Participating organizations

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Their over 400 corporate members, from the largest major oil company to the smallest of independents, come from all segments of the industry. Their members are producers, refiners, suppliers, pipeline operators and marine transporters, as well as service and supply companies that support all segments of the industry. For more than 75 years, API has led the development of petroleum and petrochemical equipment and operating standards. In addition to its standards, API organizes seminars, workshops, conferences and symposia on public policy issues.

The American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA) serves as an advocate for firms and individuals who represent all aspects of rock mechanics and rock engineering. ARMA provides a communications link, a forum, and an information resource for members, related organizations, and the public. ARMA’s goal is to disseminate information through meetings, publications, and the Internet. ARMA publishes ARMA E-News, a periodic electronic newsletter, conducts educational workshops and short courses, organizes topical symposia, and sponsors the U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium. ARMA serves as an information repository on the development of rock mechanics and rock engineering, and promotes the development of knowledge within the field. In addition, ARMA maintains the U.S. membership in the International Society for Rock Mechanics.

Founded in 1911, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is the oldest and largest professional safety organization. Its more than 30,000 members manage, supervise and consult on safety, health, and environmental issues in industry, insurance, government and education. ASSE is a full-service organization for its members, and the public, providing key information and action on occupational safety, health and environmental issues and practices. ASSE members work to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, to create safer work and leisure environments and to develop safer products, enhancing the quality of life. These efforts lead to positive bottom line results for businesses as they realize a reduced rate of injuries and illnesses leading to a reduction in lost work time, absenteeism, workers compensation costs, health care costs, and lower employee turnover rates. They also experienced increased production rates, increased employee morale and a positive corporate reputation.

BHR Group is an independent industrial research and technology organisation specializing in the application of fluid engineering to industrial processes. BHR Group assists international companies as advisors on fluid engineering technical services and knowledge transfer.

BHR Group is a multi-disciplinary company that grew out of BHRA (The British Hydromechanics Research Association) in 1989. BHR Group is the trading name for VirtualPiE Limited, a UK based independent and privately owned company.

The ISOPE (International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers) was founded in 1989 as a tax-exempt, non-profit scientific and educational organization under U.S. IRS Code 501(c)(3). Its members come from 50 countries.  ISOPE activities cover a transactions journal and other publications, technical conferences and symposia, student scholarship and professional recognition programs, continuing education and international cooperation. Membership is open equally to all those with an active interest in promoting engineering and scientific progress in interdisciplinary fields in the offshore, ocean, Arctic, Antarctic, marine, energy (hydrocarbon and renewable), mineral resources, materials, environment, and related applied research and engineering.  The ISOPE encourages cooperation among continents and represents diversity in technical and regional interests.

ISOPE holds an annual international conference (ISOPE, 1991-), one of the world’s largest programs of its kind with peer-reviewed papers, and specialty and regional symposia: The European Offshore Mechanics Symposium (EUROMS, 1990-); Pacific Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium (PACOMS, 1990-); Ocean Mining (& Gas Hydrates) Symposium (OMS, 1995-); and International Deep-Ocean Technology Symposium (IDOT, 1996-).

Founded in 2005, the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) is the flagship multidisciplinary technical event in the Eastern Hemisphere. IPTC is held annually and rotates between Doha, Qatar and venues in the Asia Pacific region. The scope of the conference program and associated industry activities will address technology and relevant industry issues that challenge industry specialists and management around the world.

IPTC is sponsored by four industry organisations and societies, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG); the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE); the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG); and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). The synergy of these four leading, individual-member driven societies provides the most comprehensive opportunity to form multi-disciplinary committees and an outstanding technical program.

IPTC is focused on the dissemination of new and current technology, best practices and multi-disciplinary activities designed to emphasize the importance of the value chain and maximizing asset value. The knowledge, capabilities and strengths of the participating countries and the sponsoring societies global membership, over the spectrum of multi-disciplinary technologies, are central to the success of the conference and the corresponding exhibition.
IPTC is governed by a Board of Directors made up of eight representatives from IPTC's four organizing societies.

The International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) was founded in Salzburg in 1962 as a result of the enlargement of the "Salzburger Kreis". Its foundation is mainly owed to Prof. Leopold Müller who acted as President of the Society until September 1966. The field of Rock Mechanics is taken to include all studies relative to the physical and mechanical behavior of rocks and rock masses and the applications of this knowledge for the better understanding of geological processes and in the fields of Engineering. The ISRM is a non-profit scientific association supported by the fees of the members and grants that do not impair its free action. The Society has 5,000 members and 46 National Groups.

NACE International is your inside track to the corrosion engineering and science community, and is recognized around the world as the premier authority for corrosion control solutions. The NACE International mission to protect people, assets, and the environment from the effect of corrosion is global. Their members work in corporations, educational institutions, research facilities, and the federal government. Whether a person is a scientist, engineer, contractor, student or simply someone who possesses a real commitment to the advancement of corrosion control, they are invited to become part of this dynamic and influential organization.

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), part of DOE’s national laboratory system, is owned and operated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). NETL supports DOE’s mission to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States.

NETL has made available on OnePetro access to their repository of nearly four decades of research supported by the Office of Fossil Energy’s Oil and Natural Gas Program. This database largely evolved from a recommendation made by the Federal advisory committees that counsel the Energy Secretary on the Department's Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Research Program.

The Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC) Since its launch in 1993, the Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC) has been working to disseminate offshore science and technical knowledge, to promote and support education for offshore engineers and technicians, and advance the development of tools and procedures required to explore, study, and further the responsible and sustainable use of the energy resources in the Mediterranean.

The mission of OMC is serving all people interested in the Mediterranean Offshore Industry. It is committed to every sector of the offshore community including engineers, scientists, policy makers, educators, industry leaders, students and concerned individuals. OMC started as a regional event and has now achieved a recognized international status.

OMC has supported the evolution of the oil & gas business, especially of the Italian energy industry, by offering oil and gas professionals an ideal arena for discussion on research and development, technology achievements, and future challenges in the energy sector.

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection. OTC is held annually at Reliant Center in Houston. OTC includes attendees from around the globe, with more than 110 countries represented at recent conferences. OTC is sponsored by 12 industry organizations and societies, who work cooperatively to develop the technical program each year.

The Pipeline Simulation Interest Group (PSIG) is an independent, non-profit group administered by an executive council of Board of Directors, and operates in an unstructured, informal manner. Started in 1969, PSIG represents major gas & oil companies, specialized consultants, and universities throughout the world. Since 1969, PSIG has hosted an annual conference to provide a forum where members highlight and exchange the latest information on pipeline simulation technology.

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) The Society of Exploration Geophysicists is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the science of applied geophysics and the education of geophysicists. SEG, founded in 1930, fosters the expert and ethical practice of geophysics in the exploration and development of natural resources, in characterizing the near surface, and in mitigating earth hazards. The Society, which has more than 33,000 members in 138 countries, fulfills its mission through its publications, conferences, forums, Web sites, and educational opportunities.

The Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the advancement of the science of petrophysics and formation evaluation, through well logging and other formation evaluation techniques and to the application of these techniques to the exploitation of gas, oil and other minerals. Founded in 1959, SPWLA provides information services to scientists in the petroleum and mineral industries, serves as a voice of shared interests in our profession, plays a major role in strengthening petrophysical education, and strives to increase the awareness of the role petrophysics has in the oil and gas industry and the scientific community.

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production. SPE serves 88,000-plus members from more than 118 countries worldwide. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, conferences, workshops, forums, and website.

The Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (SPEE) was formed in 1962 to answer a longstanding need for a professional organization which would bring together, for their mutual benefit, specialists in the evaluation of petroleum and natural gas properties. SPEE continues today to be strongly committed to providing educational and other services to its members and to the oil and gas industry, and to promoting the profession of petroleum evaluation engineering.

The Society of Underwater Technology (SUT) was founded to promote the further understanding of the underwater environment and to encourage the cross-fertilization and dissemination of ideas, experience and information between workers in academic research, applied research and technology, industry and government. In addition SUT encourages development of techniques and tools to explore, study and exploit the oceans, proper economic and sociological usage of resources in and beneath the oceans, and further education of scientists and technologists to maintain high standards in marine science and technology.

The World Petroleum Council (WPC) is the only global organisation that represents all aspects of the petroleum industry, with the purpose of providing networking opportunities in a global forum; common understanding of issues and challenges; co-operation (partnerships) with other organizations; promotion of science/technology/social issues/economics/R&D/management and the environment; a showcase for the industry; a forum for developing business opportunities; and information dissemination (congresses, reports, regional meetings and workshops). The WPC is recognized by all stakeholders as a proactive leader for the petroleum industry that benefits society’s expectations for sustainable energy.