Association “Russian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council” (RNC of the WPC) has been operating since 1958. It was originally created as USSR National Oil Committee, then it was renamed for Soviet National Committee for Participation in World Petroleum Congresses, Russian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council on the organization and carrying out of the world petroleum congresses.

The statutory objectives of the Association are:

  • Promoting the rational use of Russia’s oil and gas resources for the benefit of the people who live there;
  • Promoting the development and application of scientific, technical and technological achievements and research into financial and management problems in the national oil and gas industry;
  • Developing international cooperation.

Russian oil and gas companies and organisations engaged in production, scientific and educational activities become members of the Association on a voluntary basis. Representing Russia in the World Petroleum Council, the Association promotes international cooperation and professional information exchange in the interests of the national oil and gas industry.

The Association participates in the preparation of World Petroleum Congresses, Youth Forums and other events of the World Petroleum Council, and in the discussion and formulation of the conceptual directions of these events.

RNC of the WPC promotes the inclusion of Russian science and industry representatives’ reports in the programmes of World Petroleum Congresses and other World Petroleum Council events, provides conditions for broad representation of Russian participants in WPC events and effective participation of Russian delegations in these events.

The Association organises studies and events on topical issues on the industry agenda, attracting leading Russian science and industry representatives, foreign experts and partners.

One of the RNC of the WPC priorities is working with young people: engaging active, educated and responsible youth in the industry, promoting training, professional and career development for young professionals, and supporting interaction between representatives of different generations of the oil and gas industry.

Association has organised a number of major World Petroleum Council events in Russia:

  • 8th World Petroleum Congress (Moscow, 1971);
  • 21st World Petroleum Congress (Moscow, 2014);
  • 6th WPC Youth Forum – Future Leaders Forum (Saint Petersburg, 2019).

RNC of the WPC is involved in preparing the programme for the 23rd World Petroleum Congress (Houston, USA; December 2021), solving practical issues related to the formation of the Russian delegation and ensuring its effective representation at this authoritative and largest international event in the industry.