At Cenovus, how we do our work is as important as what we do. We're excited to showcase our successes through our stories about technology development, improvements in the way we work and our involvement in the communities closest to where we operate.
The “Us” in Cenovus
Trent Zacharias, Director of Community and Indigenous Affairs at Cenovus Energy, has always been passionate about understanding the history and culture of Indigenous peoples.
The “Us” in Cenovus
Michael Cody’s commitment to biodiversity conservation stems from a passion for sustainability and supporting the well-being of future generations.
The “Us” in Cenovus
Leora Hornstein is focused on cultivating individual and organizational health and well-being at Cenovus Energy.
The Cenovus Lima Refinery is helping fuel the future through the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology scholarship program.
At Cenovus, we observe September 30 as an important day to advance reconciliation efforts and show support for our Indigenous friends, colleagues and neighbours.
For more than 15 years, we’ve partnered with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind in Newfoundland and Labrador in funding and developing their Industrial Eye Safety Program.
Our Asphalt operations are building better roads using polymer-modified asphalt.
Our Husky retail stations are supporting the communities where live and work, and raising funds for children’s charities.
The Cenovus Superior Refinery hosted its first ever Classic Car Show this summer and raised funds for Cruise for Cancer.
We’ve partnered with Svante, a Vancouver-based clean-tech start up to test CO2 capture technology at our Pikes Peak South thermal project.
Celebrating 20 years of commercial operations at Foster Creek oil sands.
For more than 13 years, staff from our Tucker oil sands operations have volunteered with the local Health Centre’s Long-Term Care Facility.
We’ve been piloting solvent co-injection technologies that have the potential to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of our oil sands operations.
A mid-year update on home construction and training program.
In honor of the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day, Cenovus staff share what the day means to them.
Cenovus-developed automation systems increase production and improve environmental performance.
Since 2018, Cenovus has partnered with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the North of 60 program to donate mattresses and bed products to communities in need.
At our Lima Refinery, process operator trainees, represented by United Steelworkers Local 624, undertake an eight-week training program focused on the basic building blocks of refinery process operations.
Our Caribou Habitat Restoration Project is helping to reduce fragmentation in the Cold Lake caribou herd’s habitat, where our Foster Creek and Christina Lake oil sands projects are located.
Supporting environmental education and sustainability through our partnership with the Nature Conservancy
For eight years, we have partnered with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, a non-profit organization that works to tackle projects to make a difference in biodiversity and ecosystem health.
Cenovus partners with Indigenous vendors to safely abandon and reclaim 58 wells in the Clearwater area.
We’re piloting methanol fuel cells to supplement solar power and reduce emissions at our conventional oil and gas operations.
We have partnered with the University of Calgary to further asphalt research, helping improve paving applications, build better roads and optimize our environmental engineering.
Throughout 2020, we worked with communities on their housing plans and began construction on houses for three communities.
To accelerate the development of technologies to help reduce our impacts on air, land and water resources, Cenovus collaborates with industry peers through several organizations.
For more than 10 years, Cenovus has partnered with Inside Education to deliver natural resource learning to youth across Alberta.
The new year brought new milestones for the rebuild of the Superior Refinery in Superior, Wisconsin.
Since 2017, Cenovus has been collaborating with NAIT to measure how carbon exchange is influenced by various land restoration techniques
In 2020, more than 300,000 fish were released into a nature reserve in Shenzhen, China and have started their journey to the open sea.
On December 17, we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of our long-term agreement with the Métis community of Conklin near our Christina Lake oil sands project.
Predicting peak power demand on the electrical grid is not easy to do! In fact, it takes a great team of diverse experts to get it right.
We’ve teamed up with Portage College to launch a training program in support of our Indigenous Housing Initiative.
Earlier this year, Cenovus conducted aerial methane detection surveys across our conventional operations as part of our Alt-FEMP Program.
Working on a degree in Software Engineering, Yuekai Wang wanted to gain work experience as a Cenovus Fuel student.
All six communities involved in our Indigenous housing initiative have made progress toward their goal of getting new houses built.
The “Us” in Cenovus
Morgan Craig-Broadwith uses her expertise to help create meaningful and inclusive experiences at Cenovus Energy.
This summer, the communities of Chard and Conklin secured parcels of land so they can build new homes as part of our Indigenous housing initiative.
We’re improving structures like culverts to enable fish to swim more easily to previously isolated habitat.
Cenovus and SAIT have been partners for the better part of a decade and are dedicated to supporting students and developing skills.
The “Us” in Cenovus
Kristen Foxcroft recognized from an early age she wanted to dedicate her career to the environment.
The “Us” in Cenovus
Sean Prosser is constantly amazed and energized by the varied aspects of his role at our Christina Lake operations.
Over the past decade, Cenovus has been a proud partner of the In the Lead program, helping over 800 vulnerable youth realize their strengths and potential.
Can small acts of inclusion improve employee performance and engagement – and more importantly an overall sense of belonging and connection at work?
We work with Indspire to offer scholarships for Indigenous students who are pursuing a full-time degree, diploma or certified trade program.
Make it better is making a big difference when it comes to growing our safety culture at our Foster Creek and Christina Lake oil sands operations.
Getting kids to spend time reading during the summer is not easy - even during “normal times”. Some of our partners had to be particularly creative to engage students in the face of an ongoing pandemic.
Originally from Alberta but studying in Ontario, Amelia Knapp was looking to broaden her horizons and gain some oil and gas experience. Learn about her time as a Fuel student.
We led a study to examine disturbed habitat in five caribou ranges near oil sands operations and find the best areas for restoration.
Cenovus has been recognized by the Federal Government with Canada’s Volunteer Award in the category of Business Leader in the prairie region.
Our partnership with Amazon Web Services is changing how we use big data in the workplace. And what better way to test a new technology than to create a company-wide game?
A fourth year business student at Mount Royal University, Brooklyn Stevenson is currently part of our Fuel student and new graduate program.
In June, Tanner Barnes began his work placement as part of the Cenovus Fuel student and new graduate program. Learn more about his experience.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a virtual reality experience is an entire dictionary!
Cenovus’s first-ever shipment to Irving Oil is travelling almost 12,000 kms from the West Coast, through the Panama Canal and up to Irving’s Refinery in New Brunswick.
The planning and prevention of wildfires are how we keep our staff and operations safe.
Cenovus staff worked to find new homes for little trees when one of our tree planting projects was canceled because of COVID-19.
Our Corporate Data Office tackled supply chain challenges during COVID-19 by building customized data solutions to visualize the global supply chain system.
Andrea Louise-Martyn, from our Community & Indigenous Affairs team, explains what National Indigenous Peoples Day means to her and how to celebrate virtually this year.
At our conventional oil and natural gas assets, we’re working hard to reduce our methane emissions.
Through the Fuel Program, Cenovus aims to accelerate the development of students and young professionals and help build future leaders.
During the COVID-19 public health emergency, collaboration within the oil sands industry has been more important than ever.
See how some of our community partners have pivoted their programming to continue serving communities during COVID-19.
Youth across Canada will showcase their ideas and discoveries through the Youth Science Canada online STEM Fair May 20-29, 2020.
Amphibious vehicles can both drive on land and float on water, an innovation that is a game-changer for the oil sands.
Cenovus staff have been giving their time in our Volunteer Program for 10 years!
Colleen is delivering goods and supplies to people in Fort McMurray.
Making hand sanitizer for use at site is just one of the ways we're keeping staff at our field operations safe.
We have proactive measures in places to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in any of our work places.
We are significantly reducing the amount of single-use plastics used at our Christina Lake and Foster Creek oil sands camps.
Partnering with Inside Education, teachers from across Alberta travelled over 1,000 kilometres to hear from scientists, the oil and gas industry, and Indigenous groups.
Canada’s energy sector leaders sign letter urging Canadians to support energy policy that enables this country to thrive while developing climate change solutions that will benefit the world.
A COSIA project led by Cenovus Energy brought together by forest restoration experts from oil sands companies and Natural Resources Canada.
On National Indigenous Peoples Day, we honoured one of our longest-standing Indigenous service companies.
Working with Indspire, Cenovus provides scholarships for Indigenous students in western Canada.
Teachers and students from across the city will have access to unique learning resources at the Cenovus Classroom, located at Calgary’s Central Library.
We’re using a mobile app to help track water use at our oil sands operations.
We're recycling camp wastewater at our oil sands operations in northern Alberta...
Vern is Chief of the Chipewyan Prairie First Nation, He says the willingness of companies like Cenovus to provide opportunities...
We've been keeping a close eye on the wildlife at our northern oil sands operations. Watch the video and see more than 28 distinct animal species...
We're concentrated on employee safety and wildlife protection at our oil sands operations in northern Alberta...
Aboriginal students find the financial load lighter this year after receiving help through the Cenovus Aboriginal Scholarship program.
Read our story to learn more about the reclamation process of one of our borrow pits at Christina Lake...
A cyber attack, natural gas leak and site evacuation – all happening at once...
ZBD is transforming our well pads by significantly reducing our overall equipment and eliminating the buildings that cover the well pair modules.
When our oil sands production teams were challenged to come up with reducing costs some out-of-the-box thinking produced a sleeker well pad design...
Learn how vibrating technology helps improve data collection at our northern Alberta sites.
This year, we drilled four wells, or two well pairs that set a new steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) drilling measured depth record - more than 300 metres ...