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

Wednesday, 3 May

 
Monday 1 May       Tuesday 2 May       Wednesday 3 May     Thursday 4 May     Friday 5 May

OTC Energy Challenge

0830–1030 | Included With Your Registration

In an OTC first, local area high school students are participating in OTC’s advancement of scientific and technical knowledge by solving a real-world energy challenge. With the aid of an academic coach and industry mentor, students are competing in teams and will present their solutions to the OTC audience. Teams were assigned one of five challenges covering areas such as remote offshore power, offshore wind energy, remote monitoring, decommissioning, and facility design.

In addition to student presentations, students, mentors and coaches will participate in a panel discussion – XYZ: STEM and energy across generations – to discuss different perspectives on potential STEM careers, and the oil and gas industry. 

Session Master of Ceremonies
Kameron Freels, Grade 10, St. Thomas High School

Panel Moderator
Tyler Donovan, Grade 10, Episcopal High School

Panelists
Daniel Antonio, Grade 12, Milby High School, HISD
Davy Barrett, Academy of Science Director, Stratford High School, SBISD
Bethany Clarkson-Morgan, S&OR Upstream Assurance Lead, BP
Demetria Flowers, Grade 9, Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy, HISD
Christos Papandreou, Grade 11, The Kinkaid School 

University R&D Showcase: Wednesday

0900–1700 | NRG Center, Level 2, Outside Room 600

The OTC University R&D Showcase provides universities the opportunity to share with attendees their current and planned R&D projects that are relevant to offshore technology. Participating universities will showcase their R&D projects during one of the four days of the conference. See the schedule for Wednesday.

WISE: Women in the Industry Sharing Experiences

"Diversity, Communication, and Leadership At All Levels Create Stronger Teams and Organizations"
1215–1800 | NRG Center, Level 2

WISE: Women in the Industry Sharing Experience is proud to introduce its event “Diversity, Communication, and Leadership At All Levels Create Stronger Teams and Organizations.” Consistent with its mission to create an inclusive space at OTC, the WISE event is comprised of three sessions where men and women have opportunities to network and learn to help provide solutions for the energy industry. The detailed agenda and speaker list is provided below.

INTECSEA’s President, Geeta Thakorlal, and Schlumberger’s Vice President of Government and Industry Relations, Dan Domeracki, will kick off the first session during lunch with keynote addresses focused on “Diversity: Leveraging the Strengths of our Differences to Build Stronger Teams.”  During the keynotes, Thakorlal and Domeracki will discuss the value of a diverse environment and team to their experiences and companies. The session will close with a question and answer period.

The second session will open with a keynote focusing on communication. Attendees will then have the opportunity to participate in three different focus tables discussing different aspects of this session’s broader theme of “How Do We Communicate Differently?” Table discussion leaders comprised of our panelists and keynote speakers, as well as, experts from companies representing major oil companies, independents, service companies, and others will facilitate questions raised by the attendees and focus on issues relevant to all disciplines. The table discussions will allow participants to gain knowledge on topics ranging from communicating across disciplines and cultures to communicating bad news and dealing with crises. 

The closing networking session is a power panel addressing “Stepping Up Without Stepping On: How to Grow and Bring Others Along with You.” Cathy Mann, ABS’ Vice President of Marketing and Communication, will moderate the panel. The panelists include Cris Gaut, CEO, Forum Energy Technologies; Janeen Judah, Society of Petroleum Engineers President and General Manager for Chevron’s South Africa Business Unit; Susan Morrice, Co-Founder and Chairperson of Belize Natural Energy LLC; and Charles Sternback, President of Star Creek Energy. The panelists will address how their leadership styles have allowed their organizations and teams to grow.  The session will close with a question and answer session followed by open networking.

SCHEDULE

Start Time

End Time

Activity

1215

1345

Keynote Lunch – Diversity
Leveraging the Strengths of our Differences to Build Stronger Teams

1345

1405

Break

1405

1600

Roundtables – Communication
How Do We Communicate Differently?

1600

1630

Break

1630

1730

Power Panel –  Leadership
Stepping Up Without Stepping On: How to Grow and Bring Others Along with You

1730

1800

Open Networking

 

 

 

Lunch Keynote Speakers:

  • Dan Domeracki, Vice President of Government and Industry Relations, Schlumberger
  • Geeta Thakorlal, President, INTECSEA

Power Panel Speakers:

  • Cris Gaut, CEO, Forum Energy Technologies
  • Janeen Judah, SPE President and General Manager for Chevron’s South Africa Business Unit
  • Cathy Mann, VP of Marketing and Communication, ABS 
  • Charles Sternback, President, Star Creek Energy
  • Susan Morrice, Co-Founder and Chairperson, Belize Natural Energy LLC

 

Roundtable Leaders:

  • Donovan Campbell, Vice President, Information Technology & Best Practices, Forum Energy Technologies
  • Annalies Corbin, CEO, Past Foundation
  • Dan Domeracki, Vice President of Government and Industry Relations, Schlumberger
  • Earl Doyle, Retired, Shell
  • Skip Herald, Chief Executive Officer, AXIP Energy Services
  • Susan Howes, Vice President of Engineering, Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC
  • Janeen Judah, SPE President and General Manager for Chevron’s South Africa Business Unit
  • Deb Pfeiffer, Vice President of Geoscience Operations, BHP Billiton
  • Anne Rutledge, Retired, Formerly ExxonMobil
  • Stephanie Shipp, NASA Retired
  • Charles Sternback, President, Star Creek Energy
  • Geeta Thakorlal, President, INTECSEA
  • Susan Morrice, Co-Founder and Chairperson, Belize Natural Energy LLC
  • Jeremy Walker, Decision Frameworks
  • Patricia Walker, Chief Geoscientist, ExxonMobil 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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