Operations overview

We explore for, produce, refine and market energy products which are essential to Canadians.

Cold Lake in situ

Cold Lake operations is one of the largest in situ operations in the world. Sitting on a large, high-quality resource base, this highly efficient operation has continued growth potential and a track record of best-in-class operating performance. Learn more

Kearl mining

Kearl is considered one of Canada’s highest-quality oil sands deposits and is being developed using next generation mining techniques. With an estimated 4.6 billion barrels of recoverable bitumen resource, Kearl will help meet North America’s energy needs for the next 40+ years. Learn more

Syncrude mining

Imperial owns 25 percent of Syncrude Canada – a pioneer in oil sands mining. With high-value production and improvement actions ongoing, Syncrude is a strategic asset in our company’s portfolio. Learn more

Strathcona refinery

Located on the outskirts of Edmonton, Alberta, Imperial’s Strathcona refinery has been supplying fuels and products for more than 60 years. Learn more

Nanticoke refinery

Approximately 25 percent of petroleum products sold in Ontario originate from the Nanticoke refinery. The refinery supplies the Quebec, Ontario and US markets with a variety of essential products. The Nanticoke refinery is located in southwestern Ontario. Learn more

Sarnia refinery

Imperial's Sarnia operation is located in southwestern Ontario and is the most integrated fuels and chemicals manufacturing and petroleum research facility in Canada. Learn more


Imperial Oil is one of Canada’s largest producers of petrochemicals. Our Chemical mission is to provide quality petrochemical products and services efficiently and responsibly and to generate outstanding customer and shareholder value while remaining committed to the principles of sustainability. Learn more

Fuels and Lubricants marketing

Premium brands, a nationwide network of 1,700 service stations and valued customer offerings are the cornerstones of Imperial’s Fuels and Lubricants business. Esso | Mobil

Innovation and research

Technology and innovation are fundamental to unlocking the potential of future company growth opportunities. For more than a century, Imperial has been investing in research to enhance environmental performance, improve efficiency and augment bitumen recovery. Learn more

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