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.
Lease Analysts manage the contracts between oil and gas companies and property owners. They specialize in understanding the terms and agreements that govern oil and gas exploration agreements. They are also charged with monitoring the productivity and profitability of the particular lease. Oil and gas leases are considered an asset in themselves, and so the Lease Analyst has to maintain appropriate documentation and control over them.