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World Petroleum Congress Returns to U.S.

23rd World Petroleum Congress

Bringing the global industry to the energy capital of the world, the prestigious 23rd World Petroleum Congress makes its highly anticipated return to the United States for the first time in over 30 years, December 5-9, 2021 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX.

Drawing inspiration from the innovative spirit of the industry throughout the years from the world’s first oil well, right up to the latest autonomous robots and 4D seismic, the Congress will be centered around the overarching theme of Innovative Energy Solutions. “Historically the industry has demonstrated its resilience through challenging times,” said Jeff Shellebarger, Chairman of the 23rd World Petroleum Congress Organizing Committee. “The Congress takes place during a pivotal point of transition, convening energy leaders and experts in Houston to collaborate and engage in conversations vital for a sustainable future that will endure beyond the Congress.”

Over the course of four days, delegates will hear from ministers, CEOs, academia, and other expert speakers on industry trends, innovative solutions and best practices to address current industry challenges. Gaining participation from key constituents influencing the global industry, the 23rd WPC gives leaders the platform to hold important, forward-looking discussions. Most recently, the Congress welcomed Ryan Lance, Chairman and CEO, ConocoPhillips, Meg O’Neill, CEO, Woodside, and Vicki Hollub, President and CEO, Occidental, as a plenary speakers.

Beyond plenary sessions, CEO panels, strategic sessions, round tables and technical forums, delegates will have the opportunity to attend “Industry Insight” luncheons and numerous networking events that build new professional relationships and strengthen existing ones. Additionally, delegates can explore the Congress exhibition where companies will showcase their organizations while special features like the Innovation Zone by ConocoPhillips, will give innovators the opportunity to present their latest solutions.

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