ConocoPhillips Canada
  • Who We Are

    Who We Are

    ConocoPhillips is the world's largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company.

    Canadian Leadership

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    ConocoPhillips Global

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

    Policies and Positions

    Setting the standards for our business. GO


    Working with others to meet today's energy challenges. GO

    SPIRIT Values

    The values we work and live by. GO

    Our History

    Our legacy in Canada goes back over 100 years. GO

  • Our Operations
  • Technology & Innovation

    Technology & Innovation

    We never stop pushing ourselves to find new and better ways to develop our oil and gas assets.


    We’re improving upon traditional oil and gas recovery methods. GO


    We're innovating to develop today's most challenging assets. GO

  • Sustainable Development

    Sustainable Development

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

    Safety & Health

    Safety is core to how we operate. GO


    We are committed to protecting the environment. GO

    People & Society

    We engage with our stakeholders to understand their perspectives, values and interests. GO

  • In Our Community

    In Our Community

    We believe in fostering long-term, mutually-beneficial relationships with our stakeholders.

    Community Investment

    We provide support for individuals and organizations. GO


Surmont facility

ConocoPhillips’ bitumen resources in Canada are produced using SAGD technology. SAGD involves injection of steam into the reservoir, effectively liquefying the heavy bitumen, which then is recovered and pumped to the surface for further processing. 


Surmont is a SAGD bitumen recovery facility that is operated by ConocoPhillips under a 50/50 joint venture agreement with Total E&P Canada. That means we co-own the development, but the facility itself is staffed and run by ConocoPhillips Canada employees and contractors.

Commercial production from Surmont  1 began in 2007. In 2010, ConocoPhillips commenced construction of Surmont 2, and achieved first production in the third quarter of 2015. Net production at Surmont more than doubled in 2016. ConocoPhillips is focusing on structurally lowering costs and reducing greenhouse gas intensity while ramping up production. Current gross production capacity is 140 MBOED, and there is potential for debottlenecking projects to increase capacity. In addition, opportunity exists for future expansion. Over the life of this multidecade project, Surmont will provide many social and economic benefits to the area.


We also have four additional land holdings in the Athabasca region called Thornbury, Saleski, Crow Lake and McMillan Lake, which contain substantial bitumen resources.