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

What to Know Before You Go

What is the value of attending OTC?

OTC Program Committee Chairperson Charles Knobloch explains: 

When does OTC registration and accommodations open?

Registration and hotel accommodations are now available, click here.

What is the address for NRG Park?

1 NRG Pkwy, Houston, Texas 77054
Get directions.

Please note your GPS may recognize this as Reliant Parkway or NRG Parkway

Where may I pick up my badge?

Advance registrants receive their OTC conference badges in the mail if they reside in the US and register before 4 April 2017. Conference registrants will be allowed two free badge reprints. A fee of USD 50 will be charged for additional badge reprints.
Attendees from outside the US, those who chose not to have their badges mailed or those who register after 4 April can pick up their badge on-site or at one of the following, convenient remote locations:
George Bush Intercontinental Airport
(downstairs in the International Baggage Claim area)
Saturday, 29 April–Monday, 1 May (0900–1600 hours)
Hyatt Regency Houston (downtown)
1200 Louisiana
Houston, Texas 77002
(lobby near coffee shop)
Thursday, 27 April–Friday, 28 April (1000–1500 hours)
Monday, 1 May–Tuesday, 2 May (0600–1200 hours)
Hyatt Regency Galleria
2626 Sage Road
Houston, Texas 77056
(lobby by front desk)
Sunday, 30 April (1000–1500 hours)
Monday, 1 May (0700–1200 hours)

Can I view the technical program?

The OTC 2017 technical program is available to view here

What is the cancellation policy?

To receive a refund, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 17 April 2017. Cancellations made after 17 April will not be refunded.

Send cancellation requests by email to, by fax to +1.301.694.5124, or by mail

5202 President's Court,
Ste 310
Frederick, MD 21703 USA

Please note that if you have already registered for OTC 2017, refunds will not be given if you receive a complimentary guest pass. No exceptions.

Travel time to NRG Park: Please ensure sufficient travel time to account for traffic and weather. No refunds will be given for late arrivals for any ticketed event. Also please remember that parking at NRG Park is cash only.

How do I contact show management on site?

OTC Headquarters
+1.832.667.3014 (during show days only)
NRG Center, Level 1, Room 103

Do I need anything to pick up my badge?

Yes. To ensure a secure conference, photo identification (passport or driver's license) is required. Items may be subject to search before entering the OTC areas at NRG Park.

Are badges required at the Distinguished Achievement Awards Luncheon

No, but a ticket is required; it can be obtained at registration.

Learn more about the Distinguished Achievement Awards Luncheon.

Where is everything located in NRG Park?

The exhibitsare in NRG Center, NRG Arena, and the OTC Parkway & Pavilion.

All technical sessions are on Level 2 of the NRG Center.

All breakfasts and luncheons are on Level 2 of the NRG Center.

There are also special events throughout NRG Park.

What security and safety measures does OTC have in place?

OTC monitors world events and health concerns to constantly adjust our plans in providing a safe and secure environment for all participants.
All attendees are required to wear their OTC name badge and badge holder at all times. Use of a badge by a person not named on the badge is grounds for confiscation. If you lose your conference badge, please return to Registration to obtain a replacement.
An adult must accompany attendees 15 to 18 years of age. No one under 15 years of age will be admitted to OTC.
Also expect additional security measures as you approach each entrance location of NRG Park. Security personnel will be positioned at the entrances and may ask you to open your backpack or boxes for a visual inspection. If you observe any suspicious activity or have any security concerns, please contact OTC Headquarters on-site so we may investigate the matter.

OTC wants all patrons to have a safe and secure experience. We appreciate your cooperation and support in making this possible. 

What is the cost to park at NRG Park?

The parking fee at NRG Park is USD 12 per entry. View parking map.

Note parking is cash only.

If I have a badge, may I walk right into the show?

No, each registrant who receives a badge by mail will need to visit a badge holder pickup location to get their official OTC badge holder. Admittance without a badge holder is not permitted.
There is a coupon attached to your registration material that should be surrendered at a Badge Holder counter to verify attendance. Badge Holder pick-up area are located near the registration areas in both NRG Center and NRG Arena.

Where may I purchase tickets for luncheons and other events?

You may purchase event tickets online or at the registration counters until an event is sold out. Once an event is sold out, a waitlist will be started and/or tickets sold at the door. Food is not guaranteed 20 minutes past the event start time.

Can I take photographs or video of OTC?

No. All OTC sessions are protected by US copyright laws. Photography and video/audio recording of any kind are strictly prohibited in the sessions and throughout the exhibition area. Read our full policy on photography and videography.
Members of the press are required to report to the OTC Press Room to obtain permission for photography and videography.

As a US company, how can OTC help me expand my business internationally?

OTC 2017 is a participant of the US Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program (IBP). Through their network of offices in US Embassies and Consulates worldwide, the IBP has recruited nearly 30 foreign buyer delegations to connect with US companies at OTC.
International trade specialists will be in the Center for International Trade to provide services such as export counseling, matchmaking services, and market analysis. Stop by the room to learn about the many buyer delegations and pick up a free copy of the Export Resource Guide containing the Basic Guide to Exporting, Trade Finance Guide, Oil and Gas sector market research reports, and more.
Registration is required for these programs. For more information about these programs and to register, please click here.

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