The first offshore mobile drilling platform was constructed in 1949 in just 20 feet of water. Exactly 70 years later, Total is expected to drill 3,600 meters (11,811 feet) later this year, setting a new record.
Over the years, OTC Houston has become one of the largest oil and gas exhibitions in the world. To celebrate this year's theme, "going the distance," we're taking a look back at how far OTC has come over the last 50 years, and how that has had a lasting impact on the offshore industry as a whole.
Topics: Energy Insight
Sometimes it feels like marketing strategies are outdated as soon as plans are finalized. Between search engines, social media channels and apps constantly updating their algorithms, the emergence of breakthrough technology and the ever-changing media consumption, marketers have to not only keep up, but stay one foot ahead to strategize long-term, effective marketing plans.
One has a focus on the messy world of the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, and involves heavy engineering and geology, machinery, tubes and pipes. The other specializes in branding, the digital world, SEO and media. Some people may assume one may be more left-brained than right-brained – but they’d be wrong.