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BP publishes second edition of BP Technology Outlook 16 March 2018

The report considers the potential impact of advances in technology throughout the global energy system to 2050, without predicting policy. It explores five areas where BP believes technology can play a game-changing role: Energy efficiency; digital; renewable power; energy storage; and decarbonized gas....

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BP's profits surge in 2017 with brighter future forecast 06 February 2018

BP reported profits in 2017 of $6.2 billion, compared to $2.6 billion the previous year. This was mainly due to higher prices and increased oil and gas output, allowing the company to forecast an end to the downturn that has affected the oil and gas sector over the last three years. The group also said that 2017 saw a reduction in the number of process safety events for the fifth year running....

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After BP leak report, state calls for review of all Alaska North Slope wells 31 October 2017

The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (ADEC) is ordering all wells on the North Slope that have a similar design to a BP well that failed to be shut in immediately and reported to the state. The emergency order comes after BP blamed an April oil spill and gas leak on a well casing that buckled under pressure from thawing permafrost. ...

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Investigation shows BP Alaska facing abnormal number of accidents and leaks 23 October 2017

An investigation published on October 20 by Buzzfeed News revealed BP Alaska has suffered a number of safety incidents on the North Slope this year, some of which put workers at risk. The report claims that BP recorded 27 worker incidents in Alaska as of September 12 and managers were so concerned they stopped work completely in many business units over the first 12 days of October....

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News Extra: US researchers discover role of microbes in remediating 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill 01 August 2017

For the first time, a research team at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has identified all of the principal oil-degrading bacteria active in the massive Macondo well leak in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, as well as their mechanisms for chewing up the many different components of the released crude oil....

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BP 2017 Statistical Review of World Energy shows long-term shifts underway 15 June 2017

The 2017 edition of the BP Statistical Review of World Energy, published on June 13,  Data in the Review clearly demonstrate the long-term transitions now underway in the markets, with a shift to slower growth in global energy demand, demand moving strongly towards the fast-growing developing economies of Asia, and a marked shift towards lower carbon fuels and renewables as coal use falls....

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BP reports Alaska oil spill 18 April 2017

BP said on April 17 that a leak at a facility on Alaska's North Slope had been brought under control. A BP spokesman said details of what caused the loss of control or the amounts of oil and gas concerned were not available. The oil producer had retained well control specialists from Halliburton to kill the well, the spokesman said. ...

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BP sells Forties North Sea pipeline to Ineos 04 April 2017

Chemicals and energy giant Ineos has struck a deal to acquire the Forties Pipeline System in the North Sea from BP for US$250m. The pipeline transports about 450,000 barrels of oil per day on average - about 40% of UK production. It is one of the oldest in the sector, having started operating in the Forties field in 1975....

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Hazardex 2017 Conference: What does good look like - Knowledge and competence in high hazard industries 03 November 2016

Building on an earlier joint paper by the authors and using the ongoing case study from it, a practical view of investigation as a process and an activity will be provided.  Investigation can be a very challenging activity for many people, whether they are leading or just occasional team members.  The actual impact (recommendations and implementation) can be disappointing after all that effort, too....

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BP says Deepwater Horizon movie “not an accurate portrayal of events” 04 October 2016

BP has criticised the new "Deepwater Horizon" film as being an inaccurate Hollywood dramatisation of the oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, which killed eleven workers and saw millions of barrels of oil pollute the shorelines of several US states for a number of months in the worst offshore oil disaster in US history....

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