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OTC Names Recipients of 2010 Distinguished Achievement Awards;
Noble Energy CEO to Present Keynote Address
RICHARDSON, Texas, USA (26 February 2010) – The Offshore Technology
Conference (OTC) will present its 2010 Distinguished Achievement Awards on 4 May to
Hugh Elkins for important advances in subsea drilling technology, and to the
Independence Hub for the coordinated solution to accessing ultra-deepwater reserves.
The two awards will be presented at the annual OTC Awards Luncheon at Reliant Center
in Houston, Texas, USA. The world’s largest conference for offshore development will
be held 3-6 May at Reliant Park.
Elkins will receive the OTC Distinguished Achievement Award for Individuals for his
contributions in more than 53 years in the offshore oil industry. Elkins served as director
of business development for National Oilwell Varco before his retirement, and previously
served more than 20 years in executive engineering posts at Hydril. Elkins developed the
industry standard of six foot-radius technology for subsea wellhead guide bases and
blowout preventer stack guide frames, which permitted industry interchangeability of
OTC's Distinguished Achievement Award for Companies, Organizations and Institutions
recognizes the record-setting Independence Hub for its innovative collaboration in
creating a coordinated infrastructure solution that provided access to ultra-deepwater
reserves that previously were economically unfeasible. Natural gas from the project
represents a 10 percent increase in the supply from the Gulf of Mexico. The award will
be presented to Anadarko Petroleum and Enterprise Field Services for the project.
The keynote speaker at the luncheon will be Charles D. (Chuck) Davidson, chairman and
chief executive officer of Noble Energy.
The OTC Awards Luncheon is a ticketed event at US $60 per ticket.
Photos of the award recipients and the keynote speaker are available on the
An online application for OTC press credentials is available in the press center at
Founded in 1969, the Offshore Technology Conference 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 Park in Houston. For
more information, visit www.otcnet.org/2010.