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Welcome to BP's microsite in association with HISTORY™
Just over a century ago, in 1908, oil was first discovered in a rugged part of Persia after a long and difficult search. Since then, discoveries large and small (and sometimes just in the nick of time) have fuelled BP's progress.
We take a look both on-air and online at the history of BP, looking at a pioneering company that started life at the frontier of what was possible.
Click on the links above to learn more about BP, alongside the fascinating story behind BP. Information on the TV show can also be found on the links at the top of the microsite.
Have fun with the history of BP!