These technologies are prioritised to align with BP’s Area Development Planning Process. Each material field or group of fields has an Area Development Plan (ADP), which sets out how the field is developed to maximise value. Each ADP is underpinned by a Technology Plan. These are approved by BP’s Upstream Executive Team at most every two years, some annually.
Each technology on the Plan has a schedule to study its impact, trial it in a lower risk environment, before moving to deployment at field scale. Progress of these schedules is performance managed by BP’s Technology Manager in the Region.