BP in Louisiana
From our aviation transport facilities in Houma, to our offshore supply center in Port Fourchon, we’re proud to be an everyday part of Louisiana’s economy
Supporting the Economy
BP is the largest deepwater offshore investor in the Gulf and one of the largest contributors to Louisiana’s economy.
- 8,500 Total Louisiana jobs supported
- $1 billion Total BP spending with Louisiana vendors last year
- $10 billion Investment planned in the Gulf of Mexico over the next 5 years
Supporting Louisiana Communities
To keep the industry strong and provide jobs for years to come, BP is making sure that better science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is available at every level in Louisiana.
We contribute directly to Parish School Boards, helping them expand science teaching, buy new computers, and build mobile labs. At the university level, we help provide students with intensive laboratory instruction and mentoring in science. We’ve given $4 million to Fletcher Technical Community College in Houma to build an Integrated Technologies Facility that’s preparing tomorrow’s offshore engineers for high-tech, high-paying careers.
Across our 6 facilities in the Bayou State, BP produces energy for America and jobs for Louisianans. In Louisiana, we support more than 8,500 high-tech, high-paying jobs and we work with 375 vendors. We built our world-class Learning Center in Houma to help train and support offshore workers. We have 10 rigs operating in the Gulf of Mexico, and re-supplying those rigs creates jobs in Port Fourchon. Every time someone in the southeastern U.S. buys Castrol products, it bolsters jobs in Port Allen.
At Work in Houma, Louisiana
Keeping our offshore operations running 24/7 creates jobs onshore as well. The Houma-Terrebonne airport is home to the BP Gulf of Mexico Aviation Logistics Team, which keeps our 16 offshore facilities supplied with people and cargo 365 days a year. Every month 12,000 people travel through the Houma heliport on way to their jobs off the Louisiana’s shore.
Investing in Louisiana
Last year alone, we spent $1 billion with hundreds of Louisiana companies. And we’re investing in Louisiana’s future as well. We’ve donated $6.5 million to Louisiana schools and colleges since 2010. And over the next 5 years, we plan to invest another $10 billion in our Gulf operations.
Gulf Coast Restoration
Nearly five years ago, we made a commitment to help restore the Gulf’s environment and economy. Every day since, we’ve been working hard to keep it. In Louisiana to date, we’ve made approximately $4.4 billion in payments, including individual and business claims, tourism promotion, and seafood testing and marketing programs. The results are encouraging. Based on NOAA data, commercial landings in the Gulf have generally been consistent with pre-spill ranges, and recreational fishing harvests have been above pre-spill levels. In 2013, New Orleans had 9.3 million visitors, who spent a record $6.5 billion. And Louisiana set a statewide tourism record itself with more than 27 million visitors.