• Who We Are

    Who We Are

    We work in a truly integrated way to find and produce oil and natural gas globally. Technical capabilities, asset quality and scale, and financial strength set us apart - we are unmatched among independent exploration and production companies.

    Our Company

    The world’s largest independent exploration and production company. GO

    Our Future

    Assets, technology and people for the new energy landscape. GO

    Our Legacy

    A long and proud history of finding and producing oil and gas. GO

  • What We Do

    What We Do

    We explore for, produce, transport and market crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, liquefied natural gas and bitumen on a worldwide basis - energy that plays a foundational role in enabling global economic development and human progress.

    Exploring for Energy

    Using sophisticated technologies to locate resources. GO

    Getting Energy to Market

    Safely transporting oil and gas, connecting energy supply and demand. GO

    Doing Business With Us

    Valuing relationships with suppliers and other companies. GO

    Producing Energy

    Producing the oil and gas resources to power civilization. GO

    Creating Innovative Solutions

    Working daily to design innovative ways to find and produce oil and gas. GO

    Power in Cooperation


  • Sustainable Development
  • In Communities

    In Communities

    We do more than create jobs and pay taxes in the communities where we operate. We listen. Our dedication as a community partner is evidenced in the local events we sponsor. It is also apparent in the conversations held between our local community liaisons and stakeholders.

    Community Investment

    Contributing to the well-being of communities. GO

    Community Engagement

    Working to understand the values, needs and interests of our neighbors. GO

Can hydraulic fracturing be done responsibly?

Can hydraulic fracturing be done responsibly?

The Eagle Ford Example Suggests
It Can

ConocoPhillips operates oil and gas facilities around the world, including areas with impermeable rock known as tight shale formations. Because these formations require a relatively new combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to produce oil and gas, they are known as “unconventional resources.” Stakeholders have shown interest in how these resources are developed.

Our approach is to work safely, efficiently and in a way that respects people, water, land and air. We call it operations excellence. The Eagle Ford shale in South Texas illustrates how the company applies operations excellence to develop unconventional resources.

In late 2009, ConocoPhillips consolidated a large acreage position within the 50-by-400-mile Eagle Ford corridor outlined by Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Laredo. We quickly began studying the needs of local communities, the environment and the business. This allowed our business to grow rapidly, with natural gas and liquids production hitting 100,000 BOED in about three years.

For the Eagle Ford to thrive now and continue to offer even greater results in the future, our team must focus on near and long-term performance objectives. A key part of our approach to developing resources responsibly, including hydraulic fracturing, is called the ConocoPhillips Global Onshore Well Management Principles, which describe our commitment to operations excellence and sustainable development performance.

Although these four principles linked above are simply stated, putting them into action requires a lot of commitment, hard work and planning. We intentionally set a high standard with these publicly shared principles, and we are committed to continually improving the quality and consistency of how we deliver on them.