Earlier this month, I spent my evenings enjoying the 50th annual Offshore Technology Conference. The conference was an amazing opportunity to network, and learn about upcoming equipment and technology set to shape the future of the oil and gas industry.
During the evening attendees and I enjoyed numerous networking events. Events from notable titans of the industry to newcomers unveiling groundbreaking ideas. I also attended private events, which are staples of the OTC.
During the daytime, I walked the massive showroom floor. The trade show itself could not be contained by Houston’s NRG Center. Trade show booths spilled outside of the main center and into the huge parking lot, causing formal meetings to be held in the actual NRG Stadium.
The majority of attendees, especially exhibitors, were industry manufacturers. However, E&Ps and service companies littered the showroom floor. E&Ps and service companies frequently noticed my company shirt. On several floor occasions, I was stopped to chat about RigUp. They all mentioned great things about our amazing business model and sterling reputation. I was happy to hear that so many people respected RigUp; however, after speaking with everyone, I noticed a consistent theme. Many companies still only know RigUp for a bidding and procurement platform. They were surprised to hear about RigUp’s dominance in the contingent labor space, and potential to solve their company issues.
The overarching problem in this industry is labor: finding the right hands for the job.
RigUp solves this issue for our partners through our technology.
RigUp opens the door to over 11,500 contractors all over the L48. Conferences and like events continue to be great opportunities for RigUp to evangelize our technology and services to the organizations that employ the people that power the world.
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