BP says it is focused on producing a winning application for the ScotWind licensing round.
Michael Smith, commercial developer, renewables growth at BP, said the firm had been active in the North Sea for more than 50 years.
Getting the ScotWind bid right would help extend that stay by another 60, Mr Smith said.
BP confirmed its intention to participate in Scotland’s seabed leasing round last month.
The application window shuts on July 16 and Mr Smith said BP was making progress on its bid.
This was the latest statement of intent from BP, which is determined to expand its footprint in offshore wind.
The London-listed firm has bought stakes in two projects off the US east coast from Equinor for £845 million.
In addition, BP and partner EnBW bid more than £900m to secure a combined 3 gigawatts (GW) of projects in the Irish Sea.
On ScotWind, Mr Smith said: “We are working to deadline and focusing on trying to produce a winning application that lets us deepen our North Sea presence.
“We’ve been there 50 years and winning the lease would mean another 60 of BP in the North Sea.”
Mr Smith did not say how many turbines BP would look to install in the event of a successful applications, but said the company intended to have a “significant presence”.