The 23rd World Petroleum Congress is being held at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX 77010 on December 5-9, 2021.

If you work or are interested in the oil and gas industry there will be something for you. All aspects of the industry will be covered from upstream, midstream, and downstream along with the latest in technology. Explore daily technical and strategic sessions, with special events to an exhibit hall packed with interactive booths and special exhibits.

Be part of moving energy forward and changing the conversation. Network with experts in the oil and gas industry as well as learn from the top leaders in the industry.

As a delegate, you have the opportunity to attend plenary sessions, technical forums, round tables, strategic sessions, U.S. sessions, ministerial sessions, ministerial round tables, and expert workshops. As well as the Opening Reception, Excellence Awards, USA Night, Dewhurst Lecture and Closing Ceremony. Complimentary shuttle service will also be available from the Congress hotels to the George R. Brown Convention Center.

You should expect to learn and engage with the brightest minds the industry offers as well as the highest level executives that are moving energy forward. You should leave more knowledgeable and inspired. You should expect something unexpected.

Delegates should wear business attire.

The World Petroleum Council (WPC) 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.

The United States National Committee is one of 64 member countries representing the World Petroleum Council. The U.S. is the host of the 23rd World Petroleum Congress.

The 23rd WPC Organizing Committee (WPCOC) is a local planning entity, formed by the host country to plan and execute a world class event.


Yes, registering in advance for the Congress is recommended. This will help you prepare for an extraordinary week in Houston.

Once a delegate has registered and payment has been processed, a confirmation email will be sent which includes information and a link for registering an accompanying guest. There is a $750 registration fee for accompanying guests that allows access to the Congress exhibition and all special events but does not include Congress program sessions.

You must be a full-time student in a university with a valid student ID.

Yes, there is a 10% discount for groups of 10 or more. All delegates need to be registered together in order to receive the 10% discount. Click here to register a group of 10 or more.

Yes, speakers, poster presenters, reviewers, moderators, or co-chairs of a session should have received a special registration link for their use. Speakers should not use the regular delegate or any other registration link. If you have questions, contact

Our registration system will send a confirmation email to the email address provided when you registered. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive this confirmation. If you have not received confirmation within two business days, please contact us by email at

Once you have registered for the Congress, you will receive a confirmation email with important event information and a receipt.

We accept most credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, JCB, and China UnionPay.

If you’d like to pay by invoice (International Wire or US Domestic ACH/EFT), please select the option during the registration process. All bank transfer payment requests will remain in a pending status until funds are received.

November 5, 2021 will be the final day to register with a bank transfer (International Wire or US Domestic ACH/EFT). On November 6, 2021, only credit cards will be the accepted method of payment.

If you have any questions, please contact

If you want to pay by credit card, you must use PayPal as our processor however setting up a PayPal account is not required. Once you have completed your registration details, simply click the red button “Checkout as Guest” to use your credit card.

Yes, we can issue one invoice for the total number of delegates registered if payment by bank transfer is requested. Please send an email to and

For security reasons, all delegates are required to upload a photo that will be used for identification. You will have the opportunity to upload your photo when registering. All delegate badges provided on-site include a delegate photo for security purposes.

The best profile pictures are around 200×200 pixels such as passport style headshot and in a .jpg format.

Your Congress delegate registration provides access to plenary sessions, technical forums, round tables, strategic sessions, U.S. sessions, ministerial sessions, ministerial round tables, and expert workshops. It also provides access to special events and awards each day which will include Opening Reception, Excellence Awards, USA Night, Dewhurst Lecture and Closing Ceremony. Complimentary shuttle service will also be available from the Congress hotels to the George R. Brown Convention Center.

There is a box to check in the registration form if a letter of invitation is required. Once personal details have been added and registration confirmed, a letter is automatically emailed to the registrant. For special requests, please send an email to

Yes. After completing your registration, you will be sent to the official hotel partner’s website where you can choose from a variety of hotel brands and price ranges.

We have a no-refund policy but we will honor substitutions by November 5. Delegates unable to attend due to visa or travel restrictions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Please contact

We have a no refund policy, but name substitutions may be made as long as they are from the same company until November 5.

Check in at the 23rd World Petroleum Congress registration desk with your government issued photo identification.

The 23rd WPC does not sell their registrants data. 23rd WPC has implemented appropriate technical, contractual, administrative, physical and organizational measures to protect your personal data from loss, destruction, unauthorized access, accidental or unlawful disclosure and manipulation. These measures are subject to continuous development in accordance with technological progress and are periodically reviewed to comply with all applicable privacy laws. To read more about the privacy policy, click here.


Shortly before the event we will send an email with the links to download the official 23rd WPC app.

You can pick up your badge at the registration desk at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Yes, you will need a government issued photo ID to pick up your badge and check in.

Students will need to present their student ID to pick up their badge and check in.

No, English is the official language for the Congress. If you are in need of translation services please refer to our list of local vendors.


Yes. A parking area will be designated within walking distance of the George R. Brown Convention Center and validation for parking will be provided.

All volunteer applicants must be at least 18 years of age to participate.

No. If you do not work in the industry, it would be a great opportunity to gain exposure and learn more about an exciting field.

After submitting the online application, every applicant must complete an interview. Volunteers will be selected on a first come, first served basis, depending on their intended time commitment and general flexibility. Once selected, volunteers must pass a criminal background check in order to participate.

The 23rd WPC requires a background check to ensure the protection and security of all participants. Background checks help us achieve a more efficient and safer work environment for our event. All information in the application and any acquired through the background check will remain confidential and is used only for screening and placement purposes.

The WPC Organizing Committee is taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers & delegates. In the ever changing landscape of the pandemic, our team stays up to date on the most recent protocols from our local, state and national levels of government. Before the event, volunteers will be well informed on our COVID-19 processes which may include but will not be limited to additional sanitation throughout the building, required PPE, and social distancing measures.


All members of the media interested in attending the 23rd WPC are required to apply for accreditation.