BP leads the industry in the development of advanced seismic imaging technologies to find new sources of oil and gas.
80% reduction in survey time of ISS®
technology over conventional seismic
Finding oil and gas on land
BP's simultaneous source technologies are revolutionising the quality and productivity of land seismic surveys.
Key fact:50km²/day world record for the fastest land seismic acquisition set by BP in Jordan.
Clearer imaging in deep water
BP's leads the industry in marine seismic imaging technologies that enable us to see reservoirs beneath the ocean floor much more clearly.
BP acquired the industry's first WATS survey, which has now become the standard technology for complex subsalt imaging.
BP's supercomputing centre in Houston, Texas is one of the biggest commercial research centres in the world and provides the computing power to process, model and analyse vast streams of data from our seismic acquisition technologies.
1,000,000,000,000,000: The number of calculations made per second by our global seismic imaging laboratory
From the frozen wastes of Alaska to the mountainous seas of the North Sea and deserts of Oman, BP is using new technologies to transform recovery of the oil and gas that has already been discovered.
Key fact:BP is 2 years ahead of its target to deliver an extra 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day to its production by 2017 thanks to its Field of the Future® technologies
Enhanced oil recovery
BP's radical new Enhanced Oil Recovery technologies are challenging convention and bringing substantial benefits.
Key fact:700 million barrels of additional net resources could potentially be unlocked from BP's reservoirs using LoSal® EOR technology.
Real time data and decisions
BP is already realising its vision of the digital oilfield of tomorrow to deliver improvements in safety, reduce downtime and increase recovery of oil and gas.
Key fact:1 million barrels of oil equivalent: BP's daily production supported by our Field of the Future® technologies
BP is at the forefront of the development of subsea technology to withstand the extremes of temperatures and pressure in deep water. We are leading the industry by developing the capabilities to explore, develop and produce at pressures up to 20,000 pounds per square inch (psi) and temperatures up to 500° Celcius
Key fact:10-20 billion - estimated barrels of resource potentially unlocked by Project 20K™ technologies over the next two decades
BP is developing and deploying technologies to optimize operation of its refineries, to make the most of every drop of oil we produce, and to provide more efficient and higher performance and cleaner products to customers.
Key fact:BP's Zhuhai 2 purified terephthalic acid (PTA) unit in China has the highest energy efficiency and smallest environmental footprint in its sector
BP is a world leader in the production of acetic acid and purified terephthalic acid key intermediates in the production of everything from medicines and paints to clothes and home furnishings.
Key fact:BP's Cativa® technology was awarded the 'Clean and Efficient Chemical Processing Award' by the Royal Society of Chemistry
Fuels and lubricants
BP's fuel and lubricant technologies are focused on providing high performance, energy efficient and higher performance products to customers.
Key fact:BP Ultimate has 5 times the cleaning strength of ordinary fuels
BP is one of the world leaders in biofuels and we are investing in conversion technologies to produce three advanced biofuels that have the potential to make a significant contribution to transport fuels in the near future.
Key fact:15-16% - the blending potential of biobutanol with gasoline, compared with 5-10% for today's biofuels
BP's scientists and technologists are passionate about advancing the boundaries of what's possible.