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CNOOC Nexen Energy cutbacks at Long Lake oilsands site cap years of trouble

Calgary Herald - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
CNOOC Ltd.'s decision this week to idle part of its Long Lake oilsands operation in Alberta comes after five years of problems cemented the site's reputation as one of the most troubled projects in the region.

Nexen Energy to lay off 350 workers after January explosion

Daily Commercial News - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Ron Bailey, head of Canadian operations at Nexen, said that after an extensive investigation the company found that the explosion at the Long Lake oilsands facility in Alberta was caused by staff doing work they weren't supposed to be doing.

Nexen lays blame for January blast on workers - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
A sign at Nexen Energy's Long Lake facility near Fort McMurray, Alta., Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Nexen Energy is placing some of the blame for a fatal January explosion on the two workers who died in the blast, something at least one of the families ...

Nexen Energy ULC - Media Advisory

Marketwired (press release) - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 12, 2016) - Nexen has conducted comprehensive investigations into the pipeline failure in July 2015 and the January 2016 explosion at its Long Lake Oil Sands facility to determine the root cause for each incident.

Nexen lays blame for January blast on workers, plans to cut 350 jobs

Canadian Safety Reporter - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
CALGARY (CP) - Nexen Energy is placing some of the blame for a fatal January explosion on the two workers who died in the blast, something at least one of the families has called a ``disgrace.

Hankook, Kumho, Nexen earn Red Dot honors

Tire Business - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
ESSEN, Germany (July 22, 2016) - South Korea's three major tire makers - Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., Kumho Tire Co. Inc. and Nexen Tire Corp. - each received 2016 Red Dot Awards recently for tire design. The Red Dot Design Awards, which honor ...

Fredric Aasbo Takes Victory With Nexen Tire

Modern Tire Dealer - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Fredric Aasbo piloted his Rockstar Energy Nexen Tire SR by Toyota tC without any trouble or issues and brought Nexen home the win. This is Aasbo's second victory and his third podium in 2016 season so far. Aasbo is currently sitting in 2nd place for ...

Nexen Tire sponsoring Antonín Dvořák competition - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
A tyre manufacturer has announced a sponsorship agreement and - you'd better read this sitting down - it doesn't involve football.

Andy Van Hekken returns to Nexen Heroes - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
After being released by the Saitama Seibu Lions of the Japanese baseball league, Andy Van Hekken is returning to Korea. The Holland native re-signed with the Nexen Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization, returning to the team he played for the past ...

Nexen Heroes reacquire American pitcher

Yonhap News - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
SEOUL, July 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korean baseball club Nexen Heroes announced Friday they've reacquired American left-hander Andy Van Hekken.

Inside China's Failed $15 Billion Canadian Oil Sands Investment - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
“They went in with their eyes wide open thinking there were things they could do to improve Nexen,” said Greg Stringham, an industry consultant who until recently was in charge of oil sands at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, reports ...

Latest electric X-Range lift truck from Nexen sets off for Three Oceans

Materials Handling World Magazine - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Lowestoft-based Nexen Lift Trucks - the leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of forklift trucks and warehouse equipment - has supplied a 3-wheel electric X-Range lift truck to Three Oceans, a privately-owned business that, founded by Tim Rose in ...

Mother says son getting blamed for explosion at facility, wants name cleared

The Telegram - ‎17 hours ago‎
Dave Williams, a journeyman millwright who worked at the Nexen Long Lake Project for four years, was critically injured in an explosion at the facility Jan. 15, 2016.

Further award for Nexen's tread-replenishing experimental tyre - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
A concept from Nexen Tire that allows motorists to simply replace their tyre's tread rather than the entire tyre has been acknowledged at this year's Red Dot Design Awards.

A look at some spills and leaks on the Prairies

News1130 - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
July 2015 - Five million litres of bitumen, sand and water mixed together spill into muskeg at Nexen Energy's Long Lake oilsands project near Fort McMurray, Alta.

CNOOC's decision to idle Long Lake project weakens upgrading argument

Financial Post - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
It didn't help that it had many setbacks, which accelerated after the takeover of the company that built it, Nexen Inc., by China's CNOOC, including a pipeline rupture last July, an explosion in January that killed two employees, and the wildfires in ...
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Alberta Energy Regulator urges companies to step up detection of pipeline leaks Blames poor training and lack of ... - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
The news comes only days after Nexen Energy released the findings of its investigation into a pipeline leak last July that spilled about five million litres of bitumen, sand and produced water southeast of Fort McMurray, Alta.
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Saskatchewan Premier Wall: Pipelines 'safest way to move oil' despite Husky spill - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Last year, a pipeline owned by Nexen Energy ULC leaked 35,000 barrels of emulsion - a mixture of bitumen, water and sand - in Alberta in one of North America's largest-ever oil-related spills on land.

Project Casualties Continue to Mount in Canada as the Oil Market Downturn Rages on

The Motley Fool Canada - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
What is a surprise is CNOOC's decision to idle its Long Lake oil sands facility, which it acquired as part of its US$15.1 billion purchase of Nexen Energy in 2013. This decision stems from two accidents that have cut its production capacity from 50,000 ...