Producing and transporting hydrocarbons
Our Distant Collaboration Heart in Houston supplies round the clock assist for deepwater nicely operations within the Gulf of Mexico, guaranteeing that bp’s offshore groups obtain 24/7 help from onshore consultants.
We additionally deploy a set of intuitive computer systems that use sensory expertise to assemble information on our nicely operations after which translate the information into easy, real-time indicators that assist rig crews and office-based consultants improve security and efficiency.
We additionally use drones and robotic crawlers to examine our Gulf of Mexico amenities, decreasing potential danger to individuals.
Our US refineries use drones to watch elevated buildings — fairly than have staff climb up short-term scaffolding — whereas utilizing robotic expertise to carry out different important security inspections.
At our Whiting refinery, we use state-of-the artwork robots to scrub tanks which might have beforehand required a number of cycles of flush materials for use together with tons of of man-hours spent manually cleansing.
Our Cherry Level refinery makes use of phased-array ultrasonic testing expertise to verify our gear and piping, confirm structural integrity and supply early detection of corrosion injury.
In our wind power enterprise, each bp-operated wind farm receives round the clock assist from on-site personnel and/or our Distant Working Heart (ROC) in Houston. Utilizing superior expertise, ROC groups centrally monitor all bp websites whereas working with colleagues within the subject to reinforce efficiency, reliability and security.
We’re additionally utilizing drones to finish detailed and one-off depth administration inspections of blades. Drones enable us to take high-resolution photographs of any blade injury after which schedule the suitable repairs and upkeep. Their use additionally reduces danger by eliminating the necessity for individuals to entry the blade instantly.
Lightsource bp makes use of panels which can be constructed to attain long-term subject sturdiness to resist harsh environmental situations for 35 years or extra. Photo voltaic panels are principally glass, aluminum, silicon (refined sand) and semi-conducting materials. By weight, greater than 80 p.c of a typical photo voltaic panel is glass and aluminum – each widespread and easy-to-recycle supplies. The glass is designed and examined to resist hail and is tempered, just like the windshields of vehicles, and immune to breakage.