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    The Kermit Chamber of Commerce names Anadarko its Business of the Year. Since moving its West Texas office to Kermit in 2013, Anadarko’s staff has grown to more than 100 men and women supporting the company’s activities in the emerging Wolfcamp Shale oil play.

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    Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Thank you to the residents of Platteville, Colorado, for continuing to make us a welcome member of the community. Anadarko’s new Platteville Field Office was recently dedicated with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Mayor Bonnie Dunston along with Weld County Commissioners Barbara Kirkmeyer, Steve Moreno, Julie Cozad and others. Learn more about Anadarko's operations in Colorado at


Anadarko Petroleum – Why Work For Us?


undefinedAnadarko’s mission is to deliver a competitive and sustainable rate of return to shareholders by developing, acquiring and exploring for oil and natural gas resources vital to the world’s health and welfare.

Anadarko is proud to be consistently ranked as a national and local employer of choice.  Anadarko offers a diverse portfolio of projects, challenging career opportunities and a working environment driven by our core values.  Hear from some of our employees “Why Anadarko” is where they choose to work.

Anadarko is ...

Committed to safely producing the energy we all need in a manner that protects the environment, public health and supports our communities. Energy is fundamental to modern existence. It is as important as clean air, water and affordable food. At Anadarko, we take our responsibility seriously to safely deliver resources to our energy-hungry world, and we hold true to our core values of integrity and trust, servant leadership, commercial focus, people and passion, and open communication in all of our business activities.

Anadarko is among the world's largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies, with 2.79 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BBOE) of proved reserves at year-end 2013. 

The company's portfolio of assets encompasses premier positions in the Rocky Mountains region, the southern United States and the Appalachian Basin. The company also is a premier deepwater producer in the Gulf of Mexico, and has production in Alaska, Algeria and Ghana with additional exploration opportunities in West Africa, Mozambique, Kenya, South Africa, Colombia, Guyana and New Zealand. 

2013 Company Achievements

  • Delivered record sales volumes, including a 7% year-over-year increase in daily sales volumes
  • Accelerated approximately $4.5 billion of value through asset monetizations
  • Achieved first oil at the El Merk mega project in Algeria
  • Advanced Lucius, Heidelberg and TEN deepwater projects
  • Increased shareholder yield by doubling the common stock dividend
  • Continued industry-leading exploration track record with a 67% deepwater exploration/appraisal success rate

Growth Strategy

Sustainable & Profitable

  • Identify and commercialize resources
  • Explore in high-potential, proven basins
  • Employ global business development approach
  • Ensure financial discipline and flexibility


undefinedAt Anadarko, we set ambitious goals and take disciplined risks to achieve them.  We need individuals who will take on that challenge.  Anadarko is planning for the future and we want you to be part of it.

A career in the geosciences at Anadarko empowers you to take ownership of your work and contribute in a meaningful way to finding and developing oil and natural gas resources. Hear what our talented geoscientists have to say about exciting and rewarding global opportunities at Anadarko. We’re planning for the future and looking for exceptional people to be a part of it.

Geoscience Careers at Anadarko

Job and Career Opportunities

The employees of Anadarko strive for excellence in all that we do. We know the best vision in the world will not be realized without the right people. At Anadarko, we set ambitious goals and take disciplined risks to achieve them. We need individuals who will take on this challenge. We’re planning for the future and looking for exceptional people to be part of it.

Corporate Values

Values we live by:

  • Integrity and trust
  • Servant leadership
  • People and passion
  • Commercial focus
  • Open communication



We value our employees and want them to have peace of mind knowing that the benefit programs selected are designed to provide security for employees and their family. We provide:

  • One of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the industry
  • Coverage for employees and eligible dependents
  • Many benefits fully funded by Anadarko--others are shared costs between Anadarko and the employee
  • Online access 24/7
  • Varied benefits depending on international location

U.S.-Based Employee Benefits

The benefits below are for U.S.-based employees only. At the corporate offices in The Woodlands, employees have access to an on-site medical clinic with a staff physician and occupational health nurse, as well as a fitness center, both of which are at no cost to the employee.

Anadarko has also partnered with local and national companies to offer discounted rates for employees on items such as tickets for entertainment venues, automobiles, computers, software and accessories.

Benefit                                                                                                Cost Paid By

Medical Insurance Employee & Anadarko
Dental Insurance Employee & Anadarko
Vision Insurance Employee
Employee Assistance Program Anadarko
Basic Life Insurance Anadarko
Supplemental Life Insurance Employee
Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Anadarko
Supplemental Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Employee
Business Travel Accident Insurance Anadarko
Paid Time Off Anadarko
Extended Sick Leave Anadarko
Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance Anadarko
Flexible Spending Accounts Employee
Retirement Plan Anadarko
401(k) Employee Savings Plan Employee & Anadarko
Adoption Assistance Employee & Anadarko
Educational Assistance Program Employee & Anadarko
Survivor Financial Counseling Anadarko

Anadarko is a company that makes things happen. Many opportunities exist for internships and positions for new college graduates. Discover Anadarko and start your career in a big way.


Anadarko is one of the largest independent oil and natural gas companies in the world.  We have built a legacy of growing our business by finding new supplies of oil and natural gas, and have demonstrated our success by replacing our annual production with new reserves for each of the past 25 years. Our projects create enormous career opportunities for people who are looking to turn their passion into a fulfilling career in the petroleum industry.

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Anadarko Petroleum President & CEO R. A. Walker
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    Amazing culture, values they live and work by and amazing learning environment

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Intern - HSE in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Intern - HSE in The Woodlands, TX

    I worked at Anadarko Petroleum as an intern (less than a year)


    I felt valued from the moment I stepped into my internship. They wanted to teach me as much as they possibly could in the three short months I was there. I was able to work on projects that were valuable to the team and they continue to use to this day. They also had an excellent work-life balance with the 9/80 schedule. Absolutely loved my time with Anadarko.


    The pay could have been a little more competitive but considering the pros it is a pretty could trade off.

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Anadarko Petroleum Interviews

Updated Feb 18, 2015
Updated Feb 18, 2015

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    Geologist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Anadarko Petroleum.

    Interview Details

    Had lunch with other geologists and geology managers from variety of groups. After lunch, I gave a presentation to about 10 people. Followed by 4 one-on-one interviews. The last meeting was with an HR representative. Took a tour of the facility (which is incredible). That was the end of the formal process. Waited 3 months for a response.

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    Easy Interview

Anadarko Petroleum Awards & Accolades

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Top 50 Internships (Best Energy Internship and Top 10 Overall), Vault, 2015
Top Workplace 2014, Denver Post, 2014
Houston's Top Workplaces, The Houston Chronicle, 2013
Denver Top Workplaces, The Denver Post, 2013
Houston's Top Workplaces, The Houston Chronicle, 2012
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Additional Info

Headquarters The Woodlands, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1959
Type Company - Public (APC)
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

Anadarko is among the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies, with corporate offices in the Woodland, Texas. Our deep and balanced portfolio of assets encompasses premier positions in major U.S. onshore shale and resource plays, and oil-focused opportunities in deep-water basins worldwide.
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