The Dutch at Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)

15-05-2018 Houston

The Dutch at Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)

Leading in offshore for 40 years

As the OTC winds down, we reflect on another meaningful Dutch presence at the world’s largest offshore oil and gas conference. We had great meetings with other countries, authorities in Houston, and companies that will lead to fruitful success. This year we were joined by Deputy Ambassador Heleen Bakker and Counselor for Infrastructure and Water Management, Bart De Jong.

This year the Holland Pavilion occupied 1,000 square meters housing more than 45 Dutch suppliers in the oil and gas renewables industries.

After the first day of convention, we enjoyed the Holland Network Reception at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. This was a great opportunity to make new contacts and enjoy the beautiful setting of the museum.

The following morning we learned a lot about the Mexican energy sector at a breakfast presented by the Ministry of Energy Mexico (SENER) and Claudio De La Cerda, Director General Of Hydrocarbons. We also heard from the government of Tamaulipas about opportunities in their state and Susan Childs, Regulatory Policy & Advocacy Manager Americas, from Royal Dutch Shell. Dutch companies got to listen to the opportunities for foreign investment in Mexico since the energy reform in the country.

At a breakfast hosted by the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, Netherlands Business Support Office, Houthoff, Rotterdam Partners, Port of Den Helder, The Hague Business Agency, we learned about liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a diverse energy source and accessing Europe through the Port of Rotterdam.

We have a long history with the OTC, as the the conference has existed for 50 years, and the Dutch have been in attendance for 40, so we were thrilled to have such a productive week for everyone involved once more and are looking forward to the opportunities that come out of participating in the OTC.