Our operating practices meet or exceed industry standards, with multiple safeguards, to ensure the protection of water supplies, the surrounding environment and the communities in which we operate
ConocoPhillips is committed to development and production operations that are safe and environmentally sound. This means implementing a comprehensive plan to manage drilling activities and surface facilities in a way that protects the environment.
Our commitment to safe and environmentally responsible operations continues throughout the life of each well, which is typically in operation for 20 to 30 years. Each site must meet our internal engineering standards and operating and process integrity requirements. Alarms and relief systems are regularly tested, and personnel are trained to operate facilities responsibly. We maintain a safe and secure work environment to protect ourselves, our contractors and the community. We comply with all applicable regulations and laws and work with local communities on issues important to them.
Closure and Restoration
At the end of the productive life of a well, we meet stringent site-closure requirements and file appropriate documentation with government authorities to preserve the location and details of the well closure for future reference. We meet our commitments to restore properties in compliance with regulations and reasonable needs of the landowner.