Global Wells Organization
The Global Wells Organization's mission is to deliver safe, compliant and reliable wells for BP's Upstream segment. We operate as one team in 14 regions across the world. Onshore and Offshore, from Alaska to Australia, BP's operations are growing.
Our teams operate across the globe on many types of wells including subsea, high-temperature/high pressure (HTHP), and horizontal wells. We require skills in conventional completions, sand control, and hydraulic fracturing. And, with a well stock of over 10000 wells, maintaining ongoing production and integrity from our wells is a key focus of our well interventions organisation.
Our success is dependent on leveraging the collective efforts of some of the most experienced technical experts in the world, who bring world-class technology to the front-line of well execution, and who provide outstanding technical support to the entire global wells team.
Now is an exciting time for experienced professionals to join us and make a real difference - to our progress and their own careers. At BP, you'll be challenged and inspired by the opportunities on offer.
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Where we operate
Deepwater oil and gas resources are an important part of the energy mix, especially in the US, where offshore production in the Gulf of Mexico has reversed a 23-year trend of declining domestic oil production. BP has deepwater drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico, Angola and Brazil and we are pursuing further deepwater growth opportunities around the globe.
Drilling for and producing oil and gas from deepwater reservoirs creates many engineering and technical challenges. The oil and gas reservoir itself can be as much as 35,000 feet (10,660 metres) below sea-level, under kilometres of hard rock, thick salt and tightly-packed sands.
Once oil and gas are discovered in a deepwater field, massive production platforms and specially-designed systems and pipelines are required to extract and transport the oil and gas to shore.
The offshore operations across the Global Wells Organization account for 50% of BP's net new well and wellwork production in 2013 and are based in Trinidad and Tobago, the North Sea and Asia-Pacific.
This part of BP's operations includes an incredibly broad range of activity - from work on semi-submersible rigs, jackup rigs, platforms and intervention vessels to starting up some of the largest producing wells in the company in Trinidad. The offshore area also explores the technological frontiers of the Atlantic, West of Shetland and involves exciting new activity in SE Asia and the development and utilisation of state-of-the-art-equipment and techniques to continually enhance recovery from the mature North Sea.
Our onshore operations have a diverse portfolio across the world in locations such as North America, Alaska, Canada, Jordan, Oman and Iraq. The operations are a key element of our strategy for giant fields and the gas value chain.
More than 80% of our onshore gas is from unconventional gas resources. We use advanced technologies to open up unconventional gas resources, such as shale gas, tight gas and coalbed methane. These technologies include 3D seismic to identify gas reservoirs, as well as horizontal and angled wells and new ways of fracturing rock to allow gas to escape from the tight rock.
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