BP and its leaders to take part in world’s largest oil and gas trade show

Release date: 29 April 2016

Speeches, panel discussions and technology presentations will be some of the events BP and its people will be involved in when the Offshore Technology Conference 2016, the world’s largest oil and gas trade show, gets underway at Houston’s NRG Park.

One of the first major items on the OTC agenda will be a breakfast keynote address by Bernard Looney, BP Chief Executive Upstream, called The Next Chapter: How Oil and Gas Companies can Adapt to the New Environment.

Looney will offer his perspective on the changing environment for the oil and gas industry with a look ahead to the next decade and the challenges and opportunities it presents. He will present information on how investments in safety and capability, advances in technology, and greater efficiencies can help the most resilient operators succeed.

Another key event BP is involved in at OTC is the day-long session called, Next Wave, Thriving on Volatility: Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions. This is sponsored by BP and consists of a series of presentations and panel discussions.

The 2016 Next Wave program will offer insight from industry experts on the boom and bust cycle and highlight the challenges and opportunities it presents. The event will feature roundtable and executive breakout sessions and a panel discussion featuring BP’s Starlee Sykes, Vice President, Global Projects, Deepwater.

Sykes will also make closing remarks at the end of the Next Wave program.
Other BP-related programs include:
  • Panel discussion; Improving Safety Through Industry Collaboration, with BP’s Brad Smolen, Director Special Projects. This session is a panel of industry associations with experience in collecting and sharing data relative to safety and safety management for oil and gas operations. The panel will describe the various initiatives and programs that these associations have for collecting, analyzing and sharing industry data that promotes continuous improvement in safety and environmental performance.
  • BP America STEM event with 40 students from Energy Institute High School who will discuss career opportunities in the oil and gas industry with BP leaders and will visit the technology exhibits in the BP hospitality suite.
  • Spring Branch ISD Women in STEM: A tour of the exhibits and a meeting with Cindy Yeilding, vice president BP America
The Offshore Technology Conference, held annually in Houston, was founded in 1969 by 12 engineering and scientific organizations as a response to the growing technological needs of the global ocean extraction and environmental protection industries.

OTC brings together more than 90,000 industry leaders and buyers from more than 120 countries.

The conference ranks among the largest 100 tradeshows held annually in the United States and is among the ten largest meetings in terms of attendance.