ConocoPhillips Alaska

Innovation

Technical innovation is part of the culture at ConocoPhillips. We work in an industry that demands new thinking, and we’re always looking for a better way to do things. We pursue technologies that improve our ability to recover oil that would otherwise stay locked in formations underground, and we employ techniques that allow us to drill more wells from a single pad, thus minimizing our environmental footprint. Equally important is a commitment to continuously maintain our infrastructure and find new ways to prevent problems before they occur. We continually apply the best science to address our industry’s important challenges. It’s all part of leading the way in exploration and development in the Last Frontier.
​​Our Alpine field is a good example of innovation. It is the first North Slope field developed exclusively with horizontal well technology, allowing us to reach more than 50 square miles of subsurface from a single drilling pad. ConocoPhillips Alaska recently announced first oil at its long-anticipated CD5 drill site. CD5, part of the Alpine Field, is the first commercial oil development on Alaska Native lands within the boundaries of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A). To learn more about this "Innovation in the Arctic"  click here.