May 5-8, 2014 | Houston, TX | Reliant Park

The Offshore Technology Conference 2014 (OTC14), supported by the International Buyer Program (IBP), is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection.

The U.S. Commercial Service is currently recruiting delegations from over 30 countries and will organize various programs at OTC14 to assist U.S. companies export their products and services to these markets.

Countries currently recruiting delegations include Countries currently recruiting delegations include Algeria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt , Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Peru, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela.

Please see below for U.S. Commercial Service programs at OTC 14:


  • COLOMBIA: Deepwater and Unconventional Exploration and Production (E&P)

    Monday, May 5 | 8:30 am-4:15 pm
    Reliant ARENA, Second Level, Room 3
    International oil and gas experts and government officials, such as Admiral Ernesto Durán González – Maritime and Port Authority in Colombia; Luis E. Ardila L. - Technical Vice President of the Colombian National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH); and Carlos Alfredo Rodriguez – Colombian Petroleum Association (ACP), will discuss the best practices that can be applied in Colombia both in deepwater and unconventional operations. Congressman Pete Olson (TX-22), Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, will provide the lunch keynote address.
    Contact Danielle Caltabiano at or (713) 209-3110.

  • GHANA: Oil and Gas Opportunities
    Tuesday, May 6 | 2:30-5:00 pm
    Reliant ARENA, SECOND Level, Room 3
    This event will provide a forum for energy opportunities in Ghana with a focus offshore oil and gas opportunities and includes featured presenters His Excellency P.K. Amissah Arthur, Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, The Honorable Gene Cretz, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, and other high-level decision makers in Ghana’s oil and gas industry.
    To register, click HERE.
    Contact Nyamusi Igambi at or (713) 209-3112.
  • SHOWTIME Export Counseling Meetings
    if you are interested in meeting with our oil and gas Commercial Specialists during OTC14, please visit the Center for International Trade (CIT), Reliant ARENA, Second Level, Room 3 on Monday, May 5 for on-site availability.

    SHOWTIME Export Counseling Meetings will allow participating companies the opportunity to meet one-on-one with our U.S. Embassy oil and gas industry specialists at OTC14.

    These industry specialists from around the world will be on hand to discuss market trends and opportunities for your business in their markets. They can help your company to expand its international reach. Additionally, representatives from the United States Small Business Administration and the Export-Import Bank of the United States will be available for meetings.

    Contact Alan Richel at or (713) 209-3123

  • SELECT USA: Investment in the United States
    Are you a foreign company interested in investing in the United States?
    Attend the Select USA event on-site at OTC on Tuesday, May 6. For more information or to register, click here.
    *This event is for foreign companies only. Registration is not open to U.S. companies*
    Gain exposure to decision makers, foreign buyers and U.S. exporters at the world’s largest oil and gas show, the Offshore Technology Conference 2014. The U.S. Commercial Service is offering sponsorship opportunities that can gain your company maximum exposure to the right people! For more information, click HERE.

Visit us at the Center for International Trade (CIT) in the Reliant Arena, Second Level, Room 2, for more information on our on-site programs, international buying delegations attending OTC 14, and to receive on-site export counseling!

Contact Danielle Caltabiano at or (713) 209-3110.

**To register to attend OTC14, please visit their website HERE**