Nexen Announces Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Release Date

           Nexen Announces Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Release Date

  PR Newswire

  CALGARY, October 10, 2012

CALGARY, October 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Nexen Inc. (TSX, NYSE: NXY) announced that it will release its third quarter
2012 financial and operating results in a press release to be issued on
Thursday, October 25, 2012 at approximately 3:00 am Mountain Time.

About Nexen

Nexen Inc. is an independent, Canadian-based global energy company, listed on
the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol NXY. We are focused
on three growth strategies: oil sands and shale gas in Western Canada and
conventional exploration and development primarily in the North Sea, offshore
West Africa and deepwater Gulf of Mexico. We add value for shareholders
through successful full-cycle oil and gas exploration and development, and
leadership in ethics, integrity, governance and environmental stewardship.

For further information: Kim Woima, CA Senior Manager, Investor Relations
+1-403-699-5821 801 - 7 ^th Ave SWCalgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 3P7
http://www.nexeninc.com