Delegates to enjoy insightful discussions, largest-ever WPC exhibition and busy social schedule

Early registrants offered a discounted rate


HOUSTON, February 25, 2020—Early registration opened today for the 23rd World Petroleum Congress, which will be held in Houston from December 6-10, 2020. Delegates will join an anticipated 10,000 attendees including 50 ministers and 500 C-suite executives from 100 countries.


Under the theme “Innovative Energy Solutions”, delegates can expect a packed four-day program, featuring eight high-level plenary sessions, 15 ministerial sessions and roundtables, 18 roundtables, 26 strategic sessions and 23 technical forums on the following topical areas:

  • Innovation in upstream;
  • Innovation in downstream and petrochemicals;
  • Innovation in natural gas;
  • Future energy landscape; and
  • Managing energy solutions.

“We are offering an unprecedented and memorable delegate experience at December’s Congress,” said Jeff Shellebarger, Chairman, 23rd World Petroleum Congress Organizing Committee. “Attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a transformative conversation and leave with a better understanding of the innovations that support sustainable energy development. I would urge those energy professionals who wish to be a part of the Congress to register early to take advantage of this special opportunity.”


In addition to the Congress program, delegates may visit the Congress exhibition—spread across 50,000 sqm (500,000 sq ft) of the George R. Brown Convention Center—where more than 250 companies from the operator, service and other segments from around the world will be showcasing cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions.


Delegates will also have the opportunity to attend three industry insight luncheons at the Hilton Americas featuring unique topics and high-caliber speakers.  Additionally, a variety of networking events, including the Opening Ceremony and USA Night, will be a chance to share experiences with peers, building new professional relationships and strengthening existing ones.


The Presenting Sponsors of the 23rd World Petroleum Congress are Chevron, Halliburton, Accenture, Hess, ExxonMobil, BP, Qatar Petroleum, Baker Hughes, Saudi Aramco and ConocoPhillips.


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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 (500,000 square feet) George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston’s Downtown Campus.


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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 23rd World Petroleum Congress, contact:

Ben Bladon, Director, Public Relations

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Courtney Moufarrej, Partnership Coordinator

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