BP in the United Arab Emirates

BP has been working in the Middle East for more than 100 years

What we do

With our upstream activities in Abu Dhabi and our downstream business managed from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates is an important hub for BP’s operations across the Middle East. 
Our relationship with the United Arab Emirates goes back to the early 1930s, when Air BP established a refuelling depot in Sharjah to serve the first airplanes en route from the UK to India.

Today, the head office for our regional upstream activities is in Abu Dhabi. 

Further along the coast to the north, Dubai is the regional hub for our refining and marketing businesses known as BP Middle East. BP markets oil products, including aviation and marine fuels and lubricants, and provides technical support and other related services across the region - from Egypt in the west to Sri Lanka in the east.

The regional office of BP’s trading division is also based in Dubai and is actively involved in regional markets for crude and refined products, linking into BP's refining and marketing networks as well as international petroleum markets.

Our people and partners

In Abu Dhabi, BP’s interests include joint-venture partnerships with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and shareholdings in the Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (BP's share is 14.67%), Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Limited (10%), the Natural Gas Shipping Company (10%), and Bunduq Company Limited (3%). BP seconds experts to ADNOC and the operating companies, providing technical and managerial support. We also invest in developing local capabilities, including the secondment of national staff to BP locations worldwide. 

BP equity production from Abu Dhabi is around 90,000 barrels of oil per day. 

The refining and marketing side of our business includes the joint-venture blending plants in Dubai, which produce premium-quality lubricants under the BP, Castrol, Duckhams and Veedol brands. 

Air BP in Dubai is responsible for sales to airlines in more than 20 countries, from Egypt in the west to Bangladesh in the east. We participate in joint-venture operations in the UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Lebanon. Air BP also has technical and commercial service agreements with key regional partners such as Adnoc Distribution in Abu Dhabi, Oman National Oil Company, Indian Oil Corporation, Maldives Airports Company and Misr Petroleum. We are the sole provider of storage and into-plane refuelling services at Sharjah International Airport.

Community investment

BP aims to make a difference to the communities in which we operate. We strive to be a force for good and demonstrate this through the creation of job opportunities, the engagement of local suppliers and supporting development projects.

BP is committed to the development of local capabilites through various educational programmes.

All our businesses throughout the Gulf region support the BP Young Adventurers programme. Created by BP to help develop 14- to 18-year-olds in the Gulf, the programme has taken thousands of teenagers on weekends of learning and adventure to help build their leadership skills and to encourage them to become more safety-conscious and environmentally aware.

We support the Abu Dhabi Petroleum Institute, which is a pioneering educational establishment founded through collaboration between the industry and professional consortiums. The Petroleum Institute is a significant contribution to human capital, developing the people and expertise needed to sustain Abu Dhabi’s oil and gas industry.  

BP is one of the founding supporters of the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, an independent UAE organization that uses venture philanthropy to help young people in the country reach their full potential. Through our strategic partnership with Emirates Foundation, we support the development of local capability and youth by enhancing their skills, leadership and motivation needed to pursue successful careers in the private sector.

BP sponsors the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi to support the Sustainable Schools Initiative (SSI). SSI is a project that helps build the capacity of schools to address their own environmental impact and roll out a sustained environment education and awareness activity for the whole school community.

BP supports Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development to help build capacity and share knowledge and experience around small medium-sized enterprises to create a new generation of Emirati entrepreneurs 

BP also supports two special university awards programmes in the UAE: with the American University of Sharjah and the Khalifa University to recognize students' outstanding achievements for their academic projects and research.

BP partners the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology to support innovation and entrepreneurship programmes, bringing expertise and resources to enhance the UAE’s’s technology commercialisation capabilities.
Please use the contact details below to call or write to us at BP in the United Arab Emirates. We aim to deal with your enquiries as quickly as possible.

BP Exploration Operating Co Ltd

CI Tower, 6th floor 
Khalidiyah (32nd) Street 
PO Box 46600 Abu Dhabi, UAE
Phone: +9712 493 5555
Fax: +9712 493 5556

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