Mr. Xu is an Executive Director and President of CNOOC Limited and is Chair of the Board of Nexen Energy ULC.

He is a senior engineer who received a Bachelor of Science degree in Oil and Gas Geology and a Master’s degree in Coalfield Oil and Gas Geology from Northwest University.

Mr. Xu joined China National Petroleum Corporation in 1996 and served different positions, including Deputy General Manager of Sinopetro Investment Company Ltd., Deputy General Manager of CNPC International (Kazakhstan) Ltd. and concurrently General Manager of CNPC Ai-Dan Munai Joint Stock Company, Deputy General Manager of CNPC International (Kazakhstan) Ltd. and concurrently General Manager of Joint Stock Company CNPC International Aktobe Petroleum. He later served as General Manager of PetroChina Tuha Oilfield Company, and Director of Tuha Petroleum Exploration & Development Headquarters. Mr. Xu was appointed as a Vice President of CNOOC in March 2017. In April 2017, he was appointed as an Executive Director and the President of CNOOC Limited.