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Cold Lake

Imperial’s Cold Lake operation is the longest-running operation in northeastern Alberta and one of the largest thermal in situ heavy oil operations in the world. Safety, environmental protection and innovation have led our operations here since the 1960s.


Kearl is considered one of Canada’s highest-quality oil sands deposits and is being developed with technology innovations that reduce cost and enhance environmental performance.  


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.

Oil sands and the environment

At Imperial, we believe that we can have reliable and affordable energy, a strong economy and a clean environment, and we're committed to making it happen.

Indigenous engagement

Many of Imperial’s operations and development opportunities are located within Indigenous communities or on their traditional lands. We support communities in areas where we explore, develop and operate, and strive to establish lasting relationships built on mutual trust and respect.