Boasting 178 billion barrels of proven oil reserves and close to 58 Tcf of proven natural gas reserves as of 2009, Canada is the world's largest reserve holder after Saudi Arabia and the top supplier of U.S. energy imports. Canada is also home to the world's most expansive oil sands deposits, the development of which extracts and processes a heavy, tar-like crude bitumen that comprises the bulk of the country's reserves. Canada's oil and natural gas sector is privatized, with industry regulation occurring at the provincial level.
The Mechanic is a key part of the rig's maintenance crew and is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all drilling contractor-owned equipment on board the rig. The Mechanic is expected to be competent with all aspects of diesel, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.