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Colorado

Anadarko is among the largest producers of oil and clean-burning natural gas in the state.

Adding Value to Colorado Communities

Anadarko is committed to operating in a sustainable manner and proactively working with the communities where we operate throughout the state. For about 1,000 Anadarko employees, Colorado is our home, too

Community Investment

Anadarko supports a variety of community events and activities that bring people and communities together, such as golf tournaments, parades, rodeos and community celebrationsOur community-investment projects contribute more than funding to local organizations. These projects aim to provide sustainable and long-term benefits to local Colorado communities.  

Community Investment Spotlight

  • We worked alongside the St. Vrain Valley School District and Mead High School to develop the best-in-class energy education program in Colorado. The Mead High School Energy Academy is a unique program, the first of its kind in the state, offering secondary public education devoted to the principles of energy development in all forms. In partnership with Mead High School, Anadarko is dedicated to energizing students to be leaders in our energy future.

  • We partnered with Junior Achievement to develop and implement an energy-focused curriculum for third, fourth and fifth graders. Lessons focus on basic uses of oil and natural gas in day-to-day life, fundamentals of geology, Colorado-specific oil and natural gas infrastructure, careers in the energy industry and conservation and environmental awareness. A curriculum for high-school students is currently being implemented as well. In 2016, Anadarko employees donated more than 6,000 hours of volunteer time and raised $48,000 for Junior Achievement.

“The definition of community can take on a variety of meanings. For us, building community is about stepping out and investing in our neighborhoods and the numerous programs that support all the things that make the Rocky Mountain region such a great place to live, raise our families and work. It’s a privilege for us to partner with a variety of non-profit organizations dedicated to enhancing education, supporting those in need or protecting health and the environment.”

— Amanda Gash
Community Relations Representative

Volunteerism 

Anadarko employees are active and engaged volunteers in Colorado communities, and we recognize that donating our time and resources is equally important to contributing financial support to local organizations. In 2016 alone, Anadarko financially supported more than 100 Colorado non-profit organizations, and our employees are involved in giving back to communities through volunteering for organizations such as:

  • Wish for Wheels
  • Habitat for Humanity 
  • Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
  • Project Angel Heart Pie in the Sky
  • Girls Inc
  • Mount Saint Vincent Home
  • Urban Peak Denver
  • Weld County Food Bank

In addition, approximately $200,000 was raised for Mile High United Way in 2016 during the campaign, consisting of employee contributions and fund raising events. The company matched the funds for a total of approximately $400,000.

Stakeholder Engagement

Working collaboratively with our local partners and all of our stakeholders is a foundation for everything Anadarko does worldwide, especially in the Wattenberg Field where urban development, agricultural land and the energy industry have converged. We seek to be proactive in engaging with local governments and the citizens they represent. We hold true to our core values and prioritize working with stakeholders at all levels to share information on our operations. This includes explaining how a well is drilled and hydraulically fractured or completed, how Anadarko uses best management practices and technology to minimize impacts, and how the economic activity associated with responsible oil and natural gas development benefiting local communities, the state and our nation's energy security.

We value two-way dialogue, so that we can listen to and address concerns, communicate in a meaningful way and encourage collaborative efforts for the betterment of the communities where we live and operate.

Our Approach

  • We believe stakeholder engagement and open communication is vital to the success of our operations 
  • We strive to identify and connect with stakeholders and communicate in a sincere, respectful and collaborative fashion by which participants have a voice 
  • We aim to share information with stakeholders about our industry 
  • We commit to responsive feedback with stakeholders 

In Colorado, where our Wattenberg operations often occur in a rapidly growing urban setting, we conduct open houses, participate in public forums, and host field tours with residents, community leaders and news media. Our employees speak at town halls to provide resources for the public and information to demystify our industry. 

Anadarko’s Colorado Response Line

Launched in 2014, our response line opens communication while tracking issues, seeking solutions and providing resolution for stakeholders in and around the Wattenberg field. Anadarko also opens the lines of communication with stakeholders by distributing informative brochures, which outline the expected timing of operations and an explanation of how we use operational innovations to increase our compatibility within the community and ecosystem. 

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