By Mel Duvall  |  Posted 2006-05-06 Print this article Print

Rocketing oil prices are driving the nation's big oil companies to record profits. And ExxonMobil stands out in the industry. By investing in proprietary systems and ensuring that technology is tightly aligned with its top goals of finding more oil and ga

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Headquarters: 5959 Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, TX 75039
Phone: (972) 444-1000
Business: The world's largest company by market capitalization, and the most profitable, is an integrated oil and gas company, involved in exploration, production and refining of oil and gas.
Chairman and Chief Executive: Rex Tillerson
Vice President, Information Technology: Patricia Hewlett
Financials in 2005: $371 billion in revenue, $36.1 billion in profits, 9.7% profit margin.
Challenge: Take advantage of new information and exploration technologies to achieve business goal of tapping increasingly harder-to-find oil and gas deposits.


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Mel Duvall is a veteran business and technology journalist, having written for a variety of daily newspapers and magazines for 17 years. Most recently he was the Business Commerce Editor for Interactive Week, and previously served as a senior business writer for The Financial Post.


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