18 - 20 February 2019 | Renaissance Hotel, Mumbai, India

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Responsibility, Cooperation & Sustainability

The most important Oil & Gas Meeting on Industry Leadership will take place in Mumbai, India on the 18 - 20 February 2019.

The 2nd WPC Leadership Conference

Through responsible actions and close cooperation with all stakeholders the oil and gas industry will be able to contribute to sustainable solutions. The World Petroleum Council will be bringing together industry leaders to discuss and demonstrate best available technology and practices in order to minimize impacts and risks to the people and environments where we operate around the world. By highlighting the industry’s global strategies we can contribute to raising the standards across the sector.

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Speaker Tor Fjaeran President,
World Petroleum Council (WPC)
Speaker Dr. R.K Malhotra Director General,
Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry
Speaker Dr. Sun Xiansheng Secretary General,
International Energy Forum (IEF)
Speaker Mr. Jeff Shellebarger President, North America E&P,
Speaker Mr. Abhishek Deshpande Head Global Oil Market Research and Strategy,
J.P. Morgan
Speaker Mr. SSV Ramakumar Director (R&D) ,
Indian Oil Corporation (HQ)
Speaker Mr. Jim Herbertson Technical Director,
Speaker Mr. Sashi Mukundan Regional President and Head of Country,
BP India
Speaker Mr. SK Moitra Director (Onshore),
Director Onshore
Speaker Prabhakar Nair Vice President, BD,
Speaker Mr. Gajendra Kumar Manager, Downstream,
Stratas Advisors A Hart Energy Co
Speaker Dr. Anjan Ray Director, CSIR,
Indian Institute of Petroleum
Speaker Pedro Miras Salamanca Chairman,
Speaker Mr. James McFarland Member of the Board,
Valeura Energy
Speaker Mr. Andrew Smart Global Industry Managing Director for Oil and Gas,,
Accenture UK
Speaker Mr. Vinod Tahiliani CEO,
India Gas Solutions Limited
Speaker Gerardo Uria Vice President,
American Petroleum Institute
Speaker Mr. P Balasubramanian CFO,
Ratnagiri Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited
Speaker Mr. Amar Nath Joint Secretary (Exploration),
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas India
Speaker Mr. A.K. Diwedi Director, Exploration,
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited - ONGC
Speaker Mr. B. Ashok Chief Executive Officer,
Ratnagiri Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited
Speaker Mr. Prabh Das CEO,
HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd
Speaker Ms. Sneha Chanchani Vice President Technical Functions,
BP India
Speaker Mr. P Raghavendran President, Refineries Business,
Reliance Industries Ltd
Speaker Mr. Jean-Francois Poupeau EVP Corporate Engagement,
Speaker Mr. Jakob Korsgaard Managing Director,
Maersk Drilling Norge
Speaker Mr. T.K. Sengupta Director (E&P),
Federation of Indian Petroeum Industry (FIPI)
Speaker Mr. Kjell-Einar Eriksson Vice President Digital Partnering,
Speaker Mr. Ashutosh Jindal Joint Secretary (Marketing),
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas India
Speaker Mr. Fuad Siala Strategic Planning & Economic Services Department,
Speaker Milton Costa Filho Secretary General,
IBP - Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute
Speaker Mr. Deepak Kumar Arora Vice President, Corporate Affairs,
Nayara Energy
Speaker Mr. Ali Rahneshin Senior Analyst,
Borzouyeh Petrochemical Company, Iran
Speaker Dr. Pierce Riemer Director General,
World Petroleum Council (WPC)
Speaker Mr. Anindya Chowdhury Energy Transition Manager,
Shell India
Speaker Mr. Stephane Rousselet Chair, WPC Young Professionals and Consultant,
World Petroleum Council (WPC)
Speaker Ms. Lucy Alexander Engineering Specialist,
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Speaker Dr. Iván Martén Senior Partner and MD, Vice Chairman, Energy Practice,
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Speaker Mr. Sven Mollekleiv Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibity,


Congratulations on what we believe was a very good inaugural WPC Leadership Conference. The sessions were interesting, informative, and most timely. The oil and gas industry must step up its efforts to communicate its environmental credentials, and your event certainly contributed to that objective.

Zubin Bamji World Bank

The event was very well organized, with high quality speakers and very interesting topics and sub-topics. A big congratulation to you and your support staff.

Georgia Gerontas Alberta Energy, Canada

I want to thank you and the WPC team for an absolutely outstanding meeting here in Tromso. A very impressive line-up, well managed and extremely beneficial. Thanks and again congrats on a superb gathering this week.

Daniel Domeracki Schlumberger

I value the wealth of knowledge shared during the conference.

Silvina Oberti YPF, Argentina

Thanks for a great WPC Leadership Conference with great content and networking.

Etienne Pascal Romsom DNV GL – HQ

Well organized event. A privilege to be able to take part in it.

Astrid Skarheim Onsum Aker Solutions

Thanks again for a good event in terms of content, participation, logistics and inspiring location.

Michiel Kool Shell Catalysts & Technologies

The 2015 Edition of the WPC Leadership Conference 

In May 2015 the World Petroleum Council hosted the inaugural WPC Leadership Conference on Responsibility, Cooperation and Sustainability in Tromsø, at the top of the Norwegian Arctic.

The event addressed ways to reduce carbon emissions and their impact on climate change, Arctic challenges, technologies for new frontiers, including sustainable development of unconventional oil and gas, water management, a shared value approach to local community engagement and international cooperation to develop common standards, regulations and laws in order to ensure safe, secure and efficient operations while protecting the environment.

Post Event Report

300+ Participants

40+ Countries

180+ Companies

60+ Speakers & Moderators

Welcome Message from the World Petroleum Council President

Providing access to clean energy – A special report from India

Tor Fjæran

“The WPC Leadership Conference is a platform for stakeholders to set the stage for the future through responsibility, cooperation and sustainability. We look forward to seeing you there.”

Tor Fjaeran, President, World Petroleum Council

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