Imperial stories

Operations

Innovation and industry leadership in action at our upstream operations, downstream operations and research facilities.

HELIX in the snow

Local robot brings big safety wins for Kearl tailings reclamation

Imperial collaborates with Copperstone Technologies to develop technology to safely test tailings
Fern with shrubs

SAIT student brings fresh perspective to the (water) table at Cold Lake

Imperial sponsored Capstone Project seeks to support future land reclamation decisions.

We kid you not

Imperial enlists goats at its Calgary Campus for fall clean up

A century of production

Imperial marks 100 years in Norman Wells

Gateway to the Rocky Mountains now includes an Esso

It was a beautiful day on May 23 in Kananaskis country, as chiefs, councilors, community members and business partners gathered to celebrate the opening of the Bearspaw Kananaskis Travel Centre.

Strathcona refinery: 70 years and counting

Explore the site’s history, including when Queen Elizabeth visited for tea.

A commitment to energy efficiency at our Calgary campus

Our commitment to minimizing our impact on the environment doesn’t just apply to developing and operating our resource assets. This approach also guided the design of our head office campus in southeast Calgary, completed in 2016.

The power of cogeneration

Strathcona refinery’s cogeneration came online in October 2020, providing nearly 80 percent of the refinery's electricity needs and helping reduce provincial greenhouse gas emissions.

What is that flare?

A flame burning at the top of a pipe stack can look alarming. Although the sight of flares and the rumbling noise that sometimes accompanies flaring can cause concern, please remember that flaring is an important safety measure and environmental control tool that keeps our facilities running safely.