Hilcorp contractor employee dies in accident
An employee working for Hilcorp contractor Kuukpik Drilling died in an accident in the Milne Point unit on the North Slope on Dec. 7, Hilcorp has confirmed. No information has been released regarding the circumstances and cause of the accident.
“With deep regret, Hilcorp Alaska confirms that an employee of Kuukpik Drilling was fatally injured at Milne Point overnight,” said Hilcorp spokeswoman Lori Nelson. “We are deeply saddened by this news and our thoughts and prayers are with their family and loved ones. The cause of the incident is not known at this time but Hilcorp, together with Kuukpik and the appropriate regulatory agencies, will be conducting a full investigation. The safety and protection of our personnel and communities where we operate is our top priority. Drilling operations have been suspended at the incident location and we are fully cooperating with the appropriate regulatory agencies to determine the cause of the accident.”
- ALAN BAILEY