BP’s operations center at Prudhoe Bay. (Photo by Elizabeth Harball/Alaska’s Energy Desk)
About 300 BP union workers at Prudhoe Bay will remain in their jobs, at least through the end of their current contract.
That’s according to Hilcorp, the oil company set to take over BP’s entire business in Alaska.
But the leader of the union representing those workers said he remains uncertain about Hilcorp’s relationship with labor going forward.
“We haven’t had any formal meetings with them yet,” said Kristjan Dye, president of United Steelworkers local 4959.
“Until we really sit down and talk to them, I don’t know for sure,” Dye said.
Prudhoe Bay is split, in terms of workers. On the west side of the oilfield, BP Alaska has about 300 United