New speakers and plenary sponsors unveiled for 23rd World Petroleum Congress


The 23rd The World Petroleum Congress (WPC) continues to expand and strengthen the participation of key global energy and business leaders, with the announcement of several new plenary speakers, including Bernard Looney, bp CEO, Amin H. Nasser , President and CEO of Saudi Aramco and Anders Opedal, President and CEO, Equinor. The 23rd WPC also welcomes two new Elite sponsors to its list of partners, CERAWeek and Petrobras. These are the latest additions to a growing list of attendees at the prestigious 23rd WPC will take place face-to-face in Houston, United States from December 5 to 9, 2021.

Jeff Shellebarger, president of the 23rd The World Petroleum Congress Organizing Committee commented: “Our new plenary speakers and Elite sponsors are all great additions to an already prestigious lineup, each providing valuable information – both from a personal perspective. or organizational – in innovative solutions that will shape the future of energy. We are excited to see them participate to help understand the challenges and opportunities as we navigate the energy transition. ”

Looney, who was appointed CEO of bp in February 2020, previously led the upstream activities of the company where he oversaw process performance improvement and personal and production safety and encouraged bp to lead the methods detection of methane, as well as driving sustainable emission reductions.

As President and CEO of Saudi Aramco, Nasser has been actively engaged in advancing the company’s innovation and technology strategy, including leading the company’s efforts to generate energy. and cleaner products through investments in technology promotion. He and Looney will share their ideas and best practices in innovation during the plenary session on Innovative Energy Solutions.

Opedal was appointed President and CEO of Equinor in November 2020. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President Technology, Projects and Drilling. He will join the plenary session on Shaping the Energy Future, where he will discuss his perspective on the industry’s future prospects.

The 23rd The range of WPC sponsors is also growing with two new Elite sponsors: CERAWeek and Petrobras. CERAWeek is an annual energy conference organized by information and ideas from IHS Markit. They also join the 23rd WPC as an industrial partner, with a significant presence on the exhibition floor. A Brazilian company, Petrobras is engaged in exploration and production, refining, power generation and trading. The organization has a large base of proven reserves and has acquired expertise in deep and ultra-deep water exploration and production following nearly 50 years of developing Brazilian offshore basins, thus becoming world leaders in this segment. As Elite Sponsors, they represent the industry leadership that encompasses the theme of the Congress. Their participation and commitment will help the Congress to maximize the established goals and initiatives.

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