Spanning Canada and the United States, North America is home to a plethora of major industry players, including Exxon Mobil Corp, the world's second-largest publicly traded company after Royal Dutch Shell. The region's oil and natural gas industry is focused on developing oil sands, deepwater gulf prospects and increasingly profitable shale deposits stretching across the continent. One of the premier sweet spots for deepwater exploration, the Gulf of Mexico is the largest body of water indenting the U.S. continental coastline, and its subsea developments continue to spark both national and international interest.
Installation engineers oversee the critical phase of installing offshore structures, most of which carry a substantial cost and have taken many years to design and construct. They carry out modeling and analysis for installation while looking at different transportation options, site conditions, and available assets. The goal of an installation engineer is to optimize cost, mitigate risks, and ensure safety through precise engineering of the installation process.