Congress Programme

Programme Overview

The Congress Programme

22nd WPC Theme: Bridges To Our Energy Future

The world is experiencing a global shift with dramatic political, economic and industrial changes, increases in population and volatile pricing that will have a long-term impact on energy requirements and the global petroleum sector. Demand for conventional and unconventional oil and gas continues to rise and remains critical to the changing energy mix, which includes a significant growth of renewable energy. The industry will need to cooperate with all stakeholders including government, industry, academia and society to build the bridges to a sustainable energy future for all. Partnerships, Technical innovations, human ingenuity and strong leadership will form the foundations, supported by global policies for energy efficiency, low carbon solutions, infrastructure development and continuing investment in order to supply energy for our future in a reliable, secure, affordable and responsible manner.

The 22nd World Petroleum Congress will provide the platform for open dialogue to build bridges between consumers and producers, governments and industry, academia and financiers, leaders and society, in order to address these issues and present debates, developments and solutions for sustainable production and use of the world's energy resources.


Technical Programme Sessions

The Technical programme of the 22nd WPC is organised in 4 main blocks:


The Technical sessions of the 22nd World Petroleum Congress include

  • topical CEO-level Round Table Discussions,
  • Expert Workshops, presenting the outcomes from special workshops hosted by WPC members on key industry issues,
  • and Technical Forums, with expert panels presenting key industry topics through papers, as well as interactive posters at the Digital Poster Plaza.

You can view and download the full Technical Programme overview here: 22nd WPC Topic Descriptions 
Special Sessions include the:

Key industry and government leaders will be addressing the 22nd World Petroleum Congress in the