The World Petroleum Council is inviting submissions for the 2021 WPC Excellence Awards (WPCEA), prestigious awards that are held every three years in conjunction with its triennial World Petroleum Congress.

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The WPCEA are split in two categories — technological development and social responsibility — recognising exceptional achievements in the oil and gas industry.

Each category will have two winners, one from a national oil company or large business and the other to represent the work of small and medium-sized organisations.

The objective of the WPCEA is to distinguish companies, institutions or any public or private organisation (not individuals) engaged in the oil and gas industry for promoting or operating with high standards of excellence.

Companies can submit their projects for consideration up to 18 June and the link for submissions is now open.

Details can be found here.

Pierce Riemer, WPC director general, said: “We are in an incredible position where we can witness these industry achievements and select from a vast range of unique projects. Our panel of independent judges have a hard task ahead.”

As part of the WPCEAs, the WPC also presents the WPC Excellence Awards for Youth to highlight the important contribution by youth to the energy industry and reward the best young authors of the Congress.

These will be selected from the best abstracts submitted by young professionals aged under 35.

The winners will be announced during the 23rd World Petroleum Congress during the WPC Excellence Awards Ceremony.

The upcoming event with the theme 'Innovative Energy Solutions' will take place in Houston from 5 to 9 December.

More than 100 countries, 50 ministers, 700 expert speakers, 10,000 attendees and 1000 media are expected to participate in the congress, which was postponed from December last year on account of the Covid-19 pandemic.