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World Petroleum Congress planning for first U.S. program in over 30 years

World Petroleum Congress planning for first U.S. program in over 30 years

The 23rd World Petroleum Congress Organizing Committee has released new program details for its highly-anticipated U.S. Program.  With the World Petroleum Congress back in the United States for the first time in over 30 years, attendees will have a unique, in-person opportunity to hear in-depth discussions around specific areas where the U.S. is at the forefront, as well as U.S. perspectives on the global industry. 

"Our industry has experienced significant developments since the U.S. last hosted a World Petroleum Congress in 1987, including the Shale revolution," said Galen Cobb, Chair of the WPC U.S. National Committee. "Our goal as an Organizing Committee is to convene key global energy leaders and provide a platform for meaningful and future-focused conversations that will benefit generations to come."

The U.S. Program is comprised of high-level sessions and luncheons featuring CEOs, C-suite executives, government officials, academics, and best-selling authors speaking on a variety of areas where efficiency, productivity and sustainability have been improved, reflecting the nation's innovative spirit through energy solutions. 

Topics for the U.S. sessions include the role of U.S.  oil and gas in global energy markets, the shale revolution, digital evolution of the industry, natural gas as a clean and affordable transition fuel, and creating a future vision and perception of the industry at-large. Meanwhile the U.S. Industry Insight Luncheons will take a deeper dive into the U.S. shale revolution, accelerating the transformation of energy, and a look at how Houston is leading the energy transition. 

Confirmed speakers for the U.S. Program include Julie Sweet, Chair & CEO, Accenture; Vivek Chidambaram, Accenture; Dr. Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman of IHS Markit, Pulitzer-Prize winner, leading energy expert, and author of The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC); John B. Hess, CEO, Hess Corporation; Tom Siebel, Chairman & CEO of C3.ai; Lorenzo Simonelli, Chairman & CEO, Baker Hughes, USA; Mike Sommers, President & CEO, American Petroleum Institute (API); Bob Dudley, Chairman, OGCI; Brian Sullivan, Worldwide Exchange Anchor & Senior Correspondent, CNBC; Barbara Burger, Vice President, Innovation & President, Chevron Technology Ventures; Robert Bryce, Author of A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations; Alex Epstein, Author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels; Tim Leach, Executive Vice President, Lower 48 at ConocoPhillips; Scott D. Sheffield, CEO, Pioneer Natural Resources; Travis Stice, CEO & Director, Diamondback Energy Inc. 

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