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  • 22 October 2018
    BP receives OGA approval to develop Alligin field in North Sea

    BP today confirmed it has received approval from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) to proceed with the Alligin development west of Shetland, which will target 20 million barrels of oil equivalent, and is expected to produce 12,000 barrels gross of oil equivalent a day at peak

  • 8 October 2018
    Science Museum Group launches UK's first Academy for informal Science Engagement

    The Science Museum Group today launched a major new initiative to help address the challenge of low engagement with science and tackle the STEM skills shortage which costs UK businesses around £1.5 billion a year.

  • 27 September 2018
    BP receives OGA approval to develop Vorlich field in North Sea

    BP announced today that approval has been received from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) to proceed with the Vorlich development in the central North Sea, which will target 30 million barrels of oil equivalent producing 20,000 barrels gross of oil equivalent a day at peak

  • 25 September 2018
    Aviva, BP, Hastings Direct and Honda R&D Europe unite to accelerate the evolution of future transport systems for smart cities

    The founder members of a Shared Research Programme (SRP) have been announced today: Aviva, BP, Hastings Direct and Honda R&D Europe. These major companies have confirmed their investment into a 3 year foundation research programme, led by TRL in a strategic partnership with DG Cities, to develop, test and validate new road transport technologies, services, and business operating models

  • 12 September 2018
    BP trials Freewire EV charging system in Hammersmith

    BP has launched a trial of FreeWire EV rapid charging service, which will run until the end of October. Customers with CHAdeMO-compatible charge EVs are invited to visit theBP Hammersmith forecourt and have their EV charged for free, using the FreeWire system

  • 22 August 2018
    BP M&S Simply Food store opens in Peebles

    The new BP service station with M&S Simply Food on Innerleithern Road opened today creating 12 new jobs in the local area. The joint BP and Marks & Spencer development will offer motorists a wide range of M&S quality food alongside BP’s own Wild Bean Café drinks and hot food.

  • 1 August 2018
    BP M&S Simply Food store opens in Lockerbie

    The new BP service station with M&S Simply Food on Junction 16 opened today. The joint BP and Marks & Spencer development will offer motorists a wide range of M&S quality food alongside BP’s own Wild Bean Café drinks and hot food.

  • 18 July 2018
    BP ETAP hub celebrates 20 years of production

    BP ETAP hub celebrates 20 years of production Date: 18 July 2018 Regarded as one of the most ambitious and complex developments in the North Sea "Poster child" for Oil and Gas Authority's Maximising Economic Recovery strategy Expected to continue producing into the 2030s The Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP) North Sea development, labelled by the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) as the “poster child” for its Maximising Economic Recovery (MER UK) strategy, celebrates 20 years of production today, with the key hub expected to operate into the mid-late 2030s.

  • 3 July 2018
    BP to increase share in UK’s giant Clair field and sell interest in Alaska’s Kuparuk field

    BP today announced that it has entered into agreements with ConocoPhillips that will significantly increase its holding in the Clair field, a core asset of BP’s North Sea business in the UK, while also selling its non-operating interest in the Kuparuk and satellite oilfields in Alaska.

  • 28 June 2018
    New BP Ultimate STEM Challenge competition asks students: what would you reimagine?

    This year the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge is back and it’s even better! For the first time, BP, in partnership with STEM Learning, is inviting UK students aged 11 to 14 to use their STEM skills to tackle one simple challenge: reimagine a solution to a real-life problem

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