World Petroleum Council (WPC) was established in 1933 to promote the management of the world’s petroleum resources for the benefit of mankind. Today, it is the premier global oil and gas forum and the only international organization to represent all aspects of the petroleum sector.
A non-political, Non-Governmental Organization accredited by the United Nations, the WPC aims to catalyze and facilitate dialogue on key technical, social, environmental and management issues, in order to seek solutions to these issues.
The global membership elects the President and an Executive Committee every three years to develop and execute the WPC’s strategy. The Council selects the host country for the World Petroleum Congress from the candidate countries and elects a Congress Programme Committee whose members are responsible for ensuring the scientific and topical quality of the event.
The WPC Secretariat is based in London, UK, under the leadership of the Director General and a dedicated team.
With 64 member countries, the WPC represents more than 95% of the world’s oil and gas production and consumption. Each member country has a National Committee represented in the Council, the governing body of the WPC, which convenes once a year.
WPC Member Countries
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Trinidad & Tobago
United Arab Emirates