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First round of plenary speakers announced for 23rd World Petroleum Congress

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The World Petroleum Council has announced the first round of plenary speakers for the 23rd World Petroleum Congress, which will be held in Houston, 6 – 10 December 2020.

The packed programme of the Congress will feature eight high-level plenary sessions across five days, with global leaders from the oil and gas sector now confirmed to speak. From the operator side, delegates will hear insights from US and international bellwethers, including:

  • Michael K. Wirth, Chairman and CEO, Chevron;
  • Eldar Sætre, President and CEO, Equinor;
  • Darren Woods, Chairman and CEO, ExxonMobil;
  • Mele Kolo Kyari, Group Managing Director, NNPC;
  • Roberto Castello Branco, CEO, Petrobras;
  • Kamel Eddine Chikhi, CEO, Sonatrach;
  • Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO, Total; and
  • Peter Coleman, CEO, Woodside.

The services segment is also well-represented with Lorenzo Simonelli, Chairman and CEO, Baker Hughes, and Jeff Miller, President and CEO, Halliburton, on board as speakers.

“I am delighted to share such a prestigious line-up of confirmed speakers who will explore those critical areas where vanguard technologies and innovative solutions are being applied, as the oil and gas industry adapts to the changing energy landscape,” said Tor Fjaeran, President, World Petroleum Council.

The event’s Premier Sponsors have also been unveiled, with Schlumberger, BHP and Weatherford confirmed to date. Rounding out today’s announcements, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) will be supporting as the Official Strategic Partner.

In addition to the plenary sessions, the Congress programme will also feature 16 ministerial sessions and roundtables, 16 CEO roundtables and panels, 12 strategic dialogues and 23 technical forums addressing innovation in upstream, downstream and natural gas, as well managing energy in the future.

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