Janet L. Weiss

Janet L. Weiss

Former President, BP Alaska

Ms. Weiss has substantial experience in the oil and natural gas industry, including serving as the President of BP Alaska. Prior to that role, Ms. Weiss held numerous leadership positions at BP and ARCO. Through these experiences, Ms. Weiss gained and brings to our board significant experience in engineering, management, health and safety, operations, and strategic planning, as well as invaluable insight and perspective on the operations and financial aspects of the global oil and natural gas industry.

Skills and Qualifications

Energy Industry, International Business, Strategic Planning: Ms. Weiss retired in 2020 with more than 35 years of energy industry leadership experience. As President of BP Alaska, Ms. Weiss was responsible for BP’s Alaska oil and natural gas exploration, development, and production activities, as well as its interests in the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline. Prior to that, she held key management positions throughout BP in North America and the UK. Ms. Weiss serves as a director at Tourmaline Oil, a publicly traded Canadian exploration and production company.

Technology / Engineering: Beginning her career in Alaska, Ms. Weiss worked as a process engineer, reservoir engineer, petroleum engineer, and reservoir engineering advisor. Her executive appointments have included VP of Special Projects for BP Exploration & Production and VP for Unconventional Gas Technology. Her engineering background provides insight in discussions of Halliburton’s products and services strategy and the board’s oversight of related risks. Ms. Weiss earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Oklahoma State University.

Health, Safety & Environment and Sustainability: Ms. Weiss has hands-on experience with the daily operational and HSE requirements needed to operate safely in the oil and natural gas industry. This includes roles as Vice President responsible for business delivery for fields in Wyoming and in the Gulf of Mexico Shelf, Reservoir Manager for fields in Alaska, Strategy Manager for Alaska, and Director of Organizational Capability for BP’s Exploration and Production Operations and HSSE staff of over 7,000 people. Ms. Weiss serves as a member of the Environment, Safety, and Sustainability Committee of the Tourmaline board.

Human Resources / Compensation: As President of BP Alaska and in roles of increasing responsibility prior to that, Ms. Weiss gained significant industry experience regarding compensation and HR matters, such as recruitment and hiring, benefits, and training.

Corporate Governance: Ms. Weiss has deep governance experience through her time at BP and serving on the boards of public, private, and academic entities. She brings valuable business and cultural perspectives from her global, multinational experience that will contribute meaningfully to the board’s efforts.


Halliburton Committees

  • Audit
  • Nominating and Corporate Governance

Current Public Company Directorships

  • Tourmaline Oil Corp.

Other Directorships and Memberships

  • Director, First National Bank Alaska
  • Director, Northwest University


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