BP provides customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to keep engines moving, and the petrochemicals products used to make everyday items
Our business model spans everything from exploration to marketing. We have a diverse integrated portfolio that is balanced across resource types, geographies and businesses, and adaptable to prevailing conditions.
Upstream and Downstream
Through our two main operating segments, Upstream and Downstream, we find, develop and produce essential sources of energy, turning them into products that people need.
The Upstream segment is responsible for our activities in oil and natural gas exploration, field development and production, as well as midstream transportation, storage and processing.
The Downstream segment has global manufacturing and marketing operations. It is the product and service-led arm of BP, made up of three businesses: fuels, lubricants and petrochemicals.
Global energy trading
The supply and trading business is the commercial face of BP, and the people and systems within it work closely with our Upstream and Downstream businesses.