Nexen employees at the head office in Calgary, Canada.


  • We offer challenging careers with diverse, international operations. Nexen’s resource base includes conventional oil & gas, oil sands and shale gas & oil. We’re also a global company with operations and job openings in Canada, the UK and Houston. Our combination of resources and geography creates opportunities for various disciplines in a number of locations and gives us the ability to match a person’s career interests with a particular business need.
  • We have a global reputation for responsible energy development. At Nexen, the way we do business matters and we’ve earned a global reputation for safe and responsible business practices. We listen to our stakeholders and act on the input we receive.
  • We work in a collaborative and supportive culture. Our employees don’t get lost in the crowd. Open and honest dialogue is the foundation for communications with our 3,200 employees worldwide. Our work teams are designed to enhance collaboration, generate new ideas, and encourage creative problem-solving.
  • We support people practices that focus on individual growth. Career management at Nexen is a shared responsibility. Our managers and employees work together to map out a plan for career growth and development, one that maximizes an individual’s potential contribution to our company. Employees are expected to take an active role in their own performance and career management, supported by top-quality tools and resources supplied by Nexen.
  • We provide compensation and benefits for getting the most out of work and life. Our rewards programs enable a healthy work-life balance. Our compensation programs are highly competitive and are based on pay-for-performance. Our comprehensive benefit, savings and pension plans provide value and flexibility to employees and their families.