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Sustainability

Our purpose is to reimagine energy for people and our planet. We want to help the world reach net zero and improve people’s lives. In Azerbaijan this means providing the energy to heat and light homes and for transport and industry, to support economic growth and the improvements in quality of life this brings
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Our operations

We aim to deliver safe and efficient operations and projects contributing to sustainable development in the Caspian region.

Our operations

  • 3.7 billion barrels of oil were produced by ACG from first oil in 1997 to the end of 2019
  • 117 billion cubic metres of total gas were produced by Shah Deniz from first gas in 2006 to the end of 2019
  • 9 drilling rigs were involved in our operations during 2019, including two mobile offshore drilling units

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Our People

Our long-term success in Azerbaijan depends on having a talented and Azerbaijan depends on having a talented and diverse workforce.
  • At the end of 2019, the percentage of national citizens among bp Azerbaijan’s permanent professional staff was 91%. Our non-professional staff remained as 100% nationalized.

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Safety

We focus on maintaining safe, reliable and compliant operations and put safety and operational risk management at the heart of everything we do.
  • We had one tier 1 and two tier 2 process safety incidents in 2019
  • We had less high potential incidents in 2019 compared to the previous year. Out of nine HIPOs in 2019, six took place offshore

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Environment

We recognize that managing environmental impacts is an essential part of what it means to responsibly produce oil and gas.
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  • 37,672 CO2 equivalent tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) sustainable emissions reduction were achieved in 2019.
  • Methane intensity for bp Azerbaijan was 0.03%.
  • We generated 40% less total hazardous waste in 2019 than in the previous year.

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Society

The energy we produce serves to power economic growth and improve the quality of life for millions of people. We aim to have a positive and enduring impact on the communities in which we operate.
  • $86 million spent jointly with our co-venturers on social programmes including community development and educational initiatives since the start of our operations in Azerbaijan

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