Official statement from the Organisers (14th May 2020):
"Given the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 from around the world, including health and safety concerns and travel restrictions, along with the extraordinary challenges our industry is facing, the World Petroleum Council Executive Committee and the 23rd World Petroleum Congress Organizing Committee have agreed to postpone the Congress to December 5-9, 2021."
Click here to read the full statement from WPC President Tor Fjaeran and 23rd WPC Organizing Committee Chairman Jeff Shellebarger.
From the 5-9 December 2021 Houston will be showcasing the industry’s role and capabilities in providing safe, affordable and sustainable energy in the future under the official theme of the 23rd WPC:
A strong programme including around 700 Expert Speakers and high-level Plenaries and Keynotes from around the world will frame the event and provide many opportunities for knowledge sharing and discussions.
The Technical Programme of the Congress is split into five main topical blocks:
BLOCK 1 - Innovation in upstream
BLOCK 2 - Innovation in downstream & petrochemicals
BLOCK 3 - Innovation in natural gas
BLOCK 4 - Future energy landscape
BLOCK 5 - Managing energy solutions
23 Forums will address the key issues and challenges for the global oil and gas sector: