ConocoPhillips United Kingdom

Our History

London, United Kingdom

ConocoPhillips has had activities in the United Kingdom since 1964, when acreage was awarded to the company in the first licensing round. In 1968, the Viking gas field was discovered and first gas was produced in 1972. Since then the U.K. portfolio has grown to include additional operated and nonoperated assets.


ConocoPhillips was created through the merger of Conoco and the Phillips Petroleum Company on 30 August 2002.

The company, now ConocoPhillips, completes the acquisition of Burlington Resources, in 2006 growing its portfolio of gas reserves including the East Irish Sea operations in the U.K.

On 1 May 2012, ConocoPhillips successfully separates the company’s refining and marketing and exploration and production businesses into two stand-alone, publicly traded corporations, Phillips 66 and ConocoPhillips. While the repositioning of the company impacted ConocoPhillips U.K.’s operations only slightly, the change signals another exciting time for the entire company.

Today our integrated asset portfolio, talented workforce and long-term strategic plan have us poised for future growth in the production of bitumen, natural gas liquids, light oil and natural gas.