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With attendance reaching its highest level in 30 years, OTC 2012 drew marine and offshore industry players from across the globe and locally, including Houston-based Interface Consulting International, Inc.

Interface Consulting helped once again break attendance records during Houston’s 43rd annual Offshore Technology Conference, April 30-May 3, 2012. The annual conference, held at Reliant Park, drew the third-largest crowd in event history with 89,400 attendees. The sold-out exhibition reached a 30-year high in attendance, up 14% from last year, by bringing together offshore energy industry leaders from around the world.

Consultants of Interface Consulting had the opportunity to attend a special technical program panel Tuesday, May 1, entitled, “Year 2030—Visions of Worldwide Offshore Oil and Gas.” Moderators Gregory Carter of Nautilus Offshore Companyand Neil Kavanagh of Woodside Energy led the way as panelists from ExxonMobil, Total, Woodside Energy, and Petrobras provided their perspectives on the direction and future of the offshore oil and gas industry over the next 20 years. Despite the multitude of economic and environmental effects created by recent offshore oil spills around the world, the predictions were positive about the industry in the short and long term, even as the costs of exploration are expected to soar.

Interface Consulting is a yearly participant of OTC and expects to attend in the future as the industry continues its upward momentum domestically and internationally. Interface Consulting’s services in construction claims consulting and expert analysis continue to grow as the offshore industry becomes ever more challenging.

“As demonstrated at OTC, the engineering, construction, and installation of offshore production systems will continue to increase in complexity and costs. This is partly due to the economics of achieving first oil, advances in technology, and the importance of strict adherence to schedules from design through commissioning,” said Interface Consulting President Frank Adams. “Those same drivers continue to grow Interface Consulting’s claims management consulting services in the marine and offshoresector worldwide.”

About the Offshore Technology Conference:

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 Center in Houston. Each year, OTC attracts more than 70,000 attendees and 2,000 exhibiting companies representing more than 110 countries. For more information, visit

About Interface Consulting:

As engineers and construction consultants since 1986, Interface Consulting International, Inc. (, has provided a wide range of consulting and expert services to the construction- and engineering-related industries in a variety of challenging settings – from the project field to the boardroom and courtroom. Interface Consulting is an authority on construction claims and construction management consulting with experience in more than 40 countries worldwide.