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Anadarko Petroleum Overview

The Woodlands, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (APC)
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$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 Woodlands, Texas. Our deep and balanced portfolio of assets encompasses premier positions in major U.S. onshore shale and resource ... Read more

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

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  • Anadarko interns recently volunteered at the Denver Rescue Mission, an organization that helps Denver homeless. It provided a great team building environment and allowed the interns to live out one of Anadarko’s core values – Servant Leadership.

  • Anadarko has focused current activity on the Deepwater, Delaware and DJ Basins, offering a unique blend of quality, depth and balance. To set-up an alert for when new positions are open visit

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Anadarko Petroleum – Why Work For Us?


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 corporate offices in The Woodlands, 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 deepwater basins worldwide.

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, Algeria, South Africa, Colombia and New Zealand. 

Anadarko's 2015 Achievements:

  • Reduced year-over-year capital expenditures by almost 40 percent, while delivering 4-percent divestiture-adjusted sales-volume growth over 2014
  • Achieved an organic reserve-replacement ratio of more than 130 percent
  • Closed $2.0 billion of monetizations
  • Achieved first production at the Lucius spar in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Surpassed 2 billion BOE of gross cumulative production in Algeria
  • Made play-opening discovery offshore Colombia

Anadarko's Forward Looking Statement & Disclosures


Why does Anadarko consistently rank among the nation’s top employers? Anadarko’s people and their passion for the oil and natural gas industry offer you the opportunity to gain real-world experience and discover your potential.

Our success is driven by a commitment to continuously improve, a willingness to share and grow knowledge, and a common desire to find new ways to solve challenges. Anadarko empowers employees from day one and provides the support and growth opportunities to make meaningful contributions to our team.  Learn more about this here. 

 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.


Anadarko’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.

Our vision is to be the premier independent E&P company, most admired for its people, portfolio and performance.

In all of our business activities, Anadarko employees hold true to our core values. These values are a key reason why Anadarko and our employees contribute to the success of our corporate mission every day.

  • Integrity and Trust
  • Servant Leadership
  • People and Passion
  • Commercial Focus
  • Open Communication

Our strategy is to explore in high-potential, proven basins; identify and commercialize resources; employ a global business development approach and ensure financial discipline and flexibility.




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.

  Students and Graduates

As one of the largest independent oil and natural gas companies in the world, Anadarko offers students and graduates the opportunity to join a culture in which you can grow and succeed.

When you start a career at Anadarko, you will see that working here is more than a job. Real work and responsibility start on day one. Anadarko provides world-class training to develop interns and college new hires for the present and the future. We look for talented individuals who can make an impact, embrace teamwork and are aligned with our core values. Giving back in the communities in which we live, serve and operate is at the center of who we are and we provide a variety of opportunities for our employees to get involved. 


College Campus Recruiting Events

At Anadarko, we are dedicated to our college recruiting program, which brings talented students into the company from diverse college campuses for both internships and full-time positions.We visit college campuses each fall to interview students for business functions across the company as well as to fill internship positions for the following summer. Check with your local career center, and join us for hiring events at your school.

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    "I really enjoy working at this excellent company!"

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    I have been working at Anadarko Petroleum full-time (More than 10 years)


    There are so many smart people that I work with on a daily basis, and this makes it fun to go to work. Also, the company has many employee perks and pays well.


    The overall oil and gas industry has been hit hard over the last few years, so that has made it challenging. Also, there are so many great employees that it can be hard to move into management.

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    Make sure the culture stays intact as this is the most important thing for long-term success and employee retention.

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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Anadarko Petroleum (The Woodlands, TX) in August 2015.


    The hiring process was quick and pleasant. Each interviewer was thorough, professional and expressed an interest in me. I was made to feel comfortable which made the interview go as well as it did.

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Anadarko Petroleum Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 Internships, Vault, 2016
  • The JUST 100: America's Best Corporate Citizens, Forbes, 2016
  • Top 50 Employers - Readers' Choice, Minority Engineer Magazine, 2015
  • The 100 Most Trustworthy Companies In America, Forbes, 2015
  • Top Workplaces, The Houston Chronicle, 2015
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