A Day in the Life in the Gulf of Mexico

The work is challenging and the temperatures are hot in the Gulf of Mexico. Nexen employees come together like family, committing to safety excellence and getting the job done right.
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  • We offer challenging, exciting and rewarding work. We produced approximately 15,700 barrels of oil equivalent per day in the Gulf of Mexico in 2013 and we’re one of the top leaseholders in the deepwater Gulf with acreage that spans more than 200 blocks. We have a significant discovery at Appomattox, located about 72 miles off the Louisiana coast.
  • We provide opportunities to grow your career globally. Nexen is pursuing an aggressive growth strategy in strategic locations around the world – not only in the Gulf of Mexico but also in Canada, the UK North Sea, and offshore West Africa. Our resource base is diverse and includes conventional oil & gas, oil sands and shale gas. Our combination of resources and geography creates job opportunities in a number of locations and gives us the ability to match a person’s career interests with a particular business need.
  • We support teamwork. A career at Nexen is all about contributing to a team that values diversity, professional development and integrity. Our work teams are designed to enhance collaboration, generate new ideas, and encourage creative problem-solving. We’re the recipient of many top employer awards and are recognized for supporting employee development. We're dedicated to employee engagement and providing an exceptional work environment.
  • We take pride in the way we work. At Nexen, we care about the way business is done and we’ve earned a global reputation for safe and responsible business practices. Operating with integrity not only helps our performance, we believe it’s the best way to succeed.
  • We provide competitive compensation and benefits. Our pay-for-performance compensation programs are highly competitive and our comprehensive benefit, savings and pension plans provide value and flexibility to employees and their families.