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From the people who chart our course to those who put our plans into action, BP is an exciting place to be for anyone who wants to be part of the global energy business
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Colleagues from all over the world tell their stories, speak about their achievements, their challenges and what it's really like to work in a diverse, vibrant and global organization

Our stories

  • Meet the Eastern Hemisphere’s youngest originator: Haena
    Meet the Eastern Hemisphere’s youngest originator: Haena
    Haena is an originator in the Integrated Supply and Trading Team. She is the youngest originator that the Eastern Hemisphere has ever had – something she is very proud of
  • Travelling the world with BP: Jaya’s story
    Travelling the world with BP: Jaya’s story
    After spending a few years at a ship management company in Singapore, Jaya joined BP Shipping and spent the next decade in various roles developing strong technical and leadership capabilities
  • How does a NASA diver end up at BP? Virginia’s story
    How does a NASA diver end up at BP? Virginia’s story
    Working as a diver at NASA’s Natural Buoyancy Laboratory, where astronauts train underwater in preparation for the zero gravity environments on board the International Space Station, Virginia Moore was pretty sure she had found her dream job. But after five years, she realised she wanted a career that would continually challenge her. It was then, thanks to her father, that she turned to BP
  • Flexibility as a gasoline trader: Elise’s story
    Flexibility as a gasoline trader: Elise’s story
    Although engineering is Elise’s ‘bread and butter’, an early career in finance made her realise that she could combine her engineering background with finance and find a job that suited her at BP
  • From reservoir engineer to carbon capture specialist – Martin’s journey
    From reservoir engineer to carbon capture specialist – Martin’s journey
    Martin joined BP 19 years ago as a reservoir engineer - but now he's focused on answering one of the biggest questions of our time. How can we make sure that people can continue to use energy and enjoy the things that make their lives happy and fulfilling, in a sustainable way?
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BP Magazine

  • Rock star: speeding up subsurface insight
    Rock star: speeding up subsurface insight
    Petrophysicist Sarita Salunke explains how an algorithm she built uses data to help drill new wells
  • What lies beneath: data-driven discoveries
    What lies beneath: data-driven discoveries
    In part two of our ‘minds behind the machines’ series, we meet geophysicist Xukai Shen, whose algorithm is helping BP to find previously undiscovered oil and gas
  • Here’s the deal: how BP is investing in a low carbon future
    Here’s the deal: how BP is investing in a low carbon future
    Playing a vital supporting role in BP’s efforts to advance the energy transition is the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) team. As well as brokering more traditional transactions, like the giant BHP shale gas acquisition BP made last year, the team is increasingly targeting new low carbon opportunities. BP Magazine talks to global head of M&A Rob Lawson to find out more about their focus on this growing energy market and why relationships are still at the heart of making the best deal
  • Funding the future of energy
    Funding the future of energy
    BP is working with Student Energy, a global NGO, to fund the participation of 50 future energy leaders at the COP26 climate summit next year.
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