The WPC was formed in 1933 as a neutral, non-political, not for profit organisation. Today it has the same values and is registered as a charity in the United Kingdom. All profits from WPC events go into charitable concerns. The WPC has member countries which currently number 70. The WPC’s prime value is to facilitate dialogue amongst all stakeholders to find answers to key technical, social, environmental and management issues facing the industry; in order to provide affordable energy for all and contribute towards sustainable growth. The WPC is a neutral and non-political forum, bringing together the highest-level leaders from producers and consumers within a global platform to discuss the status and the future of the oil and gas industry for the benefit of all.
Our Vision is to be recognised as the premier forum promoting an enhanced understanding and image of the role of oil and gas in the current and future energy mix and its contribution to sustainable development for all.
Our Mission is to promote the development and utilisation of the world’s oil and gas resources and other energy sources in an efficient and sustainable way, for the benefit of current and future generations, with the purpose of providing:
We value strongly:
The WPC needs to be identified with our mission and flexible enough so that we can embrace change and adapt to it. We have to be: