ConocoPhillips adding jobs in Oklahoma
May 18, 2006
ConocoPhillips, one of the nation''s largest oil and gas companies, said it plans to add 750 new jobs to its operations in Oklahoma over the next two years. According to the Associated Press, ConocoPhillips Chief Executive Officer Jim Mulva said another 250 jobs will be moving to Bartlesville by the end of 2007 as a result of the company''s recently announced purchase of Burlington Resources Inc. Eight months ago, the company pledged to move 500 jobs to Bartlesville by the end of 2006 as part of its effort to consolidate its Global Systems and Services operations. ConocoPhillips, based in Houston, employs about 2,800 people in Bartlesville, including about 500 contractors. The number is about the same as just before Conoco and Phillips merged in early 2002. When both recent restructuring moves are completed, ConocoPhillips is expected to employ more than 3,400 in Bartlesville.