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ASCE OTC Hall of Fame Awards

  • The ASCE OTC Hall of Fame Gala will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 during the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, TX.

    The Hall of Fame Gala recognizes extraordinary papers submitted to previous OTCs. These papers form the core of current practice throughout the world, and have had a lasting impact on the profession.

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    2017 AWARDEES

    The following authors and papers were recognized at this past Hall of Fame:

    • Paper 6127 (1989) J.N. Brekke, J.D. Murff, R.B. Campbell, and W.C. Lamb. Calibration of Jackup Leg Foundation Model Using Full-Scale Structural Measurements.
    • Paper 6335 (1990) A.C. Palmer, C.P. Ellinas, D.M. Richards, and J. Guijt. Design of Submarine Pipelines Against Upheaval Buckling. 
    • Paper 6831 (1992) C.K. Cooper. A Prelimiary Case for the Existence of Hurricane Alleys in the Gulf of Mexico.
    • Paper 6965 (1992) C.R. Chaplin and C.J.M. Del Vecchio. Appraisal of Lightweight Moorings for Deep Water.
    • Paper 8452 (1997) R. Nelson, J. Soliah, T. Caldwell, D. Morrison, and J. Pritchard. Heave Compensated Landing System - A Novel Tool for Subsea Intervention.


    Sponsorship of the Hall of Fame is essential to its continued success, and ASCE and COPRI appreciate your generous support.  With your contribution, the Hall of Fame Awards Committee is able to publish the Commemorative Edition of papers, host a wonderful evening for the honorees, and celebrate their lasting impact on the offshore industry.  If interested, please fill out the commitment form and contact Sean Scully at 703-295-6154 or

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