EGI’s Dr. Arnis Judzis Kicks Off 2016 OTC Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


OTC Asia Conference Draws 20,000+

Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, center, opens OTC Asia with Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, left, chairman of the OTC Asia Advisory Committee, and Arnis Judzis, right, chairman of the OTC Asia Oversight Committee. Photo courtesy of OTC Asia 2016.

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) was founded in 1969 by 12 engineering and scientific organizations to address the growing technological needs of the offshore E&P business. Since that time OTC has expanded its conferences regionally to Brazil and Asia as well as holding events on Arctic technology.

As Chair of the OTC Asia Oversight Committee, Judzis coordinated the efforts of the Advisory, Program, and Next Wave (young professionals) Committees. Previously he was a member of the Board of Directors for OTC, Inc. for nine years and was Chairman during 2006 and 2007. During his recent visit to Kuala Lumpur, Judzis met with numerous operators and suppliers that were engaged in the conference including Petronas, OTC Asia’s Corporate Supporting Organization.

Even with the low oil price scenario 2016 OTC Asia (March 22–25) attracted over 20,000 attendees from 70 countries. They came to the meeting to discuss the E&P business outlook for Asia as well as to hear technical papers on topics ranging from the geosciences and reservoir modeling to offshore platforms. More information about the Opening Ceremony is available here.

For EGI, the region has great significance to the many studies in its current Research Portfolio, including Southern Papuan Basin Petroleum Systems, South China Sea Petroleum Systems, China Shale Phase 2, Myanmar to Java– Basin Analysis & Petroleum Systems, and Sheared Margins of Western Australia. With its extensive experience throughout Asia, EGI is well placed to provide expert studies in exploration, geology, oceans R&D, unconventional reservoirs, and much more. EGI’s Corporate Associate members are also well represented in Asia and surrounding areas, thus emphasizing EGI’s global coverage.

EGI will also be represented at the upcoming 2016 OTC in Houston, May 2–5 at the ‘University R&D Showcase.’ Come see us at the NRG Center, Level 2 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM on Wednesday and Thursday May 4th and 5th. EGI is exhibiting Oceans R&D and the iCORDS™ Global Database. iCORDS™ is an integrated global geoscience database solution comprising of comprehensive data and insights from global deepwater drilling locations that provide a window into deepwater Exploration & Appraisal opportunities. The EGI Oceans R&D initiative includes new sample analyses and is resolving age models and improving interpretations of the petroleum systems of major ocean basins. R&D projects in the EGI Oceans portfolio are providing stratigraphic recalibration of all major ocean basins.