BP‘s investment in next-generation technology just paid off to the tune of a billion barrels of oil.
The British energy company has discovered 1 billion barrels of crude at an existing oilfield in the Gulf of Mexico. BP also announced two new offshore oil discoveries and a major new investment in a nearby field.
BP is the Gulf of Mexico’s biggest producer, and it’s making strides to hold that title.
BP now expects its fossil fuel output from the region to reach 400,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day by the middle of the next decade. Today, it produces about 300,000 boepd, up from less than 200,000 boepd about five years ago.