OCTG and Line Pipe Forecast Summit

Key Drivers and the Outlook for 
North America’s Energy Pipe Sector

A portion of our conference proceeds will be donated to the hurricane Harvey recovery effort.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria
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This one day workshop and evening networking reception will be a fact-driven event showcasing expert views on oilfield activity in North America for the next 3 years.  Forecasts of oil and gas demand, price, sources of oil and gas supply, and pipeline activity will provide the basis for the presentation of Preston’s detailed North American OCTG and line pipe demand and supply forecasts for the next 3 years.  World Steel Dynamics’ presentation of steel pipe raw material supply factors will address key drivers of sources of pipe supply such as steel price, steel availability, etc. which are key drivers of OCTG and line pipe pricing.

Hear the leading experts and get your questions answered about North America’s OCTG and Line Pipe outlook, and core inputs, to help build your forecasts and budgets, assess risks and investment opportunities, understand the drivers in the ever-changing oil and gas industry.

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 and midstream activity for the next 3 years, including expectations for wells drilled, with a focus on U.S. and Canada along with a detailed, North American OCTG and Line pipe demand, price and source of supply forecast. If your role involves understanding this sector and your business is driven by upstream or midstream oil and 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.

Plus, we welcome Congressman Gene Green, a member of U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee as our keynote speaker.

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

7:00 | Registration & Breakfast

8:00 | Congressman Gene Green, a member of U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee

8:40-10:40 | Part 1

Setting the Stage – The Macro Factors
Oil & Natural Gas Demand, Price, and Geography of Supply for the Next 3 Years
Multiple speakers, multiple views
What will oil and natural gas demand look like for the next 3 years? Where will price drive oil and natural gas sourcing? What will the role of the U.S. and Canada be in the global supply picture? How many wells and where?

10:40-11:00 | Refreshment Break

11:00-12:00 | Part 2

Pipelines – Flowlines, Gathering, Transmission and Distribution for the Next 3 Years
Overview of global pipeline activity with a focus on upstream, midstream and downstream activity in North America. Where will oil and gas demand in the U.S. and Canada push the pipeline industry? What are current trends in pipe selection and pipeline construction? What is the current regulatory climate – governmental, environmental, social?

12:00-1:15 | Lunch

Current innovation in the oilfield and how it affects pipe and tube usage.

1:15-1:45 | Part 3

Pipe and Tube Forecast Assumptions
Building the forecast assumptions for the next 3 years based on the morning’s expert views.
How will the oil and gas forecasts presented in the morning affect U.S. and Canadian oilfield activity? How many wells will be drilled and where?  What will these forecasts mean for pipeline activity? What key assumptions are included that carry significant leverage in the Pipe and Tube forecast?

1:45-2:45 | Part 4 – Presented by Preston Pipe

OCTG and Line Pipe Demand for Hydrocarbon Production and Transportation for the Next 3 Years
A global overview and a detailed presentation of the U.S. and Canada. How will the forecast assumptions based on expert views of oil and gas demand and transmission affect OCTG and line pipe demand? How much OCTG and line pipe will be consumed? How will U.S. and Canadian region activity affect size, weight and grade trends?

2:45-3:15 | Refreshment Break

3:15-4:15 | Part 5 – Presented by World Steel Dynamics

Pipe and Tube Raw Material Outlook
The Impact of an Oversupplied World on Pipe and Tube Sourcing 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? Who benefits?

4:15-5:15 | Part 6 – Presented by Preston Pipe

OCTG and Line Pipe Sources of Supply – Likely Winners for the Next 3 Years and Why
How will capacity affect pipe and tube supply sourcing?  What will be the influence of other source of supply factors – dollar, trade action, raw materials, etc? What are the trends regarding seamless, welded, import, and domestic? How will pricing shape up?

5:15-5:30 | Conference wrap-up

5:30-7:30 | Networking Cocktail Reception with Hors D’oeuvres

Registration Information

This one day workshop, followed by an evening reception, 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 and appetizers 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
Hotel Rate: $159
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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.


  • EARLY: Through Aug 25, $850
  • FULL: Aug 25-Oct 6, $950
  • LATE: Oct 7-9, $1075


  • EARLY: Through Aug 25, $800
  • FULL: Aug 25-Oct 6, $900
  • LATE: Oct 7-9, $1075


  • EARLY: Through Aug 25, $650
  • FULL: Aug 25-Oct 6, $750
  • LATE: Oct 7-9, $875


  • EARLY: Through Aug 25, $600
  • FULL: Aug 25-Oct 6, $700
  • LATE: Oct 7-9, $875

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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 September 8, 2017.  Cancellations submitted in writing after that date but before October 1, 2017 will receive a 50% refund.  No cancellations are accepted after September 30, 2017.  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 organizing 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.