Every three years at the World Petroleum Congress, the World Petroleum Council recognises some of the most outstanding projects and innovations in the oil and gas sector with the prestigious WPC Excellence Awards (WPCEA). The objective of the WPC Excellence Awards (WPCEA) is to distinguish companies, institutions or any public or private organization (not individuals) engaged in the oil and gas industry for promoting or operating with high excellence standards. Companies can submit projects in two categories:
Social Responsibility and Technological Development
Over 130 nominated projects were reviewed by the independent judging panel in this cycle’s awards nominations. The Finalists in each category are:
WPCEA for Social Responsibility – Finalists (alphabetically by company)
The winners will be announced during the WPC Excellence Awards Ceremony held at the 23rd World Petroleum Congress this December in Houston.
All the finalists’ projects will be showcased during the Congress. The Social Responsibility Finalists will present their projects at the Social Responsibility Stand with the Technological Development projects presented at the Digital Poster Plaza.
WPCEA 2021 Judging Panel:
Each category will have two winners, one from a NOC or large business and the other to represent the work of small and medium size organisations. The following criteria have been taken into consideration when assessing the projects:
WPCEA on Social Responsibility
- Innovative and far-reaching social responsibility initiatives benefitting the community or environment
- Commitment and involvement of management and employees
- Cooperation with local communities and stakeholders and development of mutually beneficial relations
- Wide applicability and reproducibility within the petroleum sector
- Proved or clearly demonstrable long-term sustainable results
WPCEA on Technological Developments
- Technological breakthroughs
- Innovative applications of existing technologies
- Cost effectiveness
- Wide applicability for the petroleum industry
- Proved or clearly demonstrable and sustainable results (long term)
WPC Excellence Awards for Youth
Additionally in recognition of the important contribution by youth to the energy industry, the World Petroleum Council rewards the best young authors of the Congress. These will be selected from the best abstracts submitted by young professionals under 35.
Notes for Editors
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 over 60 member countries represent 96% of the world’s oil and gas production and consumption. Every three years the WPC hosts the prestigious World Petroleum Congress in one of its member countries.
For further information on the World Petroleum Council, contact:
Ulrike von Lonski
Chief Operating Officer
Tel: +44 7901 640194 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 largest and most prestigious international event. Known as “the Olympics of the oil and gas sector,” the Congress regularly attracts the highest-level industry and government leaders from around the world, including heads of state, ministers of energy and C-suite executives.
Taking place in the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston’s Downtown Campus, the 23rd WPC will be the most important face-to-face meeting for the global oil and gas sector in 2021.
Further programme and event details for the 23rd World Petroleum Congress can be found at www.23wpchouston.com
For further information on the 23rd World Petroleum Congress, contact:
Ben Bladon, Director, Public Relations
Tel: +971 58 527 0107 Email: email@example.com