The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America’s (RPSEA) role at the 2009 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC.09) is one of honor and gratitude. OTC selected RPSEA as an Invited Organization, a recognition based on outstanding contributions to the offshore industry.
The OTC Program Committee submits a recommendation to its Board of Directors for its selection of the Invited Organization, and the Board votes on the recommendations. Each year, the Board may invite one or more technical organizations (Invited Organization) to develop special programming to provide a focused supplement to the OTC program. The technology presented by the Invited Organization will normally complement and extend the technology traditionally presented by one or more of the Sponsoring Organizations.
RPSEA will organize a 2.5-hour session during the OTC.09 program and will receive an honorarium for its participation. The three most recent Invited Organizations were the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) in 2008, French Oil and Gas Suppliers and Services Council (GEP) in 2007 and The Energy Institute (U.K.) in 2006.
Founded in 1969, OTC is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection and is held annually at Reliant Park in Houston. OTC ranks among the largest 200 trade shows held annually in the United States. Attendance consistently exceeds 50,000, and more than 2,000 companies participate in the exhibition. For more information, visit www.otcnet.org.
RPSEA is a 501(c)3 non-profit consortium with 140 members that include industry, government, non-government organizations, academia, national laboratories, and independent research organizations. The mission of RPSEA, headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, is to provide a stewardship role in ensuring the focused research, development and deployment of safe and environmentally responsible technology that can effectively deliver hydrocarbons from domestic resources to the citizens of the United States. For more information on RPSEA, visit www.rpsea.org, or contact Danette Mozisek at 281.690.5513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.