Offshore Technology Conference • 1-4 May 2017 • NRG Park • Houston, Texas, USA

OTC Training Courses

In 2017, OTC will hold training courses, hosted by our sponsoring societies. The courses are one day in length and will be held at NRG Center, the same location as the technical sessions. The courses will be on the Saturday prior to OTC 2017, which runs 1–4 May. 

NRG Center
One NRG Park
Houston, Texas 77054

>> Registration for these courses is now available. 

At the registration link above, select the silver "Attendee" registration button. On the next page, under the "Attendees" section, select "Register Now." You can register for the conference at the same time you register for OTC Training Courses. You don't have to attend the conference in order to attend the courses, and vice versa.

Fracpacking for Sand Control

Hosted by: Society of Petroleum Engineers
Date: 29 April

This OTC Training Course will demonstrate why fracpack technology has become popular as a sand control method. It will also cover some selected topics regarding the technology regarding the execution issues (e.g. TSO, NS-plots, & Calibration testing) and evaluation of the installed completion. More info.

Global Deepwater Siliciclastic Reservoirs

Hosted by: American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Date: 29 April

This OTC Training Course is designed to provide participants with a modern appreciation of the full spectrum of deep-water reservoirs, their mechanisms of transport and deposition, their stratigraphic architecture, their predictive characteristics, and their 3D heterogeneity. More info.

Overview of Subsea Well Abandonment

Hosted by: Society of Petroleum Engineers
Date: 29 April

This OTC Training Course will provide a high-level overview of how to perform subsea well abandonments. It will take the learner through the regulations and guidelines and different subsea well tree configurations. Attendees will review vessels and riser systems available to safely conduct subsea well abandonment operations. The course will also include discussion of lower and upper wellbore abandonment best practices, different deployment methods and downhole tool selections. More info.

Seismic Interpretation in Deep Water Basins

Hosted by: American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Date: 29 April

This OTC Training Course is based on the systematic, comparative interpretation of modern, long offset, regional seismic profiles with time and depth migration and several suites of selected 3D data in the deep-water realm from around the world. More info.

The Sustainability Imperative: Making the Case and Driving Change

Hosted by: Society of Petroleum Engineers
Date: 29 April

This OTC Training Course will provide participants with tools, techniques and knowledge for immediate use to help operators maintain project value through sustainability. Attendees will learn how to apply these tools to:

  • Better manage sustainability risks
  • Reduce sustainability delays
  • Mitigate sustainability impacts

More info.

Additional Training Opportunity

WHAT: Oil and Gas Overview Course
WHEN: 28 April
WHO: Hosted by IPAA with proceeds benefitting our Educational Foundation
WHERE: NRG Center | Room 206

Outside of the five OTC Training Courses listed above, the Independent Petroleum Association of America is offering an Oil & Gas Overview Course on Friday, April 28.

The course is recommended for oil and gas company employees, suppliers, contractors, attorneys, accountants, landmen, bankers, investors, traders, insurers, regulators, etc. and qualifies for CPD, CPE, RL, RPL, and CPL credits. It has an upstream focus with some midstream information and will thoroughly cover industry structure, petroleum geology and exploration, mineral rights and leasing, drilling and completion, and development and production operations. Separate registration is required through IPAA. Visit their website, read the review, and register today. For questions contact Nikki McDermott.

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