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Signing of MOU, from left to right: Pedro Miras, President, WPC Energy and His Royal Highness Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud, Minister of Energy of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Signs Official MOU to Host and Organize the 25th World Petroleum Congress

20 Sep 2023

WPC Energy, formerly World Petroleum Council, announced this week the official MOU signed by HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman Al Saud, Minister of Energy Saudi Arabia and WPC Energy President Pedro Miras. The MOU signing officially passes organizing privileges of the World Petroleum Congress to Saudi Arabia who will be hosting the 25th edition in Riyadh in 2026.

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Call for wealthy nations to lead on net-zero

20 Sep 2023

At a panel at the World Petroleum Congress on Tuesday, Premier Danielle Smith said “our job in the wealthier nations is to get to net-zero — aspirationally by 2050 — so that technology can be exported.”

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WPC Panel Tackles Canadian Policy And Regulatory Challenge

19 Sep 2023

While Canada may not be able to compete dollar-for-dollar on the scale of United States funding for cleantech, there’s a real urgency to find a made-in-Canada solution that can put this country back on track, a World Petroleum Congress session heard Monday. 

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WPC features climate discussions

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18 Sep 2023

The 24th World Petroleum Congress (WPC) has focused on climate-related discussions as it started with “Energy Transition: The Path to Net-Zero” theme.

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Le Congrès mondial du pétrole débute à Calgary sous le thème de la transition énergétique

La façade du Centre BMO où figure une bannière sur laquelle on peut lire "24e Congrès mondial du pétrole".

18 Sep 2023

Le 24e Congrès mondial du pétrole, où se réunissent les principaux acteurs mondiaux de l'industrie gazière et pétrolière, débute dimanche à Calgary. Le thème de cette année est la transition énergétique : « La voie vers la carboneutralité. 

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Global petroleum Congress kicks off in Calgary

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and that country’s minister of energy has a dedicated space at the 2023 World Petroleum Congress in Calgary. (Tyson Fedor/CTV News Calgary)

18 Sep 2023

Major energy players from around the globe are in Calgary for the start of a five-day conference at the BMO Centre and Big Four buildings at Stampede Park.

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Carbon-Capture Dreaming in the City That Needs It Most

Oil storage containers and pipelines at the Hardisty terminal in Alberta, Canada.

18 Sep 2023

Talking about climate in Calgary may seem incongruous — or entirely appropriate, depending on your point of view.

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Calgary hosts global oil-producing nations at 24th World Petroleum Congress

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18 Sep 2023

Hundreds of executives and government officials from oil-producing nations around the world are gathering in Calgary this week, against the backdrop of growing global pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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'Absolutely critical': Gondek looks to showcase Calgary with World Petroleum Congress

Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek tours the World Petroleum Congress exhibition floor with EventWorx Corporation president and CEO Wes Scott on Sunday, September 17, 2023.

17 Sep 2023

'We are a city that has the type of talent you need to truly transform energy. If that is the business that you're in, this is the city you need to locate in'

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Calgary set to host World Petroleum Congress

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15 Sep 2023

Held every three years, the WPC attracts some of the biggest names in the global energy sector

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Varcoe: Heads of Saudi Aramco, ExxonMobil, OPEC coming to Calgary for World Petroleum Congress

Denis Painchaud, president of the Canadian Organizing Committee for the 24th World Petroleum Congress, speaks at a media event for the unveiling of Rocky the Moose at the City Hall in anticipation of the World Petroleum Congress in Calgary on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. 24WPC

26 Jul 2023

Denis Painchaud doesn’t need to look at a calendar to figure out precisely how much time is left before the Olympics of the global oil and gas industry touch down in Calgary.

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Interview on CBC Calgary Reacting to Federal Announcement

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26 July 2023

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Cenovus sees major role in reducing emissions

Denis Painchaud, president of the Canadian Organizing Committee for the 24th World Petroleum Congress, speaks at a media event for the unveiling of Rocky the Moose at the City Hall in anticipation of the World Petroleum Congress in Calgary on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. 24WPC

25 July 2023

Cenovus is an integrated oil and gas company headquartered in Canada, and a diamond sponsor of the 24th World Petroleum Congress, taking place in Calgary between 17 and 21 September. Former COO Jon McKenzie took over as president and CEO in April this year. Here he talks to Carbon Economist about the future of the energy sector.


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World Petroleum Council Announces New Name and Brand Identity

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12 July 2023

The World Petroleum Council, a leading organisation within the global energy sector, will operate under the new name of WPC Energy from Friday 7 July 2023.

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Countdown to Calgary: Join the Conversation on The Path to Net Zero in 75 Days

 

Countdown to Calgary

11 July 2023

The Canadian Organising Committee for the 24th World Petroleum Congress (“OCAN”) marks the 75-day milestone to the Congress in Calgary where global policy and energy leaders will gather to discuss innovative solutions for potential paths to a net zero future.

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WPC fan moosterpiece comes to Calgary municipal building in advance of September event | Livewire Calgary

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10 May 2023

The unveiling could mark the unofficial countdown to Calgary hosting a conference in an area in which we’re globally famoose.

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Rocky the red moose to welcome delegates to World Petroleum Congress | Calgary Herald

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10 May 2023

Calgary unveiled a new special ambassador Wednesday as the city inches closer to hosting the World Petroleum Congress in September.

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The Olympics of Petroleum Conferences is Coming to Calgary | ARC Energy Ideas Podcast

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09 May 2023

We're excited to celebrate the 200th episode of the ARC Energy Ideas Podcast with a special feature on Richard Masson, Chair of the World Petroleum Council Canada.

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Great things are happening behind the scenes at the 24th World Petroleum Congress!

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 08 May 2023

Great things are happening behind the scenes at the 24th World Petroleum Congress! Our dedicated OCAN team is in full swing, collaborating and strategizing to make this event a huge success. Take a sneak peek at our meeting underway and stay tuned for more updates.

 

How Energy Innovation in Calgary Could Shape the World | Avenue Magazine Calgary

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Innovators in the city’s energy sector will help lead the way in the great energy transition.

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Amin H. Nasser to be honoured with the WPC Dewhurst Award 2023

Dewhurst Award 2023

7 February 2023

Aramco President & CEO Amin Nasser will be honoured this year with the WPC Dewhurst Award in recognition of his leadership and contributions to the oil and gas industry.

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Alberta premier, environment minister challenge yet to be tabled federal 'just transition bill' | CTV News

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5 January 2023

Alberta's premier and environment minister are taking aim at the federal government's intention to create a 'just transition bill' to help any displaced energy workers find new jobs in a net-zero future.

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Alberta premier on federal government's sustainability legislation | Global News

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5 January 2023

The Alberta government is voicing its opposition to an upcoming piece of legislation by Ottawa. 

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Calgary is Preparing to Host the World Petroleum Congress to Discuss the Global Energy Transition

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15 December 2022

With the Congress 10 months away, interest in sponsorship opportunities has been very strong and confirmed sponsors include Accenture, QatarEnergy, Repsol, Cenovus Energy, Suncor Energy, Pathways Alliance, BP, Chevron, Petrobras, Bennett Jones, Hatch, MEG Energy, Shell Canada, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and Stikeman Elliott.

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A balanced Energy Transition: sustainability & security | Accenture

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7 November 2022

Energy sustainability has long been a global issue. Now, energy security, defined as accessibility and affordability, is too.

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25th World Petroleum Congress will take place in the Middle East

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12 October 2022

WPC Executive Committee with Eng. Mohammed Abdulrahman Al-Ibrahim, Assistant Minister of Oil and Gas, Ministry of Energy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia seconds after the WPC accepting their bid to host the 25th Congress

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Press Release: One Year To Go

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22 September 2022

24th WPC World Petroleum Congress Marks One Year to Go until Calgary.

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Developing An Energy Transition Framework | Daily Oil Bulletin

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27 June 2022

Daily Oil Bulletin's Bill Whitelaw, writes about how "energy experts needs to step up to tell their stories to the world".

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Canada's Emission Goals | Alberta@Noon

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5 April 2022

Richard Masson, the Chairman of WPC Canada, discusses Canada's emission goals with Judy Aldous on Alberta@Noon.

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Miras gets set for Calgary

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9 December 2021

Pedro Miras Salamanca, elected President of the World Petroleum Council for a cycle that will culminate in the 24th WPC in Calgary, Canada, has been tasked with implementing a new strategy. 

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Global energy industry invited to Calgary in 2023 for next World Petroleum Congress | JWN Energy

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9 December 2021 

The City of Calgary officially became the host city of the 24th edition of the global event on Wednesday evening when Houston wrapped up the four-day event at a special closing ceremony. Calgary will host the prestigious event Sept. 17–21, 2023. 

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Canada's Emission Goals

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8 December 2021

The Energy Ministers of Alberta and Saskatchewan tell the 23rd WPC in Houston that oil and gas innovation will continue to be their focus as Canada moves forward in the energy transition. 

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Energy transition and net zero themes announced for Calgary-hosted World Petroleum Congress in 2023 | Global News

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10 November 2021

The World Petroleum Congress set to be hosted in Calgary in 2023 will have a theme that sets it apart from past events: energy transition and the path to net zero. 

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