An eagle’s-eye view This aerial view of a Conoco­Phillips Eagle Ford drill site was taken with a Phantom 4Pro drone. With two wells in production, the pad is one of many that demonstrate the company’s commitment to reducing its footprint by using customized spacing and stacking patterns developed through reservoir understanding. The liquid-rich Eagle Ford tight oil trend, located in the Western Gulf Basin of South Texas, represents the company’s most prolific unconventional development. Conoco­Phillips was one of the first to the play, resulting in a low-cost entry into the acreage. The company began exploring Eagle Ford’s development potential in 2009. By year-end 2016, Conoco­Phillips held 213,000 net leasehold and mineral acres, primarily in DeWitt, Karnes and Live Oak Counties. Photography by Salvador Garza

At ConocoPhillips’ Lost Cabin Gas Plant in Lysite, Wyoming, a pronghorn antelope takes a leisurely stroll through the area between the plant and the modular offices. Photo by Patrick Currey

Gladstone at dusk Australia Pacific LNG is one of three liquified natural gas (LNG) facilities on Curtis Island, in the town of Gladstone on Australia’s east coast. The joint venture between Origin, Conoco­Phillips and Sinopec extracts gas from coal seams in the Surat and Bowen basins and converts it to LNG using Conoco­Phillips’ Optimized Cascade process. The LNG is transferred to specially designed bulk cargo vessels for transport to customers in Australia and Asia. The facility’s first cargo sailed in January 2016, and the Train 1 turnaround was completed in April 2017. Photography by William DeBois