Houston, Texas — Thousands of Global players in the oil and gas industry have gathered in the United States of America (USA) to take part in an Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) being hosted by the State of Texas.
According to organizers of the event, it is a platform created by America for industry players all over the world to brainstorm and take stock of activities surrounding deep water, offshore operations of oil and gas.
It would also seek to address pertinent challenges including deep sea operations, environmental management difficulties regarding offshore and onshore as well as other challenges confronting the sector.
An estimated figure obtained by the paper from Reliant Center, at the event grounds, suggests that over 60,000 industry players are currently taking part in the conference which opened on Monday with a simple, yet straight forward message from President Barrack Obama on how players could improve the industry by addressing some of the energy challenges confronting nations globally.
The conference, which is held annually to study and improve the oil and gas resource development, is expected to last for five days. From one stand to the other, one meeting room to another, the issues about offshore, onshore, upstream to downstream dominated discussions posted by experts participating at this years conference.
Energy gurus representing various companies, top-notch universities around the world all centered on improving upon the industry with the best technology that could stand the test of time and provide opportunities with guaranteed best environmental practices to adequately position the industry to the benefit of all oil producing nations globally.
Exhibitions mounted by thousands of oil and gas giants, companies operating at various countries around the world offered participants the opportunity to see and feel new discoveries, technologies being showcased at Reliant Center.
Relevant information provided by oil giants available at the conference put forward the positive development of the oil and gas industry.
Industry players from Asia, South America, the Middle East and Africa including Ghana are participating actively in the one week conference described by industry participants as enlightening and eye opener especially to new oil producing nations such as Ghana.
Korea and Japanese companies, Brazil, India, China and other fast growing firms with global outlook took advantage and mounted their stands to showcase their activities and products to the mammoth crowd currently in the city of Houston.
Because the primary concern of all participating organizations at the conference had apparently been centered on improving on operations and adopting best industry practices to inure to the benefit of their businesses, all those who matter in oil and gas management globally are sharing with one another newest technology and best practices required by the industry.