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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 1,100 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 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 2015, teams from the Denver and Evans offices raised more than $48,000 for Junior Achievement.

"Giving at Anadarko isn't driven by a corporate mandate; it’s powered by people who care deeply about the communities we call home. In many ways, it's more than giving; it's making an investment in a future we all share."

— Brad Holly
Senior Vice President, Operations


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 2015 alone, Anadarko financially supported more than 110 Colorado non-profit organizations, and our employees are involved in giving back to communities through volunteering for organizations such as:

  • Denver Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Habitat for Humanity 
  • Colorado Youth Outdoors
  • Project Angel Heart Pie in the Sky
  • Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT)
  • St. Vrain State Park
  • Urban Peak Denver
  • Weld County Food Bank

In addition, nearly $280,000 was raised for Mile High United Way in 2015 during a two-week campaign, consisting of employee contributions and fund raising events. The company matched the funds for a total of $560,000.

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.