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Ocean Power Technologies to Present at Innovation Forum Co-Hosted by ExxonMobil and Vodafone Global Enterprise

Focusing on Innovation and the Digital Transformation of Upstream Oil and Gas

MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J., Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTT), a leader in innovative and cost-effective ocean energy solutions, announced today that George H. Kirby, President and Chief Executive Officer of OPT, will present its products and services at a forum focused on Innovation and the Digital Transformation of Upstream Oil & Gas, co-hosted by ExxonMobil and Vodafone Global Enterprise on November 9, 2018 in the Petroleum Room at the Houston Petroleum Club. This event will focus on presentations and discussions on new technologies and ways of working that will accelerate the digital transformation of upstream oil and gas.

George H. Kirby commented, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to present to such an esteemed audience of industry executives and provide insights to the benefits of our PB3 PowerBuoyTM, hybrid PowerBuoyTM and subsea battery solutions to the oil and gas industry. We will be discussing how our products can meet the economic and environmental challenges facing the offshore oil and gas industry. The current price of oil has forced companies to adopt new technologies, capabilities, and ideas to drive down operating costs in a sustainable manner.”

Mr. Kirby’s presentation on applications for the PB3 PowerBuoyTM, hybrid PowerBuoyTM and subsea battery solutions comes on the heels of OPT’s recent offshore oil and gas contract awards with Eni and Premier Oil. This forum will feature a robust cross-section of executives from the offshore oil and gas industry, including major tier one operators, service companies, and other industry participants such as the Department of Defense, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and academia.

About Ocean Power Technologies

Headquartered in Monroe Township, New Jersey, Ocean Power Technologies aspires to transform the world through durable, innovative and cost-effective ocean energy solutions. Its PB3 PowerBuoy™ uses ocean waves to provide clean and reliable electric power and real-time data communications for remote offshore applications in markets such as oil and gas, defense and security, science and research, and communications. To learn more, visit www.oceanpowertechnologies.com.

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Investor Relations Contact:
Michael Porter, President
Porter, LeVay & Rose
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 212-564-4700

Business Development Contact:
Matthew May
Vice President, Global Business Development
Email : [email protected]
Phone : 609-730-0400

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Source: GlobeNewswire (November 7, 2018 - 8:00 AM EST)

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