Each year, CERA clients gathered for a few days in Houston, Texas to attend the executive conference where they gained insight into the energy future while connecting with their peers. Read more

BIC Attends

BP urged the U.S. government to tighten rules limiting methane leaks from oil and gas operations as it teamed up with a prominent environmental group to develop technologies to limit emissions of the potent greenhouse gas. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The oil industry should engage with proponents of the “Green New Deal,” a Democratic initiative seeking to radically reduce U.S. dependence on fossil fuels, BP Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley said on Tuesday. Read more


McDermott was awarded a substantial* engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) SURF contract. Read more

Offshore & Marine

BP plans for significant growth in deepwater Gulf of Mexico; LLOG Exploration reports deepwater Gulf discovery; Offshore service market growth to outpace shale Read more


BP today announced first gas production from the second stage of its West Nile Delta development offshore Egypt. Read more


BP Ventures has invested $5 million in Belmont Technology’s Series A financing to further bolster BP’s artificial intelligence (AI) and digital capabilities in its Upstream business. Read more

Training & Human Resources

BP has started up the Thunder Horse Northwest Expansion project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico four months ahead of schedule and 15 percent under budget. Shell Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc. Read more


Sempra Energy and Total S.A. have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that provides the framework for cooperation in the development of North American LNG export projects. Read more


BP and partners announced that the Final Investment Decision (FID) for Phase 1 of the innovative cross-border Greater Tortue Ahmeyim development has been agreed. Read more

Natural Gas/LNG

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Anton Starikov

The proposed facility, in Aliaga in western Turkey, would produce 1.25 million tonnes per annum (tpa) of purified terephthalic acid (PTA), 840,000 tpa paraxylene (PX) and 340,000 tpa benzene. Read more


Britain’s BP has launched the sale of U.S. oil and gas onshore assets that could raise more than $3 billion to help pay for other fields in the United States it bought in October from BHP. Read more


BP Plc began restarting the blending oil unit at its 413,500 barrel-per-day (bpd) Whiting, Indiana, refinery. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

BP, on behalf of co-venturers Shell, Chevron and ConocoPhillips, achieved first oil production from the giant Clair Ridge project in the West of Shetland region offshore UK. Read more




BP Plc’s trading arm on Friday entered a tolling agreement with the owners of an idled oil refinery in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, cementing plans to bring the plant back online six years after it was idled by previous owners. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

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... Read more

Offshore & Marine

BP Plc plans to shut the large crude distillation unit (CDU) this week at its 413,500 barrel per day (bpd) Whiting, Indiana, refinery to begin an overhaul. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

BP announced today that it has successfully deployed Plant Operations Advisor (POA), a cloud-based advanced analytics solution developed with Baker Hughes, a GE company, across all four of its operated production platforms in the deepwater Gulf of Me Read more

Offshore & Marine

BP Plc said that its joint-venture 155,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Toledo, Ohio, refinery was returning to normal operation following an unplanned outage. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Total is not looking at investing in the U.S. shale oil industry when asked whether peer BP’s $10.5 billion acquisition of U.S. shale assets from BHP Billiton. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

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