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Please note, that the program is subject to possible changes and additions.

Saturday, May 04

Excursion day

09:00 - 16:00
Houston Museum of Natural Science

Start off the OTC with an exciting excursion day.

Visit to Houston Museum of Natural Science where we get a special guided tour.

Visit the world's most sophisticated and comprehensive energy exhibit! Wiess Energy Hall Online explores the application of scientific concepts and advanced technology in the oil and gas industry. Explore all the processes of energy development, from how oil and natural gas are formed to the ways in which various types of energy are used.

After the tour, we go up to Rice village and enjoy lunch at The Gingerman.

Get Together by the pool

20:00 - 22:00
Westin Galleria Houston
Smart Casual

The delegation gets together for a enjoyable start of the OTC.

Get together with the other delegates, get new friends and contacts under the Houston sky.

This event is sponsored by:

Sunday, May 05

Kick off

09:00 - 10:00
Westin Galleria Houston
Smart Casual

Kick of your OTC experience with the delegation.

Updated information and briefing about the OTC conference for the delegates. You will also be able to collect your OTC Badge at the meeting.

Norway2OTC Boatcruise

11:00 - 16:00
Kemah Boardwalk
Smart Casual

Boatcruise – networking and lunch for delegation and invited guests, presented by DNB.

The yacht will take you on a pleasant trip in the Galveston Bay area. There will be a barbecue lunch and time for networking. Onboard you will meet representatives from DNB, and the companies in the Norwegian delegation, as well as Norwegian business representatives living in Houston.

This event is sponsored by:

Agder Business Networking Reception

16:00 - 19:00
The Wynden
Business attire

Hosted by the City of Kristiansand and the Counties of Aust and Vest Agder

By invitation only

This event is organized by:

Monday, May 06

Norwegian Delegation Breakfast Seminar

08:00 - 09:30
Westin Galleria Houston
Business attire

OTC is an important global meeting place for the energy sector, and our intention is to give the delegates an updated insight of the energy market. The breakfast seminar gives you important updated info to set the week off.

Breakfast is served from 07:30!

Program TBC

Speakers as of December 2018

Professor Steven Kleinberg, Kinder Institute
Stephen Klineberg has been shaping local thought on the ongoing changes in the Houston metropolitan region for almost 40 years. Through his work on the “Kinder Houston Area Survey,” now in its 38th year, he has tracked the economic outlooks, demographic patterns, experiences and beliefs of local residents. 
Founding Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Rice University

Kenneth Medlock, Baker Institute, Rice University
Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies 
Director of the Masters of Energy Economics program, holds adjunct professor appointments in the Department of Economics and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and is the chair of the faculty advisory board at the Energy and Environment Initiative at Rice University.

Dr. Svetlana Ikonnikova, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin
Research Scientist and Senior Energy Economist in the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin with experience in energy markets and policy analysis, environmental regulation, and industrial and technological change studies.

Marianne Kah, Independent Director 
Adjunct Senior Research Scholar and Advisory Board member at the Center on Global Energy Policy. She had been the Chief Economist of ConocoPhillips at its Houston headquarters for 25 years where she was responsible for developing the company’s market outlooks for oil 

Market update: Opportunities for Norwegian Industry in Gulf of Mexico
Jan Eckhoff,  NORWEP Country Manager USA
Sven Feldhaus, NORWEP Country Manager Mexico


This event is organized by:

The Norwegian Continental Shelf: Smarter, Cleaner, and Better Connected

12:15 - 13:45
OTC Exhibition, NRG
Business attire

ONS is a non-profit foundation and meeting place established by Stavanger City Council, Statoil (now Equinor), Stavanger Forum and the Norwegian Petroleum Society in 1974.

Under the main theme of 'Innovate," the ONS 2018 conference saw over 68,000 visitors from 98 countries and 1124 exhibitors representing 37 countries, including 28 E&P companies and featured a record number of speakers covering a wide range of topics ranging from geopolitics to current technology trends such as digitalization, big data, and cyber-security. This luncheon will summarize observations for the 2018 ONS confirming the increased optimism across the industry. It will also provide an update on the current state of the Norwegian Continental Shelf, which remains an attractive place to do business for oil and gas operators and service providers alike.

Luncheon, separate cost of $60

This event is organized by:

Consul General Morten Paulsen reception

18:30 - 20:00
Residence of the Norwegian General Consul
Business attire

The event takes place at Consul General Morten Paulsen’s residence.      


Subsea Valley annual OTC dinner

20:00 - 23:00
Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
Business attire

hosted by Willis Towers Watson

This event is sponsored by:
This event is organized by:

SR-Banks annual OTC dinner

20:30 - 23:00
Fogo de Chão restaurant, Houston
Business attire

SR-Banks annual OTC dinner takes place at the Fogo de Chão restaurant, a Brazilian Steakhouse. 

This event is organized by:

Tuesday, May 07

Technology Breakfast

08:30 - 10:00
Westin Galleria Houston
Business attire

This event is organized by:

Public Sector Seminar

08:30 - 10:00
Westin Galleria Houston
Business attire

This event is organized by:

NOV Shrimp Boil under OTC

11:00 - 15:00
Tuboscope facility
Business attire

Network with colleagues and conference-goers, learn more about new products and technologies from across our businesses, and enjoy shrimp, beverages, and a variety of food-truck fare with us.


Please note! By own transport only.


NACC Business Lunch

11:30 - 13:30
The Houstonian
Business attire

The traditional NACC Business lunch takes place at the Houstonian hotel.

Wednesday, May 08

Norwegian Evening Dinner (NACC)

18:30 - 23:00
River Oaks Country Club
Business attire


NACC’s OTC event takes place at the River Oaks Country Club, where you also can bring your international business partners.

Please note, registration and non-refundable payment ($ 225 before April 30, and $ 250 after) is done via Greater Stavanger.


We are back!

After 3 years away from the historic center of the delegation, The Westin Galleria Houston, we are back! The hotel offers a direct connection to The Galleria, Houston's iconic shopping and entertainment area. All events organized by Norway2OTC take place at this hotel.

We are currently sold out

However, we are able to offer you the same deal at the Westin Oaks, which is also located at the Galleria - only at the other side of the mall.


The rate* for the OTC nights May 5 - 8 is $299.00, and the rate* for all other nights is $ 179.00.

*Kindly note all rates are exclusive of Breakfast and applicable state & local taxes, currently 17%.

The hotel has no minimum nights requirement for Norway2OTC delegates!


KLM has discounts available for all delegates of Norway2OTC, which will apply from Kristiansand, Oslo, Stavanger and Bergen. Please contact HRG (+47 23 35 36 08 or anita.nyhus@hrgworldwide.com ) or your local travel agency for these rates: R, U 146882 For any questions regarding the discount, please contact Eva Robson at KLM (+47 994 28 460 or eva.robson@klm.com).

What will it cost?

So what will it cost you? Well, it large depends on how many days you are staying, and how you choose to fly in. In addition there is the delegation fee of NOK 5.900. If you register before February 1st, you will get the early bird offer and save NOK 1.000 on the delegation fee. Please note, that prices are subject to changes due to exchange rates.