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Houston is home to bp’s US headquarters and nearly 4,000 employees, our largest employee base in the world.
Texas fast facts
bp’s extensive operations in the Lone Star State include onshore and offshore oil and gas production; energy marketing and trading; renewable energy generation; fuel retailing through TravelCenters of America; and research and technology development.
Onshore oil and gas

Operating in Texas’s Permian, Haynesville, and Eagle Ford Basins, our onshore oil and gas business bpx grew production by 13% year-on-year in 2023. bpx is also driving toward a 30-40% increase in production by 2025 compared to where we were in 2022.
Gulf of Mexico


Based in Houston, our Gulf of Mexico business operates five production platforms: Atlantis, Na Kika, Thunder Horse, Mad Dog and Argos. We’re building capacity to produce above 400,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d), and we expect volumes to average around 350,000 boe/d through the second half of the decade.

 

Brought online in 2023, Argos is a new semi-submersible floating production platform and the centerpiece of bp’s $9 billion Mad Dog 2 project. Argos provides an additional source of crude supply at a time of heightened concerns about energy security and affordability. It also plays a key role in high-grading our hydrocarbons portfolio with high-margin barrels.

 

Our Remote Collaboration Center provides around-the-clock support for deepwater well operations in the Gulf of Mexico. As well, our Center for High-Performance Computing (CHPC) in Houston is one of the world’s largest supercomputers for commercial research.

Trading & shipping

bp’s marketing and trading business, which has a major hub in Houston, buys and sells 14.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas each day – making it one of the largest marketers of natural gas in North America. bp’s shipping fleet features some of the most advanced tanker designs in the industry. bp vessels have some of the latest, most fuel-efficient hull forms, engines, cargo management technology and operational systems.
RNG & renewables


bp’s Archaea Energy – the largest renewable natural gas producer in the US – is headquartered in Houston. Archaea, independently and through its joint ventures, operates 50 sites with a presence in 32 states.

 

bp’s wind energy business is also based in Houston, where the Remote Operations Center centrally monitors all nine bp-operated wind farms across six states – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

Adding to our solar presence in Texas, in September 2023, construction began on our 187-megawatt dc Peacock Solar project north of Corpus Christi in San Patricio County. Expected to come online in the second half of 2024, Peacock is projected to create up to 300 jobs during construction and provide more than $25 million in tax revenue over the first 25 years of the project’s life.

*Vendor spend and number of contracted vendors as of 2022. bp employee figures as of June 30, 2023. Community spend includes bp foundation. Tax paid figures for the year ended December 31, 2022.