ANCHORAGE, March 19, 2009--ConocoPhillips today announced that Trond-Erik Johansen, currently president of its Southeast Asia Exploration and Production organization, will become president of its Alaska operations effective April 1. He replaces long-time ConocoPhillips Alaska President Jim Bowles, who died while snow machining on the Kenai Peninsula Feb. 13.
Johansen, a native of Norway, joined ConocoPhillips in 1986 in Stavanger, Norway. He has held a variety of petroleum engineering, project engineering and operations leadership positions in Stavanger, Aberdeen, New Orleans, Houston and Jakarta. In 2008 he was named to his current position based in Singapore. Johansen has master’s degrees in petroleum engineering from the Norwegian Institute of Technology and in business administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
ConocoPhillips is an integrated energy company with interests around the world. Headquartered in Houston, the company had approximately 30,000 employees, $153 billion of assets, and $149 billion of revenues as of December 31, 2009. For more information, go to www.conocophillips.com.
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