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'The destination fuel': why gas is coming of age

Gordon Birrell, upstream chief operating officer, talks about BP's strategic shift to gas, and the continuing importance of oil


  • 31 October 2017
    'Confidence in our future cash flow' says CFO

    As BP announces its results for the third quarter, chief financial officer Brian Gilvary reflects on strong business performance in both the Upstream and Downstream, the importance of buying back shares to offset the scrip dividend dilution and why gas projects drive significant long-term cash

  • 19 October 2017
    'The destination fuel': why gas is coming of age

    With the start-up of the massive Khazzan field in Oman, six of BP’s seven major projects for 2017 are now online – and six of those total seven are natural gas projects. BP Magazine talks to Gordon Birrell, upstream chief operating officer, production, transformation & carbon, about this strategic shift to gas, and the continuing importance of oil in the portfolio

  • 27 September 2017
    From sea to shore: 'there are some experiences you'd never have in a normal job'


  • 8 November 2017
    A desert and a deadline: marking first gas in Oman

    For a country that is more than three quarters desert, Oman has been blessed with an abundance of natural resources – oil, copper, limestone and gypsum to name a few. Now, the country is about to take advantage of one of its most plentiful assets: gas. Thanks to the start-up of BP’s sixth major project in 2017, the Khazzan gas field is set to supply Oman for many decades to come

  • 12 October 2017
    New energy supplies for Turkey and Europe: a visual guide to the Southern Gas Corridor

    Turkey is the fastest-growing energy market in Europe. In less than a year’s time, the Southern Gas Corridor, running right through the heart of the country, will bring new supplies of gas to Turkey – and to European markets as well in 2020. BP Magazine looks at the progress of the region’s largest energy project

  • 22 September 2017
    The sky's the limit for Air BP and the rapidly-growing aviation industry

    Aviation is a constantly-growing industry: the latest figures from the International Air Transport Association show that global passenger traffic in July rose again, compared with the same month last year. And air freight markets showed double-digit growth at the same time. So, what does this mean for businesses in the sector, such as Air BP?


  • 13 December 2017
    What’s the transformative trend in your industry?

    Some futuristic technologies seem inconceivable today, but the same may have been said for a smartphone device 30 years ago. So, what are the trends that may be game-changing across different industries in the coming years? BP Magazine hears from business leaders with a firm eye on the future

  • 21 November 2017
    Going global: the journey of a natural gas molecule

    If natural gas is so useful, why does it have to be liquefied? What's the point in converting this hydrocarbon from its natural state into a liquid form and then back again? And how exactly does a liquefaction plant act like a 'giant refrigerator'? BP Magazine looks at the science behind the process that allows gas molecules to go global

  • 16 November 2017
    Smarter tech: the consumer electronics revolution coming to the gas field

    BP’s US Lower 48 onshore business is transforming the way it produces oil and natural gas by adopting high-tech innovations that enhance safety and reliability while lowering costs. Using cutting-edge technologies such as big data analytics, augmented-reality smart glasses, drones and advanced drilling techniques, BP is making its operations more intelligent - and more competitive


  • 31 October 2017
    A visual guide to BP's third-quarter 2017 results

  • 24 October 2017
    A global view of gas - in maps and charts

    Who are the world’s largest producers and consumers of natural gas? Which countries relied on LNG imports in 2016? How much gas might be extracted in future? From where will future demand come? As BP shifts its portfolio towards gas, alongside quality, advantaged oil projects, BP Magazine looks at the gas world today and how the fastest-growing hydrocarbon fuel will help meet global energy needs in future

  • 1 August 2017
    A visual guide to BP's half-year 2017 results

    Looking for the key numbers from BP's half-year results, at a glance? From operating cash flow to the average Brent oil price for the quarter, find the headlines and highlights from the last three months in this infographic...