Annual OTC Dinner
Celebrate industry accomplishments and support a worthy cause
The Annual OTC Dinner recognizes the OTC Distinguished Achievement Award recipients, raises funds for the Offshore Energy Center, and provides an excellent opportunity for industry leaders to network with colleagues from around the world.
Each year, the OTC Awards Committee considers major technological, humanitarian, environmental, and leadership contributions to the industry. If truly significant, the committee names an individual and an organization as recipients of the prestigious OTC Distinguished Achievement Award.
Distinguished Achievement Award for Individuals
Kenneth (Ken) E. Arnold
Ken Arnold is being recognized for his outstanding leadership and extensive contributions to the E&P industry. His many achievements include playing an integral role in the offshore industry’s focus on safety through the development of recommended practices for offshore design and safety management, and developing approaches to both equipment sizing and facility project management that are still in use today. He also has been instrumental in the effort to establish oilfield facilities engineering as a recognized technical engineering specialty.
Distinguished Achievement Award for Companies, Organizations, or Institutions
Total is being honored for its Pazflor deep offshore development in Angola. Now 18 months into production, Pazflor is one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated deep offshore developments to date. In addition to the first use of subsea separation and pumping on a wide scale, the project included the construction of the world’s largest FPSO, and one of the most complex subsea networks. Pazflor made a significant contribution to industrial development in Angola with 3.5 million man-hours of work undertaken locally. The field started up one month ahead of schedule in August 2011.
James Brill and Dendy Sloan are being recognized for their leadership and pioneering spirit.
James Brill, Professor Emeritus at the University of Tulsa, is a trailblazer in the discipline of multiphase flow in pipes and wells. His research in this area led to the formation of the Tulsa University Fluid Flow Projects. He also founded the Tulsa University Paraffin Deposition Projects. He has published more than 200 technical papers and research reports.
E. Dendy Sloan
Dendy Sloan has been an industry leader, professor and researcher in the area of hydrates for four decades. The modeling and simulation tools resulting from his research are used daily for the design and operation of offshore production systems. In 1993, he founded the International Conference on Gas Hydrates. Two decades later, the conference has grown to more than 1,000 participants. He has authored more than 230 publications and five books on hydrates in flow assurance.
Offshore Energy Center
The Offshore Energy Center is dedicated to expanding the awareness of the vast energy resources beneath the world’s oceans, and to chronicle the unique heritage and technological accomplishments of the industry that discovers, produces, and delivers these resources in a safe and environmentally responsible way.
The objectives of this mission statement are being met through the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum
and Education Center, the Offshore Pioneers Hall of Fame, and its educational program for students, teachers, and the general public.
The Center works to promote the importance (past, present, and future) of the offshore energy industry and its contributions to our quality of life. Learn more.
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