What we care about and why.

At Continental Resources, our focus is on helping to solve the major societal issues facing our world, including health, education, and energy poverty. We believe focusing on these core areas ensures the health and security-based energy needs of humankind are met.

A Message from the Hamm Family

As we write this today, the world is facing a new set of geopolitical, environmental, and societal challenges that paint an uncertain future. Russian aggression in Ukraine, supply chain bottlenecks, and record-high consumer prices account for some of the issues we face after two years of a deadly pandemic. It is unsurprising that energy, the building block of our modern world, is at the center of this complex mix.

Since Continental Resources was founded in 1967, our company has survived the boom-and- bust cycles of the Arab Oil Embargo, Iranian Revolution, Great Recession, and countless other geopolitical events. Each crisis confirmed the inextricable, positive link between national security and domestic energy production. As our company has matured, we have been fierce advocates for energy independence as pioneers of horizontal drilling and lifting the ban on crude oil exports, ultimately helping to displace coal with natural gas and reduce emissions. This time around, the urgent need to address the dual threats of climate change and energy security are shaping how we respond to these latest events.

Our family stands committed to reducing global emissions by achieving greater operational efficiencies and investing in new carbon-reduction technologies. We bear responsibility for stewarding the company along a sustainable pathway to accomplish these goals. Over the past 55 years, we have learned that doing the right thing usually isn’t the easiest thing, but it almost always pays back in the long-term. This year, we took a huge bet on an emerging technology that scientists say must scale in order to hit our climate goals: carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). This CCS project is the largest of its kind in the world, and when operational will pave the way for deep emissions reductions in energy intensive industries.

In addition to the corporate ingenuity required to solve these challenges, we need a regulatory environment that supports domestic energy production. We urge our government leaders to work with the independent oil & gas producers of America to create an energy system that prioritizes energy security. Only through collective action will we create an energy system that makes sense for consumers, producers, and the environment.

We are proud of our long history in harnessing our nation’s natural resources to foster prosperity, and we embrace the opportunity to lead the world into a cleaner, more secure future.

– The Hamm Family