WPC Leadership 2015 Highlights

WPC Leadership 2015 Highlights

Recognising a need for the industry to have a focused platform at which it could address the petroleum industry’s leadership in responsible operations, international cooperation and sustainable solutions and to give sustainable development a higher priority, the World Petroleum Council decided to launch a new initiative. 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.

It brought together industry leaders from around the world to discuss and demonstrate best available technology and practices in order to minimize impacts and risks to the people and environments around the world where the industry operates.

The 2015 Edition of the WPC Leadership Conference Featured:

  • Over 300 participants 
  • From Over 40 Countries
  • More than 60 Speakers and Moderators  
  • Over 180 Companies Represented


In May 2015 the World Petroleum Council hosted the inaugural WPC Leadership Conference on Responsibility, Cooperation and Sustainability in Tromso,  at the top of the Norwegian Arctic. By highlighting some of the most challenging environments, such as the Arctic and unconventional operations, over 60 speakers endeavoured to demonstrate the industry’s commitment to finding sustainable solutions through responsible actions and close cooperation with all stakeholders. Some of the high level speakers were:

  • Tord Lien, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Norway
  • H.E. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Chairman of Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy & Industry, Qatar
  • Dan Domeracki, Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs, Schlumberger
  • Sturla Henriksen, CEO, Norwegian Shipowners' Association
  • Suleiman Jasir Al-Herbish, Director-General, OPEC fund for International Development (OFID)
  • Anne Næss Myrvold, Director General, Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authorities (PSA)
  • Besim Şişman, CEO and President of the Board, Turkish Petroleum (TP), Turkey
  • Dr Kandeh K Yumkella, UN Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative for the UN Secretary General on SE4ALL
  • Jérôme Schmitt, Senior Vice President, Sustainable Development and Environment, Total, France
  • Brian Sullivan, Executive Director, IPIECA
  • Martin Tiffen, Deputy Senior Vice President Development, TOTAL
  • Tim Dodson, EVP Global Exploration, Statoil, Norway
  • Milton Costa Filho, Secretary General, IBP - Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute


The Conference Programme Included:

  • Leadership Perspectives
  • Responsibly Addressing Challenges from new Frontiers
  • Innovative Technologies for sustainable Development of Resources
  • Responsible Operations: Safety, environment and Preparedness
  • Low Carbon Solutions: Demonstrating Industry Leadership
  • Taking Leadership: Strategies for Responsibility, Cooperation and Sustainability

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