British Petroleum Essays

  • British Petroleum

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    British Petroleum What we know today as British Petroleum is the result of several companies being bought and sold over many years. One of the companies, Standard Oil Company was created in 1870 by John D. Rockefeller in Cleveland Ohio. By 1892, while still not selling gas products, Standard Oil companies was providing lubricating products to keeps parts on horse drawn wagons moving friction-free. One of the other companies, the Angelo-Persian Oil Company was formed in 1905. By 1908 they were

  • Swot Analysis Of British Petroleum

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    Introduction: British Petroleum is a big name in the Oil industries. It is counted as one among the seven super major oil and gas producing organizations. Main focus of the business is to extract oil, generating energy, making lubricants and petrochemicals for individual customers as well as the other related companies. British Petroleum is a multinational company operating its business in more than 70 countries. ( Oil Spill at Gulf of Mexico: Deepwater Horizon witnessed the dangerous British petroleum

  • British Petroleum Reflection Paper

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    The Company In order to maximize the usefulness of this assignment, I decided to evaluate the company I plan to intern for this summer, and hopefully sign on full time with after the conclusion of my internship: British Petroleum. I believe this will be particularly interesting as the energy/oil industry is under particular scrutiny when it comes to values and ethics, for obvious micro/macro reasons. On the other hand, it will be enlightening for me to see and further understand the culture and long

  • Effects of the British Petroleum Oil Spill

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    Less than a year ago people were outraged about the huge event that was headlining in the news everywhere. This incident was called the British Petroleum (BP) oil spill, and this spill kept many frightened and waiting for answers on the future. The BP oil spill significantly changed many lives, cost an abundance of money, and occurred because people were being careless on the job and not as aware as they should have been. April 20, 2010 was a day that many remember, but not for a respectable reason

  • The British Petroleum Oil Spill and Lack of Response

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    The British Petroleum Oil Spill and Lack of Response Last year, news spread of an oil spill off the Gulf Coast. These events occur periodically and usually register much media attention. As British Petroleum (BP) executives could not shut off the crude oil or prevent the damage it caused, people took notice. Millions of dollars in tourism, commerce and sales were lost. Thousands of wildlife acres and ecosystems were also compromised. There were more questions than answers. What BP did to alleviate

  • Financial Analysis Of The Financial Position Of British Petroleum

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    The purpose of this report is to indicate the financial position of British Petroleum as compared to its competitors. British Petroleum is the world’s seven super major valuable oil and Gas Company and is the constituent of FTSE 100. The company operates through 17800 service stations all over the world and produces about 3.2 billion barrels per day. The company conducts in operations in almost 80 countries. By market capitalisation the company is ranked at sixth position and has been ranked as fifth

  • The British Petroleum (BP) Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

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    Introduction The British Petroleum (BP) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was one of the worst ecological catastrophes in human history, causing vast damage to a fragile and beautiful ecosystem while at the same time calling attention to the deficits in current approaches to energy prospecting, risk management, and cleanup. This analysis of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill will devote attention to the following questions: (a) What kind of technology is in use for deep-sea oil extraction

  • British Petroleum Case Study

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    At British Petroleum our goals are based upon our needs to foster and increase positive perceptions of our organization among employees and their families. We pride ourselves on setting the industry standard for drilling safety and employee retention in a worldwide market, however there is always room for improvement. British Petroleum seeks to bridge the business and workforce aspects of our company into more of a family like community. Our competitors are aware that we operate in a global market

  • Importance Of Risk Management In British Petroleum

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    British Petroleum was founded in 1908 as the Anglo-Persian Oil Company. From the humble beginning, the firm grew to be the largest petroleum firm in the United Kingdom and one of the largest in the world, employing over 100,000 people in the more than 100 countries. John Browne became the CEO since 1998 and was known for

  • British Petroleum Corporate Social Responsibility

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    expectations of business in a more ethical and sustainable manner (Smoder, J., et al., 2003). For many organisations, this has engendered a greater need for transparency and a more strategic and ethical approach to management. BP, formerly known as British Petroleum, is a germane example of this

  • BP Amoco

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    BP Amoco British Petrochemical Corporation registered on April 14, 1909, as the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, Ltd. It was named the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, Ltd., in 1935 and changed its name to the British Petroleum Company Limited in 1954. The current name was adopted in 1982. The company’s headquarters are in London. The Anglo-Persian Oil Company was formed in 1909 to take over and finance an oil-field concession granted in 1901 by the Iranian government to an English investor, William Knox

  • Drilling for Oil, the Environment, and Ethics

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    from powerful private environmental organizations representing millions of members throughout the United States. Congress established the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in 1980, over the strenuous objections of oil companies like Exxon and British Petroleum. As a compromise with the oil companies, lawmakers designated the refuge's coastal plain as a “study area,” leaving it in limbo until future lawmakers ruled whether to protect it or not. For the last 20 years, Arctic advocates, including the

  • Uses of Petroleum

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    Petroleum products are used widely in our everyday lives. They are used to power automobiles produce containers and to keep us warm. Petroleum, or crude oil is liquid composed of various organic chemicals. It is found in large quantities below the surface of Earth and is used as a fuel and as a raw material in the chemical industry. The word petroleum comes from the two Latin words “petro” and “leum” “petro” meaning rock and “leum” meaning oil. The chemical composition of all petroleum is principally

  • Saudi Aramco

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    interconnecting with the USA, and contributing to other many universal events. Exploring Oil: In 1923 the worst prediction in the history of oil, the Arab peninsula did not attract Great Britain to colonize this empty desert for the general manager of British Petroleum Company. Sir Arnold Wilson announced that the Arab Peninsula did not cont... ... middle of paper ... ...s the Arabs’ nightmare. In 1973, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Syria decided to fight against Israel to revenge Arabs’ defeat which was in

  • Oil Spill Essay

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    BUSM3886 Business and Government in the Global Context Individual Essay Assessment The oil spill had serious consequences for the ecosystem, it was found that the octant of Gulf (the area of the oil spill from Deepwater Horizon) contained 8332 species of plants and animals. In the main taxonomy of animals at all depths of disaster , there are 1461 mollusks, 604 polychaetes,1,503 crustaceans, 1,270 fish, sea turtles, 218 species of birds and 29 species of marine mammals (Gulf of Mexico biodiversity

  • poo

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    BP and Oil Lease in the Gulf of Mexico At the four year mark of the Deep Water Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allows British Petroleum (BP) to drill for oil in the gulf once again. Many consumer advocate groups, chiefly Public Citizens, have voiced concerns over this decision. The lack of corporate accountability and oversight makes this decision seem unethical to these advocates groups. However, the company agrees to follow the agency’s ethic and

  • The Impact and Influence of OPEC on Global Trade

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    is OPEC: the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries was formed on September 14, 1960 in Baghdad, Iraq and registered with the United Nations Secretariat on November 6, 1962 ( Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, 2013). OPEC defines themselves as “a permanent intergovernmental organization, currently consisting of 12 oil producing and exporting countries, spread across three continents America, Asia and Africa ( Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, 2013, p. 1)

  • Analysis Of Exxon Mobil

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    Description ExxonMobil is the biggest and most powerful international Oil and Gas Company in the world. They hold a major share of the global oil and gas resources, specializing in marketing and refining petroleum products. ExxonMobil characterizes themselves, as a technology firm pursuing superior ways to deliver energy for the world. This amazing company has been a leader in the energy industry for over 100 years. The company has several divisions and hundreds of affiliates with names that include

  • The Effects of Petroleum Business on Nigeria

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    The largest petroleum-producing nation in Africa is Nigeria. The petroleum company is the main contributing factor of the GDP in the West African nation, which is also the continents, most noticeable and populous reserves. Since Nigeria was under British control it has suffered socio-economic and political adversities for decades. Corrupt domestic militias and complicity of multinational corporations have rid the nation of its natural resources. The same corporations that are ridding the land and

  • Offshore Oil Drilling

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    the demand for crude oil is still increasing and there is no doubt, the resource is depleting and in the future, the world's production will be forced to start declining. Even though water bodies are extremely sensitive ecosystem, as demand for petroleum keeps rising and technological innovations developed offshore drilling introduced to satisfy the rising demand (Corn, and Copeland). There is no doubt oil-drilling, in general, and offshore drilling, in particular, is playing a great role in reaching