Considering the rapidly changing guidance from governments and companies, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) has postponed the conference from May 4-7 to the third quarter of 2020.

In a press release, OTC said it is actively working to confirm dates in August or September.

In the coming weeks, OTC said it will communicate with authors, speakers, exhibitors and partners to develop the new plans and ensure the conference continues to provide a platform for energy professionals to meet and exchange ideas.

“OTC recognizes the unprecedented global challenge associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our partners, attendees, exhibitors, staff, and community are of the utmost importance, and our hearts go out to all who have been affected,” a statement read.

“By postponing rather than canceling OTC, we aim to preserve the significant work of the program committee and authors to prepare for this conference, as well as minimize the economic impact this decision has on businesses in Houston and throughout the industry,” OTC said.