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Oil company executive

Donald Herbert Falkingham, American oil company executive. Registered professional engineer, land surveyor, Wyoming. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, Air medal with oak leaf cluster.


Falkingham, Donald Herbert was born on December 13, 1918 in Lexington, Illinois, United States. Son of William Bishop and Violet (Ashabran) Falkingham.


Bachelor of Science, Missouri School Mines, 1941. Professional Engineer, University Missouri, Rolla, 1973.


Field engineer, Amoco, Rangely, Colorado, 1951-1953;district engineer, Amoco Producing Company, Cody, Wyoming, 1953-1959;division engineer, Amoco Producing Company, Casper, Wyoming, 1959-1961;district superintendent, Amoco Producing Company, New Orleans, 1961-1968;president, Amoco United Kingdom Exploration Company, London, 1968-1970;president, Amoco Iran Oil Corporation, Tehran, 1970-1971;co-Chairman, Board Of Directors, Pan American Iran Oil Corporation, Teheran, 1970-1971;general manager producing department, Amoco International Oil Corporation, Chicago, 1972-1977;president, Amoco Drilling Superior vena cava syndrome, Chicago, 1975-1977;president, Oceanwide Construction Company, St. Helier, Isle of Jersey, 1977-1978;Chairman of the Board, World Maritime, Bermuda, 1977-1978;partner, co-owner, Falcar Energy Company, Houston, since 1978;managing director hydrocarbon development, McDermott Inc., Bucharest, Romania, 1994-1995;managing director, EuroMAC, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1994-1995. District chairman American Petroleum Institute, 1961. Committee member Am Bureau Shipping, Building and Classing Offshore Drilling Units, New York City, 1966-1968.

Chairman exploration and production forum, Oil Industry International, London, 1974-1977.


  • Registered professional engineer, land surveyor, Wyoming.


President board of trustees, Presbyterian Church, Cody. Pilot United States Army, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations, major retired. Member Society Petroleum Engineers (district chairman 1967), Petroleum Club (president Casper chapter), Cody Country Club (president), Masons, Shriners.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: traveling.


Married Mary Margaret Chalmers, August 23, 1947 (deceased November 1993). Children: Deanna Beth Falkingham Worst, Janis Kay Falkingham Fenwick. Married Joella Hall, May 23, 1998.

William Bishop Falkingham

Violet (Ashabran) Falkingham

Mary Margaret Chalmers

Joella Hall

Deanna Beth Falkingham Worst Falkingham

Janis Kay Falkingham Fenwick Falkingham