ConocoPhillips Canada

Our History

We can trace our history in Canada back over 110 years. Our story demonstrates our commitment to the community, our innovative approach to technology and our adaptability during the changes faced by our industry.

Here are some highlights.


1906: Canadian Albert Lero Ellsworth, along with eight shareholders, invests $135,000 in British American Oil Company Ltd.

1920s: The company merges with Marland Oil Company to partner with Hudson’s Bay Oil and Gas Company (HBOG).

1940 – 1960: HBOG increases its acreage position in Canada and starts shipping Canadian crude to a refinery in Billings, Montana.

1967: HBOG becomes the sixth largest Canadian producer of oil and gas.