This excerpt taken from the BP 20-F filed Mar 4, 2008.
We have initiated development programmes designed to ensure that BP has the capability among its people to achieve operational excellence and identify and manage risks.
The programmes support implementation of the OMS by developing technical knowledge and skills. They seek to improve management, behavioural, cultural and leadership skills to drive and sustain multi-year change in operations across multiple geographies.
For instance, the operating essentials programme is tailored to staff in maintenance, operations and safety who have responsibility for managing front-line employees and contractors. We completed operating essentials pilots in Anadarko (North America gas), Angola and Kwinana and started the first phase of the implementation at 11 other sites.
The Operations Academy, provided in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is directed towards senior operations and safety leaders of sites or large units.
executive operations programme targets group vice presidents and senior business
leaders with accountability for multiple operations or sites. Its purpose is
to deepen insight into manufacturing and operations activities and the consequences
of leadership decisions.