Wesley Heinold is vice president, health, safety, and environment for ConocoPhillips Alaska.
Heinold began his career with ConocoPhillips in 1993 in North America’s Gulf Coast Region in Lafayette, Louisiana as a Safety & Environmental Analyst. In 1996 he took his first overseas assignment with the XiJiang offshore oil production project in Shekou, People’s Republic of China. After his position was nationalized in 1998, he was assigned to the safety department at the Houston Chemical Complex in Pasadena, Texas. In 2000 he returned to China, first as an HSE specialist, then as supervisor for the Bohai Bay Phase I offshore development and operations. In 2004, Heinold repatriated to Houston as a member of the engineering and design team for the LNG project planned for Brass Island, Nigeria. In 2006, Heinold became HSE Team Lead for Darwin LNG and the offshore Bayu-Undan gas production facilities in Darwin, Australia. In 2008 he was named HSE Manager for the Australia business unit based in Perth, Australia, where he served until he assumed his current position in 2010.
Heinold earned a bachelor of science degree in occupational safety & health from Illinois State University and a master’s degree in safety & environmental from Murray State University. Heinold obtained a Certified Safety Professional certification in 1998 and has been an international member to the American Society of Safety Engineers since 1994.