The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) board of directors elected the 2004-2005 chairman and vice-chairman during this year’s event that took place 5-8 May at Reliant Center
at Reliant Park in Houston.
Members of the OTC Board
are appointed to four-year terms by their respective society or organization. The OTC Board includes
13 representatives, 11 from OTC’s sponsoring organizations and two from OTC’s endorsing organizations. The two principal officers, the Chairman and the Vice Chairman, are elected for two-year terms by the Board during their annual meeting.
The 2004-2005 OTC Chairman is Rod Allan, Manager of Core Expertise for Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc. Allan has served four years on the OTC board and succeeds Charlie Richards of C.A. Richards and Associates as Chairman.
“It is an honor to chair the leading event in the offshore industry,” said Allan. “OTC continues to accurately represent the technology, innovation, and importance of all offshore activity year after year. It always has been amazing to me to see the industry come together in Houston each year at OTC—attending the event is a necessity for those who want to communicate their involvement and be known in the world of offshore.”
Bill Luyties, Na Kika Project Manager for Shell International E&P, was appointed Vice Chairman. He also has served on the OTC Board for four years.
Members of the board include:
§ Frank Adamek, ABB Vetco Gray, representing American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Petroleum Division)
§ Jack Caldwell, WesternGeco, representing Society of Exploration Geophysicists
§ Susan Cunningham, Noble Energy, representing American Association of Petroleum Geologists
§ Rick Hill, Aker Kvaerner, representing The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society
§ John Irwin, Atwood Oceanics Inc., representing International Association of Drilling Contractors
§ Tony Jones, oceanUS consulting, representing Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
§ Arnis Judzis, TerraTek, representing American Institute of Chemical Engineers
§ Peter Kinnear, FMC Technologies, representing Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association
§ Alain Labastie, Total, representing Society of Petroleum Engineers
§ Charlie Richards, C.A. Richards and Associates, representing Marine Technology Society
§ Don Vardeman, Kerr-McGee Corp., representing Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers—Oceanic Engineering Society
OTC .04, “Innovation Without Limits,” takes place 3-6 May at Reliant Center at Reliant Park.