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Technology and innovation are fundamental to unlocking the potential of Canada's energy resources. For more than a century, Imperial has been investing in research, including at our Sarnia and Calgary research centres, to enhance environmental performance, production efficiency and product quality.

Our commitment

We are committed to operating in an environmentally responsible way to develop Canada’s resources.

imPROVE opportunity and technology portal

Imperial has launched the imPROVE opportunity portal, which allows scientists, business owners and innovators a chance to share their non-confidential technology or business opportunity.

Oil sands research: land

We carefully consider land use, biodiversity and ecosystems in project planning, operations and reclamation.

Downstream research

Since Imperial’s Sarnia research centre was established in 1928, it has patented more than 700 products and processes.

University Research Awards

University research awards are designed to encourage research at Canadian universities in areas of interest to Imperial's petroleum, petrochemical and energy resource development businesses. These areas include the fields of engineering, environmental, earth, chemical, and physical sciences.