BP at a glance

From the deep sea to the desert, from rigs to fuel retail sites and research centres, we deliver light, heat, and mobility solutions for a changing world. We track, trade and deliver the world's energy in real time, at a scale that only a few organizations on earth can achieve

Key facts

Countries of operation
Number of employees
Sales and other operating revenues
$183 billion
Underlying replacement cost profit
$2.6 billion
Barrels of oil equivalent produced per day (a)
3.3 million
Proved reserves (a)
17,810 million barrels of oil equivalent
New exploration access
71,000 square kilometres
Retail sites
Approximately 18,000
Refinery throughputs per day
1.7 million barrels
Petrochemicals produced
14.2 million tonnes
As at, or for the year ended, 31 December 2016, see footnotes below.

Who we are

We are a global energy business, involved in every aspect of the complex energy system that drives our world. Almost 75,000 BP people work day and night to serve millions of energy customers. Thanks to our reach and incredible human resources, we are one of only a very few companies equipped to deliver light, heat and mobility on a global scale.

Read more about the energy transition

What we do

We operate in more than 70 countries worldwide. We find and produce oil and gas on land and offshore. We move energy around the globe. We manufacture and market fuels and raw materials used in thousands of everyday products, from mobile phones to food packaging.

BP in action

Some highlights of our activities around the world in 2016

Business model

From deep sea to desert, from rigs to retail, we find and produce oil and gas, fuels and lubricants, wind power and natural biofuels for a changing world.

Our people

Our people want to play their part in solving the big complex challenges facing our planet today. We value their expertise and are working hard to build the best team in world energy.

A strong leadership team

Meet the senior team leading thousands of BP scientists, engineers and professionals worldwide.

Fit for the future

We are evolving our strategy – allowing us to be competitive in a time when prices, policy, technology and customer preferences are changing.

Our values

Everyone who works for BP is guided day in and day out by our values: safety, respect, excellence, courage and one team. In a fast-changing world, these values provide continuity and a shared point of reference for every action we take and every decision we make.


Sustainability means building a resilient BP: a business that is competitive in all conditions, that recognises the urgency of the climate challenge and plays its part in driving the transition to a lower carbon world.


Technology is changing our world. We are using and developing technology to deliver energy in amazing new ways. This is transforming our business. It means we can play our part in steering the world towards a lower carbon future.

The energy transition

The transition to a lower carbon future has begun, but it is clear there is not going to be just one low carbon energy answer. We are thinking hard about what the future might look. Think ahead with us using our Statistical Review of World Energy and BP Energy Outlook

Our reports


a. Includes BP's share of Rosneft as well as our interest in other equity-accounted entities.