The Norwegian pavilion, hosted by Innovation Norway, will be celebrating 40 years of attendance at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), during this year’s event, whereby over 100 Norwegian companies will be showcasing their services.
The conference, which is currently taking place until 9th May at Reliant Park in Houston, Texas, is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection. The final day of the conference.
Project manager at Innovation Norway, Gunhild Gaarder Kjorstad, states, “Interest in this year’s event is bigger than ever, and the 40th anniversary will be marked with the attendance of the Crown Prince of Norway at the opening of the Norwegian pavilion.”
Kare Storvik, Norway’s most famous OTC veteran, lead the first Norwegian delegation to OTC in 1973 where the then crowned prince of Norway, now King Harald, opened the first Norwegian pavilion.
“We were 40 people in total who travelled over to the U.S. from the Norwegian oil and gas industry, looking to position ourselves on the global stage. Over the years, we have gained knowledge of foreign technology which we have developed further in the Norwegian industry, making us a world power in the market today,” explains Storvik.
Over 100 Norwegian companies will be showcasing their services during the conference, including TUjobs, an online recruitment website that helps professionals find jobs and employers find suitable candidates within the oil industry in Norway.
Other companies at the Norwegian pavilion include APIteq, BW Offshore, Frigstad Engineering, MacGregor / Cargotec Norway, Norsafe, SINTEF Energy Research, Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions, and many more.