Focus on Innovative Energy Solutions for Upstream, Midstream and Downstream.

Houston, (May 15, 2019) – The 23rd World Petroleum Congress (WPC) Organizing Committee announced the launch of the Call for Papers for the 2020 WPC during the 50th Anniversary of the Offshore Technology Conference. Under the theme “Innovative Energy Solutions,” the 23rd WPC will feature innovations across the energy sector, from disruptive technologies to cleaner energy solutions.

Organized by the World Petroleum Council, the Congress takes place in Houston, Texas, December 6-10, 2020. The triennial Congress attracts the highest-level industry and government leaders from around the world, including heads of state, ministers of energy and C-suite executives. More than 100 countries, 50 ministerial delegations, 700 expert speakers, 1,000 media, and 10,000 delegates are expected to participate in the Congress, which will also feature the World Petroleum Exhibition in the 50,000 square meter George R. Brown Convention Centre in Houston’s Downtown Campus.

“To address society’s growing need for basic access to energy, better and healthier living and increased mobility, innovation is key. Building upon the industry’s leadership, creativity, technology and expertise, the oil and gas sector can help develop innovative solutions that adapt to social diversity and provide scalable, customizable and sustainable energy for the world,” said Pedro Miras Salamanca, WPC Vice President, Programme and Chair of the Congress Programme Committee (CPC). “We are delighted that our CPC has developed 23 inspirational topics for the Technical Forums to showcase innovative approaches to energy challenges as the world seeks to address the growing demand for all forms of energy.” To recognize the scientific, technological and professional achievements across the value chain of the oil and gas sector, authors are invited to share world-class solutions to industry challenges by submitting abstracts for paper and poster presentations at www.www.wpc2020.com by September 30, 2019. Topics include innovations in upstream, downstream and petrochemicals, and natural gas. Other technical sessions will address the future energy landscape and the way forward in managing energy solutions, providing a wide spectrum of issues to be covered by global industry experts.

###

About the World Petroleum Council

The World Petroleum Council was established in 1933 and provides a neutral platform for discussion of the issues facing the oil and gas industry and its stakeholders around the globe. It is a non-advocacy, non-political organisation, dedicated to the application of scientific advances in the oil and gas industries, technology transfer and the sustainable use of the world’s petroleum resources for the benefit of all. The WPC is registered as a charity in the UK. Its nearly 70 member countries represent 96% of the world’s oil and gas production and consumption.

The triennial World Petroleum Congress is the oil and gas industry’s largest and most prestigious international event. Known as “the Olympics of the oil and gas sector”, the 23rd World Petroleum Congress will be held in Houston, USA in December 2020.

For further information about the World Petroleum Council please contact:

Ulrike von Lonski,

Chief Operating Officer

Tel: +44 20 7637 4995

E-mail: ulrike@world-petroleum.org

www.world-petroleum.org

For further information about the 23rd World Petroleum Congress, contact:

Susan Ganz,

Vice President, Industry Relations & Communications

E-mail: sganz@www.wpc2020.com

www.www.wpc2020.com