Kirk Johnson is president of ConocoPhillips Canada.
Johnson began his career as a production engineer with BP Alaska in 1997, where he held a series of operations-based engineering roles on the North Slope in support of the Kuparuk and Prudhoe Bay fields. Additionally, he led a major projects team in Anchorage, Alaska in 2006.
In 2008, he joined ConocoPhillips as the San Juan project manager in Farmington, New Mexico. He transitioned to Houston, Texas in 2011 as the Eagle Ford projects manager, accountable for delivering the well facilities, gathering infrastructure and stabilization plants required to capture and develop the acreage.
In 2015, Johnson was named Permian asset manager and later Central Rockies asset manager in 2016, where he was responsible for development and operation of unconventional assets in the Permian Basin and Colorado Niobrara/Wattenberg, in addition to conventional oil and gas assets in Texas, Wyoming and Utah.
In 2017, he was appointed manager of Corporate Strategy, Planning and Portfolio Management, accountable for
integration of corporate long‐range plans and budgets, as well as the development and execution of corporate
strategy with the Executive Leadership Team. He assumed his current role in June 2018.
Johnson sits on the board of governors for the Business Council of British Columbia, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and Education Matters, Calgary’s trust for public education.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering and petroleum refining from Colorado School
of Mines in 1997.