- Published: Thursday, 26 September 2013 16:49
- Written by Graeme Pratt
BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies.
Through our work we provide customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to keep engines moving, and the petrochemicals products used to make everyday items.
BP's businesses are organized to deliver the energy products and services people around the world need right now. Our Upstream segment is responsible for our activities in oil and natural gas exploration, field development and production. Our Downstream segment is the product and service-led arm of BP, focused on fuels, lubricants and petrochemicals. BP Alternative Energy is investing in new ways of providing lower carbon energy.
Technology underpins everything we do - from operating safely and discovering and recovering more resources, to efficient conversion processes and creating lower-carbon products. Scientific skills underpin technological breakthroughs, and BP has thousands of scientists and technologists working across the world, with seven major technology centres in the US, UK and Germany.
Our innovation ecosystem also extends to academic institutions, commercial research partnerships and venturing. By identifying and forming the right partnerships we are able to accelerate technology development and deploy it at scale across key points that we expect will have the greatest benefit for our business, our partners and our customers.
Discover more at bp.com/technology.
A partnership between BP and four universities brings together a superior level of expertise that is driving a step change in scientific understanding.
Over six years helping to ensure the company has the technical capability and strong leadership to stay at the leading edge of its field.
The BP Institute for Multiphase Flow was established by BP in 1999/2000 via an endowment fund of approximately £25m. The Institute conducts open research across a wide range of topics under the theme of multiphase flow and surface chemistry. The topics range from the microscale to ocean mixing, and involves industrial relationships from oil industry to paint and food.