Icebreaking News for OTC's 2016 Arctic Technology Conference

Monday 2 May is Arctic Technology Day

Join us at the OTC events booth Monday, 2 May
for the ATC 2016 launch event.

14:15–15:00 hours
Booth S19, Lobby C, NRG Center

ATC is the only Arctic event backed by the combined reach and credibility of 14 of the world’s top engineering and scientific organizations and built with expertise representing every discipline. ATC provides a worldwide platform for industry colleagues, vendors and academia working the arctic to network, share ideas, research and cutting edge technology. This is a golden opportunity to get an update on the plans underway for ATC 2016 in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Featured Distinguished Speakers Include:

Joe Fowler, Chairman of the OTC Board of Directors

Brian Miller, OTC Board, Chair ATC Oversight Committee

Sara Wilshaw, Consul General of Canada

The Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources and
Minister Responsible for the Office of Public Engagement,
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Canadian Consulate General Press Conference

15:00 hours
Press Conference Room

The Canadian Press Conference at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 2 will feature the Hon. Michel Samson, Nova Scotia Minister of Energy, the Hon. Siobhan Coady, Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Natural Resources and Minister Responsible for the Office of Public Engagement, and Ms. Sara Wilshaw, Consul General of Canada on Canadian oil and gas development updates.

The OTC Seminar “Preview to ATC 2016”

The Offshore Technology Conference’s (OTC) Arctic Technology Conference (ATC) returns to North America for its 5th event happening in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, October 24-26 2016. You are invited to come and get an early glimpse of what ATC 2016 has to offer:

16:00–18:00 hours
Room 206, NRG Centre

Learn about the proven waters of offshore Newfoundland and Labrador and its exciting new round of exploration and development. Also gain first hand insight into today's Arctic opportunities as well as the solutions and successes companies have realized through their Arctic activities.

Located along the “Path to the Arctic” — St. John’s, situated on the Canadian Atlantic East Coast, is a working offshore production province and is an ideal staging and proving ground for harsh environment related research. The area offers the global energy industry a strategic North Atlantic base for operations on international shipping lanes and sea routes for potential future arctic development.

"Best of ATC 2015" ePoster Session
Tuesday, 3 May
12:15–13:30 hours

Session Chairpersons: Han Tiebout, GustoMSC Inc.| Peter Noble, Noble Associates This session highlights top papers from the 2015 Arctic Technology Conference. Come hear a sample of what ATC has to offer.

  • 12:15-12:30 Multi-Year Ice Incursions into the Chukchi Sea: E. Ward, Consultant to Shell
  • 12:30-12:45 Using Autonomous Marine Vehicles to Enable Accurate Wellbore Placement in the Arctic: B.H. Poedjono, Schlumberger
  • 12:45-13:00 Simulation of Physical Ice Management Operations Including Trajectory, Power and Maneuverability Estimation: Q. Hisette, HSVA


  • "I enjoyed the conference. The presentations I attended were very informative."

    —Thomas B., Houston, Texas
  • "Unlike other conferences, this one dedicated time to actual vessel operations and logistical issues. This was great. Need more."

    —Lynn, Anchorage, Alaska
  • "I hope that this conference continues to be held. The Arctic oil and gas is an important topic for all and industry, government and regulators need to demonstrate consistent monitoring and planning."

    —Brady L., Toronto, Ontario
  • "Well organized event. Well done."

    —W.Thompson, Houston, Texas

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