BP in Australia
With a burgeoning export market for liquefied natural gas and an increasing appetite for clean fuels, BP Australia is investing more and more down under
What we doBP has worked in Australia since 1919. Today, we’re involved in a whole range of activities, such as exploring natural gas and crude oil resources. We also refine and market petroleum products and produce lubricants.
Our crude oil refineries at Kwinana in Western Australia and Bulwer Island in Queensland are well placed to support the expanding mining industry and produce some of the cleanest fuels available in Australia.
We also make and market BP and Castrol lubricants. Castrol is one of Australia’s market leaders providing world-class quality lubricants for the local market.
We also have a network of almost 1,400 service stations throughout Australia, including a number of 24-hour truckstops on the country’s major highways.
BP Australia’s current exploration and production activities are centered on BP’s interests in the giant North West Shelf Venture as well as the proposed Browse LNG Project and other gas fields at various stages of development off the WA coast. The company has also recently begun exploration activity in the Great Australian Bight.
Our people and partnersSome 4700 people work for BP in Australia of which 36% are women.
Given the increasing competition for talent and skills, BP is taking steps to demonstrate the attractions of a BP career to potential employees at all levels. We work hard to ensure we recruit the right people and to provide a working environment which encourages employees to stay within the business and develop their skills. The tightness of the Australian labour market means that we have every incentive to retain our staff.