Deepwater Operations Conference & Exhibition Seeing Strong Operator Support

May 04, 2012, 09:00 ET from PennWell Corporation

HOUSTON, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Deepwater Operations Conference & Exhibition will celebrate its 10th anniversary in Galveston, TX at the Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center November 6 – 8, 2012. A lot has changed in the last ten years. The first event in 2003 had just 23 exhibitors and four sponsors. The 2012 event will attract over 800 attendees and host over 60 exhibitors. Today, with the event more than six months away, we are already seeing strong support from deepwater operators in the Gulf of Mexico. Shell is the 2012 host of Deepwater Operations, as well as the Coffee Break Sponsor. In addition to Shell's support, other operators supporting Deepwater Operations with sponsorships are Chevron, Gold Sponsor, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Silver Sponsor, and Murphy Exploration & Production Co., Networking Breakfast Sponsor.

"We are excited by the number of operating companies showing their support of Deepwater Operations, which indicates their confidence in the conference's presentation and program. The Advisory Board should finish the conference program soon and it will have nearly 100% operator presentations as well," said Mark Peters, Vice-President/Group Publisher, Offshore magazine. "If you are in the deepwater production industry, you won't want to miss the only event specialized for deepwater maintenance and operations."

Presented by Offshore magazine and owned and produced by PennWell, Deepwater Operations will continue the tradition of excellence in addressing operational challenges involved in developing deepwater resources. Challenges in deepwater production are complex and command our attention to develop solutions that are economical and long-term. Deepwater Operations Conference and Exhibition provides a unique experience for attendees and exhibitors to share, learn and connect. About 900 attendees and over 60 exhibiting companies are expected at this year's event.

Details on Deepwater Operations Forum and Exhibition can be found by visiting  Attendees can register online at or on-site in Galveston, TX.

Offshore magazine, Deepwater Operation's sponsoring publication, is a monthly print publication and a weekly digital magazine. It is recognized as the worldwide leader for covering the key technology, operations, events, issues and trends relative to offshore oil and gas exploration and production operations.

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Jennifer McPhail

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