ConocoPhillips China
  • Who We Are
  • Sustainable Development

    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


    Our Approach

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

  • In Communities

    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


    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

Milestones in China

Our partnership with China has grown from when we became the first international operator to assist in making an offshore discovery in the early 1980s to our involvement in the development of the Xijiang oilfield in the South China Sea and the discovery of the Peng Lai oilfields in Bohai Bay in the late 1990s.

  • Opened Shekou, Guangdong office in 1991 to undertake offshore operations.
  • On November 16, 1994, South Sea Xijiang oilfield started up production.
  • Opened Shanghai office in 1995 to develop downstream chemical plastics business.
  • On June 24, 1997, set world record for horizontal completion of well in the Xijiang oilfield.
  • Acquired acreage in 1996 in Shanxi province to explore and develop coal bed methane gas.
  • Started up ethylene (HDPE) plant in Jinshanwei, Shanghai in 1997 (100,000 MTA).
  • In 1997, Phillips was the first foreign operator to make a discovery in Bohai Bay.
  • In 1999, determined Bohai area's commercial significance and proceeded with development plans.