Investing in technology and talent development in India
BP is bringing its advanced deep water, giant field and gas value chain technology and expertise to India. We have seconded global experts in exploration and subsurface technologies to RIL.
We have established an R&D centre in Mumbai for developing advanced technology for our global lubricants operations. This state-of-the-art technology centre also houses the global two-wheeler product development centre which was transitioned to India.
BP petrochemicals technology and capability offer, aims to create value for downstream Indian companies, making them more competitive. BP has licensed its advantaged proprietary technology to manufacture Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) to JBF Industries and Paraxylene to RIL.
BP is a partner to the Indian Fund for Sustainable Energy (INFUSE) at the Centre for Innovation, at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. This three way partnership between the government, industry and academia aims to incubate new, clean technologies.
BP has awarded contracts for IT application development and application maintenance to strategic vendors in India. We also secure procurement and financial services through our vendors in India. Over 1200 of our global shipping staff, including Captains and Chief Engineers are Indians. We train our senior marine fleet at a training center in Lonavala.