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Sponsors and Exhibitors

atC 2012 SponSorS

atC 2012 MEDia SponSorS

To sponsor, contact: Julie Simmons,

atC 2012 EXHiBitorS
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • aapg advanced Mat Systems inc. aker arctic technology inc. aker Solutions arctia offshore Ltd arup aSCE aSL Environmental aSME C-Core/LooK north/CarD CgCVeritas Danish Meteorological institute Det norske Veritas DnV Electronic power Design, inc. EpD Fugro golder associates gusto MSC Hart Energy ideal Solutions iEEE oES infield Systems Limited intECSEa/Worley parsons • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ion geophysical J.D. neuhaus Kongsberg Korbana protective apparel Lynden Macdermid offshore Solutions Metocean MtS oceanic Consulting ormat technologies pgS provincial aerospace SEg Sioux Corporation SnaME SpE Starboard Sun Stress Engineering Services inc. Strongwell technip thompson Metal Fab

To exhibit, contact: Mike taylor, pam Murphy,

New for 2012 – Spotlight on Arctic Technology awards! Exhibitors will be competing for top honors with the new Spotlight on Arctic Technology awards. Attendees can see a video presentation from the competing companies and learn more inside the Exhibition Hall.


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Schedule of Events

Sunday, 2 December 12:00–17:00 registration Monday, 3 December 07:00–17:00 registration 08:00–09:00 Breakfast Bites 09:00–10:30 plenary Session 10:30 –11:10 refreshment Break 10:30–17:00 poster Sessions 10:30–18:00 Exhibition 11:10–12:30 technical Sessions echnical 12:30–14:00 topical Luncheon 12:30–14:00 topical Luncheon 14:00–15:20 technical Sessions 15:20–16:00 refreshment Break 16:00–17:00 technical Sessions 17:00–18:00 atC on ice Tuesday, 4 December 07:00–17:00 registration 07:45–09:15 topical Breakfast 08:00–09:00 Breakfast Bites 09:30–10:30 technical Sessions 10:30-11:10 refreshment Break 10:30–17:00 poster Sessions 10:30–18:00 Exhibition 11:10-12:30 technical Sessions 12:30–14:00 Exhibition Luncheon 14:00–15:20 technical Sessions 15:20–16:00 refreshment Break 16:00–17:00 technical Sessions 17:00–18:00 atC on ice Wednesday, 5 December 07:00–14:00 registration 07:45-09:15 topical Breakfast 08:00–09:00 Breakfast Bites 09:30–10:30 technical Sessions 10:30–11:10 refreshment Break 10:30–14:00 poster Sessions 10:30–14:00 Exhibition echnical 11:10–12:30 technical Sessions 12:30–14:00 topical Luncheon 12:30–14:00 topical Luncheon 14:00–15:20 technical Sessions 15:20–15:30 refreshment Break 15:30–16:30 technical Sessions

1,300 attendees from 23 countries attended the inaugural ATC — make plans to join us this year Register now for Arctic Technology Conference 2012. ATC is the new, can’tmiss event from OTC with support from a dozen of the industry’s leading scientific associations. At ATC you’ll hear from the leaders developing solutions for Arctic exploration & production. Where else will you find the answers you need for producing results in this challenging frontier? • Explore technologies that yield results • Find products to work in sub-zero temperatures • Improve your decisionmaking skills From pipelines to flow assurance, environmental regulations to vessels – you’ll see it or hear it at ATC.

Copyright Policy all atC sessions are protected by U.S. copyright laws. photography and video/audio recording of any kind are strictly prohibited in the sessions and throughout the exhibition area.


All events will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Use Entrance B for easiest access.


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Monday Sessions


Plenary Session Co-chairs: John Hogg and Han tiebout • Joe Fowler (p.E., Stress Engineering Services inc.) opening remarks • Jamie Balmer (Senior analyst, infield Systems Limited) arctic oil and gas: Stop or go? • Michael Borrell (SVp Continental Europe and Central asia, total E&p) the total adventure in the arctic • Robert Blaauw (Senior advisor global arctic theme, Shell) 2012 — a pivotal Year for arctic oil and gas Technical Sessions • EEr, Emissions, Discharge and Safety • Codes and Standards • ice Surveys and Detection Panels: Flow Assurance Challenges and Arctic Production I & II Co-chairs: norman F. Carnahan and annie audibert-Hayet arctic temperatures are much colder than the deepest of deepwater projects. this poses special challenges insofar as fluids are concerned. these sessions will address some of the special fluidsrelated problems for development of oil and gas resources in the arctic region. Discussion will encompass challenges and issues related to the entire spectrum of reservoir development, fluid-solid phase behavior, rheology, hydrates, waxes, production system design and operation, production chemistry and additives, drilling fluids, transportation and storage of petroleum and related fluids exposed to extreme cold temperatures of the arctic.



Topical Luncheons — tickets are US $50 1. Mikko Niini (naval architect, aker arctic) Arctic Ocean — The New Route for Tanker Operators 2. Anatoly Zolotukhin (professor, gubkin russian State University of oil and gas) Russian Arctic Petroleum Resources: Basis for Ages of Petroleum E&P Activities


Technical Sessions • overview of oil and gas activities in the russian arctic • arctic Frontier Basins: applications of technology • pipeline technologies

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Tuesday Sessions


Topical Breakfast — tickets are US $35 Bernard Coakley (professor, geophysical institute, University of alaska) Rolling the Dice on the Ice — Acquiring Underway Geophysical Data in the Arctic Ocean Technical Sessions • Unmanned System technology for arctic Waters • Drilling technologies in the arctic • Shipping and transport • ice Detection and Measurement of ice properties Panel: Oil Spill Preparedness Chair: peter Velez industry has been conducting arctic offshore operations and associated oil spill response r&D activities for several decades. this panel will review the state of experience and capabilities in the area of oil spill prevention and response in ice covered waters, and identify emerging technologies, issues, trends and opportunities.



Technical Sessions • arctic geophysics: Seismic acquisition, processing, and interpretation • performance of icebreakers and ice Class Vessels • pipeline installation • ice Load prediction and Modeling Panel: Regulatory Governance Co-chairs: abdel ghoneim and Susan Childs the development of regulatory requirements for arctic exploration and production has to keep pace with the associated technology development. past experience has been incorporated through industry collaboration with authorities in arctic countries. the harmonization of the requirements through intergovernmental panels similar to e.g. the ipCC may be an option. this panel discussion will address the issues involved in writing and maintaining the regulations noting the significant variations in ice and environmental conditions in the arctic regions of interest.

Join us for complimentary food and drinks.
08:00-09:00 Breakfast Bites Gear up for an informative morning with a quick coffee and a breakfast bite or two. 10:30-11:10 Refreshment Break It’s your mid-morning refresher with coffee, tea and juice. 12:30-14:00 Exhibition Luncheon (Tuesday) Enjoy lunch while you view the exhibits.

15:20-16:00 Refreshment Break (Monday and Tuesday) Lunch is a memory and dinner’s still a few hours away. Revive with coffee, tea or soft drinks. 17:00-18:00 ATC on Ice (Monday and Tuesday only) Join us for an end-of-day reception in the Exhibition Hall. Enjoy drinks and light snacks as you mingle with exhibitors and colleagues.

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Wednesday Sessions


Topical Breakfast — tickets are US $35 David Mosher (research Scientist, geological Survey of Canada) A Tale of Two Icebreakers: Geophysical Surveying in the High Arctic Technical Sessions • arctic Frontier Basins: resource potential • arctic oil Spill preparedness • Metocean, Forcasting, Weather and ice predictions Panel: Future R&D Needs for Arctic Technology Co-chairs: Peter Noble and Dan Walker Successful and sustainable exploitation of hydrocarbon resources in arctic environments requires significant advancement of technology currently in use in less harsh environments, and the development of new technology and technological approaches when existing technologies cannot be adapted. the panel aims to: shed light on the short-to midterm research and development of the industry as it adapts existing technology; attempt to forecast the long term needs in terms of what is expected, today, to be the new technology needs for the long term; and discuss possible models in which the human capital in industry, academia and government research organizations can best be aligned towards collaborative success. the panelists are all involved in the development of strategies to allow for sustainable development of arctic resources.



Topical Luncheons — tickets are US $50 1. Pete Slaiby (Vice president, Shell alaska) Shell’s 2012 Arctic Exploration: What Happened and What’s Next 2. Rúni M. Hansen (Vice president, Head of arctic Unit, Statoil Exploration) Statoil Crossing Arctic Energy Frontiers


Technical Sessions • Floating Subsea production Structures • ice Management and Monitoring • Structure Foundations • ice Motion and Monitoring

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Monday-tuesday 10:30-17:00 Wednesday 10:30-14:00


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Two ways to register for ATC • Register online at • Download a PDF of the registration form at: and return it by fax or mail
On or before 13 November After 13 November

Registration Type Members of Sponsoring and Endorsing Organizations* Nonmember One-Day Member One-Day Nonmember One-Day Young Professional Student Member Student Nonmember One-Day Exhibition Pass Only Guest Products Topical Breakfasts Topical Luncheons Proceedings on CD

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Hotel accommodations Hilton americas-Houston, which is connected to the george r. Brown Convention Center, is the official atC hotel. reservations are due by 6 november 2012. Two ways to make hotel reservations: • online at • Download a housing form from www. and fax or mail as directed.
The conference room rate is US $191plus tax (currently 17%) for a single or double room. There is a US $25 fee per person/per night for a third or fourth person.

Houston airports • William p. Hobby airport (HoU), approximately 12 miles from the convention center • george r. Bush intercontinental airport (iaH), approximately 25 miles from the convention center. General assistance For general assistance, contact aapg at or call +1 918 560 2617.

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ATC Sponsoring Organizations

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) ASME International Petroleum Technology Institute (ASME-IPTI) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Oceanic and Engineering Society (IEEE-OES) Marine Technology Society (MTS) Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) Society for Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS)

ATC Endorsing Organizations

• International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) • Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association (PESA)