BP Gets Creative in Attempting to Crack the Shale Code

BP is separating its United States operations into, creating a new entity to tackle shale production.

Mar 8, 2014 at 2:00PM

Source: Wikipedia.

United States shale resources continue to haunt large integrated oil companies, with BP (NYSE:BP) becoming the most recent IOC to change its company's organizational structure in an attempt to crack the resource code. BP is proposing to separate its Lower 48 onshore division to make the unit more nimble to take advantage of the fracking revolution as well as speed up decision-making to manage costs. The decision makes economic sense, but is something else also at play here?  

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