World Petroleum Council
The World Petroleum Council is a non-advocacy, non-political organization with charitable status in the U.K. and has accreditation as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) from the United Nations (UN). The WPC is dedicated to the promotion of sustainable management and use of the world’s petroleum resources for the benefit of all.
Headquartered in London, since 1933, the World Petroleum Council includes nearly 65 member countries from around the world representing over 96% of global oil and gas production and consumption. WPC membership is unique as it includes both OPEC and Non-OPEC countries with representation of National Oil Companies (NOCs) as well as International Oil Companies (IOCs). Each member country has a National Committee comprised of representatives of the oil and gas industry, academia, research institutions and government departments. The governing body is the Council consisting of representation from each of the country national committees.
WPC Member Countries
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Trinidad & Tobago
United Arab Emirates
Considered the “Olympics”
of the Petroleum Industry
A global symposium assembling more than 100 nations, the World Petroleum Congress convenes every three years for thought-provoking exchanges and an interactive exhibition.
The Congress participants examine all aspects of the industry, from technological advances in upstream and downstream to the role of natural gas and renewables and the management of the industry and its social, economic and environmental impact.
Congress Programme Committee
Supporting the Sustainable
Harnessing topical issues, trends and research, the World Petroleum Council Congress Programme Committee strategically maps content themes and speaker rosters to address industry opportunities and challenges.
The 2017-2021 elected committee members, tasked
with crafting the 23rd World Petroleum Congress technical
programme, are listed as follows:
Mr. Pedro Miras Salamanca
Ms. Remington Wiley
Mr. Jim McFarland, Canada
Mr. Liu Yuzhang, China
Mr. Pascal Breton, France
Prof. Frank Behrendt, Germany
Mr. Artur Thernesz, Hungary
Dr. Mohammad Ali Emadi, Iran
Mr. Uichiro Yoshimura, Japan
Mr. Khaled W. AL-Deyain, Kuwait
Mr. Gerardo Uria
USA CPC HOST REPRESENTATIVE
Mr. Stephane Rousselet
WPC YP PROFESSIONALS CHAIR
Ms. Dorine Terwogt, Netherlands
Mr. Nils Telnaes, Norway
Dr. Pandele Neculae, Romania
Mr. Ali Al Meshari, Saudi Arabia
Prof. Goran Radosavljevic, Serbia
Mr. Kutluhan Olcay, Turkey
Dr. Abhishek Deshpande, UK
Leaving a Legacy
Among the principles of the World Petroleum Congress is to enrich the local host community and to leave an enduring legacy.
In addition, the legacy projects established in the Congress host countries, the WPC Legacy Fund was established to spread the benefits of the Congress beyond the organizing countries, through carefully selected projects around the world.