World's largest oil trade show to kick off in Houston with heavy Chinese presence

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-06 02:05:23|Editor: yan
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HOUSTON, May 5 (Xinhua) -- The world's largest oil and gas trade show, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), will start in the U.S. energy capital of Houston from Monday to Thursday with the participation of dozens of Chinese companies.

Leading Chinese companies such as China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC), China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) and some local companies from Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chengdu, Jiangsu, Shandong, Fujian and Hebei will take part in the event.

OTC 2019 will have an opening general session on Monday, under the theme "OTC's Golden Anniversary Opening Session: The Next 50 Years of Offshore Developments." Several senior industrial executives and scholars will give keynote speeches and share their thoughts during an executive panel discussion.

The technical program of the four-day event covers a wide range of topics through a mixture of more than 80 technical sessions, industry breakfasts and topical luncheons. The technical content has expanded to include all aspects of marine renewables -- wind, hydrokinetic, and gas hydrates.

The new program, Around the World Series at OTC 2019, will feature global industry leaders from Norway, Australia, Mexico, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Israel, Ghana, and Guyana to discuss new licensing and business opportunities, as well as recently introduced technologies.

Founded in 1969, OTC is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters.