Attendee FAQs



Why should I attend OTC?

OTC is the only energy event that combines the collective knowledge of 13 sponsoring organizations. OTC is unlike commercial organizations in that it reinvests proceeds back into the offshore energy sector through these societies. Members and other industry professionals benefit from enhanced technical and professional competence because of the societies' investments.

OTC gives you access to leading-edge technical information, the industry’s largest equipment exhibition, and valuable new professional contacts from around the world. 

Its large international participation provides excellent opportunities for global sharing of technology, expertise, products, and best practices. OTC brings together industry leaders, investors, buyers, and entrepreneurs to develop markets and business partnerships. 

How do I obtain the latest information about OTC?

For the most up-to-date information, subscribe to the OTC Newsletter, join us on social, or download the OTC mobile app.

Download the free mobile app to plan your route on the exhibit hall floor and to maximize your OTC experience. Visit your App Store or Google Play and search for “OTC 2023.” After the app is downloaded to your device, it does not require Wi-Fi or data connectivity for its key functions. For app-related questions or if you need support, please contact the developers by visiting

Where is OTC Headquarters?

NRG Center — Level 1, Room 103

What food and beverage options are available at NRG Center during OTC?

  • Cafe on the Park (Level 2, by room 700)
  • Chick-fil-A® (Level 1 and Level 2)
  • Katz Coffee
  • Various Food Trucks (Outside NRG near the flagpoles)

Can I take pictures, video, or audio recordings at OTC?

Photography and video/audio recordings of any kind are strictly prohibited in the technical sessions and throughout the indoor and outdoor exhibit areas.

For more information, view the Photography and Videography Policy.

How do I download the OTC app?

The OTC App will be available in April 2023 for download. 

When and where is the closing ceremony?

The closing ceremony will be held:

Thursday, 4 May | 1645–1745
NRG Center, Level 2, Cafe on the Park (by room 700)

Can I volunteer at OTC?

Yes. Depending on your preferences, there are various volunteer opportunities available. If you would like to join the volunteer mailing list, send your contact details to

  • Arrangements Volunteers assist in the technical sessions and directing attendees. 
  • Registration Volunteers — assist with registration efforts, provide information and assistance to attendees, and orient attendees on the proper registration procedures.

For more information, visit the Volunteer Opportunities Page.

Where is lost and found at NRG?

NRG Center, Level 1, Room 103

Where can I find a First Aid office?

NRG Center – Level 1, Lobby C

Is a private room available for nursing mothers?

Yes. For more information, stop by OTC Headquarters located in Room 103, Level 1 of the NRG Center.

Is a prayer room available at NRG?

Yes. There are quiet prayer rooms available for both men and women.

Men's Prayer Room — NRG Center, Level 1, Hall A Show Office
Women's Prayer Room — NRG Center, Level 1, Hall A Box Office

Where can I find luggage check?

A complimentary luggage check is located on Level 1 in Lobby E of the NRG Center.

Can I rent a wheelchair or scooter at NRG Park?

Yes. NRG Park recognizes the needs of guests with disabilities. Visit the NRG Accessibility Guide for further information or call +1.832.667.1482 to reserve your wheelchair or scooter. Onsite rental location:

  • NRG Center — Level 1, Lobby C, First Aid Office 

Is WiFi avaialble in the NRG Center?

Yes. OTC offers free, low-bandwidth wireless internet access in the lobbies on levels 1 and 2 of NRG Center. The wireless network name is OTC 2023. This free wireless access will not be available on the exhibit floors or meeting rooms.

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Is there a business center onsite at NRG?

No, but there is an Office Depot across the street on 8202 Kirby Drive #1240 and a FedEx office center at 8330 S Main St B.

OTC Continues to Help Build Awareness of Human Trafficking United Against Human Trafficking (UAHT)

OTC continues its partnership with UAHT to increase human trafficking awareness among our attendees and exhibiting companies from the greater Houston area and around the world. To request help or report suspected human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline at 1.888.373.7888, or text INFO or HELP to them at: BeFree (233733). Visit their booth in the NRG Center, Lobby D.

Where can I find the OTC Gift Shop?

NRG Center, Level 1, Outside Hall D

Where can I find the Spotlight on New Technology Awards Ceremony?

The Spotlight ceremony will be located on the exhibit hall floor on the Energy in Transition Theater, booth # ET2477 (back of Hall C).




How much does it cost to park at NRG Park?

The parking fee at NRG Park is USD 20 per entry, credit cards are accepted only. No Cash Accepted. 

Please allow plenty of time for the extra traffic around NRG Park during OTC. Close-in parking fills up quickly. After midmorning, consider exiting on South Main and park in the yellow, green, or teal lot. A complimentary shuttle service is available to take you to the OTC entrance. 

How do I get from the airport to the hotel or NRG Park?

  • Airport Taxi Service - Taxi service between George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and NRG Park is approximately USD 70; service between William P. Hobby (HOU) and NRG Park is approximately USD 40. Cab sharing is permitted with a maximum of four passengers per cab.
  • Rideshares

Is a shuttle service available to NRG Park?

Book your hotel arrangements through OTC’s official provider, Maritz, and receive complimentary shuttle service to and from NRG Park from selected hotels. Budget extra time to allow for traffic delays in the Houston area.

View Shuttle Routes


Where can I find handicap parking at NRG Park?

NRG Parking spaces for ADA guests are available and located throughout NRG Park on a first-come, first-served basis. Standard ADA parking is as follows:

  • Orange Lot: 12
  • Red Lot: 4
  • Blue Lot: 20

Is there a designated rideshare pick-up/drop-off location?

Yes. The drop-off/pick-up location is in the Red Lot, Entrance 11.

Where can I find the shuttle service desk?

NRG Center, Level I, Lobby D/E

Where can I find exhibitor services?

NRG Center, Level I, Rooms 104–107C




How much does it cost to attend OTC?

  Early-Bird Registration
(Thorugh 15 March)
Standard Registration
(16 March–30 April)
On-Site Registration
(1–4 May)
OTC 2023 Proceedings
(mobile app or OnePetro)**
4-Day Member*

USD 200

USD 300 USD 400 USD 150
4-Day Nonmember USD 400 USD 500 USD 600 USD 200
4-Day Student (with valid university ID) USD 100 USD 100 USD 100 USD 150 (Member*)
USD 200 (Nonmember)
1-Day Member* USD 140 USD 170 USD 200 USD 150
1-Day Nonmember USD 340 USD 370 USD 400 USD 200
1-Day Student (with valid university ID) USD 25 USD 25 USD 25 USD 150 (Member*)
USD 200 (Nonmember)









* Membership in any of the OTC sponsoring, endorsing, supporting, or invited organizations.

** Proceedings must be purchased separately. Proceedings are now available digitally through OnePetro®.  Access codes will be emailed to those who register prior to 24 April 2023. If you registered after 24 April, your proceeding access code will be emailed to you after the event. 

If you are participating in the technical program you will receive a link to register from the OTC Program Manager, which must be used in order to receive the complimentary registration rate.

Is group pricing available to attend OTC?

Unlimited 4-Day Registrations

USD 50,000

Package of 20, 4-Day Registrations USD 4,000
Package of 10, 4-Day Registrations USD 2,000
Purchase Four, 4-Day Registrations, and Get One, 4-day Registration for Free  





How do I register for OTC?

Attendees are strongly encouraged to register for OTC before the conference. Registration to OTC includes full access to in-person components except for the Distinguished Achievement Awards Event (which requires a separate ticket).



For updates on all things OTC, we encourage you to sign up for our OTC Newsletter.

Does OTC offer reduced rates for students? 

Yes. OTC offers students a reduced registration rate for the 1-day and 4-day passes.

1-Day Pass (with valid university ID) | USD 25
4-Day Pass (with valid university ID) | USD 100

Does OTC offer reduced rates for speakers?

Yes. OTC offers speakers a complimentary 4-day pass to the conference. The registration link will be provided by the conference programs lead or your session organizer.

How can I obtain a receipt after I register?

Receipt(s) for your purchase(s) can be obtained by emailing Maritz at or call +1.864.342.6315, Monday–Friday.

How do I receive my registration badge? 

Badges will not be mailed. Please visit any Pre-Registered Confirmation terminals located in Lobbies B, D, or E of the NRG Center. 

What if I loose my registration badge?

Badges are required for access to all OTC activities. Conference registrants will be allowed two free badge reprints. A fee of USD 50 will be charged for additional badge reprints. Use of a badge by a person not named on the badge is grounds for confiscation.

I have already registered and can't attend. What is the cancellation policy?

To receive a refund, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 17 April 2023. Cancellations made after 17 April 2023 will not be refunded.

Send cancellation requests by email, by fax to +1.330.425.4983, or by mail to:

5202 President's Court, Ste 310
Frederick, MD 21703 USA

Please note that if you have already registered for OTC 2023, refunds will not be given if you receive a complimentary guest pass. No exceptions. 

Who can I contact with registration questions?

For all registration questions, please contact Maritz at or call +1.864.342.6315, Monday–Friday.

What is the policy for children attending OTC?

For safety purposes, no one under 15 years of age will be admitted on the exhibit hall floor at OTC.

Where can I find the University R&D Showcase schedule?

The University R&D Showcase will be located in NRG Center, Level 2 in front of room 600. View the universities scheduled to participate this year by clicking here.




Is there an International Lounge or International Commerce Center?

Yes. The International Lounge offers international visitors a place to meet and relax during OTC. Representatives will be available to provide assistance with information regarding Houston-area shopping, restaurants, museums, theatres, and emergency medical appointments. The International Lounge is located on Level 2 of the NRG Center in Room 700

Where can I find an OTC Visa Letter?


Generate a Visa Invitation Letter


Please note: it is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to the USA. This letter does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa nor does it commit OTC to assist you in obtaining a visa. We cannot send the letter to the embassy or consulate for you, nor can OTC contact the embassy or consulate on your behalf.




Who will be exhibiting at OTC this year?

For a full exhibitor list, click here.

Where can I find the Offshore Wind Lounge?

The Offshore Wind Lounge is located in the NRG Center, Level 1, Booth O2462.

Where can I find the Energy Transition Pavilion?

The Energy Transition Pavilion is located toward the back of Hall A of the NRG Center. Booth ET2469.

Where can I find Podcast Row?

Podcast Row is located in the NRG Center, Level 1, Hall E booths 123, 131, 139, and 143.

How can I find the exhibitors I want to visit?

OTC provides various options for attendees to locate exhibitors throughout the NRG property.

WebsiteOTC 2023 Exhibitors
OTC Mobile App - Download the free mobile app to plan your route on the exhibit hall floor and to maximize your OTC experience. Visit your App Store or Google Play and search for “OTC 2023.” After the app is downloaded to your device, it does not require Wi-Fi or data connectivity for its key functions. For app-related questions or if you need support, please contact the developers by visiting




Where can I find more information on the sessions being offered at OTC?

A list of the technical sessions being offered at OTC can be found here

Where are the technical session rooms located?

All technical sessions (including keynote speakers, executive dialogues, panels, and poster sessions) will be on level 2 of NRG Center.  View the session room map.

What is the OTC Executive Dialogue Series and where is it located?

The Executive Dialogue Series is aimed at engaging in thoughtful discussions around corporate shifts, offshore resource development, emerging technologies, and the future of the offshore energy sector. In this series, executives address innovations, transformations, new technologies, real-life applications of new technologies, and topics that would be of interest to a broad range of stakeholders. View the Executive Dialogue Sessions and add them to your calendar

What is the Arctic energy thread and where are the sessions located?

OTC 2023 will present a three-day dedicated Arctic energy thread to discuss technology advances, learnings, and economic and regulatory solutions for Arctic opportunities. Arctic energy professionals as they discuss cutting-edge technologies and innovative practices needed for the safe and economic development of Arctic opportunities. View all Arctic thread sessions

When: Monday–Wednesday
Where: NRG Center, Level 2, Room 307

What is the cost to attend a technical session?

Attendance to the technical sessions and panel sessions is included with your registration. 

How do I purchase a copy of the digital proceedings? 

Digital proceedings are available for purchase during the registration process. Digital proceedings are available on OnePetro

Proceedings must be purchased separately. Proceedings are now available digitally through OnePetro®.  Access codes will be emailed to those who register prior to 24 April 2023. If you registered after 24 April, your proceeding access code will be emailed to you after the event.

Proceedings Member Rate | USD 150
Proceedings Nonmember Rate | USD 200

Where is the speaker check-in room?

NRG Center, Level 2, Room 500 View Map

What is the Around the World Series and why should I attend?

This is a unique program where you will hear from global industry leaders as they discuss new licensing and business opportunities, as well as recently introduced technologies. Learn how countries from around the world are contributing to the advancement of offshore energy. For more information on this series and to add them to your schedule, click here




Where can I find a list of hotels in the OTC room block?

Click here for a list of the official hotel options for OTC 2023.

Can I make my hotel accomodations in the OTC room block if I am not a registered attendee?

No. To take advantage of the discount rates, you must be a registered attendee.

Who can I contact with housing questions?

Maritz at or call +1.864.342.6315, Monday–Friday.