Offshore Technology is a conference and exhibition, focused on the development of offshore energy resources, primarily oil and natural gas. It was started in 1969.
Background is the largest oil and gas sector trade show in the world .Offshore technology is includes attendees from around the globe, with more than 110 countries represented at recent conferences. In 2009, 2500 companies from 38 countries participated and 66,820 attendances, an 8.5% drop from previous year's 75,092, was reported despite a global economic recession and initial concerns about swine flu. Attendance in 2014 reached a 46-year high of 108,300, the highest in show history and up 3.3% from the previous year.