BHP Billiton plc operates as a diversified natural resources company. The company produces major commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical and energy coal, conventional and unconventional oil and gas, copper, aluminium, manganese, uranium, nickel and silver. Businesses The company’s assets, operations and interests are separated into five business units. These Businesses are: Petroleum and Potash; Copper; Iron Ore; Coal; and Aluminium, Manganese and Nickel. Petroleum and Potash The Petroleum and Potash Business, headquartered in Houston, United States, comprises conventional and unconventional oil and gas operations located in six countries throughout the world and a potash development project with a regional Potash head office in Saskatoon, Canada. Its portfolio of operations includes Onshore US – four shale fields operated onshore in the United States (Eagle Ford, Permian, Haynesville and Fayetteville); Gulf of Mexico – two operated fields (Neptune and Shenzi) and three non-operated fields (Atlantis, Mad Dog and Genesis); Bass Strait – interests in offshore projects and processing in Bass Strait, off the southeastern coast of Australia; and North West Shelf – interest in an offshore project and processing in Western Australia. Its portfolio also includes interests in other projects in Australia and in the United Kingdom, Algeria, Trinidad and Tobago, and Pakistan. Copper The Copper Business, headquartered in Santiago, Chile, is a producer of copper, silver, lead and uranium, and zinc. The company markets five primary products: copper concentrate, copper cathodes, uranium oxide, lead and zinc concentrates. Its portfolio of mining operations includes Escondida – a producer of copper, located in Chile; Cannington – a producer of silver located in Queensland, Australia; Olympic Dam – a major producer of copper and uranium located in South Australia; Pampa Norte – two copper mines, located in Chile; and Antamina – a joint venture interest in a copper and zinc mine, located in Peru. Iron Ore The Iron Ore Business, headquartered in Perth, Australia, is an iron ore producer. The company sells lump and fines product from Australia and pellets from its operations in Brazil. The company’s portfolio of mining operations includes the following: Western Australia Iron Ore – an integrated system of mines and approximately 1,000 kilometres of rail infrastructure and port facilities in the Pilbara region of northern Western Australia; and Samarco – a joint venture interest in the Samarco operation, which comprises a mine, two 396-kilometre pipelines and two concentrators, located in Brazil. Coal The Coal Business, headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, is a supplier of seaborne metallurgical coal, and produces and markets export energy coal. Its portfolio of mining operations includes three Metallurgical Coal Assets, including BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) Joint Venture, BHP Billiton Mitsui Joint Venture, both located in the Bowen Basin in central Queensland, Australia, and Illawarra Coal in New South Wales, Australia; and four Energy Coal Assets: Energy Coal South Africa, New Mexico Coal, New South Wales Energy Coal and Cerrejón in Colombia. Aluminium, Manganese and Nickel The Aluminium, Manganese and Nickel Business, headquartered in Perth, Australia, is an integrated producer of aluminium, nickel and manganese ore and alloy. Its portfolio of operations includes Aluminium operations in southern Africa (Hillside, Bayside and Mozal smelters), Australia (Boddington/Worsley) and South America (Alumar); Manganese Assets located in Australia (GEMCO and TEMCO) and South Africa (HMM and Metalloys); and Nickel Assets, including Nickel West in Australia and Cerro Matoso in Colombia. Strategy The company’s strategy is to own and operate large, long-life, low-cost, expandable, upstream assets diversified by commodity, geography and market. It sells into globally integrated markets and aim to produce at full capacity throughout the economic cycle. In line with strategy, the company pursues growth opportunities consistent with core skills of: evaluating, developing and extracting resources in its businesses; distributing and selling products, and managing financial risk associated with the revenue line through marketing; and through Group Functions, defining and governing functional standards, which are implemented Group-wide. Significant Events BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) BMA comprises two unincorporated joint ventures – Central Queensland Coal Associates Joint Venture (CQCA) and Gregory Joint Venture. The company shares 50–50 ownership with Mitsubishi Development. BMA operates the Goonyella Riverside, Peak Downs, Saraji, Norwich Park (production ceased), Blackwater, Broadmeadow, Daunia and Gregory Crinum (open-cut production ceased) mines, together with the Hay Point Coal terminal. History BHP Billiton Limited was founded in 1860. The company was incorporated in 1996 and is registered in England and Wales.
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