Platts web editor Elizabeth Bassett spoke with Christopher Smith, principal deputy assistant secretary for fossil energy with the Department of Energy, at the Offshore Technology Conference. Smith was part of a panel on the second day of the conference, and he talked about what sort of R&D the DOE focuses on and what sort of partnership opportunities exist for regulatory and industry leaders.
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The 45th Offshore Technology Conference kicked off May 5 at Reliant Park in Houston, Texas. In addition to traditional news coverage, Platts created a Storify feature for each day of the conference to highlight the experience of the conference attendees.