Nexen Inc. (Nexen) is an independent global energy company. The Company�s conventional oil and gas assets consist of large acreage positions in select basins, including the United Kingdom North Sea, deep-water Gulf of Mexico and offshore West Africa. Nexen operates the Buzzard field and platform in the United Kingdom. In the Gulf of Mexico, the Company holds deep-water and shelf producing assets, as well as several undeveloped deep-water discoveries, including Appomattox, Vicksburg and Knotty Head. The Company is a leaseholder in the Gulf with access to deep-water drilling rigs. The deep-water Gulf of Mexico is near infrastructure and continental United States markets. Nexen�s oil sands investments include interests in the Long Lake project, the Syncrude joint venture and 656,000 undeveloped acres (gross) in the Athabasca oil sands in northern Alberta.