As the Turkish National Committee (TNC) of the World Petroleum Council (WPC), we are honored to be selected to host the 22nd World Petroleum Congress in 2017.
Turkey’s close proximity to more than 75% of the global oil and gas reserves makes it a natural bridge between world’s 2nd largest gas market, continental Europe and world’s largest oil and gas resources, namely the Middle East and Caspian Region. Besides being a huge market with a rapidly growing economy, Turkey is a young and dynamic country where demand for energy increases consistently. Furthermore, Turkey still stays as a large frontier in terms of hydrocarbon exploration. Lately, the recent discoveries in the nearby geography have revived the interests of major companies in the Turkey section of Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean. The shale gas potential in Turkey is also substantial and unconventional exploratory drillings in two basins in Turkey already started. All these dynamics make Turkey an important player in the global petroleum industry.
İstanbul, which is uniquely spanning the two continents of Europe and Asia, acting as a physical and metaphorical bridge between East and West, is a city that calmly reconciles the traditional with the modern. In light of the previous events (such as ‘The 5th World Water Forum-2009’, 10.000 delegates, won the bid for The World Energy Congress-WEC 2016) high quality hotels (more than 30.000 rooms), excellent congress facilities and services being in the walking distance to the Congress Valley in the heart of the city, we would like to assure you that, Istanbul, with the historical heritage will provide an unforgettable event for all congress participants.
İstanbul is a global city that has the spirit, history, culture and technology. Along with the strong support from the government, institutions, corporates, academia and private companies, we are sure that Istanbul, with her mystical and modern atmosphere, is going to fulfill the expectations in a very high level and enchant all the congress participants.
We are ready to welcome you to Istanbul for this very distinguished event 22nd WPC on 9-13 July, 2017.
Chairman of Turkish National Committee
President and CEO, Turkish Petroleum