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World Petroleum Council: Leadership Conference

WPC News

From 26 – 28 May, the World Petroleum Council (WPC) will bring together industry leaders to discuss and demonstrate the best available technology and practices in order to minimize impacts and risks to the Arctic and other frontier environments around the world. Key issues – such as leadership perspectives, climate cooperation and responsibly addressing challenges from new frontiers – will be explored over the three-day conference.

IPIECA Executive Director Brian Sullivan will attend the WPC Conference on industry leadership in Responsible Operations, International Cooperation and Sustainable Solutions for the petroleum sector. There he will participate on the 27 May panel entitled Climate Cooperation and will discuss oil and gas industry initiatives alongside Anita George (World Bank) and Tim Bertels (Shell).

In addition, on 28 May, Brian will moderate a discussion on Engaging with Local Communities. Panellists will discuss the need for companies to collaborate with and get buy-in from local communities to successfully develop their activities. The discussion will be supplemented with input and proposals from IPIECA and ARPEL and will cover a wide topical and regional perspective. Panel members include Jean-Marc Fontaine (Total), Ambassador Jeanne Phillips (Hunt) and David Miller (API).

The WPC conference is to be held in Tromsø, Norway, and is now open for registration.


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