Upgrading research to support continued energy efficiency

One of the biggest opportunities to reduce GHG emissions is improved energy efficiency. CNOOC International leads a focused research program to find more energy-efficient ways to upgrade bitumen, leveraging a team of academic and industry experts. In 2016, we added two key research Chairs to the team, with funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, which directly matched CNOOC International’s research contribution. The Government of Alberta, through Alberta Innovates, also supports the Chairs with a significant funding commitment.