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Recapping a Record-Breaking OTC 2014
May 12, 2014
Rachel Connor
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OTC Houston 2014

We've just got back from a fantastic event; OTC 2014 hit a record number of attendees this year with more than 108,000 energy executives, engineers and geoscientists gathering in Houston to discuss offshore oil and gas. We've pulled out some of the main themes in our Storify post...

 
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    Many of GE's business units were represented at OTC this year including GE Power Conversion, GE Power and Water and GE Oil & Gas.
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    OTC is having remarkable attendance... #GEOTC booth 3163 has been packed on day 2 and will seemingly be the same today...
     
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    RT @ge_oilandgas: Ready for Day 2 @OTCHouston! Today is the second batch of #techforum. Visit booth 3163 and win a #GoPro3 #OTCHouston
     
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    One of the main highlights for us was GE's CEO Jeff Immelt taking to the stage as a featured speaker on "Serving Global Energy Industry for the Future". Immelt emphasised the role of natural gas in meeting future energy demands, while reducing the environmental impact of energy consumption. We like this blog on The Barrel:
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    RT @PlattsGas: At #OTC2014, figuring out what sort of change the #natgas surge will bring. See The Barrel at  http://plts.co/1orq5mx 
     
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    We welcomed Jeff Immelt to our OTC booth today. Errr um- I guess we welcomed him to his booth today! #geotc #OTC2014 pic.twitter.com/dzhVKXXYeT
     
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    We were also thrilled to feature in Platts' own Storify feature for Day 3 of OTC, with our Integrated Compressor Line & high speed electric motor. The solution is already being used in projects both on and offshore which will enhance natural gas development. The operational benefits such as lower emissions, reliability and installation cost savings will help bring natural gas to market faster and increase installations offshore.
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    Smart, small & light: GE's Integrated Compressor Line & high speed electric motor tech. #GEOTC #OTCHouston #OTC2014 pic.twitter.com/oz6tfp8Tni
     
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    We were also pleased to see that industry skills was at the top of the agenda this year, with Day 4 seeing a dedicated student experience day.
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    It's Day 4 of #OTCHouston! We'd like to give a special welcome to the teachers & students who will be visiting us today. #education
     
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    In particular, we noticed much more emphasis on welcoming more females into the industry. NES Global Talent's survey of women engineers showed that nearly half don’t believe they receive the same level of recognition as their male peers. We hope that opening the doors at OTC 2014 helped remove some barriers at the early stages of career development.
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    These young ladies are smiles as the high school #STEM session gets underway #OTCHouston #education @NEED_Project pic.twitter.com/fZZV9nrexJ
     
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    Meeting with University students across Houston for our @ge_oilandgas Engineering Your Future event! #GETalent #GEOTC pic.twitter.com/M2tqgH3rfi
     
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    We also heard from one of GE Oil & Gas' recent graduates about why he loves working in the industry
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    Recent graduate Andrew Ingram explains what he loves about life in Houston with GE Oil & Gas  http://bit.ly/AndrewIngram  #GETalent
     
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    We also kept ourselves busy at the event with our live blog series looking at the big technology trends within the offshore oil and gas industry.
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    Our industry experts were also on hand to discuss the latest on electrification within offshore operations.
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    In just 10 minutes, learn more from GE about electrifying change in offshore at booth 3163. #OTCHouston #OTC2014 #GEOTC #techforum
     
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    We're at the heart of powering, propelling & positioning tomorrow’s offshore industry. Booth 3163 to learn more. #OTC2014 #GEOTC #OTCHouston
     
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    How do we improve efficiencies in Well Construction Costs & Services? Find the answer at booth 3163 in 15mins #techforum #GEOTC @OTCHouston
     
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    Listen from @GE_PowerConvers to know about solutions for offshore applications @OTCHouston booth 3163 in 15 mins #GEOTC #techforum
     
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    In total there were nine panel sessions and more than 308 technical papers and speakers; some of which are summarised here:
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    VIDEO: More highlights from #OTCHouston's technical sessions, exhibits and discoveries:  http://bit.ly/1ijaQeh 
     
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    Keep referring back to our blog for more updates on some of the big technology issues we think are shaping the offshore oil and gas industry:  http://www.gepowerconversion.com/inspire . In the meantime, what do you think will be the big topics at the next OTC event in Houston - May 4 to May 7, 2015? See you there!

     

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rachel Connor

Rachel Connor is the Marketing Leader for the Marine vertical for GE’s Power Conversion business, responsible for strategy development, market intelligence, sales activation and innovation. Rachel joined GE from Rolls-Royce where she had held various roles including recently Sales & Marketing Director in Defence sector and head of Marketing. Rachel held various previous role in Marketing with Vickers Specialist Engines, Mycon Marketing and Schneider. Rachel holds a MSc Degree in Marketing Management, chartered Marketer and Institute of Marketing (CIM) Diploma in Marketing.