Held every three years, this conference is attended by the most important companies in the oil and gas sector with over 4,000 delegates, 600 accredited journalists and 550 speakers involved in the five-day event. The subjects addressed concern technological progress, the role played by natural gas, renewable and alternative energy, and the social, economic and environmental impact of these sectors. This year the World Petroleum Congress, founded in 1933, will be hosted for the first time in the Middle East. It is most important energy event in the world.

This is a two-day senior level executive summit for oil and gas companies, governments, strategic investors and service providers to structure partnerships and implement cost-effective technologies for developing profitable shale gas projects in Latin America.

The aim of the ICPSD conference series is to provide a forum for laying the foundations of a new principled approach to Petroleum and Sustainable Development. To this end, the meeting aims to attract participants with different backgrounds, to foster cross-pollination between different research fields, and to expose and discuss innovative theories, frameworks, methodologies, tools, and applications.