Hydrocarbon production and transportation
Our remote collaboration center in Houston provides 24/7 support for deepwater well operations in the Gulf of Mexico, ensuring bp’s offshore team has 24/7 assistance from onshore experts .
It also introduced a suite of intuitive computers that use sensory technology to gather data on well operations and convert that data into simple real-time indicators to help rig crews and office professionals improve safety. It helps improve performance and performance.
We are also using drones and robotic crawlers to inspect facilities in the Gulf of Mexico to mitigate potential risks to people.
Instead of having workers climb temporary scaffolding, U.S. refineries are using drones to monitor elevated structures and using robotic technology to perform other critical safety inspections.
Our Whiting Refinery uses state-of-the-art robots to clean our tanks. In the past, hundreds of hours of manual cleaning required multiple uses of the flash material.
Our Cherry Point refinery uses phased array ultrasonic inspection technology to check equipment and piping, verify structural integrity, and detect corrosion damage early.
In our wind energy business, all wind farms operated by bp receive around-the-clock support from on-site personnel and/or our Remote Operating Center (ROC) in Houston. Using advanced technology, the ROC team centrally monitors all bp sites while working with field colleagues to improve performance, reliability and safety.
We also use drones to complete detailed and one-off strength control inspections of the blades. Drones can be used to capture high-definition blade damage and schedule appropriate repairs and maintenance. Using them also reduces the risk by eliminating the need for a person to have direct access to the blade.
Lightsource bp uses panels built to achieve long-term field durability of 35+ years in harsh environmental conditions. Solar panels are mainly glass, aluminum, silicon (refined sand), and semiconductor materials. By weight, more than 80% of a typical solar panel is glass and aluminum, both common and easily recyclable materials. The glass is designed and tested to withstand hail and is toughened like a car windshield, making it less likely to break.