Oil company BP announced Thursday that about half its more than 1,500 Alaska employees have been offered jobs by Hilcorp Alaska, the smaller company that is buying BP’s oilfield assets in the state for $5.6 billion.
Hilcorp said in a statement it plans to add more than 900 jobs to its workforce in Alaska as part of the acquisition.
About 1,000 BP workers applied for jobs with Hilcorp, Megan Baldino, a BP spokeswoman said Thursday. Hilcorp offered jobs to 806 of them, she said.
About 750 BP employees, as of Wednesday, had agreed to accept Hilcorp’s offer and work for the private, Texas-based company, BP officials said.
The employees that have accepted jobs with Hilcorp will