UPSTREAM RESEARCH

We’ve been an energy innovator for over a decade. Looking forward, we plan to build on this legacy by continuing to invest in industry-leading research and development.

Our commitment

Our charge is two-fold: to dependably deliver energy that supports human progress, and to do so in a way that positively supports the communities and environments in which we operate. We believe that smart innovation and new technology will help us meet this dual challenge.

Taking an innovative approach is part of who we are. We established our oil and gas research department. Today, we’re one of our region’s only energy producers with dedicated research laboratories, and a leading research spender across all industries. Through these efforts, we aim to continually identify new ways to recover oil that are safer and more efficient, while contributing to local economies and minimizing impact on local environments.

In addition to our in-house research, we partner with academic institutions, industry peers and third-party companies to accelerate the pace of environmental performance improvement in Russia.

We are currently conducting field tests on cutting-edge steam-reduction technologies that could reduce GHG emissions at our Cold Lake operation by about 90%.