Ryan M. Lance has served as chairman and chief executive
officer of ConocoPhillips, the world’s largest independent
exploration and production company based on production
and reserves, since 2012. He is also chairman of the
Executive Committee for ConocoPhillips.
Ryan is a petroleum engineer with 32 years of oil and
natural gas industry experience in senior management and
technical positions with ConocoPhillips, predecessor Phillips
Petroleum and various divisions of ARCO. His past
ConocoPhillips executive assignments included
responsibility for international exploration and production,
regional responsibility at various times for Asia, Africa, the
Middle East and North America, and responsibility for
technology, major projects, downstream strategy,
integration and specialty functions.
Externally, Ryan serves as 2016-2017 chairman of the
American Petroleum Institute. He is also an advocate for
charities benefiting youth through his service on the
board of Spindletop International, and a member of the
board of directors for the Montana Tech Foundation, and
the advisory council of the University of Texas Energy
Ryan is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers,
and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum
engineering from Montana Tech in Butte in 1984.