The entire ConocoPhillips family is deeply saddened and will greatly miss ConocoPhillips Alaska President Jim Bowles, who has served our company with distinction. Jim died and fellow employee Alan Gage is missing following an avalanche while snow machining on Feb.13 on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.
Jim Bowles has led our Alaska organization and its some 900 employees since late 2004 and presided over a number of developments that ensured our company’s place and standing in Alaska and will serve as a legacy to his leadership as we go forward.
Alan Gage is a respected member of our capital projects organization and has been a ConocoPhillips employee since 2006. We are hopeful the search for him can resume soon.
On behalf of everyone at ConocoPhillips, including those who had the privilege to know and work with these two gentlemen and those who did not, I want to extend our sincere condolences to the Bowles family and our heartfelt best wishes to the Gage family and make sure they know the high regard in which we hold Jim and Alan, both as co-workers and as friends.