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Flying Spaghetti Monster spotted off Angolan coast

A BP team operating an ROV at an oil well off the coast of Angola has spotted a deep-sea creature with an uncanny resemblance to Pastafarian deity the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Captured at a depth of 1,325 metres, the beast does indeed appear to sport noodly appendages. Once the footage arrived at the office of Daniel Jones …
Lester Haines, 14 Aug 2015

BP: Oil prices crashed, so must our ICT budget

BP has confirmed it is looking to squeeze costs from its annual ICT budget on the back of crashing oil prices, and well-placed sources tell us the business wants to identify $300m in savings. It’s been a tough couple of years for the over-enthusiastic oil seeker and distributor, what with the crisis in Gulf of Mexico and more …
Paul Kunert, 27 Feb 2015
David Cameron, Prime Minister, meets Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei Technologies, in Downing Street, 11th September, 2012.

Huawei Browne-noses UK after hiring ex-BP peer for its board

Chinese telecom giant Huawei has appointed ex-BP chief exec Lord Browne to head up its UK board of directors. The company has repeatedly rejected concerns that Huawei has too much control over Blighty's critical infrastructure and communications systems, based on claims that its chairman (and erstwhile member of the People's …
Kelly Fiveash, 16 Feb 2015
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BP hires Deutsche Telekom to send email up in smoke

BP Oil will push 100,000 staff mailboxes into the cloud after the fuel giant signed a deal with Deutsche Telekom's T-Systems division to reorganise its internal communications. The five-year contract tasks T-Systems with setting up an internal messaging system for 83,000 BP employees worldwide, an overhaul that will include …
Anna Leach, 20 Jul 2012
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Ex-BP engineer cuffed 'for deleting Deepwater spill texts'

A former BP engineer has been arrested and accused of covering up how badly the Deepwater Horizon oil spill clean-up was going by deleting text messages. Kurt Mix was cuffed in the US on the charge of obstruction of justice, for which he could face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000 (£309,617). “The …
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BP world energy review: Chinese coal drives up CO2

Last year saw the highest surge in energy demand for almost 40 years, according to BP's 60th annual review* of energy. Despite record renewable energy production – with hydroelectric energy use rising 6.5 per cent – fossil fuel consumption surged to the highest level ever. Gas was up 7.4 per cent and coal, which still accounts …

Apple ousts Google in brand value

Apple is a more valuable brand than Google, according to rankings from marketeers. Confusingly, Apple's brand is worth less than the stock market reckons and Google is also valued more highly by financial analysts than by the marketing department. The "Brandz 2011" survey valued Apple's brand at $153bn, up 84 per cent on last …
John Oates, 9 May 2011
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BP loses personal details on spill victims

Infamously leaky oil company BP has lost a laptop containing personal information, social security numbers and other details on 13,000 people claiming compensation for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The laptop was password-protected but not encrypted. It was lost 1 March by a travelling BP exec. BP said the lappy contained a …
John Oates, 30 Mar 2011
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BP's crystal ball sees more coal, gas, biofuels...

You know you're watching in a lively business when forecasts look dated as soon as they appear. Yesterday BP revealed its crystal ball-gazing exercise of forecasts for energy supply and demand to 2030. It's as a good as any, but conservatively plays down the latest innovations in nuclear, synthetic hydrocarbons and …
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Jan 2011
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'Methanotroph' bacteria feasted on blown BP rig's methane belch

Scientists believe they have solved the mystery over what happened to the hundreds of thousands of tons of methane that belched into the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion last April. According to a study published in Science Xpress, the gas served as a feast for methanotrophs: bacteria able to …

BP taps HP for IT ops

Oil giant BP looks likely to make cuts in its European and US IT departments to help allay the costs of the Deep Water Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. BP International Ltd announced today that it has expanded an IT outsourcing deal it has operating in the United Kingdom to cover all of the oil company's operations in …
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Leaked Google docs out top search ad spenders

Following its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, BP went from spending about $57,000 a month on Google search ads to an enormous $3.6m outlay for the month of June alone, according to a report citing internal Google documents. Documents obtained by Ad Age list BP as Google's sixth largest advertiser in June. Early that month, BP …
Cade Metz, 7 Sep 2010
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X Prize offers cash for oil spill cleaners

This Thursday, the X Prize Foundation will announce its next competition: a challenge to inventors and entrepreneurs to find ways to clean up after such environmental disasters as BP's Gulf gusher. The effort won't encompass the entire mess that BP has made, nor will it target all the oil released in future underwater …
Rik Myslewski, 28 Jul 2010
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Gulf spill to annihilate all earthlings, says seer

Within the next six months, according to at least one man, the world may come to an end. And he blames the Brits. "Ominous reports are leaking past the BP Gulf salvage operation news blackout that the disaster unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico may be about to reach biblical proportions," writes prolific poster Terrence Aym for …
Rik Myslewski, 12 Jul 2010
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BP targets Twitter to clean up oil spill

BP has complained to Twitter about one of the very many parody feeds mocking its efforts to clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. As a result BPGlobalPR has changed its bio to read: "We are not associated with Beyond Petroleum, the company that has been destroying the Gulf of Mexico for 51 days." The feed has just short of …
John Oates, 10 Jun 2010
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BP grabs 'oil spill' keywords on Google

BP is purchasing search keywords such as "oil spill" on Google, Microsoft Bing, and Yahoo! in an effort to spin the ongoing clusterf**k in the Gulf of Mexico. As noticed by the International Business Times and others, if you search on "oil spill" on Google, Bing, or Yahoo!, you may see a BP ad appear at the top of the results …
Cade Metz, 8 Jun 2010
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Supercomputer oil slick sims predict greasy Atlantic

Supercomputers are good for more than just designing nuclear weapons or making doomsday predictions about climate change. They can depress us in other ways, like showing us the extent of the damage that could be done by BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore rig spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The National Center for Atmospheric …
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Play BP Offshore Oil Strike

In the 1970s, an obscure board games publisher called Printabox collaborated with BP to design a game called BP Offshore Oil Strike. BP Offshore Oil Strike Europe board game Will You Strike Oil, Dry Hole or Hazard? Here are some rules (courtesy of Boardgamegeek): Two to four players compete at exploring for oil, building …
Drew Cullen, 2 Jun 2010

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