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United Kingdom

Our talented individuals explore, develop and produce oil and natural gas

In the UK we’re involved in the safe and reliable exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas. We transport, sell and trade energy products. We develop and manufacture petrochemicals for industrial and consumer goods. We market fuels and trade energy-related commodities and our Castrol arm produces lubricants. We also carry out research into efficient fuels and lubricants and produce low carbon biofuels.

 

To do all this, we employ some 15,000 people in the UK. Talented men and women from varying backgrounds working in a host of environments including bustling trading floors, state-of-the-art laboratories and offshore platforms. But whatever their role and wherever they work, we enable all our people to thrive by providing an environment that fosters trust and co-operation, as we work together to tackle the energy challenges of today and tomorrow.

 

BP spends over 40% of our total research and development budget – some £175m a year - in the UK, channelled through our three major technology centres in Sunbury, Pangbourne and Hull.

 

Britain is home to some of the world’s leading academic institutions and we are proud to work with over 20 British universities on leading-edge research. In 2012 we committed more than £60m to research the new materials needed by the energy industry of the future, founding the BP International Centre for Advanced Materials with Manchester University, the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London.