The 23rd World
Petroleum Congress

George R. Brown Convention Center

From December 5-9, 2021 the 23rd World Petroleum Congress returned to Houston, TX for the first time since 1987. Bringing over 5,000 attendees from 70+ countries, the Congress served as a catalyst for crucial conversations shaping the future of energy with key global leaders.

Industry leaders including, Amin H. Nasser, President and CEO, Saudi Aramco, H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General, OPEC, Darren Woods, Chairman and CEO, ExxonMobil Corporation, Mike Wirth, Chairman and CEO, Chevron, offered perspectives on key topics impacting the industry including energy transition, collaboration through partnerships, and more. Click here to view some of the key moments.

On the exhibition floor, more than 75 companies were showcased while special features like Innovation Zone presented by ConocoPhillips, The Young Professionals stand presented by HESS, Global Sustainability presented by BCG, and the Purposeful Journey inspired change. Click here to learn more about the Exhibition floor.

Event, Program, Exhibition


Overview The Industry's Most Prestigious Event

The comprehensive program featured perspectives from 300+ expert speakers, 50+ CEOs, and 16 ministerial delegations. While the engaging exhibition floor hosted 75+ national and international exhibitors along with special features with engaging programming and activities. Special events like Houston, USA night celebrated the culture and community of the host city, Houston.

Program Overview a platform for open dialogue

Global industry speakers and presenters addressed all aspects of the industry in interactive and influential conversations embedded within the program. Under the theme, Innovative Energy Solutions, delegates attended a variety of sessions including Plenary, Ministerial, and Strategic Sessions, CEO Panels, Expert Workshops, Technical Forums and Round Tables.

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Exhibition Overview showcasing technology & innovation

The 23rd WPC exhibitors showcased their latest technologies and innovations on the exhibition floor at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Attracting international and national oil and gas companies, oilfield services and suppliers, technology companies, and more, the Congress fostered conversations and connections.

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An Exciting Social Program

From a memorable opening reception kicking off the 23rd World Petroleum Congress to the bustling Houston, USA Night exemplifying the city’s culture, and the prestigious WPC Excellence Awards and inspirational Dewhurst Lecture and Award, the various Congress special events brought attendees together through energizing events celebrating the city and the trailblazers within the industry.

Innovative Energy Solution theme of the 23rd world petroleum congress Explore Innovations within the Industry

Forward thinking strategies and technologies were presented and incorporated into the Congress that addressed the social requirements for scalable, customizable, and sustainable energy for all. Through a rich program that featured expert speakers and presenters from around the world, the Congress united visionary strategies with tactics and technologies across the energy value chain, from upstream to downstream, to progress the goal of sustainable energy for all.

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