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Former good article nominee BP was a Social sciences and society good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Updates from 2016 Annual Report[edit]

BP published its Annual Report for 2016 in April. As I have in previous years, I went through the report to see what can be updated on Wikipedia. My suggestions are below although more will be posted later, focused primarily on operations outside of the U.S. As I am an employee of BP and have a WP:Conflict of interest, I will not make any of these edits myself. Would someone be able to look at my suggestions and make edits they see as fitting? Given Beagel's involvement with similar requests in the past and Cloudbound's recent edits to the page that have made updates of the kind I'm proposing, I want to bring this to their attention, too.

Infobox

  • Update the infobox with the following changes:
    • Update the number of employees: 74,500[1]
    • Update the production output year (the 3.3 million figure stays the same): 2016[2]

Introduction

  • Update the second paragraph with the following changes:
    • As of 31 December 2016, BP had operations in 72 countries[3]
    • Total proved reserves: 17.81 billion barrels
    • The company has around 18,000 service stations worldwide,[4] including 7,100 in the U.S.[5]

Operations

  • Update the first paragraph with the following changes:
    • BP has operations in 72 countries worldwide[6]
    • As of December 2016, it had 74,500 employees worldwide[7]

United States

  • Update the first paragraph with the following changes:
    • In 2016, BP's production in the United States included 335,000 barrels per day (53,300 m3/d) of oil and 1.656 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas.
  • Update the fourth paragraph with the following changes:
    • As of 2016, the company operated nine North Slope oilfields in the Greater Prudhoe Bay area, producing 107,900 net barrels per day (17,900 m3/d)[8]
    • We can also delete and accounting for about 60% of all Alaska North Slope production. In 2015, 107,000 barrels per day (17,000 m3/d) were produced in Alaska.
  • Update the last paragraph with the following changes (Information in the Annual Report is slightly outdated on this point, so I am proposing we use BP's website with the most up-to-date figures on the number of wind farms in the U.S.):
    • As of 2016, BP operated 13 wind farms in seven states in the U.S., and held an interest in another in Hawaii.[9] The company's net share of wind generation in the U.S. in 2016 was 4,389 gigawatt hours.[10]

Main business segments Oil and natural gas

  • Update this subsection with the following changes:
    • BP Upstream's activities include exploring for new oil and natural gas resources, developing access to such resources, and producing, transporting, storing and processing oil and natural gas. The activities in this area of operations take place in 25 countries worldwide. In 2016, BP produced around 3.3 million barrels per day (520,000 m3/d) of oil equivalent, of which 2.048 million barrels per day (325,600 m3/d) were liquids and 7.075 billion cubic feet per day (200.3×106 m3/d) was natural gas, and had total proved reserves of 17.81 billion barrels (2.832×109 cubic metres) of oil equivalent, of which liquids accounted 10.3 billion barrels (1.64×109 cubic metres) and natural gas 43.3 trillion cubic feet (1.23 trillion cubic metres).[11]

Oil refining and marketing

  • Update the first paragraph with the following changes:
    • We can delete As of December 2015, BP owned or held a share in 13 refineries worldwide.[10]

Alternative and low carbon energy

  • Update the third paragraph with the following changes:
    • As of 2016, BP operates 13 wind farms in seven states across the U.S., and holds interest in a wind farm in Hawaii.[9] Its net generating capacity from these sites was 1,452 megawatts of electricity.[12]
    • We can delete In the United States, BP has built or purchased 16 wind farms with total gross capacity of around 2,600 megawatts and another 2,000 MW under development.

Corporate affairs

  • Update the second paragraph with the following changes:
    • In 2016, the company's revenue was US$183 billion, compared to $222.894 billion in 2015.[13]
    • We can delete operating loss was $9.571 billion and net loss was $6.400 billion.
    • As of 2016, BP employed 74,500 worldwide.
    • We can delete 79,800 people employed by the company worldwide

I am happy to discuss any questions. Thanks. Arturo at BP (talk) 22:34, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

References

References

  1. ^ "Annual Report and Form 20-F 2016" (PDF). BP. 6 April 2017. p. 2. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Annual Report 2016, p. 3
  3. ^ Annual Report 2016, p. 2
  4. ^ Annual report 2016, p. 2
  5. ^ Annual Report 2016, p. 32
  6. ^ Annual Report 2016, p. 2
  7. ^ Annual Report 2016, p. 2
  8. ^ Annual Report 2016, p. 245
  9. ^ a b "BP Wind Energy Sites". BP. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 
  10. ^ Annual Report 2016, p. 38
  11. ^ Annual report 2016, p. 23
  12. ^ Annual Report 2016, p. 38
  13. ^ Annual Report 2016, p. 122
 Done. However, there is still some information based on the Annual report 2015. Maybe we could find the same information from the Annual Report 2016 or from other sources, so we could remove AR 2015 at all. Beagel (talk) 16:06, 25 May 2017 (UTC)
Thanks again, Beagel, for so quickly taking care of these updates. If you don't mind, would you mind making a few small fixes?
  • The second paragraph of the introduction reads "As of 31 December 201, …" Can you fix 2016?
    • Also in that paragraph, I see you left off the number of service stations in the U.S. I wasn't sure if that was on purpose or an oversight.
  • In the first paragraph under United States, it should say 335,000 barrels per day of oil.
  • The revenue figure in the second paragraph of Corporate affairs should say $183 billion and there is wiki coding later in the sentence.
I will look again to see what other updates can be made from the new report and leave a new request.
Thanks again. Arturo at BP (talk) 23:22, 25 May 2017 (UTC)
Beagel: You requested I see if some of the outstanding details currently referenced to the 2015 Annual Report can be referenced to the 2016 filing. The following items can be updated citing the 2016 Annual Report
Operations
  • BP operations are organized into two main business segments, Upstream and Downstream[1]
Oil and natural gas
  • Edit the second sentence of this section to update the number of countries
    • The activities in this area of operations take place in 28 countries worldwide.[2]
I am happy to discuss any questions. Thanks. Arturo at BP (talk) 19:29, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ 2016 Annual Report, p. 10
  2. ^ 2016 Annual Report, p. 24
Marking this request as answered for now. Feel free to reopen this request if anything new develops. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 21:52, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

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Updates for United Kingdom[edit]


As Beagel marked United Kingdom as needing updates on May 25, I have offered some suggestions along with citations for support:

  • Update the numbers and the reference in the second sentence to read as follows:
    • BP has a major corporate campus in Sunbury-on-Thames, which is home to around 3,500 employees and over 50 business units.[1]
  • The figures for the number of employees for North Sea operations in Aberdeen, Scotland, and trading functions at Canary Wharf are outdated. Since there are no sources that give accurate numbers for those locations, I ask that the figures be deleted from the following two sentences:
    • Its North Sea operations are headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, where it employs around 3,000 people. BP's trading functions are based at 20 Canada Square in Canary Wharf, London, where around 2,200 employees are based.
  • Update the number of service stations in the the final paragraph of United Kingdom:
    • There are 1,200 BP service stations in the UK.[2][3]

I am happy to discuss any questions. Thanks. Arturo at BP (talk) 21:19, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ "ICBT Sunbury". BP. Retrieved 9 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Gosden, Emily (26 December 2016). "BP in talks with grocery store partners to boost global forecourt sales". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 9 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Who we are". BP. Retrieved 9 August 2017. 
@Arturo at BP:  Done DrStrauss talk 13:21, 25 August 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, DrStrauss. Just one quick follow-up note: now that the new figure for service stations is added under "United Kingdom", the following sentence can be removed:
Retail sites operated by BP in the UK include over 1,100 service stations.
If you would be willing to look at another small request of mine, I will be posting some further updates to operational information, this time to replace the currently outdated details for Australia. Thanks. Arturo at BP (talk) 14:20, 29 August 2017 (UTC)
@Arturo at BP: done that, will look at the Australia request tomorrow :) DrStrauss talk 22:17, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

Updates for Australia[edit]

Among the areas that could be updated under "Other locations" is the paragraph on BP in Australia.

  • As the Bulwer Island refinery is no longer operational since 2015, the first sentence can be be edited as follows (also updating figures for Kwinana)
    • Replace: In Australia, BP operates two out of the country's five[1] refineries: Kwinana in Western Australia, which can process up to 146,000 barrels (23,200 m3) of crude oil per day and is the country's largest refinery, and the Bulwer Island refinery in Queensland, which can process up to 102,000 barrels (16,200 m3) of crude per day.
    • With this new wording: BP operates the Kwinana refinery in Western Australia, which can process up to 146,000 barrels (23,200 m3) of crude oil per day and is the country's largest refinery,[2] supplying fuel to 80 per cent of Western Australia.[3]
  • The article does not mention BP's involvement in the North West Shelf in Australia
    • Add: BP is a non-operating joint venture partner in the North West Shelf (NWS), which produces LNG, pipeline gas, condensate and oil.[4] The NWS venture is Australia's largest resource development and accounts for around one third of Australia's oil and gas production.[5][6]
  • Either within the same paragraph or under "Oil refining and marketing" the number of service stations in Australia can be added
    • Add: There are approximately 1,400 BP service stations in Australia with over 1,000 of them owned by independent operators.Cite error: A <ref> tag is missing the closing </ref> (see the help page).

As I am an employee of BP and have a WP:Conflict of interest, I will not make any of these edits myself. Would someone be able to look at my suggestions and make edits they see as fitting? I am happy to discuss any questions. Thanks. Arturo at BP (talk) 14:29, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

 Working DrStrauss talk 22:20, 29 August 2017 (UTC) Done DrStrauss talk 08:21, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ Beveridge, John (4 April 2013). "It's a bleak future for refineries in Australia". Herald Sun. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Denton, Vicky (6 May 2015). "BP Australia to invest AUD 450 million to expand and upgrade retail network". F+L Daily. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  3. ^ McKnight, Gareth (16 May 2017). "$80m overhaul at BP". The West Australian. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  4. ^ Chambers, Matt (18 May 2016). "BP job cuts go deeper as focus turns to fuel retailing". The Australian. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  5. ^ Lanis, Roman; Govendir, Brett; McClure, Ross (25 April 2017). "Counting the missing billions: How Australia is losing out to oil and gas giants". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  6. ^ Daiss, Tim (15 January 2016). "Woodside hedges bet with extra $2B North West Shelf investment". Rigzone. Retrieved 18 August 2017.