Bataafse Petroleum Maatschappij

Bataafse Petroleum Maatschappij (BPM), also known as Bataafsche Petroleum Maatschappij (English: Batavian Oil Company) was a subsidiary of the Royal Dutch Shell oil company established in 1907 which extracted and refined oil in the Netherlands East Indies. The company was 60 percent owned by the Royal Dutch Company, and 40% by the Shell Transport and Trading Company; it acted as a Dutch holding company for the merged Royal Dutch Shell Group along with its UK analogue the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company. The two were merged in 2005 creating a single holding structure for Shell.