Douglas Hollett

Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy

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Douglas Hollett is former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) in the Office of Fossil Energy (FE).  His portfolio includes R&D and programs in Clean Coal and Carbon Management, Oil and Natural Gas systems, international engagements in clean fossil energy, and inter-agency engagements within the US government.

Prior to being named PDAS in FE, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, where he oversaw research, development, and demonstration for a diverse clean energy portfolio.

Mr. Hollett came to the Department of Energy in 2011 with more than 32 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.  Most recently, he was Manager and Director for Unconventional New Ventures at Marathon Oil.  In that role, his responsibilities included capturing and initiating new domestic and international opportunities in shale gas and tight oil reservoirs. He also served as Manager, International New Ventures, which included identifying and growing new global energy projects, and as VP and General Manager of Atlantic Canada, where he led the first modern deep-water drilling campaign in Canada.

While in Canada, Mr. Hollett was concurrently the Chairman of Petroleum Research Atlantic Canada (PRAC) from 2001–2004, a unique multi-stakeholder research organization designed to rapidly fund and advance prioritized research in a variety of technical, environmental, and safety and operational disciplines. Other positions at Marathon included Business Development, North America and International Exploration, and Rocky Mountain Production Operations. In addition to experience throughout North America, he has led projects in Southeast Asia, Latin America, Canada, Europe, North and East Africa, Australia, and Russia. Prior to Marathon, he worked for Unocal conducting frontier field studies, the U.S. Geological Survey mapping in California and Colorado, and the Massachusetts Audubon Society doing integrated land use planning.

Mr. Hollett holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Williams College and a Master of Science in Geology from the University of Utah.

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