Our History

ConocoPhillips History

Our history illustrates a relentless commitment to safety, a passion for innovation and an ability to adapt to a dynamic marketplace. From the earliest discoveries of oil and the revolutionary improvements that followed to the technological advances that altered the course of history, ConocoPhillips has a long history of improving life for people and communities.​​​

1981 timeline

DuPont Acquires Conoco

September 30, 1981 - DuPont acquires Conoco, attaining 100% of Conoco's stock in a transaction worth about $7.4 billion - the largest merger in U.S. history at the time.

1972 timeline

Conoco Reaches $2.3B in Assets

Conoco has diversified into chemicals and plastics. The company is an integrated, worldwide enterprise with more than $2.3 billion in assets.

1970 timeline

JET fuelConoco Expands Internationally

Conoco expands internationally, engineering acquisitions throughout Europe by creating a network of service stations in West Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom, each marketing different Conoco gasoline brands.