The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) and NAPE Summit on April 28 announced a first-of-its-kind “Synergy in Energy” partnership to hold their events in collaboration this August.

Both prominent energy conferences, typically held annually in Houston, were either postponed or disrupted in the past year due to restrictions resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2021, however, OTC and NAPE have set out through their historic collaboration to serve as the critical forum for industry leaders to discuss and build consensus around the most important issues facing the global energy sector, including the energy transition, according to a joint release.

“Globally, the energy industry has been called upon to meet the dual challenges of addressing climate change and meeting growing energy demand,” Cindy Yeilding, chair of the OTC board of directors, said in a statement in the release. “The ‘Synergy in Energy’ partnership represents a significant opportunity for policymakers, business leaders, and industry experts to come together to address these challenges and find solutions to continue safely and efficiently powering the world.”

“The energy business is a global 24/7 endeavor that millions of people depend on for their everyday lives,” Ron Munn, chairman of the NAPE Operators Committee and general manager of land at Chevron, added in the statement. “That’s why it is exciting to see NAPE and the OTC teaming up this August to showcase the industry that keeps global supply chains moving, enables manufacturing, supplies basic human needs and powers transportation systems.”

Both events will be held in Houston between Aug. 16–20, and guests will have the option to purchase a combo pass allowing full access to both conferences. The two shows will also follow the latest local COVID-19 safety guidelines and allow participants to attend in person or virtually.

During the conferences, energy professionals from around the world will have an opportunity to connect with key decision makers buying selling, and trading prospects and world-renowned innovators advancing scientific and technological expertise in offshore resources. Discussion topics featured during the two events include the impact of the pandemic on industry business models, emerging markets and new frontiers in offshore wind, digitization of the energy industry and the energy transition.

Notably, the “Synergy in Energy” collaboration will also feature a “fireside chat” with top industry executives discussing the energy transition while corresponding between the two events.

“As the energy capital of the world, Houston continues to be a central hub convening the best and brightest minds to solve some of the most complex energy issues facing our generation,” said Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, in the release. “Houston is proud to safely and responsibly host OTC and NAPE and demonstrate our city’s continued leadership in energy and the energy transition. From oil and gas to wind, solar and hydrogen, Houston is world-renowned for its talented workforce and technological innovations in the energy industry.”

OTC will be held at the NRG Park Aug. 16-19 and NAPE Summit will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center Aug. 18-20. Combo passes can be purchased by visiting both the OTC website at and the NAPE website at

Founded in 1969, OTC’s flagship conference is held annually in Houston. OTC has expanded technically and globally with the Arctic Technology Conference, OTC Brasil and OTC Asia.

NAPE was founded in 1993 by the American Association of Professional Landmen and now also includes the Independent Petroleum Association of America, Society of Exploration Geophysicists and American Association of Petroleum Geologists as partner hosts. The group host the NAPE Summit annually, which it claims to be the largest exhibition of its kind in the world, bringing together prospects and all the key players needed to evaluate, facilitate and execute deals.