Don E. Wallette Jr. is executive vice president, Commercial, Business Development and Planning, for ConocoPhillips. He has more than 30 years experience in a variety of technical and leadership roles within the oil and natural gas industry.
Wallette served as president, Asia Pacific from 2010 to May 2012 when he assumed his current responsibilities. Previously, he had served as president, Russia/Caspian since December 2006. It was in March 2005 that he relocated to Moscow, Russia to serve as a management consultant to Lukoil until November 2005 when he became vice president, Shtokman Project. Before his move to Russia, Wallette was manager, production assurance and optimization for ConocoPhillips, a role he accepted after the merger occurred in August 2002. Prior to the merger, he worked as manager of the Rocky Mountain region of the Americas division of exploration and production.
Wallette began his career with Phillips Petroleum Company in 1981 as a staff drilling engineer for exploration and production in Houston. In 1990, he was named project manager, relocating to Woking, England and becoming responsible for major project development. Three years later, he relocated to Bacton, England, as area manager, Southern Gas Basin. In 1994, he served as Oklahoma region manager for Phillips’ midstream business, GPM. He was manager of corporate planning and development in planning, corporate relations and services beginning in 1996 and production and process/transportation manager in the Norway division in 1997.
Wallette was born in 1958 in Columbus, Ga. He graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Southern California.