The Gulf of Mexico is a critical component of Nexen's growth strategy.

Nexen Petroleum U.S.A. Inc. aims to be a full-cycle, non-operated exploration and production company in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). Along with our partners, we strategically find, develop and produce deepwater oil and gas reserves. We deliver technical excellence within our partnerships, creating value and becoming a partner of choice in the Gulf of Mexico.

Stampede
Nexen holds a 25 per cent nonoperated working interest in Stampede, which is located 258 kilometres (160 miles) off the coast of Louisiana in approximately 1,000 meters (3,500 feet) of water. In 2014, Nexen and other co-owners in the Hess-operated Stampede development announced a final investment decision to proceed with this project. Nexen estimates the reservoir contains 300-350 million barrels of recoverable oil. The Stampede development is expected to begin production in 2018.

Appomattox and the Norphlet Play
Nexen holds a 21 per cent nonoperated working interest in Appomattox, a discovery located 129 kilometres (80 miles) off the coast of Louisiana in approximately 2,000 metres (7,000 feet) of water. Operated by Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc., Appomattox is estimated to contain about 700 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) of probable reserves. In July 2015, a final investment decision was made to advance this development. The Appomattox field is complemented by our nearby nonoperated Vicksburg, Gettysburg and Rydberg discoveries.