Innovation provides competitive advantages for those willing to accept the changing face of the industry. Change is not always easy to do, but it is necessary to progress. Will Rogers, a famous American humorist and social commentator, may have said it best, “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”


The downstream market faces concerns that are real and pressing over the aging state of infrastructure in both refining operations and distribution. External factors are adding a new purpose as well for the industry, with their own challenges and opportunities. Producing cleaner burning diesel and gasoline, complying with new governmental regulations, adopting more efficient production processes that reduce waste, maintaining environmentally conscientious operations, mitigating carbon emissions from operations, and helping end users minimize or offset their carbon footprint all lean towards a more sustainable future.


How can the industry address, or more specifically how are you addressing, the concerns associated with plant and pipeline viability? What are the opportunities that come with a mounting environmental commitment? If you are part of the solution then become part of the conversation.


The 23rd World Petroleum Congress is looking for innovators, disruptors, and technical visionaries to submit papers demonstrating forward-thinking ideas that intend to redefine the downstream market. The 23rd WPC’s technical forum, Innovation in Downstream, will reach a global audience whose conditions and approach may differ but who have a common objective: How can we best secure a viable and robust industry for the future?


This is not a time to sit silently. It is a time to act. Submit an abstract today and encourage those who inspire change in your organization to contribute.


Elevate the sector and share your experiences with a global audience at the 23rd WPC.  Make your mark and help others understand how they, too, can implement best practices and adopt novel solutions that will secure the long-term health of the industry.


Time is running out. Take action, deadline is October 31, 2019. Submit your abstract today!