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UH Energy Experts to Share Insight and Knowledge at OTC 2023
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Rashda Khan
University of Houston energy experts will be front and center at the 2023 Offshore Technology Conference from May 1 to May 4.
University of Houston energy experts will be front and center at the 2023 Offshore Technology Conference from May 1 to May 4.

Professor Xingpeng Li Recognized as ‘Emerging Leader’ for Contributions to Offshore Power Systems and Security

University of Houston energy experts will be front and center at the 2023 Offshore Technology Conference on May 1–4.

Founded in 1969, OTC is the world’s premier offshore energy event. Held annually in Houston, the conference is focused on offshore resources, knowledge sharing and environmental matters.

Xingpeng Li, UH assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, will be recognized as a 2023 Emerging Leader – one of nine honorees and the only one from an academic institution – during a special ceremony on Tuesday, May 2 at NRG Center.

Several UH faculty, staff and students will be participating in specialized sessions and adding their expertise to the conversation. Below is a schedule of sessions featuring UH participants:

Pivot Points: SUT-U.S.’s Role in Shaping Offshore Energy

May 1, 2-4:30 p.m.

Section: Robotics Workforce Training, Offshore Energy Transformation (4–4:18 p.m.)
Presenters: Wenyu Zuo, UH Subsea Systems Institute; John Allen, UH Subsea Systems Institute/Society of Underwater Technology; J.B. Dabney, University of Houston-Clear Lake/Society of Underwater Technology; UH Vice President of Energy and Innovation Ramanan Krishnamoorti

The Key to Success in the Offshore Arena: How Subsurface Knowledge Drives Risk Reduction and Project Success

May 2, 2–4:30 p.m.

Section: Application of Machine Learning Model for Estimating the Geomechanical Rock Properties Using Conventional Well Logging Data (4–4:18 p.m.)
Presenters: Mohamed A. Gabry, UH; A. Gharieb Ali, M. Elsawy, Khalda Petroleum Company

Offshore Wind Development

May 3, 9:30 a.m. – noon

Section: Cost-Benefit Analysis & Comparisons for Different Offshore Wind Energy Transmission Systems (9:30–9:48 a.m.)
Presenters: Jesus Silva Rodriguez, J. Lu, Xingpeng Li, UH

Marine Power Generation – What’s Beyond Offshore Wind?

May 3, 2–4:30 p.m.

Section: Methanol + Hydrogen - A Prospective Alternate Fuel for Cleaner Offshore Power Generation (3:40–3:48 p.m.)
Presenters: S. Narayana Iyer, T. Megaritis, L. Ganippa, Brunel University London; Harish Krishnamoorthy, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and associate director, Power Electronics, Microgrids and Subsea Electric Systems Center (PEMSEC) at UH.

How Do You Become a Conscious Leader and Why?

May 4, 9 a.m.–noon

Co-Moderator: Harish Krishnamoorthy, UH
Co-Speaker: David Reid, chief technology officer/chief marketing officer, NOV Inc. (UH Energy Advisory Board member)

ROV/AUV Technologies and the Link to Oceanic Engineering

May 4, 9:30 a.m.–noon

Speaker: Bill D. Cook Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Zheng Chen, UH

How ROV/AUV Technologies and Tools Are Supporting Subsea Integrity Management?

May 4, 2–4:30 p.m.

Section: Robotic Fish Enabled Offshore Pipeline Inspection (3–3:18 p.m.)
Presenter: Xuqing Wu, associate professor of computer information systems (UH); T. Sood, University of Edinburgh; Zheng Chen, J. Chen, UH

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