Recaps on the Recent Oil and Gas Industry Conferences
May 1-4, 2017 Offshore Technology Conference – Houston, TX NRG Arena
May was a busy month for HXR! In the beginning of May, HXR exhibited at the 2017 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, TX. Originally founded in 1969, OTC has become the largest event in the world for the oil and gas industry featuring more than 2,400 exhibitors and attendees representing 43 countries. In being the largest oil and gas event, it’s a place where offshore energy industry experts and leaders gather from across the world to meet and exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters.
The OTC exhibition floor covered 599,295 sq. ft, including outdoor exhibits. HXR was one of 267 new exhibitors this year. One of the main highlights of the conference included U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signing an order on May 1st (day one of the conference) directing the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to issue a new five-year plan for development on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.
May 31, 2017 Alaska Oil & Gas Association Conference – Anchorage, AK Dena’ina Center
On May 31st, HXR was a proud sponsor and exhibitor at this year’s AOGA (Alaska Oil and Gas Association) Conference. Some of the highlights were celebrating the 40th anniversary of Prudhoe Bay oil production and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signing a secretarial order aimed at boosting production in the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska and at updating estimates of the amount of oil beneath the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. “The president has declared – and thank you Donald J. Trump – that the war on North American energy is now over,” Zinke added, equating “energy” and oil.