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.
Duties will vary slightly between offshore and onshore rigs but in general the Motorman is part of the Maintenance crew and is responsible for the daily maintenance of all ancillary machinery and assists the rig Mechanic as needed. The Motorman monitors fuel and oil levels in engines and sound tanks to ensure accurate records are kept for daily reports.