During the 17th WPC meeting in Rio de Janeiro, and for the first time since its foundation in 1933, the World Petroleum Congress will confer the WPC Awards. The registration deadline for this award falls on March 1st. Companies may enroll their employees in the following categories: "Technological Development" and " Social Responsibility". The winners will be selected on the criteria of technological and social responsibility, such as: technological breakthroughs; cost effectiveness; commitment and involvement of management and employees ; wide applicability; and reproducibility for the petroleum industry. The winners will be selected by an international committee consisting of representatives from highly qualified organizations such as: Society of Petroleum Engineers, World Wildlife Foundation and united Nations Environmental Organizations.
Application The applications form is available from WPC Secretariat, National Committees or can be downloaded from the WPC website: http:\\www.world-petroleum.org. Any project material that will facilitate the assessment task of the Selection Committee may be attached. Applications are to be sent to WORLD PETROLEUM CONGRESSES, 4th Floor, Suite 1, Duchesss Street, London W1N 3DE, or to the local WPC National Committees.
Winners The winners will be presented with their award during a luncheon at the 17th WPC, that when they will have the opportunity to speak about the winning projects and invite the audience to visit the special WPCEA display stands.