Park complex. More than 67,000 people visited OTC 2007-a 25-year high and an increase of 13% over 2006. In 2007, OTC’s exhibition expanded for the first time into the adjacent Reliant Stadium and added more outdoor exhibit space. Nearly 2,400 companies from more than 30 countries participated in the show. Total exhibit space was nearly 530,000 square feet. Awards Luncheon. James Ray, who retired from Shell in 2005 and is currently president of Oceanic Environmental Solutions in Spring, Texas, will receive the 2008 OTC Distinguished Achievement Award...

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