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The triennial World Petroleum Congress is widely known as the "Olympics" of the petroleum industry and covers all aspects of the industry from technological advances in upstream and downstream operations to the role of natural gas and renewables, management of the industry and its social, economic and environmental impact. In addition, outside stakeholders such as governments, other industry sectors, NGOs and international institutions have also joined in the dialogue.

The 21st World Petroleum Congress will take place in Moscow, Russia from the 15-19 June 2014.


21st WPC - Moscow

15th - 19th June 2014
Responsibly Energising a Growing World




20th WPC - Doha

4th - 8th December 2011
Energy Solutions for All: Promoting Cooperation, Innovation and Investment



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19th WPC - Madrid

29th June - 3rd July 2008
A World in Transition: Delivering Energy for Sustainable Growth


Gran Via Madrid
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18th WPC - Johannesburg

25th - 29th September 2005
Shaping the Energy Future: Partners in Sustainable Solutions.


Johannesburg                                                                                                                                                                Author Evan Bench License CC BY

17th WPC - Rio

1st - 5th September 2002
Petroleum Industry: Technological Excellence and Social Responsibility in Serving Society.
Rio de Janeiro Landscape
Author Jose Fernandes Jr License CC BY

16th WPC - Calgary

11th - 15th June 2000
Petroleum for Global Development: Networking People, Business and Technology to Create Value.

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