ConocoPhillips
  • Who We Are
  • What We Do
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    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

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  • Sustainable Development
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    Sustainable Development

    Sustainable Development is about conducting our business to promote economic growth, a healthy environment and vibrant communities, now and into the future.

    Our Approach

    Integrating sustainable development into our work. GO

    Safety & Health

    Striving to work each day without injury, illness or incidents. GO

    People & Society

    Addressing social and stakeholder issues. GO

    Common Questions

    Answering common questions. GO

    Environment

    Minimizing environmental footprint and supporting stewardship. GO

    Reporting

    Measuring key performance metrics and reporting indices. GO

  • In Communities
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    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

Our 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.​​​​

1875-1909​

Nov. 25, 1875

Isaac Elder Blake forms the Continental Oil and Transportation Co. after observing townspeople in Ogden, UT, use candles and whale oil to light their homes even though kerosene from Colorado could be purchased by the case. Blake offers kerosene imported in bulk by railroad tank cars from eastern refineries, decreasing cost and increasing demand from the thrifty pioneers.

1883

Blake directs the construction of the first pipeline in California, from a railroad station in Pico to Ventura, where the oil is loaded onto steamers sailing to the Golden Gate Bridge area for distribution. New products are introduced: benzene to clean stoves, ready-mixed paints, hoof oil for horses, and even a popular medicinal ointment.

1885

Standard Oil takes control of Continental Oil and Transportation Co., the top marketer of petroleum products in the Rocky Mountain region. As automobiles become more popular, additional output is refined into gasoline.

1905

Brothers Frank and L.E. Phillips discover their first major producer, the Anna Anderson No. 1. Drilled on Delaware Indian Anna Anderson's land 7 miles north of Bartlesville, OK. This find starts the brothers on a fantastic string of over 80 drilling successes.

1909

Continental Oil builds the West’s first filling station, also investing in a fleet of delivery trucks, each with 3 tanks, to deliver different types of fuel.