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20th World Petroleum Congress call for papers

The 20th World Petroleum Congress (20th WPC) sponsored by Qatar Petroleum and to be held in Doha, Qatar, from 4 - 8 December 2011, has issued its Final Call to experts in the oil and gas industry to submit their abstract papers for the Congress. The official closing date for the call for papers is the 31 March, 2011. The main authors are invited to submit their unpublished, original abstracts of about 300 words via WPC's online Abstract System.

The international Congress Programme Committee has prepared a wide-ranging Technical Programme to recognize the scientific, technological and professional achievements of the oil and gas sector. There is a special focus on complimentary energy sources and future energy and there are places to be awarded to the best papers and posters.


20th WPC Forums with a focus on Complementary Energy Sources and Future Energy

  • F16 Biofuels and biomass: feedstock options life cycle analysis
  • F17 Wind and solar energy: short and long term perspectives
  • F19 Geothermal and hydro options
  • F20 Industry responses to climate change
  • F21 A societal license to operate: HSE and community development
  • F23 Social responsibility requirements for financing energy projects 

Submissions are invited for a broad range of topics in the 24 Forums of the Congress; please visit their website for a full breakdown of the five key blocks.

The Chairman of Qatar National Committee, Abdulla Hussein Salatt, said “With a special focus on Alternative Energies, we ask you to submit your world class, quality papers and posters for the 20th World Petroleum Congress and we particularly encourage the youth and women to take part. At the 19th World Petroleum Congress in Madrid, the Congress received over 1500 abstracts, we expect to receive even more abstracts for the 20th WPC! On behalf of the World Petroleum Congress and the official Qatar National Committee in Doha, I encourage you to join us for the 20th World Petroleum Congress in 2011 and demonstrate the industry’s commitment to excellence at the “Olympics of the oil and gas industry” in Doha.”

The 20th WPC will be held at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC). Opening in 2011, QNCC will boast an iconic design and cutting edge facilities in a green technology venue. It is the first facility of its kind being built to the gold certification of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED).