Hosted by founding member ExxonMobil, the launch meeting for PACE took place on the 20 September 2016 at The Woodlands Conference Center in Houston, Texas.

PACE now holds three meetings each year:
March 2017 – Houston
June 2017 – Houston
November 2017 – Houston
April 2018 – Tulsa
July 2018 – Houston
November 2018 – Aberdeen

PACE Format:

Each meeting is two full days for members and one and a half days for non-members. Day one involves a full day of knowledge-sharing presentations and facilitated discussions. The facilitated discussions will include subjects such as case studies, lessons learnt, technology needs and technical standards set around a topic agreed with the steering committee.

In the morning of day two, PACE network members provide the audiences for two Technical Forum sessions run in parallel; an Operators’ forum and Service Providers’ forum. In the operator’s forum the individual presenters have the opportunity to present their technology in front of their end-users only, and make a request for funding, field trials, joint research, or whatever it is they need to progress their product/service to the next stage. In the service providers’ forum, presenters have the opportunity to discuss with the member service providers how they might work together in a manner that enhances their respective capabilities. Companies wishing to present at these sessions can request a Technical Forum Application Form from OTM.

The afternoon of day two continues with knowledge-sharing presentations and facilitated discussions, and concludes with a review of actions and setting the next meeting topic.