Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
BP is one of the world’s leading international oil and gas companiesa. We operate in more than 80 countries, providing our customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemicals products for everyday items. As a global group, our interests and activities are held or operated through subsidiaries, jointly controlled entities or associates established in – and subject to the laws and regulations of – many different jurisdictions. These interests and activities covered two business segments in 2009: Exploration and Production and Refining and Marketing. BP’s activities in low-carbon energy are managed through our Alternative Energy business, which is reported within Other businesses and corporate. Exploration and Production’s activities cover three key areas. Upstream activities include oil and natural gas exploration, field development and production. ... More ...