2nd Annual OCTG and Line Pipe Forecast Summit

Demand drivers and outlook for the next 3 years for North American OCTG & Line Pipe

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria
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Last year’s one-of-a-kind forecasting event drew over 130 manufacturers, buyers, suppliers, end-users and analysts to hear the experts walk through the assumptions and core inputs necessary for OCTG and Line Pipe forecasting and budget building for the next 3 years.

Presentations included:

  • Outlook for oil & gas demand, supply, price & drilling from 3 industry experts
  • Outlook for oil & gas gathering & transmission activity
  • OCTG and Line Pipe technology outlook
  • Review of trade activity in the OCTG & Line Pipe sector
  • 3 year OCTG & Line Pipe forecast for the U.S. & Canada
  • 3 year outlook for steel raw materials

Building on the success of last year’s conference, and including suggestions from conference evaluations, this year’s conference will be BETTER! We’re lightening the schedule, focusing & deepening the content, and bringing in more speakers on topics you asked to be covered. Topics like logistics, pipe manufacturing technology, well & pipeline design trends, etc.

Still fact-driven, still a walk-through from demand drivers to the forecast – whether you are a pipe mill supplier or pipe manufacturer looking for volume, price, raw material, and transportation expectations; a distributor looking at who will be active along with where and how much; an end-user trying to figure out what they will have to pay for pipe – and how hard it will be to get; an investor/analyst assessing risk or looking for opportunity, etc – this conference will answer your questions. Use the conference materials to plug into your model and, with the background you gain by attending, your work will be finished.

Who Should Attend?

Oilfield Exploration and Production Companies, Oilfield Equipment and Service Companies and Contractors, Drillers and Rig Manufacturers, Completion Service Providers and Equipment Manufacturers, Other Oilfield Equipment and/or Service Providers, Pipeline and Pipeline Supplier Companies and Contractors, OCTG and Line Pipe Manufacturers along with Distributors, Importers, Suppliers, etc., and Analysts, Investors, Lenders, and Others.

Why Attend?

This forecast-focused, one day workshop will provide expert views on oil and natural gas upstream & midstream activity for the next 3 years, including expectations for wells drilled, with a focus on U.S. & Canada along with a detailed, North American OCTG & Line pipe demand, price & source of supply forecast. If your role involves understanding this sector and your business is driven by upstream or midstream oil & gas activity, this conference will provide valuable, expert insights into this ever-changing market. If you are involved in the OCTG and line pipe industry as a consumer, manufacturer, distributor, importer, supplier, analyst, or lender you will walk away with Preston Pipe’s 3 year OCTG and Line Pipe forecast and all the information and background you need.

Who will be there?

Join representatives and speakers from American Steel Pipe, ArcelorMittal USA, Boomerang Tube, BTU Analytics, Energy Transfer Partners, Genscape, Mark Steel International, MRC Global, Pe Ben USA, Preston Publishing, SeAH Steel America, SSAB, SSAB Americas, Thermatool Corp., TMK Industrial Solutions, LLC, Trident Steel Corp, United Casing, Voest-Alpine Tubular Corp, Welspun Global Trade LLC, World Steel Dynamics and many more for a full day of information-packed presentations on what to expect for the next 3 years in the upstream, midstream, steel, and OCTG and line pipe market sectors and a networking cocktail hour.

Preliminary Agenda

More information coming soon! Content and schedule is subject to change.

North American OCTG & Line Pipe Forecast Summit: Budget Building for the Next 3 Years. What producers, buyers, suppliers, analysts, and other industry participants need to know

7:30 | Registration, breakfast, & networking

8:30-8:40 | Opening Remarks

8:40-9:10 | Keynote Speaker – Shawn Bennett, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Oil and Natural Gas – U.S. Department of Energy

9:10-10:00 | Part 1 – Setting the OCTG Stage – Oil & Natural Gas Demand, Price, and Geography of Supply for the next 3 years.

What will oil & natural gas demand and supply look like for the next 3 years? Where will price drive oil & natural gas sourcing? U.S. & Canadian role? How many wells & where?

Speakers include; Tony Scott – BTU Analytics, Ben Chu – Genscape, Nicole Leonard – S & P Global

10:00-10:15 | Refreshment break & networking

10:15-10:50 | Part 2 – What’s in the Pipeline?  NA upstream, midstream, & downstream activity 2019-2021

Where will oil & gas demand in the U.S. & Canada push the pipeline industry? What is the current regulatory climate?

Speakers include; Andrew Meyers – Westwood Global Energy Group

10:50-11:20 | Current Well Design and Pipeline Trends

How they affect pipemakers, importers, distributors and end-users.

11:20-12:00 | Pipe Technology Roundtable

12:00-1:00 | Lunch & networking

1:00-1:30 | Trade in Steel Pipe in Today’s World – 232, AD, CVD and the WTO

Speaker:  Robert DeFrancesco, III – Partner, Wiley Rein

1:30-2:15 | Part 3 – U.S. & Canada OCTG Demand and Supply Forecast for the Next 3 Years

What will the morning forecasts mean for OCTG consumption?  How will trade issues affect supply sources?  Key assumptions and alternate cases.  Pricing?

Presented by Preston Pipe

2:15-2:35 | Transporting Pipe for the Next 3 Years

How will current & future transportation trends affect pipe?

2:35-2:50 | Refreshment break & networking

2:50-3:35 | Part 4 – U.S. & Canadian Line Pipe Demand & Supply Forecast 2019-2021

How much line pipe will be consumed based on the morning forecasts?  How will sources of supply evolve?  Pricing?

Presented by Preston Pipe

3:35-4:20 | Part 5 – Sourcing Steel to Meet Pipe Demand – Price, Availability, Etc., for the Next 3 Years

What will the U.S. and Canadian steel supply picture look like? How will global forces influence raw material sourcing?

Presented by World Steel Dynamics

4:20-4:30 | Conference Wrap-up

4:30-5:30 | Cocktails, Snacks, & Networking

Registration Information

This one day workshop, ending with a networking cocktail hour, will showcase expert opinions 
about oil and natural gas demand, price, and geography of supply in the morning session followed in the afternoon by a detailed presentation of Preston’s U.S. and Canadian OCTG and line pipe forecast demand and price forecast and World Steel Dynamics’ steel pipe and tube raw material forecast – a key factor in any source of supply and price discussion. At the end of the day, enjoy cocktails with speakers and industry peers.

Hotel Information

Conference fees do not include hotel accommodations. Register early for limited number of rooms at the group rate!

Hilton Houston Post Oak Hotel at the Galleria

2001 Post Oak Blvd. 
Houston, TX
(713) 961-9300

Limited number of hotel rooms available at the group rate of $209/night.

Conference Attendance Fees

Special pricing for groups and our current subscribers! Group rates apply to 2 or more attendees from the same company. Eligible subscriptions include: The Preston Pipe & Tube Report, The Preston Well Completions Report, WSD Information Service and GSIS Subscribers. Does not include hotel accommodations.


  • EARLY: Through May 31, $900
  • FULL: June 1-Sept 21, $1,000
  • LATE: Sept 22-Walkups, $1,125


  • EARLY: Through May 31, $850
  • FULL: June 1-Sept 21, $950
  • LATE: Sept 22-Walkups, $1,125


  • EARLY: Through May 31, $700
  • FULL: June 1-Sept 21, $800
  • LATE: Sept 22-Walkups, $925


  • EARLY: Through May 31, $650
  • FULL: June 1-Sept 21, $750
  • LATE: Sept 22-Walkups, $925

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Eligible subscriptions include: The Preston Pipe & Tube Report, The Preston Well Completions Report, WSD Information Service and GSIS Subscribers.

Cancellations, Refunds and or Substitutions
Space at this event is limited. Registrations may end in advance of the dates shown above if the maximum number of delegates is reached. The Organizers (Preston Publishing Co and World Steel Dynamics) assume no responsibility for stopping registrations in advance of the conference date.
Cancellations with a full refund will be accepted if submitted in writing prior to July 31, 2018. Cancellations submitted in writing after that date but on/before September 20, 2018 will receive a 50% refund. No cancellations are accepted after September 20, 2018. Substitute delegates are permitted but requests must be submitted to the Organizers in writing prior to the event. Substitution of delegates is not permitted at the event.
Delegates are responsible for arranging and paying for their own transport, insurance and accommodation, in all instances. If the conference needs to be rescheduled for any reason, the registration fees will be applied to the new dates. If any event is cancelled or postponed, the event organizers do not accept any responsibility for airfare, hotel, or other costs incurred by the delegate, speaker or sponsor.