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24th World Petroleum Congress


The 24th edition of the World Petroleum Congress will prove to be an important bridge between the traditional energy sector and a more carbon neutral industry over the next twenty five years. Many important conversations will happen in Calgary to help define realistic, workable paths to a net zero future.

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Energy Transformation: The Path to Net Zero

World population is still increasing, and billions of people need to be brought out of energy poverty, requiring more energy in the future than today.  Our challenge is to involve all stakeholders so that our energy transformation is responsible, reflects good governance and the needs of society, the climate, the environment, leading to a reliable, economically viable, and sustainable energy future and a better world for all. This will be the Net Zero approach addressed at the Congress.



World Petroleum Council Canada



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WPC Canada Celebrates 70 years as a member of WPC Energy.

Joining the WPC Energy organisation in 1950, Canada has been a very active member and promoting the petroleum industry both at home and abroad. WPC Canada is the Canadian National Committee of WPC Energy, a non-political, Non-Governmental Organisation accredited by the United Nations.

We are a premiere network of energy professionals, with a membership that includes more than 60 representatives of the Canadian oil and gas industry from the private, public, government, and academic sectors.

WPC Canada helps members stay connected and informed about the oil and gas industry worldwide, primarily by organising the Canadian presence at the tri-annual World Petroleum Congress. This event is a forum for discussing key industry issues, developing and deepening relationships, sharing best practices, and connecting with key stakeholders.

We appreciate all the support of our industry partners that help keep our organisation vibrant and supporting the industry. We are also grateful to the city of Calgary, The Province of Alberta and the Canadian Federal Government for their on-going support of our organisation and our preparation for the World Petroleum Congress in 2023!


  • Membership includes over 60 representatives from industry, government and academia.

The principal purpose of WPC Energy is to promote the management of the world’s petroleum resources for the benefit of mankind. To meet those aims, WPC Energy encourages the application of scientific and technological advances and the study of economic, financial, management, environmental and social issues relating to the petroleum industry.

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  • Liaise with WPC Energy ) 
  • Organise the Canadian Business Development Program for the World Petroleum Congress
  • Develop and host Canada’s Pavilion at World Petroleum Congresses
  • Canadian Reception & Technical Program
  • Create Technology Exchange Opportunities for our members


  • Organising Canada’s participation at all World Petroleum Congresses.
  • Organising WPC Canada networking events in Calgary and Canada
  • Engaging youth in the Canadian O&G industry

WPC Organising Committee for Canada (OCAN) Executive

  • Richard Masson

    Richard Masson

    Chairman, WPC Canada and Organising Committee for Canada (OCAN) Executive
  • Denis Painchaud

    Denis Painchaud

    President, Canadian Organising Committee for 24th WPC, WPC Canada and Organising Committee for Canada (OCAN) Executive
  • J. Dean Tucker

    J. Dean Tucker

    Vice Chairman, WPC Canada and Organising Committee for Canada (OCAN) Executive
  • Brad Trumble

    Brad Trumble

    Secretary Treasurer, WPC Canada and Organising Committee for Canada (OCAN) Executive
  • Joanna Desjardins

    Joanna Desjardins

    Officer - WPC Executive Committee, 24th WPC, Canada Host, WPC Canada and Organising Committee for Canada (OCAN) Executive

WPC Canada Board