Calgary, Alberta

Abandonment & Reclamation Summer Student

Sep 30, 2016
Calgary, Alberta
Summer, Student Jobs
Company Overview

A global energy leader with an exciting future 

Nexen is an upstream oil and gas company responsibly developing energy resources in some of the world’s most significant basins, including the UK North Sea, offshore West Africa, the Gulf of Mexico and Western Canada. A wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, Nexen has three principal businesses: conventional oil and gas, oil sands, and shale gas.

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, Nexen is better positioned than ever to realize our central purpose – creating value by responsibly supplying the energy that fuels people’s lives. While ownership has changed, our purpose, values and principle-based approach to doing business, remain unaltered. Our high standards of integrity and governance have earned us a global reputation for valuing the big picture: people, safety and the environment. Your contributions are rewarded with a highly competitive compensation package and a healthy work-life balance, and training that will open doors to your future.

Student Opportunities

At Nexen, we have new graduate and student employee development programs that accelerate your career and allow you to step in, step up and stand out.  During your work term, you will gain practical experience, develop technical skills to complement your academic learning, and gain exposure to future opportunities at Nexen.  To be eligible for our co-op student program, you must be enrolled in a co-op/intern program sponsored by an accredited post-secondary institution.

Nexen's technical summer student program is aimed at students studying engineering, geology and geophysics. During this four-month work term, students are assigned specific projects which give them practical business experience and the opportunity to develop technical skills in their designated field of study.

Position Overview

Start Date: May 1st, 2017;
Work Term Length: 4 months;
Eligibility: 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year Environmental, Remediation/Reclamation, or Project Management student. Students must be returning to their post-secondary institution after this work term;
Number of positions available: 1;
Business Unit: Cdn Ops - LNG - Abandonment & Reclamation;

Job Duties & Responsibilities

The abandonment and reclamation (A&R) summer student will provide technical support to the abandonment and reclamation team members, through assisting with various tasks and projects.

Responsibilities of the A&R summer student may include:

  • Assisting with various field and plant remediation/reclamation projects
  • Assisting with various meetings and presentations
  • Completing various plant maintenance jobs
  • Assisting with safety exercises, audits, and incident reporting
  • Conducting document management through physical means, as well as various computer programs
  • Keeping reclamation tracking sheets up-to-date
  • Conducting field visits and sampling programs
  • Conducting field audits
  • Assisting with various environmental site assessment programs/reviews
  • Assisting with data collection for the benchmarking program
  • Completing various budgeting tasks
  • Completing updates to the Master Data Tracking List
  • Conducting research as required


  • Eligible to work in Canada;
  • Must be willing to work in Balzac field office;
  • Safety training for safety sensitive field work required

Additional Skills

• Strong safety mindset;
• Motivation to achieve and exceed superior results;
• Strong obligation to accountability;
• Demonstrated effective decision-making skills;
• Innovative with “can do” attitude;
• Values feedback as a learning tool;
• Ability to collaborate without boundaries and align with a team to achieve highest quality results;
• Strong computer applications knowledge (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook);
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Application Information

As part of your application, please ensure to:

• Indicate if you are available for the full work term;
• Include your GPA and expected graduation date;
• Upload your resume, cover letter, and a copy of your most recent unofficial transcripts as one document.

How to Apply