The 21st World Petroleum Congress in Moscow: Responsibly Energising a Growing World

May 13, 2014

with WPC’s prestigious Dewhurst Award at the close of the 21st World Petroleum Congress. The Award is named after Thomas Dewhurst, who organized the first World Petroleum Congress in 1933. Celebrating scientific and technological excellence in the petroleum industry, the Award is a tribute to him and to the person asked to deliver the Dewhurst Lecture.

Having led Qatar’s rise to one of the key players in the global gas sector and the world’s largest exporter of LNG, HE Al Attiyah, joins a prestigious group of past recipients who have been respected leaders in the industry and demonstrated unusually high achievements over many years. Like his predecessors such as the previous recipients, Guillerme Estrella from Brazil and HE Ali Al Naimi, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, the Chairman of Qatar’s Administrative Control and Transparency Authority will be giving the Dewhurst Lecture, one of the highlights of the event, at the close of the world’s largest oil and gas congress on the 19th June 2014.

Dr Renato Bertani, President of the World Petroleum Council has great praise for Qatar’s gas visionary: "Al Attiyah is an inspirational leader for our industry and has left an enormous legacy for his country and the sector as a whole. It was a pleasure to meet him and his team during the preparation of the 20th WPC in 2011 in Doha, and on behalf of our board and the 70 member countries of the World Petroleum Council, I am delighted to congratulate him on this recognition.”

Welcome to the Kremlin

One of the most beautiful and important historical and architectural monuments, the Kremlin, is situated in the very centre of Moscow. Here is where the official Opening Ceremony will take place on the first day of the Congress. Opposite the offices of President Putin, the Kremlin Palace will host up to 4000 delegates for a warm Russian welcome to their capital and the 21st World Petroleum Congress. Following an informal exploration of the grounds with its famous churches and monuments, the participants will be treated to a festive ceremony of Russian culture and entertainment followed by a typical Russian Gala Dinner.

Russian Nights in Gorky Park

One of the most exciting areas of Gorky Park, Moscow’s favourite outdoor recreation space, will play host to the traditional night of celebrating the host country’s culture and traditions.  Muzeon, the “Sculpture Park” will be opening up some of the most exciting pages of Russia’s history and arts exclusively to the Congress delegates. Under the watchful eyes of poets and generals, writers and thinkers, stories from Russia’s past and present will unfold in front of the visitor’s eyes.

Join us in Moscow

The 21st World Petroleum Congress will bring together a vast range of knowledge and expertise provided by industry leaders and stakeholders of the oil and gas sector. Under the theme Responsibly Energising a Growing World we will discuss the key issues our industry is facing, the most advanced technologies that are necessary to continue finding