Offshore Technology: Integral to Present and Chair Sessions at OTC 2019
April 30, 2019

Integral Principal Craig Jones, Ph.D., Senior Scientist Kaus Raghukumar, Ph.D., and Project Scientist Sam McWilliams, E.I.T., will present on marine renewable energy and offshore technology developments at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2019, held on May 6–9 in Houston, Texas. Dr. Jones will also co-chair two sessions. Now celebrating its 50th year, OTC 2019 will feature technical sessions that deliver advanced knowledge on offshore resources, technology, and safety. Integral’s schedule of presentations and sessions is provided below.

Monday, May 6, 2:00–4:30 p.m.

Session: Shallow Site Characterization of Offshore Energy Projects
Presentation: Assessment of Wave Energy Resources and Factors Affecting Conversion
Authors: C. Jones, G. Chang, K. Raghukumar (Integral), A. Dallman, and J. Roberts (Sandia National Laboratories)
Presenter: Craig Jones, Ph.D.

Tuesday, May 7, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Session: Technical Advances for Cost Reduction of Offshore Wind Energy
Session Chairs: Craig Jones, Ph.D., and Puneet Agarwal (ExxonMobil)

Thursday, May 9, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Session: Advances in Offshore Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy
Session Chairs: Craig Jones, Ph.D., and James Chitwood (Shell International Ltd.)
Presentation: Wave Energy Converter Arrays: Optimizing Power Production While Minimizing Environmental Effects
Authors: K. Raghukumar, S. McWilliams, G. Chang, C. Jones (Integral), and J. Roberts (Sandia National Laboratories)
Presenter: Sam McWilliams, E.I.T.

Session: Offshore Renewables: Site Investigation Challenges for Environmental and Engineering Assessment
Presentation: Performance Characteristics of the NoiseSpotter: An Acoustic Monitoring and Localization System
Authors: K. Raghukumar, G. Chang, F. Spada, and C. Jones
Presenter: Kaus Raghukumar, Ph.D.

Learn more about OTC 2019.

Integral provides consulting services to offshore energy clients worldwide. For more information, contact Dr. Jones at