About Tom Janiszewski
Thomas Janiszewski is Vice President – Land, Regulatory, Government Relations and Corporate Affairs of Occidental Petroleum Corporation and has been with Oxy for more than 22 years. In his current role, Mr. Janiszewski is responsible for Oxy’s mineral and surface interests, including the lease administration and division order functions. He also manages the groups responsible for regulatory permitting, compliance and reporting, lobbying and policy advocacy, external communications, community outreach, and water technology and strategy.
Mr. Janiszewski previously was Assistant General Counsel of Occidental Oil and Gas and was responsible for legal support of Oxy’s US operations and global supply chain. Prior to that, Mr. Janiszewski served as Legal Manager for Occidental Petroleum of Qatar. His broad domestic and international experience includes joint operations and development, acquisitions and divestitures, major project construction, and oil and gas litigation.
Prior to joining Oxy in 2000, Mr. Janiszewski spent 19 years with Exxon Mobil Corporation. He held various positions in ExxonMobil’s Law Department, including ExxonMobil Development Company negotiating and providing counsel for major projects in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, the north slope of Alaska and Angola, and Exxon’s Litigation Section handling oil and gas cases. Before graduation from law school, Mr. Janiszewski spent 11 years as a reservoir engineer for Exxon.
Mr. Janiszewski holds a bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University in New Orleans. He is a member of the Texas and Louisiana Bars, the American Association of Professional Landmen and is a Registered Professional Petroleum Engineer.
Mr. Janiszewski is the Vice Chairman and a member of the Executive Board of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association and previously served as its Chairman. He is a member of the Board of Directors and has previously served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association. He is also a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of both the Texas Oil and Gas Association and the Permian Basin Petroleum Association, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association and Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development.
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