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Stories

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.  

Get a sense of how we embrace these values by reading some of our stories below or checking us out on our social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Fishing for solutions

Fishing for solutions: We’re restoring habitat for trout and grayling in the Rocky Mountains

We’re improving structures like culverts to enable fish to swim more easily to previously isolated habitat.

SAIT and Cenovus – a decade long partnership

SAIT and Cenovus – a decade long partnership

Cenovus and SAIT have been partners for the better part of a decade and are dedicated to supporting students and developing skills.

Kristen Foxcroft

Kristen Foxcroft puts the “Us” in Cenovus

Kristen Foxcroft recognized from an early age she wanted to dedicate her career to the environment.

Sean Prosser

Sean Prosser puts the “Us” in Cenovus

Sean Prosser is constantly amazed and energized by the varied aspects of his role at our Christina Lake operations.

Leora Hornstein

Leora Hornstein puts the “Us” in Cenovus

Leora Hornstein is focused on cultivating individual and organizational health and wellbeing at Cenovus Energy.

In the Lead Program

The In the Lead Program turns 10 this year!

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.

Project Inclusion: an industry first in linking inclusion to improved performance and engagement

Project Inclusion: an industry first in linking inclusion to improved performance and engagement

Can small acts of inclusion improve employee performance and engagement – and more importantly an overall sense of belonging and connection at work?

Indigenous students reflect on 2019-2020 scholarships

Indigenous students reflect on 2019-2020 scholarships

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 initiative is growing our safety culture at our oil sands operations

Make it Better initiative is growing our safety culture at our oil sands operations

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.

Encouraging students to read a good book this summer

Encouraging students to read a good book this summer

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.

From Ontario to Alberta: Fuel student Amelia Knapp

From Ontario to Alberta: Fuel student Amelia Knapp

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.

Restoration 3.0

Restoration 3.0

We led a study to examine disturbed habitat in five caribou ranges near oil sands operations and find the best areas for restoration.

We’ve been recognized with the 2019 Canada’s Volunteer Award!

We’ve been recognized with the 2019 Canada’s Volunteer Award!

Cenovus has been recognized by the Federal Government with the 2019 Canada’s Volunteer Award in the category of Business Leader in the prairie region.

Racing cars using machine learning

Racing cars using machine learning

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?

Learning from teams across the organization: Fuel student Brooklyn Stevenson<

Learning from teams across the organization: Fuel student Brooklyn Stevenson

A fourth year business student at Mount Royal University, Brooklyn Stevenson is currently part of our Fuel student and new graduate program.

Putting learning into practice: Fuel student Tanner Barnes

Putting learning into practice: Fuel student Tanner Barnes

In June, Tanner Barnes began his work placement as part of the Cenovus Fuel student and new graduate program. Learn more about his experience.

Visiting the oil sands made easy through virtual tours

Visiting the oil sands made easy through virtual tours

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a virtual reality experience is an entire dictionary!

Cenovus ships oil to Irving Oil’s East Coast refinery… via West Coast pipeline

Cenovus ships oil to Irving Oil’s East Coast refinery… via West Coast pipeline

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.

Cenovus Emergency Service staff at our FCCL facilities

Fire prevention is a focus at our northern Alberta operations

The planning and prevention of wildfires are how we keep our staff and operations safe.

Arlene Hrynyk of the Northern Lights School Division (right) accepts the seedlings from Lise Warawa, Cenovus Senior Advisor, Local Community Relations.

Defying COVID-19: Baby trees find new homes in Bonnyville yards and parks

Cenovus staff worked to find new homes for little trees when one of our tree planting projects was canceled because of COVID-19.

Sourcing hand sanitizer… through analytics? A supply chain and data success story

Sourcing hand sanitizer… through analytics? A supply chain and data success story

Our Corporate Data Office tackled supply chain challenges during COVID-19 by building customized data solutions to visualize the global supply chain system.

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

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.

Upgrading instruments at our sites takes a big bite out of methane emissions

Upgrading instruments at our sites takes a big bite out of methane emissions

At our conventional oil and natural gas assets, we’re working hard to reduce our methane emissions.

2020 Fuel program participants virtual kick-off meeting

Kickstarting young professionals’ careers through our work placement program

Through the Fuel Program, Cenovus aims to accelerate the development of students and young professionals and help build future leaders.

Regional Oil Sands Operating Alliance encourages collaboration during pandemic

Regional Oil Sands Operating Alliance encourages collaboration during pandemic

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, collaboration within the oil sands industry has been more important than ever.

Our Community Partners: innovative thinking to continue programs during COVID-19

Our Community Partners: innovative thinking to continue programs during COVID-19

See how some of our community partners have pivoted their programming to continue serving communities during COVID-19.

Upgrading instruments at our sites takes a big bite out of methane emissions

Youth across Canada tackle science challenges during online STEM Fair

Youth across Canada will showcase their ideas and discoveries through the Youth Science Canada online STEM Fair May 20-29, 2020.

Amphibious vehicles video

Amphibious vehicles are making game-changing strides to restore land

Amphibious vehicles can both drive on land and float on water, an innovation that is a game-changer for the oil sands.

Celebrating 10 Years of Volunteering at Cenovus

Celebrating 10 Years of Volunteering at Cenovus

Cenovus staff have been giving their time in our Volunteer Program for 10 years!

Amphibious vehicles video

Field employee organizes food drop to help people in her community

Colleen is delivering goods and supplies to people in Fort McMurray.

Homemade hand sanitizer

Homemade hand sanitizer & other ways our field staff are staying safe during COVID-19

Making hand sanitizer for use at site is just one of the ways we're keeping staff at our field operations safe.

Our response to COVID-19

Our response to COVID-19 at our oil sands field operations

We have proactive measures in places to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in any of our work places.

Eliminating single-use plastics

We're taking a big step towards eliminating single-use plastics at our camps

We are significantly reducing the amount of single-use plastics used at our Christina Lake and Foster Creek oil sands camps.

Caribou Habitat Restoration Project

We're making significant progress on our Caribou Habitat Restoration Project

This 10-year, $32 million voluntary initiative builds on the success of an earlier pilot project...

Teachers go back to school

Teachers go back to school - studying Alberta's boreal region

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.

Open letter to Canadians

Open letter to Canadians

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.

Forest restoration made easy

Forest restoration made easy through virtual tours, videos and fact sheets

A COSIA project led by Cenovus Energy...

Primco Dene

Primco Dene: A model for First Nations business development in Canada

On National Indigenous Peoples Day, we honoured one of our longest-standing Indigenous service companies.

Indigenous youth chosen for scholarships

Indigenous youth chosen for scholarships become role models for their communities

Working with Indspire, Cenovus provides scholarships for Indigenous students in western Canada.

Cenovus Classroom

Tech, innovation and creativity abound in the new Cenovus Classroom

New Cenovus Classroom now open at the Calgary Public Library for Library School...

Quenching our thirst for data

Quenching our thirst for data

We’re using a mobile app to help track our water use...

We're recycling camp wastewater

Cenovus is recycling wastewater from its oil sands camps

We're recycling camp wastewater at our oil sands operations in northern Alberta...

Aboriginal businesses find success in oil sands

Aboriginal businesses find success in oil sands

Vern is Chief of the Chipewyan Prairie First Nation, He says the willingness of companies like Cenovus to provide opportunities...

All eyes and ears on wildlife

All eyes and ears on wildlife

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...

Being bear aware helps keep people and bears safe

Being bear aware helps keep people and bears safe

We're concentrated on employee safety and wildlife protection at our oil sands operations in northern Alberta...

Cenovus Aboriginal scholarship

Cenovus Aboriginal scholarship recipients pursue range of studies

Aboriginal students find the financial load lighter this year after receiving help through the Cenovus Aboriginal Scholarship program.

Reclaiming the land where we work

Reclaiming the land where we work

Read our story to learn more about the reclamation process of one of our borrow pits at Christina Lake...

Emergency exercise tests Cenovus's readiness

Emergency exercise tests Cenovus's readiness

A cyber attack, natural gas leak and site evacuation – all happening at once...

Zero-Base Design (ZBD)

Zero-Base Design (ZBD)

ZBD is transforming our well pads by significantly reducing our overall equipment and eliminating the buildings that cover the well pair modules.

New well pad design

New well pad design demonstrates cost leadership

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...

Cenovus rides seismic wave

Cenovus rides seismic wave

Learn how vibrating technology helps improve data collection at our northern Alberta sites.

SAGD drilling measured depth record

Cenovus reaches new SAGD drilling measured depth record

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 ...