Robert D. Lawler President & Chief Operating Officer
Robert D. (Doug) Lawler serves as President and Chief Operating Officer at Continental Resources.
Mr. Lawler joined Continental in February 2022 as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President following three decades in the oil and gas industry. He began his career with Kerr-McGee in 1988 and joined Anadarko Petroleum following its acquisition of Kerr-McGee in 2006. He served in numerous senior operational leadership positions during his tenure at Anadarko, including: Senior Vice President, International and Deepwater Operations and member of Anadarko’s Executive Committee from 2012 to 2013; Vice President, International Operations from 2011 to 2012; Vice President, Operations for the Southern and Appalachia Region from 2009 to 2012; and Vice President, Corporate Planning from 2008 to 2009. Most recently, Mr. Lawler was President & Chief Executive Officer and served on the board of directors of Chesapeake Energy Corporation from 2013 to 2021. He has served as a director of Pilot Travel Centers LLC (dba Pilot/Flying J) since 2016. Mr. Lawler earned his bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 1988 and his MBA from Rice University in 2002.