The conference on offshore technologies is probably not what you think is. This is the largest event of its kind every year since 1969 in Houston, which presents the latest scientific and technical achievements in the field of energy production in the seas and oceans and in the field of environmental protection as well.
Houston unites Brazil, Asia, and the Arctic Technological Conference. It is one of 10 largest annual attendance conferences held in the US and sponsored by 13 scientific and industrial associations such as the International Association of Drilling Engineers AADE, the American Petroleum Institute (API), the Institute for Marine Research, Technology and Technology (IMAREST), the International Automation Society (ISA) and others.
The conference has already brought Houston more than $2.5 billion in profits from leased space and continues to be a center of attraction for business and science of all countries involved in developing the resources of the oceans.
List of participants
The composition of the event is worth to assess as it has the presence of the largest delegations that may include over 500 participants. This is the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Mexico, Germany, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, and Brazil.
There were participants from 110 countries on this-year event, including Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia. There are booths-expositions of 2,669 companies, which are divided into operating companies (13%), engineering and construction (23%), equipment trading (18%), consulting (10%), financial (2%), service (16%). Scientific, training and others were also present.
Among the participants, there are stands of all world leaders of the oil and gas sector, without Russia for the third consequent year.
As you already understood, the task of this conference is to look at new items, attend seminars and lectures, exhibit products to find buyers. Financial participants presented that offshore is not just island banking schemes, it’s also the unearthed wealth of the shelves of the seas and oceans, inaccessible without modern technology.