The largest oil and natural gas producer in the EU, the United Kingdom retains proven crude oil reserves of around 4 billion barrels and proven natural gas reserves of some 18.8 Tcf as of 2006. Containing the bulk of domestic reserves and an extensive network of subsea pipelines and infrastructure, the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) is the most active offshore region for the UK's oil and gas sector, and industry giants Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron and Total all explore and produce there. The third largest global energy company and headquartered in the UK, BP is operator of such major offshore UK producers as the Foinaven and Forties fields.
Construction Superintendents are based on the construction site and in charge of the day to day operations on-site, including subcontractor management and daily scheduling. The Construction Superintendent usually reports to a Project Manager or Construction Manager who will be office based. This role may have the title of Construction Foreman or Site Manager in different regions.