Bob Dudley

Kiran Stacey

The first BP AGM since the oil spill, and the first one with Bob Dudley at the helm, has come to a close. With the various disputes and controversies surrounding the company at the moment, did Dudley come out of it with his reputation enhanced? And what about the other parties represented? Here is our take. Read more

Kiran Stacey

Thursday morning sees Bob Dudley’s first AGM as chief executive, and it is not the one he would have planned. Read more

BP is running out of options. Its plans for a cooperation pact with Russia’s Rosneft was on Friday blocked for a second time by a legal challenge from its Russian partners in its existing Russian joint venture, TNK-BP. Read more

Kiran Stacey

In the last two days, we have had two new and similar accounts of the way in which BP’s corporate culture was to blame for the Gulf oil spill.  Read more

If anybody understands the difficulties of doing business in Russia it is BP chief executive Bob Dudley. in 2008, as head of the TNK-BP joint venture he had to flee the country in a bitter dispute with BP’s Russian partners.

So why is he now upping the ante - expanding its commitment to Russia with a separate $16bn tie-up with Rosneft, the state-controlled oil group? The answer is oil – the Arctic reserves at the heart of the deal could for the embattled group be a new North Sea.

Oil companies have to go where the oil is. And there is plenty of oil in Russia.

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Sylvia Pfeifer

Shares in BP hit a 6-month high this morning after a report that Shell considered an opportunistic takeover bid for the UK oil group in the summer during the Gulf of Mexico spill.  Read more

Kiran Stacey

Tony Hayward’s first interview since stepping down as CEO of BP airs on UK television tonight. And it looks like it’s going to mark another fascinating chapter in the terrible story of the Gulf oil spill. Read more

Kiran Stacey

Bob Dudley has been addressing the CBI today, making his first speech outside BP since becoming CEO last month. Read more

Kiran Stacey

A timeline of the key moments in the life of Bob Dudley, BP’s new chief executive Read more

Kiran Stacey

The energy industry continues to pore over the shake-up to BP’s safety division, which was announced yesterday, just two days before Bob Dudley takes over as chief executive.  Read more