In this intricately choreographed sensory experience, guests journeyed from past to present and day to night over the course of one evening, highlighting the oil industry's rich history and promising future. Presenters included the Offshore Technology Conference chair and the Mayor of Houston.
- Kicking off the event, guests encountered a museum-like setting featuring old photos and industry memorabilia.
- A flash mob of oil rig workers guided guests to the ballroom, which featured a custom stage designed to resemble an offshore platform with a simulated helicopter landing supported by special lighting and sound effects.
- An elaborate set and environmental projection on the walls, floors and ceiling replicated the transition from day to night on an offshore oil rig.
- The evening was punctuated by presentations, dance numbers, music, dinner, cocktails, awards and a comedian master of ceremonies.