LONDON, U.K., Monday, January 27, 2020 – The World Petroleum Council has appointed Petroleum Economist as the ‘Official Publisher – Official Publication of the 23rd World Petroleum Congress’ and Upstream as the ‘Official Publisher of the Daily News & Review’ for the 23rd World Petroleum Congress.  The Congress will be held from 6-10 December 2020 in Houston with the theme of ‘Innovative Energy Solutions’, focusing on the vision of the oil and gas sector’s contribution to a changing world.


The 23rd World Petroleum Congress will provide the platform for open dialogue between consumers and producers, governments and industry, academia and financiers, leaders and society, in order to address these issues and present debates, developments and solutions for sustainable production and use of the world’s energy resources.


The objectives of the World Petroleum Council are the promotion of the sustainable supply and efficient use of oil, gas and other energy resources for the benefit of the public, and both publications of the 23rd World Petroleum Congress will reflect this through case studies and commentary from a distinguished panel of CEOs, government officials and energy experts.


“We are delighted to appoint two highly specialised publishers with a long history in the oil and gas sector which mirrors the WPC’s own. These publications provide our members and the participants of the 23rd World Petroleum Congress with world-class industry coverage by addressing the main issues facing our industry”, said the Director General of the World Petroleum Council, Dr. Pierce Riemer.


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.




For further information on the World Petroleum Council, contact:

Ulrike von Lonski, Chief Operations Officer

Tel: +44 7901 640194   Email:


About the 23rd World Petroleum Congress

The 23rd World Petroleum Congress takes place in Houston, Texas, December 6-10, 2020. 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 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 ministers, 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 Center in Houston’s Downtown Campus.


Further program and event details for the 23rd World Petroleum Congress can be found at




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

Ben Bladon, Director, Public Relations

Tel: +971 58 527 0107    Email:


Courtney Moufarrej, Partnership Coordinator

Tel. +1 346 353 6023     Email: