Submit Abstracts by October 31 on Innovative Energy Solutions

HOUSTON, September 30, 2019—The 23rd World Petroleum Congress (WPC) Organizing Committee today announced an extension for the Call for Papers for the 23rd World Petroleum Congress, which will be December 6-10, 2020 in Houston, TX, USA. In response to high interest from submitting authors, the new deadline to submit abstracts is October 31, 2019.


Authors are invited to share world-class solutions to industry challenges by submitting abstracts for paper and poster presentations at 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. The Congress program committee (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. Four papers and 10 posters will be selected for each Technical Forum.


“Many of our authors asked for an extension of the deadline, which was September 30,” said Pedro Miras Salamanca, vice president, WPC program and chair of the CPC. “We are pleased to be able to extend the deadline for those authors who are still working on their submissions to ensure we receive the highest quality abstracts for the Congress.”


Held every three years in select international cities, the World Petroleum Congress is the world’s premier oil and gas forum that attracts the attendance of heads of state, energy leaders and technical experts who discuss the challenges and opportunities of managing the world’s petroleum resources for the benefit of all. Under the theme of “Innovative Energy Solutions,” the 23rd World Petroleum Congress features a multistream conference, including strategic and technical sessions, programming for young professionals and special entertainment events such as a USA Night. The Congress is expected to draw some 700 speakers, 50 ministerial delegations, 500 CEOs, 1000 media representatives and 10,000 attendees. The city of Houston was awarded the 23rd World Petroleum Congress in December 2016.


About the 23rd WPC Organizing Committee

The World Petroleum Congress Organizing Committee is responsible for producing the 23rd World Petroleum Congress. Known as “the Olympics” of the oil and gas sector, the triennial World Petroleum Congress is one of the most significant oil and gas forums in the world and is hosted in cities around the world. The Congress 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. The 23rd World Petroleum Congress will be held in Houston, USA, December 6-10, 2020.


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 organization, 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.





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