ConocoPhillips China
  • Who We Are
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    Who We Are

    ConocoPhillips China, world’s largest independent E&P company, oil and gas exploration and production operations in China.

    Our Company

    ConocoPhillips China Inc. (COPC) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ConocoPhillips undertaking oil and gas exploration and production operations in China. GO

    Our Vision In China

    Be the leading independent oil and gas supplier to the Chinese economy, delivering value to the people of China, local communities, investors, partners and employees through the application of our SPIRIT value. GO

    Business Ethics

    Business Ethics, Conduct & Policy. GO

    SPIRIT Values

    Our SPIRIT Values – Safety, People, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, Teamwork GO

    Clean Energy

    Secure and sustainable energy future of ConocoPhillips China. GO

    Our story in China

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  • Sustainable Development
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    Sustainable Development

    ConocoPhillips has proudly supported the sustainable development of China’s energy resources for more than 30 years.

    Our Commitment

    We are committed to delivering on our global commitment to economic growth, a healthy environment and vibrant communities across our operations in China. GO

    Commitment to the Bohai Sea

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    Our Approach

    ConocoPhillips promotes sustainable development by practicing five competencies: integration, stakeholder engagement, lifecycle management, knowledge management and innovation. GO

  • In Communities
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    In Communities

    ConocoPhillips China takes action for the good of the community.

    Education & Youth Development

    An important part of our business is the philanthropic work we undertake in our community, and education and youth programs are at the heart of it. GO

    Environment

    Our goal is to operate our businesses in a safe and environmentally friendly manner causing harm to no one, be they employees, contractors, customers, neighbors or communities. GO

    Disaster Relief

    ConocoPhillips China is ready to provide support to the communities that are badly impacted by natural disasters. We provided funds to Sichuan Wenchuan in 2008 and Qinghai Yushu in 2010 that were devastated by earthquakes. GO

    Health, Safety & Social Services

    Supporting organizations that connect citizens and families in need with basic human or social services to ensure their safety, health and well-being. GO

    Employee Volunteerism

    Embedded in the SPIRIT of ConocoPhillips' core values is a strong commitment to building a legacy of trust and enhancing the quality of life in the communities in which we live and operate. GO

    Bohai Environmental Sustainability Initiative

    ConocoPhillips is committed to supporting programs that enhance the marine environment and bring long-term benefit to China, with special focus on Bohai Bay and its communities. GO

Update on Bohai Bay Oil Cleanup and Production Curtailment

July 13, 2011

Houston - ConocoPhillips [NYSE:COP] wishes to provide additional information in regards to the oil spill incidents that occurred in Bohai Bay, People's Republic of China on June 4th and June 17th 2011, and the ongoing clean up and containment program that is underway.

On June 4 seepage on the seabed was observed along a naturally occurring fault near the ConocoPhillips-operated Peng Lai B Platform. The majority of seepage has been stopped following prudent adjustment of certain production activities. A containment device was designed and constructed and put in place. There continue to be trace amounts of oil, estimated to be no more than a few liters per day, seeping intermittently and occasionally causing minor surface sheens. Booms are deployed around the immediate surface area and are containing and collecting any such oil.

In a second incident, oil and gas bubbles were observed on the surface June 17 near another platform (C Platform) during drilling operations. The platform is about two miles away from the seabed seep near Platform B. Expert teams were immediately mobilized to contain the release. A cementing procedure successfully stopped the release within 48 hours, and the well was stabilized, plugged and abandoned. Trace amounts of bubbles are occasionally observed from the sea floor, and these bubbles¡¡continue to be monitored.¡¡Absorbent boom is in place¡¡in appropriate locations. Final clean up operations are ongoing.

ConocoPhillips responded quickly to both events and mobilized extensive clean-up equipment, facilities and personnel, including substantial resources made available by our co-venturer China National Offshore Oil Corporation ("CNOOC"). Relevant authorities were promptly notified, along with CNOOC. Almost 3,000 meters of absorbent and inflatable booms were deployed to contain the oil sheen, and 33 vessels (workboats, fishing boats and tugs) supported clean-up activities. ConocoPhillips is appreciative of the support provided by CNOOC during the containment and cleanup effort and to the State Oceanic Administration (¡°SOA¡±) for their guidance during these unfortunate events.

ConocoPhillips' current estimate of the aggregate amount of fluid spilled from the two incidents is approximately 1,500 barrels (240 cubic meters) of oil and oil-based drilling fluids. The company is working with independent experts to validate the total spill quantity. During these incidents, no oil sheen reached the shoreline, and there were no injuries to personnel.

On July 13th, the SOA instructed ConocoPhillips to suspend production from Platforms B and C, and this order was complied with immediately. This shut in will result in a temporary reduction of approximately 17,000 barrels of oil per day net after royalties to ConocoPhillips. According to the SOA order, this temporary shut in will be in effect until the risks of another spill are eliminated. While the detailed causes of these incidents are still under investigation, ConocoPhillips will continue to work diligently and safely to finalize clean up activities and will be implementing additional reservoir management and field operating procedures to eliminate risks of additional releases.

ConocoPhillips will work closely with SOA and CNOOC to minimize the impact to the environment. Working safely and in an environmentally prudent manner is always the top priority to ConocoPhillips.

ConocoPhillips is an integrated energy company with interests around the world. Headquartered in Houston, the company had approximately 29,600 employees, $160 billion of assets, and $226 billion of annualized revenues as of March 31, 2011. For more information, go to www.conocophillips.com.

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