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Downstream

Our hugely diverse Downstream business is the product and service-led arm of BP, with a successful team dedicated to supplying, trading, refining, transporting, manufacturing and marketing new and ever-improving existing product lines.

With a strong focus on safety, reliability, quality and efficiency, our Downstream business is looking to the future: maintaining our competitive market position, while increasing our footprint in growing markets.

Downstream

Business Model

The Downstream segment has global marketing and manufacturing operations. It is the product and service-led arm of BP, made up of three businesses.

  • Fuels

    Includes refineries, logistic networks and fuels marketing businesses, which together with global oil supply and trading activities, make up our integrated fuels value chains (FVCs). We sell refined petroleum products including gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel, and have a significant presence in the convenience retail sector.

  • Lubricants

    Manufactures and markets lubricants and related products and services to the automotive, industrial, marine and energy markets globally. We add value through brand, technology and relationships, such as collaboration with original equipment manufacturing partners.

  • Petrochemicals

    Manufactures and markets products that are produced using industry-leading proprietary BP technology, and are then used by others to make essential consumer products such as food packaging, textiles and building materials. We also license our technologies to third parties.

Career Areas

Engineering

Engineering

Engineering underpins everything we do at BP and is vital to our Downstream operation. Whether you specialise in mechanical, instrument, automotive, chemical or process engineering, you’ll have an important role to play here, helping us manufacture and deliver a range of world-class products and services to customers across the globe.

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Marketing

Marketing

With a history deep in discoveries and a future full of potential, there are incredible opportunities in marketing at BP. From oil, to automotive, to retail, at BP we put essential products and services in the hands of people around the world, and we’re constantly at the cutting-edge of innovation. But everything we do would be for nothing, if it wasn’t for our marketing team.

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Procurement and supply chain management

Procurement and supply chain management

When it comes to the way we work, we have ambitious plans to make our business leaner, faster and more effective, maximising the value we deliver and making sure we’re working as efficiently as we can. And, driving these plans to fruition, is our procurement and supply chain management (PSCM) team.

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Retail

Retail

At BP, we provide essential, innovative products and services to customers across the globe, from clean and efficient fuels and lubricants for your vehicle, to fuelling you with our wild bean coffee. At the heart of making sure customers get more of what they want is our BP Retail team.

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Finance

Finance

Adding value to our diverse company and improving business performance is the crux of our Finance team’s responsibility at BP Downstream. But it’s more than that: it’s maintaining our history of outstanding financial performance, it’s funding innovation and it’s guaranteeing we continue to offer customers the products and services they need, across the world.

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Operations

Operations

Operations is the backbone of our global energy business – it’s the key to turning our resources into products that power the world. We’re a huge organisation, and making sure everything runs as seamlessly as possible is a big challenge – but not one too big for our operations team.

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Research and technology

Research and technology

At BP, we have our sights firmly fixed on the future – and our research and technology team provide the knowledge, expertise and creativity to help us not just get there – but to make it ours. Keeping ourselves at the cutting edge is no easy feat. That’s where our research and technology team come in.

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We aim to run safe and reliable operations across all our businesses, supported by leading brands and technologies, to deliver high-quality products and services that meet our customers’ needs.

Our strategy is to deliver underlying performance improvement in order to expand earnings and cash flow potential and improve our resilience to a range of market conditions. We also aim to further build competitively advantaged businesses.

1,100

convenience partnership sites
keep
advancing

95.3%

refining availability

10%

fuels marketing earnings growth versus prior year

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