The World Petroleum Congress is the most important event in the oil and gas industry, held by the Council of the World Petroleum Congress (WPC). Every three years, thousands of professionals from all over the world gather at this forum to get acquainted with the latest technologies of oil and gas production and methods of managing this business.

After almost 30 years, the World Petroleum Congress (WPC) will again be held in the United States. Houston, called the «energy capital» of the world, won by 25 votes against 10 in Vancouver the application for the congress in 2020 after two previous attempts in 2014 and 2017, which were unsuccessful. Recall that the last time the congress was held in the US in 1987. Now the congress will be held in the US for the third time, and again in Houston.

Houston is an ideal place for WPC. This city is home to more than 4,800 oil and gas companies. In addition, petroleum products and gas products are distributed throughout the world through the port of Houston. Houston intends to attract 10,000 executives of international companies engaged in the oil industry at the 23rd World Petroleum Congress, called the «Oil and Gas Industry Olympiad», held every three years.

The mayor of the city, Sylvester Turner, assumed the responsibility of holding a congress in Houston at an official ceremony in the capital of Turkey, Istanbul, where the 22nd World Petroleum Congress was held. «Thanks to the efforts of the organizing committee, the significance of the World Petroleum Congress has grown. That was the task of the organizers of the next Congress, which will be held in 2020 in Houston, «the mayor said. In turn, the head of the American National Committee in the World Petroleum Congress, the deputy head of Halliburton corporation Galen Jobb noted that the XXII World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul was an example of professionalism in organizing international events.

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23rd World Petroleum Congress