20th World Petroleum Congress at OTC 2011
20WPC Project Director Reda Ali, World Petroleum Council President Dr. Randy Gossen, 20WPC Organising Committee Chairman Issa Al Ghanim and World Petroleum Council Director General Dr. Pierce Riemer at the Houston briefing.
DOHA, QATAR, 07th May 2011 – Officials from the 20th World Petroleum Congress (20WPC), being held in Qatar in December, hosted a briefing and reception at Offshore Technology Conference 2011 (OTC) in Houston, Texas, on May 4.
Hundreds of media and guests attended the briefing and reception to receive an update on the Congress planning as well as the technical programme, event schedule, and its key presenters. Speakers at the briefing included 20WPC Organizing Committee Chairman Issa Al Ghanim, 20WPC Project Director Reda Ali, World Petroleum Council President Dr. Randy Gossen, and World Petroleum Council Director General Dr. Pierce Riemer.
Speaking after the reception, Issa Al Ghanim said: “We are very proud to be part of OTC 2011, which is one of the most important energy trade shows in the world. This reception has been very successful in presenting the latest 20WPC updates. Many attendees have expressed interest in attending the 20WPC and we look forward to welcoming them to Doha in December.”
Members of the 20WPC organizing committee were also on hand to promote the Congress at the Qatar Petroleum stand at the accompanying OTC Exhibition. Senior officials visiting the stand included Qatar’s consul in Houston H.E Mr Yousif Al-Khater.
The 20th World Petroleum Congress is hosted by Qatar Petroleum and will take place at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) in Doha, Qatar, from 4-8 December 2011. Since its establishment in 1933, this is the first time that the World Petroleum Congress will be hosted in the Middle East.
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).
First held in 1969, OTC is one of the foremost events in the world’s development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection.