HOUSTON, January 11, 202— The World Petroleum Council is now seeking outstanding projects and innovations in the oil and gas sector to be considered for the 2021 WPC Excellence Award (WPCEA), which will be announced at the 23rd World Petroleum Congress in Houston, Texas, December 5-9, 2021.


The Awards are open to national oil companies (NOCs), institutions or any public or private organizations (not individuals) engaged in the oil and gas industry that operate under and promote high standards of excellence. Submissions will be accepted until June 18, 2021 for two categories, Technological Development and Social Responsibility. The finalists will be named in each category prior to the Congress, those from an NOC or large business, and the others to represent the work of small- and medium-sized organizations.


As part of the WPCEA program, and in recognition of the important contribution from youth to the energy industry, the 23rd World Petroleum Council will honor the best young authors of the Congress with the WPC Excellence Awards for Youth. These will be selected from the best abstracts submitted by young professionals under 35.


The winners will be announced on December 5, 2021, the first day of the 23rd World Petroleum Congress, during the WPC Excellence Awards Ceremony. For more details click here. All the projects selected by the independent panel of judges will be showcased during the Congress.


Previous WPCEA winners for Social Responsibility include:


Small- to medium-sized companies Large companies & NOCs
2017 WINNER:

Woodside Energy Ltd:
Woodside Science and Technology
Collaboration-community education
and outreach

2017 WINNER:

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd:
Smokeless Village Initiative and
‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’

2014 WINNER:

Hunt Oil Company:
Hunt Global Partnerships
“Promoting Healthy Communities”

2014 WINNER:

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd:
Boond – Rainwater harvesting initiative

2011 WINNER:

Woodside – Ngala:
Nurturing the Pilbara

2011 WINNER:

Exxon Mobil Corporation:
NightWatch Campaign
to Fight Malaria


Previous WPCEA winners for Technological Development include:


Small- to medium-sized companies Large companies & NOCs
2017 WINNER:

Huisman Equipment BV:
Robotized Drilling,
not talking, but doing

2017 WINNER:

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd:
INDMAX Technology

2014 WINNER:

Gas Fermentation Process

2014 WINNER:

ExxonMobil and LNG

2011 WINNER:

Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO):
Recovering waste hydrocarbon streams

2011 WINNER:

Exxon Mobil:
Remote Reservoir Resistivity Mapping (R3M)


Notes for Editors


About the 23rd World Petroleum Congress

The 23rd World Petroleum Congress takes place in Houston, Texas, December 5-9, 2021. The triennial World Petroleum Congress is the oil and gas industry’s most prestigious international event.


Assembling expert speakers from all around the world, the Congress attracts the highest-level industry and government leaders, including heads of state, ministers of energy and C-suite executives. The Congress will also feature an engaging exhibition floor in the 50,000 square meter George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston’s Downtown Campus.


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




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

Tel: +971 58 527 0107    Email: bbladon@23wpchouston.com


Norma Diaz, Public Relations Manager

Tel. +1 346.377.5687           Email: ndiaz@23wpchouston.com