June 18, 2020
The Global Service Centre will employ around 2,000 people and will support digital innovation across BP globally
The GBS will take operational ownership of third-party business processes with analytics and data science
The new centre will allow BP to tap into India’s growing digital talent pool and will lead solutions for the sector
The BP Statistical Review has found India to be the 2nd largest contributor to the growth of primary energy consumption
Energy major BP will set up a new centre for its global business services (GBS) operations in Pune, as per a statement by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas on June 18. The new centre, expected to begin operations by January 2021, will employ around 2,000 people and will support digital innovation across BP globally, providing business processing and advanced analytics capabilities.
The centre in Pune will assume operational ownership of third-party business processes and seek to further extend work with analytics and data science capabilities to pursue better business outcomes.
Following the announcement, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said, “I welcome BP’s move to establish a major new global business services centre in Pune. The new centre, once operational, will create opportunities for the growing local digital talent pool in India and will employ 2,000 people to support its global businesses.”
Meanwhile, BP released the 69th annual edition of the BP Statistical Review of World Energy on June 17. The latest edition – which analysed energy data for 2019 – highlighted the global energy trends emerging before the COVID-19 pandemic. The report stated that India was the second-largest contributor to the growth of primary energy consumption in the world in 2019, only behind China. India’s consumption was reported at 34.06 EJ (a growth of 2.3 per cent). The energy consumption is a combination of oil, natural gas, coal, renewables, and electricity.
Given that India is a growing market with a large digital talent pool, the new centre in India will allow BP to tap into this pool and will lead BP’s development and application of cutting-edge digital solutions in the energy sector.