Every three years, the World Petroleum Council organizes the World Petroleum Congress as the principal meeting place for a global discussion of oil and gas issues.

The triennial World Petroleum Congress is widely known as the "Olympics" of the petroleum industry and covers all aspects of the industry from technological advances in upstream and downstream operations to the role of natural gas and renewables, management of the industry and its social, economic and environmental impact. In addition, outside stakeholders such as governments, other industry sectors, NGOs and international institutions have also joined in the dialogue.

Due to the onset of COVID-19, the 23rd World Petroleum Congress was moved from 2020 to 2021. From the 5-9 December 2021 Houston will be showcasing the industry’s role and capabilities in providing safe, affordable and sustainable energy in the future under the official theme of the 23rd WPC: “Innovative Energy Solutions”.

Website of the Congress: www.23wpchouston.com

Delegates gathered for a group photograph to mark the first World Petroleum Congress.