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Nathan P. Murphy
ConocoPhillips 600 N. Dairy Ashford (77079) P. O. Box 4783 Houston, Texas 77210 Telephone: (281) 293-3632 Fax: (281) 293-4111


December 9,2011 Mr. Roger K. Parsons 2520 K Avenue, Suite 700-739 Garland, Texas 75074-5342 Re: Proposal for 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of ConocoPhillips Dear Mr. Parsons: We received your proposal on December 2, 2011, and we appreciate your interest as a stockholder in ConocoPhillips. In order to properly consider your request, and in accordance with Rule 14a-8 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended ("Rule 14a-8"), we hereby inform you of two procedural defects in your submission, as described below. Under Rule 14a-8(d), a proposal, including any accompanying supporting statement, may not exceed 500 words. Your submission contains more than 500 words, in violation of Rule 14a-8(d). When a stockholder's proposal does not satisfy the procedural requirements of the SEC rules, we provide the stockholder with the opportunity to revise the proposal to adequately correct the problem. According to Rule 14a-8, your revised proposal must be postmarked or transmitted electronically within 14 calendar days of receipt of this letter. Additionally, under Rule 14a-8(b), a stockholder submitting a proposal for inclusion in our proxy statement must demonstrate that he or she satisfies the minimum share holding requirements. In order to be eligible to submit a proposal, a stockholder must have continuously held at least $2,000 in market value, or 1%, of the company's securities entitled to be voted on the proposal at the meeting for at least one year by the date the stockholder submits the proposal. If you are a registered stockholder', we can verify your eligibility, but you must provide a written statement that you intend to continue to hold the requisite number of shares through the date of the 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Our transfer agent has informed us that you are not currently reflected on their records as a registered holder of ConocoPhillips shares. Alternatively, if you are not a registered stockholder, you must provide a written statement from the "record" holder of your shares (usually a broker or bank) verifying that, at the time you submitted your proposal, you owned and had continuously held at least $2,000 in market value, or 1%, of our common stock for at least one year. You must also include your own written statement that you intend to continue to hold the securities through the date of the 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders .

• A "registered" stockholder means your shares are registered in your name on the books of ConocoPhillips. If you are unsure if you are a registered stockholder, you should consult with your bank or broker to determine your status.

Page 2 December 9,2011 If we do not receive an appropriately revised submission and proof of your minimum share ownership within the 14-day time frame, the company intends to omit the proposal from the company's 2012 proxy statement, as permitted by Rule 14a-8(t)(I). Please note that, because the submission has not satisfied the procedural requirements described above, we have not determined whether the submission could be omitted from the company's proxy statement on other grounds. If you adequately correct the procedural deficiencies within the 14-day time frame, the company reserves the right to omit your proposal if another valid basis for such action exists. Please send the requested documentation to my attention: Nathan P. Murphy, ConocoPhillips Company, 600 North Dairy Ashford, Houston, TX 77079. Alternatively, you may transmit any response by facsimile to me at (281) 293-4111. If you have any questions or would like to speak with a representative from ConocoPhillips about your proposal, please feel free to contact me at (281) 293-3632. Sincerely,