Our story

A rich history with Canadian roots

ARC was founded in 1996 with the vision of being a premier conventional oil and gas company. Our exciting growth story has been driven by the invaluable contributions of our people, principled business strategy and high-performance culture.

Today, we are one of Canada’s largest energy companies with industry-leading environmental, social and governance performance and tremendous opportunity on the horizon. Learn about our history and the key milestones and people that made us what we are today. 


Long-term vision and consistent performance.

Key milestones

Here are some of the key events that defined our history. 

Celebrating 25 years of Canadian energy

On July 11, 2021 we celebrated a significant milestone in our history – 25 years of producing Canadian energy. Since our inception in 1996, we have experienced significant growth and persevered through various challenges and changing environments to become Canada’s sixth-largest energy company and a leader in responsible development. 

As we reflect and celebrate the past 25 years, we also look forward to the next 25. Today, ARC is a much bigger, stronger, and relevant energy company, with significant opportunity on the horizon. 

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Celebrating our past

Our story can be broken down into three distinct chapters: The Early Years – ARC Energy Trust, Transitioning to a New Corporate Structure and The Strategic Combination with Seven Generations Energy.  Hear from some of the people who played a role in our 25-year history. 

25-years of community partnership

We are proud to have a long history of giving back to our communities; it’s core to who we are. Since the beginning, we’ve made it a priority to positively contribute to the communities where we live and work. We strive to build strong relationships through long-term partnerships with long-term impact. Hear from some of our longest partners and how we work together to make a positive impact in the community. 

A promising future

Today, ARC is a much bigger, stronger, and relevant energy company, with significant opportunity on the horizon. Moving forward, we will look to the people of ARC, who have played an important role in our achievements to-date, to help write the next chapter in our story.  Here’s why we’re excited for the next 25 years. 

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