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  • BP: Investing in a cleaner, better energy future
    BP: Investing in a cleaner, better energy future
    Brian Gilvary, chief financial officer, JP Morgan Global Oil & Gas Investor Conference, London, 5 November 2018: BP’s chief financial officer outlines the trends shaping the energy transition and discusses how the dual challenge of meeting growing demand for energy while lowering emissions is reflected in BP’s strategy and investor proposition.
  • Business for good - Advancing the energy transition
    Business for good - Advancing the energy transition
    Bob Dudley, group chief executive, One Young World, The Hague, 18 October 2018: Addressing delegates at the One Young World summit, Bob Dudley discusses the steps needed to provide the energy “that will meet the needs of the world environmentally and economically and in the process transform the lives of billions of people and keep the world advancing.”
  • 2018 Petroleum Executive of the Year keynote speech
    2018 Petroleum Executive of the Year keynote speech
    Bob Dudley, group chief executive, Oil & Money conference, London, 10 October 2018: Bob Dudley sets out the case for continued investment in oil and gas as part of the disruptive change required to meet dual challenge of more energy demand with fewer carbon emissions. “So long as we choose the path of collaboration and innovation over the path of division and exclusion, both our industry and the world have a great future ahead.”
  • Petroleum Executive of the Year acceptance speech
    Petroleum Executive of the Year acceptance speech
    Bob Dudley, group chief executive, Oil & Money conference, London, 9 November 2018: In his acceptance speech for the 2018 Petroleum Executive of the Year award, BP group chief executive Bob Dudley talks about his career and why he believes there has never been a more important and exciting time for the oil and gas industry.
  • New energy opportunities in Africa
    New energy opportunities in Africa
    Bernard Looney, chief executive, Upstream, Atlantic Council, New York, 25 September 2018: With demand for energy in Africa well ahead of the world average, and BP’s long history on the continent, Bernard Looney speaks about the in Africa’s prospects for growth and investment.
  • Barclays Power and Energy Conference
    Barclays Power and Energy Conference
    Bernard Looney, chief executive, Upstream, New York, 4 September 2018: Bernard Looney explains BP’s investment proposition: safe, reliable and efficient operations; a balanced and distinctive portfolio fit for all seasons; and a focus on returns through value-based, disciplined investment and rigour on costs.
  • Bernard Looney at the World Gas Conference
    Bernard Looney at the World Gas Conference
    Bernard Looney, chief executive, Upstream, World Gas Conference, Washington DC, 28 June 2018: Bernard Looney sets out the case for ensuring action is taken to tackle methane when making the argument for the benefits of gas in meeting the dual challenge of increasing energy demand while lowering emissions.
  • The biggest challenges and opportunities facing the global gas industry
    The biggest challenges and opportunities facing the global gas industry
    Bob Dudley, group chief executive, World Gas Conference, Washington DC, 26 June 2018: Bob Dudley speaks about how gas will play a big role in the future of energy: “it is abundant, it’s affordable – and if you use it instead of coal for power generation, you can cut the sector’s carbon emissions by half.”
  • The energy transition
    The energy transition
    Brian Gilvary, chief financial officer, FT Energy Transition Summit, London, 14 June 2018: Brian Gilvary shares the latest trends shaping the energy transition and talks about the steps needed to meet growing demand for energy while lowering emissions.
  • Energy in 2017
    Energy in 2017
    Spencer Dale, launch event for the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2018, London, 13 June 2018: Summarising developments in energy markets over the previous year, BP’s chief economist says: “Global energy markets in 2017 took a backward step in terms of the transition to a lower carbon energy system: growth in energy demand, coal consumption and carbon emissions all increased. But that should be seen in the context of the exceptional outcomes recorded in the previous three years.”
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Speech archive

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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