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BP leaders play significant role in world’s largest oil and gas trade show

Release date: April 26, 2018

Some of BP’s top leaders will be speaking in panel discussions and delivering technology presentations at the 2018 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), the world’s largest oil and gas trade show, which will take place at Houston’s NRG Stadium from April 30 to May 3
 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the conference.

Cindy Yielding

The programs and sessions featuring BP speakers will include: 

  • Topical Breakfast: “Technology Outlook 2018: Technology’s Potential to Evolve Energy Production and Usage to 2050” (David Eyton, group head of technology).
  • The Next Wave: “The Next 50: The Evolution of the Industry.” Keynote: (Emeka Emembolu, vice president, reservoir development, Gulf of Mexico).
  • Industry Breakfast: “Center for Offshore Safety: Could this be the next step change in safety?” (Fuzzy Bitar, head of Global Operations Organization).
  • Industry Breakfast: “WISE: Women in Industry Sharing Experiences: Soft Skills, Hard Value” (Cindy Yeilding, senior vice president, BP America). (The WISE event is comprised of three sessions where people can learn or enhance communication skills to provide value to the energy industry.)
  • Active Arena: “Global intellectual property strategy” (James Trussell, associate general counsel, BP America).
  • Panel: “How to make offshore oil and gas projects feasible in a $45-$50 per barrel environment” (Leigh-Ann Russell, head of function, Upstream Procurement and Supply Chain Management).
  • Panel: “Automation, efficiency and optimization offshore: Remote management of our industry” (Tim Airey, technology principal).“
  • OTC STEM Energy Challenge 2018” (Cindy Yeilding, senior vice president, BP America).
  • Center for Offshore Safety: “Interaction of culture, systems and human performance — the next step in safety management” (Diane Chadwick-Jones, leadership and culture).
  • PSCM Supplier Forum: “Stay safe, be competitive” (Gordon Birrell, chief operating officer, production, transformation and carbon; and Leigh-Ann Russell, head of function, Upstream Procurement and Supply Chain Management). 
  • Session: “Deepwater’s investment in Brazil, an IOC perspective” (Felipe Arbelaez, regional president, Latin America). 

 

BP experts and leaders will also participate in a number of technical sessions and presentations during the four-day conference.

 

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 60,000 industry leaders and buyers from more than 100 countries.

 

The conference ranks among the largest 100 tradeshows held annually in the United States, and is among the 10 largest meetings in terms of attendance.