BP: From Crises Response to Acquisition Support
PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies has worked with BP for more than 25 years, providing the oil and gas major with a range of public affairs, corporate positioning, marketing support and crisis communications services.
We have provided crisis communications support for oil spills and environmental incidents, refinery fires and a series of high-profile shareholder disputes. In the late 1990s, we assisted BP in protecting its investment in Sidanco and its Chernogorneft oil field with an effective public affairs strategy in Russia and abroad to successfully combat a major asset stripping attack. When BP announced the historic creation of TNK-BP, an $8 billion deal creating Russia’s third largest oil company, PBN H+K Strategies managed the public rollout of the announcement. Currently, PBN H+K Strategies advises BP on U.S.-Russia relations, facilitates high-level stakeholder contact with U.S. officials and provides regular analysis of the Russian energy market and investment climate.