20th World Petroleum Congress Issues Final Call For Projects

June 2011 Vol. 238 No. 6

The 20th World Petroleum Congress (20th WPC) Organizing Committee has issued its Final Call for Projects, inviting oil and gas companies to share their knowledge and expertise with delegates and attendees at the industry’s largest and most prestigious oil and gas event, being held in Doha in December.

A key component will be the Social Responsibility Global Village (SRGV) within the Congress Exhibition which will showcase projects and initiatives that highlight the contribution of the petroleum industry to human development at the local level. Fahad Al-Tamimi, Head of Social Responsibility for the 20th World Petroleum Congress, said, “Petroleum companies are working hard to ensure they make a positive contribution to the communities in which they operate. The SRGV offers companies a chance to showcase their efforts in this area and to share their experiences with other companies.”

The 20th WPC Organizing Committee invites companies and organizations to submit projects and initiatives they believe best illustrate the link between corporate social responsibility and human development. The Committee is particularly interested in projects that encourage open collaboration and partnerships between non-governmental organizations and petroleum companies.

Those interested in showcasing their project or initiatives are requested to submit an abstract. Information can be found on the official website. www.20wpc.com.

The triennial congress, the largest of its kind in the world, with more than 4,000 delegates, 600 media and over 550 presenters, is being hosted by Qatar Petroleum and will be held at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) between Dec. 4-8.  This marks the first time since its establishment in 1933 that the WEC will be hosted in the Middle East. Companies that will participate at the exhibition include Shell, ExxonMobil, BP, TOTAL, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Saudi Aramco, Dolphin Energy, Oxy, Oryx, Maersk Oil, Petrobras, Statoil, CNPC, ENI, PDVSA, Ecopetrol, Schlumberger, Halliburton, Weatherford, Chiyoda, GE, Technip, Siemens and many others.

More than 30 major sponsors have also confirmed their interest and almost 95% of available exhibition space has already been booked.