A compilation of photos from around the ConocoPhillips world
An eagle’s-eye view This aerial view of a ConocoPhillips Eagle Ford drill site was taken with a Phantom 4Pro drone. With two wells in production, the pad is one of many that demonstrate the company’s commitment to reducing its footprint by using customized spacing and stacking patterns developed through reservoir understanding. The liquid-rich Eagle Ford tight oil trend, located in the Western Gulf Basin of South Texas, represents the company’s most prolific unconventional development. ConocoPhillips was one of the first to the play, resulting in a low-cost entry into the acreage. The company began exploring Eagle Ford’s development potential in 2009. By year-end 2016, ConocoPhillips held 213,000 net leasehold and mineral acres, primarily in DeWitt, Karnes and Live Oak Counties. Photography by Salvador Garza
At ConocoPhillips’ Lost Cabin Gas Plant in Lysite, Wyoming, a pronghorn antelope takes a leisurely stroll through the area between the plant and the modular offices. Photo by Patrick Currey
Gladstone at dusk Australia Pacific LNG is one of three liquified natural gas (LNG) facilities on Curtis Island, in the town of Gladstone on Australia’s east coast. The joint venture between Origin, ConocoPhillips and Sinopec extracts gas from coal seams in the Surat and Bowen basins and converts it to LNG using ConocoPhillips’ Optimized Cascade process. The LNG is transferred to specially designed bulk cargo vessels for transport to customers in Australia and Asia. The facility’s first cargo sailed in January 2016, and the Train 1 turnaround was completed in April 2017. Photography by William DeBois
Surveying the Permian
In this DJI Phantom 4 Pro aerial drone photo of ConocoPhillips’ Battle Axe WF1 well site in Permian’s Delaware Basin, a tank battery gathers produced oil and water. Located in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico, the Permian Basin legacy asset began producing in the early 1900s. While some of ConocoPhillips’ growth in the Permian is focused on developing unconventional fields, the company is utilizing new technologies to improve recovery and value from conventional fields such as the Gandu, which began producing in the 1950s. Photography by Salvador Garza
Heavy lift on the slope
With the recently completed CD5 drill site in the background, contractors from ASRC Energy Services Houston string 20-inch pipe that will ultimately carry oil from Greater Mooses Tooth No. 1 drill site to Alpine for processing. During this past winter, 75 miles of ice roads were built to support installation of more than 14 miles of pipeline, 7.7 miles of gravel road, more than 11 acres of gravel pad and two bridges for the GMT-1 project. Project construction will continue next winter, with first oil planned for 2018. Photography by Judy Patrick
In Perth, Western Australia, residents enjoy one of the city’s many outdoor cafés. Perth is known for its year-round pleasant weather and outdoor recreational opportunities.
A view from the top
Looking north from the 22nd floor of Energy Center 4, the company’s future headquarters, the busy intersection of Eldridge Road and the I-10 freeway dominates the foreground. Beyond the buildings on the northeast side of the intersection sprawl the three-story buildings of ConocoPhillips’ current main campus. Beyond that lies the Addicks Reservoir, home to Bear Creek Pioneers Park and a key rainwater detention area for preventing downstream flooding of Houston’s Buffalo Bayou. Work continues on the new headquarters, with move-in targeted for 2018. Photography by Fatama Zoyeb
A cosmic event at Lost Cabin
At ConocoPhillips’ Lost Cabin Gas Plant in Lysite, Wyoming, photographer Patrick Currey used a 700-millimeter zoom lens to capture these images of the August 21 total solar eclipse. The Lost Cabin facility’s location inside the path of totality provided a dramatic backdrop for the plant, which processes gas from the Madden Field, located in the Wind River Basin near the geographic center of Wyoming.