As a natural consequence, the Norwegian delegation and the Agder delegation have also cancelled travels and all planned events in Houston prior to and during the OTC.
A statement from OTC organizers reads:
“Considering the rapidly changing guidance from governments and companies, OTC has chosen to postpone the conference from 4–7 May to the third quarter of 2020. We are actively working to confirm dates in August or September.
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. More information will be communicated as plans are finalized. Visit 2020.otcnet.org for the latest details.”
Whether or not the Agder delegation will travel to a third quarter OTC 2020, remains to be decided.