On 22 – 25 March energy professionals met in Kuala Lumpur to attend the Offshore Technology Conference Asia (OTC Asia) 2016, where Norway was represented. The offshore conference had more than 20.000 visitors and 300 exhibitors, from more than 80 countries.
This is the trade event where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters.
12 of the 17 Norwegian companies that exhibited at OTC were gathered under the Norway Pavilion, which was hosted by Innovation Norway. The companies at the pavilion were Rustibus, Wellcem, DNV-GL, T.D. Williamson, Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies, Telenor Maritime, Autronica Fire & Security, Bandak, Endswell, Salcon Petroleum Services, Tamrotor Marine Compressors and Wilhelmsen Ship Management Holding. Aker Solutions, Harding , Frigstad, Independent Oil tools and Aarbakke also exhibited at OTC Asia 2016.
In light of the current situation in the petroleum sector, there were concerns prior to the conference regarding this year’s participation rate. Yet, the companies at the Norway Pavilion were very pleased with the turn out.
“For T.D. Williamson the OTC has been really good. We are pleased with our placement at the Norway Pavilion, and the number of people that came by our stand” a representative of this company stated.
The Norway Pavilion impressed the visitors at OTC Asia: “The Norwegian pavilion had a great floor plan, the open environment was very welcoming and easily allowed for small meetings and discussion, unlike the ’cubical’ spaces of other pavilions. The open space allowed discussions to become plural, which allowed me to meet companies that I normally wouldn’t approach, but who turned out to be great leads and contacts” said Allen Miller from Insight Numerics.
Norway’s ambassador, Hans Ola Urstad, attended the OTC and met all the Norwegian companies at the fair. He also hosted a buffet dinner with over 100 guests, including some of the leaders of Petronas.
Source: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur