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Ahmed Hashmi Angela Strank Bernard Looney Bob Dudley Bob Fryar Brian Gilvary Carl-Henric Svanberg Cindy Yeilding David Eyton Dev Sanyal Fuzzy Bitar Gordon Birrell Helge Lund Ilya Bourtman Katrina Landis Lamar McKay Peter Mather Richard Herbert Spencer Dale Tufan Erginbilgic
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  • Reimagining energy, embracing opportunity
    Reimagining energy, embracing opportunity
    Bernard Looney, chief executive officer, event, IP Week, London. 27 February 2020. At IP Week’s annual dinner in London, BP’s CEO Bernard Looney explained why the energy transition is a great business opportunity. To seize that opportunity, BP will need to regain society’s trust, and also create the supportive, inclusive environment in which people want to work.
  • Reimagining energy, reinventing BP
    Reimagining energy, reinventing BP
    Bernard Looney, chief executive officer, Ambition Launch, London, in his first speech as BP chief executive, 12 February 2020, Bernard Looney sets out a vision for BP as a thriving, sustainable energy business and a force for good in a net zero world. He announces BP’s new purpose, to reimagine energy for people and our planet, a new ambition, and 10 aims to fulfil BP’s ambition to become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner and help the world to net zero.
  • Climate security - the geopolitical implications of climate change
    Climate security - the geopolitical implications of climate change
    Speaking on 11 February in London, Dev Sanyal, chief executive, alternative energy and executive vice president, Europe and Asia regions, offered four aspects of the challenge, four criteria for the response, and four dimensions of the solution. The event at King’s College London, marked the 10th anniversary of the European Centre for Climate, Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS).
  • Catching the wave
    Catching the wave
    At Baker Hughes’s Annual Meeting in Florence on 3 February 2020, Gordon Birrell delivered a keynote speech looking at how the industry is at a crucial junction. Painting a picture of a swelling sea, BP’s COO for production, transformation and carbon said the question was how the industry would react when the wave breaks: will we lose our footing, or will it lift us and carry us forward? Birrell presented an optimistic assessment that the industry could thrive if it embraces change, seizes technology and engages its talented workforce.
  • Climate change, my daughter and me
    Climate change, my daughter and me
    Fuzzy Bitar, IOGP chair and head of BP upstream executive office, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, 21 November 2019. At the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers’ EGM in Kuala Lumpur, organisation chair Fuzzy Bitar called on members to help lead the energy transition. Bitar, who also runs BP’s head of Upstream’s office, said the transition was an opportunity for IOGP members. Reducing operational emissions, embracing carbon capture use and storage, and developing hydrogen were three areas members could focus on.
  • On the Move
    On the Move
    At On The Move, a BP-organized event on 7 November 2019, downstream chief executive Tufan Erginbilgic discussed a new report highlighting the difference between how consumers and experts view the future of transport – particularly when it comes to electric vehicles. BP believes ultrafast charging will play an important role in spurring the growth of EVs. To overcome the barriers to wider adoption, businesses across different sectors must work together, listen to consumers, and enable them to make lower carbon transport choices.
  • Energy: haves and have nots
    Energy: haves and have nots
    Spencer Dale, group chief economist, One Young World, London, 23 October 2019.
  • Building on the past; embracing the future
    Building on the past; embracing the future
    At the Greek-British Symposium in Napflio, Greece on 18 October 2019, Dev Sanyal spoke about the ongoing importance of trade and energy in advancing sustainable development. He highlighted the significant role of renewables, natural gas and the Southern Gas Corridor, which creates a new supply of gas to Greece and Europe more widely.
  • Gas in a net-zero energy system
    Gas in a net-zero energy system
    At Energy Intelligence’s Oil and Money conference on 9 October 2019, Bob Dudley, group chief executive, explained how gas will help us build a net-zero energy system, if we take the right decisions today.
  • Open for the future
    Open for the future
    In a speech at the SIS Schlumberger Global Forum, Monaco, Bernard Looney, chief executive, Upstream, outlines how successful energy companies of the future will be the ones that address societies concerns, find new ways to collaborate, and harness the benefits of digital and new technologies.
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Browse speeches made by BP senior leaders and executives from 2010 to 2015

2010
The frontiers of the energy industry and BP’s distinctive role, Andy Inglis pdf / 210.1 KB Subsea Containment Summit remarks by Andy Inglis, BP CEO exploration and production, Andy Inglis pdf / 201.5 KB Speech to US fuel marketers, Bob Dudley pdf / 206.8 KB Chief Executives’ Club of Boston, Bob Dudley pdf / 219.3 KB June 7 Barrier island press conference, Bob Dudley pdf / 159.5 KB BP is in the Gulf to stay, Bob Dudley pdf / 249.6 KB Carl-Henric Svanberg’s speech at the 2010 AGM pdf / 187.5 KB Energy security through diversity, Tony Hayward pdf / 215.8 KB Opening statement to House of Commons Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change, Tony Hayward pdf / 178.7 KB Making intelligent energy happen, Bernard Looney pdf / 208.1 KB Energy for the future – finding the right direction, Steve Westwell pdf / 187.5 KB CBI annual conference pdf / 88.7 KB Key roles and responsibilities of IOCs in an age of uncertainty pdf / 121.2 KB Russia and the energy world: challenges of the new decade pdf / 109.4 KB Towards the energy future – a pragmatic vision pdf / 115.7 KB Energy and climate policy after Copenhagen pdf / 145.7 KB The challenge of energy security pdf / 129.2 KB Managing a global treasury and its challenges pdf / 113.4 KB BP in Rumaila pdf / 113.7 KB Copenhagen – end of the beginning pdf / 133 KB IOCs: a strategy for growth pdf / 119.5 KB Intelligent energy comes of age pdf / 115.6 KB Tony Hayward’s speech at the 2010 AGM pdf / 119.9 KB Governance, innovation and service delivery pdf / 129.4 KB Engineering the right future pdf / 100.5 KB
2011
2011 Annual General Meeting – CEO’s speech, Bob Dudley pdf / 227.9 KB The exploration imperative – Bob Dudley speech to the World Petroleum Congress pdf / 202.1 KB China’s energy future – Bob Dudley’s speech to Tsinghua University pdf / 220.1 KB Learning lessons, looking forward: BP and the future of the deep water pdf / 234.8 KB A corporate perspective on world energy, Carl-Henric Svanberg pdf / 231.7 KB Partnering for global growth – the Indian Ocean and Pacific Rim – fastest growing markets, Carl-Henric Svanberg pdf / 206.7 KB 2011 Annual General Meeting: chairman’s speech, Carl-Henric Svanberg pdf / 220.1 KB Energy Outlook 2030, Bob Dudley pdf / 197.9 KB Strengthening safety, restoring trust, building value, Lamar McKay pdf / 276.9 KB Low carbon energy and climate change, Steve Westwell pdf / 192.5 KB New era, new responsibilities, Bob Dudley pdf / 232.3 KB Barclays capital conference keynote presentation, Bob Dudley pdf / 58.9 KB Engineering Challenges at the Energy Frontiers, Bob Dudley pdf / 4.4 MB The future of mobility. Global challenges, pragmatic solutions, Iain Conn pdf / 218.7 KB European energy – global choices pdf / 146.8 KB World National Oil Companies Congress pdf / 160.3 KB The potential of renewables pdf / 116.1 KB Renewable Energy Technology conference pdf / 109.5 KB Significant discoveries of the 21st century pdf / 96.2 KB How crisis can shape the treasury for tomorrow's risks and opportunities pdf / 116.1 KB Event to mark the UK Government's approval for the second phase of development of the Clair field pdf / 119.1 KB
2012
Safety, trust & value - Bob Dudley’s speech to BP’s Annual General Meeting pdf / 101 KB Remarks by Bob Dudley, Group Chief Executive, BP at launch of BP Energy Outlook 2030 pdf / 41.4 KB Remarks for launch of BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2012, Bob Dudley pdf / 208.8 KB Ohio, BP, and the energy future, Bob Dudley pdf / 223 KB Busting dogmas, building brains: creating opportunity and solving challenges through technology, teamwork and know-how, Cindy Yeilding pdf / 227.5 KB David Eyton speech to the Chinese Academy of Engineering pdf / 239.6 KB Speech by Dev Sanyal, Executive Vice President and Group Chief of Staff, BP, at the Institute for Corporate Governance, International Summit pdf / 115.2 KB Harvard Kennedy School – facing the energy challenge, Carl-Henric Svanberg pdf / 277.1 KB Natural gas, Azerbaijan and Europe, Iain Conn pdf / 220.3 KB The 3 R’s of Workplace Empowerment, Katrina Landis pdf / 31.5 KB Managing risk and building value in the next decade, Bernard Looney pdf / 132.8 KB Key technologies for finding and developing deepwater resources, Mike Daly pdf / 178.8 KB The Arctic – a future licence to operate, Mike Daly pdf / 218.8 KB New times, new thinking, Bob Dudley pdf / 203.3 KB Perspectives on the challenges facing super-majors, Dev Sanyal pdf / 218.6 KB Obtaining a social licence to operate – a challenge for the industry, Dev Sanyal pdf / 214.2 KB Playing to our strengths – Bob Dudley speech to International Petroleum Week, Bob Dudley pdf / 215.8 KB A Safer, Stronger BP: Our Quest to Earn Back America’s Trust, Bob Dudley pdf / 73 KB Safety and operational risk: progress and perspectives, Richard Morrison pdf / 278.7 KB Dealing with the Unexpected: BP’s Black Swan Experience, Dev Sanyal pdf / 100.7 KB
2013
Annual General Meeting: group chief executive pdf / 101 KB Annual General Meeting: chairman pdf / 51.9 KB Speech by Bob Dudley, BP Group Chief Executive, to Canada Europe Energy Summit pdf / 114.1 KB Energy Outlook opening remarks pdf / 129.9 KB Speech by Bob Dudley, Group Chief Executive, BP, at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University pdf / 74.6 KB Shah Deniz 2 - signing ceremony address, Bob Dudley pdf / 67.1 KB Remarks for launch of BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2013, Bob Dudley pdf / 57.3 KB Speech by Bob Fryar, Executive Vice President, safety and operational risk, BP at the Piper 25 conference Aberdeen, UK pdf / 707.4 KB BP Statistical Review of World Energy June 2013, Christof Ruhl pdf / 663.3 KB Delivering energy in the 21st century energy: Context, challenges and choices, Bob Dudley pdf / 217.8 KB The Energy Roadmap — Setting the Direction for 21st Century Energy, Dev Sanyal pdf / 163.2 KB Exploration to 2050, Mike Daly pdf / 185 KB “Certainties and surprises – the unfolding 21st century energy story”, Bob Dudley pdf / 257.1 KB Future Trends in Global Oil and Gas Exploration, Mike Daly pdf / 1.7 MB Getting Energy Right, Dev Sanyal pdf / 148 KB Innovation, Adversity and Resilience, Philip New pdf / 46 KB Unlocking the Future: BP’s Global Upstream, Lamar McKay pdf / 78.3 KB Nobel Dialogue Week – Energy Scenarios and Timescales, Carl-Henric Svanberg pdf / 59.4 KB Challenging Opportunities: The US, Russia and the World’s Energy Journey, Bob Dudley pdf / 104.9 KB “From Energy Crisis to Energy Security”, Bob Dudley pdf / 238.5 KB The Changing Global Energy Landscape – prospects for Arctic oil and gas, Dev Sanyal pdf / 92.2 KB The role of networks in a global business, Dev Sanyal pdf / 182.1 KB Energy for Europe – time to reflect pdf / 1.4 MB
2014
2014 Annual General Meeting, Carl-Henric Svanberg pdf / 68.3 KB A world scale gas value chain, breaking ground on the southern gas corridor to Europe, Al Cook pdf / 303.8 KB Opportunities in the oil and gas sector in Ireland, Bernard Looney pdf / 236.4 KB World Petroleum Congress 2014, Bob Dudley pdf / 801.6 KB Delivering energy and value in changing times, Bob Dudley pdf / 90.3 KB BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2014, Bob Dudley pdf / 141.9 KB BP Energy Outlook 2035 – January 2014, Bob Dudley pdf / 200.3 KB Can corporations solve global problems?, Dev Sanyal pdf / 209.4 KB British Museum exhibition 'Vikings: life and legend' – chairman's remarks, Carl-Henric Svanberg pdf / 182.7 KB Challenges and opportunities for the next 30 years – innovation and leadership, Bob Dudley pdf / 75.6 KB International Petroleum Week 2014, David Eyton pdf / 712.8 KB Will unconventional oil and gas impact deepwater developments?, David Eyton pdf / 204.5 KB “India’s energy dilemma – policy, technology, partnerships and the way forward” , Dev Sanyal pdf / 92.5 KB Energy in 2013: Taking stock, Christof Rühl pdf / 1,008.3 KB Energy trends and transitions in Europe, Iain Conn pdf / 221.7 KB Europe’s energy crisis: pathways to a resolution, Iain Conn pdf / 238.9 KB EY Partners Conference: strategic developments in the oil and gas sector, Dev Sanyal pdf / 82.8 KB Society of Environmental Journalists Conference, Geoff Morrell pdf / 217.7 KB Addressing Europe’s energy challenge: the role of technology, Iain Conn pdf / 158.3 KB Investment in development: Attracting and managing international finance in developing countries, Dev Sanyal pdf / 148.3 KB The technical edge – how science and technology will transform the way we find, produce and use energy, David Eyton pdf / 605.5 KB The factory of new knowledge, Angela Strank pdf / 256.8 KB 2014 Annual General Meeting: group chief executive pdf / 107.4 KB Make a difference to your company pdf / 121.1 KB
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