From December 5-9, 2021, Houston, energy capital of the world, hosted the 23rd World Petroleum Congress for the first time since 1987. Facilitating collaborative discussions on key topics, the Congress drove commitment to action and paved the path for the future of energy. Over the span of five days, the conference welcomed over 5,000 attendees representing more than 70 countries. The Technical and Strategic program together featured insights from over 300 expert speakers including over 50 CEOs, 16 ministerial delegations and 13 Ministers of Energy.

Throughout the week, delegates heard from global energy leaders the latest on technology with special focus in the Energy Transition and Innovations Energy Solutions. On the exhibition floor, more than 75 national and international companies showcased their latest innovations introducing cutting-edge solutions to a group of judges as they competed for the Energy Innovator Award.

The IAPG Houston and the Argentine Consulate participated in the exhibition with a booth in the International Pavilion where general information about the energy sector of the country was presented. In addition, important meetings were held with delegates from several countries who expressed their interest in participating in the Energy Sector business of Argentina.

As part of the Technical and Strategic Program, Sergio Afronti (CEO of YPF) made a presentation on the company's activity with a special focus on the “Vaca Muerta” project, including the significant results of oil and gas production of the country and the cost reduction associated with the development of unconventional activity in Argentina.

Marking a successful end to the 23rd edition of the World Petroleum Congress the Closing Ceremony of the Congress saw the official handover to the Organizing Committee for the 24th World Petroleum Congress, which will take place in Calgary, Canada from September 17-21, 2023.