Houston Driller's Alaska Play: Model for Oil and Gas Industry Or Inexcusable Conduct?

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — In the energy industry, Hilcorp has built a reputation for fast growth, big profits and making people rich. This 28-year-old Houston-based company has kept a low public profile while becoming one of the top five privately held oil and gas producers in the United States.Founder Jeffery Hildebrand has become a billionaire, rising up the ranks of the 100 richest Americans. Employees, who got six-figure bonuses for meeting output goals, rave online about their employer, which Fortune magazine has lauded as one of the 100 best companies to work for five years in a row.  Continue reading...

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