World Petroleum Council

The World Petroleum Council is a non-advocacy, non-political organization with charitable status in the U.K. and has accreditation as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) from the United Nations (UN). The WPC is dedicated to the promotion of sustainable management and use of the world’s petroleum resources for the benefit of all.

Member
Countries

Headquartered in London, since 1933, the World Petroleum Council includes nearly 65 member countries from around the world representing over 96% of global oil and gas production and consumption. WPC membership is unique as it includes both OPEC and Non-OPEC countries with representation of National Oil Companies (NOCs) as well as International Oil Companies (IOCs). Each member country has a National Committee comprised of representatives of the oil and gas industry, academia, research institutions and government departments. The governing body is the Council consisting of representation from each of the country national committees.

WPC Member Countries

Algeria
Angola
Argentina
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Belgium
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Brazil
Canada
China
Columbia
Croatia

Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Egypt
France
Germany
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Iran
Israel
Japan

Kazakhstan
Korea
Kuwait
Libya
Macedonia
Mexico
Morocco
Netherlands
Nigeria
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Peru

Poland
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Sierra Leone
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Sudan
Suriname
Sweden

Switzerland
Thailand
Trinidad & Tobago
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Uruguay
USA
Venezuela
Vietnam

World
Petroleum
Congress

Considered the “Olympics”
of the Petroleum Industry

A global symposium assembling more than 100 nations, the World Petroleum Congress convenes every three years for thought-provoking exchanges and an interactive exhibition.

The Congress participants examine all aspects of the industry, from technological advances in upstream and downstream to the role of natural gas and renewables and the management of the industry and its social, economic and environmental impact.

Includes Nearly 65 Member Countries Worldwide

Members represent more than 95% of oil and gas production and consumption

world petroleum congress is wpc’s premier event

london-base world petroleum council was founded in 1933

united nations accredited non-governmental organization (NGO)

non-advocacy non-political not-for-profit

World Petroleum
Congress Programme Committee

Supporting the Sustainable
Energy Future

Harnessing topical issues, trends and research, the World Petroleum Council Congress Programme Committee strategically maps content themes and speaker rosters to address industry opportunities and challenges.

The 2017-2020 elected committee members, tasked

with crafting the 23rd World Petroleum Congress technical


programme, are listed as follows:

Mr. Pedro Miras Salamanca
CHAIR

Ms. Janan Grissom
USA CPC LIASON

MEMBERS

Mr. Jim McFarland, Canada
Mr. Liu Yuzhang, China

Mr. Pascal Breton, France

Prof. Frank Behrendt, Germany

Mr. Artur Thernesz, Hungary

Dr. Mohammad Ali Emadi, Iran

Mr. Uichiro Yoshimura, Japan

Mr. Jamal Al-Humoud, Kuwait

Mr. Gerardo Uria
USA CPC HOST REPRESENTATIVE

Mr. Stephane Rousselet
WPC YP PROFESSIONAL CHAIR


Ms. Dorine Terwogt, Netherlands

Mr. Nils Telnaes, Norway
Dr. Pandele Neculae, Romania

Dr. Vladimir Feygin, Russia

Mr. Ali Al Meshari, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Goran Radosavljevic, Serbia

Mr. Kutluhan Olcay, Turkey

Dr. Abhishek Deshpande, UK

Leaving a Legacy

Among the principles of the World Petroleum Congress is to enrich the local host community and to leave an enduring legacy.

In addition, the legacy projects established in the Congress host countries, the WPC Legacy Fund was established to spread the benefits of the Congress beyond the organizing countries, through carefully selected projects around the world.