In 2017, a team of ConocoPhillips Canada employees at a remote work camp in northeastern Alberta asked themselves how they could reduce their personal impact on the environment. Fast forward five years and the employee-run Operations Waste and Liability Strategy (OWLS) Committee has succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest expectations.
The oil sands industry is exploring a number of clean technology paths that will help it reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Steam additives is a promising candidate.
Ecologist Simon Landhäusser has spent his career exploring difficult questions on how forests recover naturally from disturbance and how to best reclaim land that’s been disturbed by human activity.
Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) technology will help the oil sands industry achieve net zero emissions from production by 2050 in line Canada’s climate goals.
Canada’s major oil sands producers announced on June 15, 2022 the combination of three existing industry groups, all focused on responsible development, into a single organization called the Pathways Alliance.
After spending a few minutes talking with Ashlee Mombourquette, you may end up convinced that a day conducting sampling in a remote wetland in the oil sands could be the highlight of your summer.
ConocoPhillips was the first oil sands producer to quickly deploy various multilateral wells to assess the potential of the technology, moving it from concept design through to field pilot in just three years.
Every year, Syncrude reclaims many hectares of land previously used to support its mining operations. So much so, that more than 4,700 hundred hectares have now been returned back to a productive state.