BP celebrates 20 Years in Georgia
BP's journey in Georgia - Timeline
BP in Georgia has evolved from a few pioneers during its early days in 1996, to a peak workforce of 6,000 employees during BTC and SCP construction, to today's steady-state operational workforce more than 500 employees.
BP is one of the world’s leading integrated oil and gas companies on the basis of market capitalization, proven reserves and production. Our objective is to create value for shareholders by helping to meet growing demand for energy in a responsible way. Globally, we employ approximately 79,800 people. We have exploration and production interests in more than 70 countries, including our midstream pipeline activities in Georgia. In Georgia, we operate the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline (BTC) and South Caucasus gas pipeline (SCP) on behalf of two international consortia of energy companies and investors. These facilities are now in their seventh full-year of operation. The BTC and SCP pipelines run side by side for 248 kilometres within Georgia, with two BTC pump stations, gas offtake pressure reduction and metering facilities on SCP. There are a total of 16 block valves and 11 check valves on BTC, and six block valves on SCP. We also operate the Western Route Export Pipeline (WREP) and Supsa terminal on behalf of an international consortium of energy companies. Three hundred and seventy three kilometres of WREP lies within Georgia, with 27 block valves, four check valves and one check/block valve. It carries oil from the Caspian Sea via the Sangachal terminal in Azerbaijan to the Supsa oil terminal on the Georgia Black Sea coast.