The Lamp 2017





Cover image: Research scientist

Kelsey McNeely is part of a team developing oil from algae

In this issue

4 The Lamp bids farewell A look at The Lamp ’s long history 6 A winning attitude Introducing new ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Darren W. Woods 10 In their own words Experiences of employees during the devastating Hurricane Harvey 14 Going the extra mile is the key to success Director Doug Oberhelman says it’s important to step out of one’s comfort zone 16 Work hard and knowwho you are ExxonMobil Director Angela Braly shares her steps to success 18 For climate and energy solutions, it’s a matter of scale Noted atmospheric physicist Dr. Susan Avery joins the ExxonMobil board 20 Rotterdam refinery harnesses technology and opportunity New unit improves capabilities, creates new marketing channels and positions the Dutch plant for the future

22 Excitement and pride

Darren W. Woods Chairman and CEO Mark W. Albers Senior Vice President Michael J. Dolan Senior Vice President Andrew P. Swiger Senior Vice President Jack P. Williams Senior Vice President Suzanne M. McCarron Vice President-Public and Government Affairs Jeffrey J. Woodbury Vice President-Investor Relations and Secretary Rebecca Arnold Editor Pat Gabriel GCGMarketing Art Director Len Shelton Photography Coordinator Cynthia Solomon Production and Distribution Coordinator Please address all Lamp correspondence, including requests to reproduce any portion of the magazine, to the editor at Exxon Mobil Corporation, 5959 Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, TX 75039-2298.

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surround Guyana development Great partnerships are driving this project 24 A wide aperture into the future Our work on energy efficiency, emissions reduction, biofuels and other emerging technologies 28 The new biofuels The rewards are worth the challenges 30 A new approach to fundamental research Collaborating with university energy centers 34 Excellence achieved across global scope of the corporation Highlights from the latest Corporate Citizenship Report 36 Panorama Business highlights from around the world


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