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.
The Offshore Installation Manager has overall responsibility for the daily operations on board the drilling rig and serves as the liaison between the Company Man and the rig crew. The OIM sees to it that all rig operations are carried out in accordance with company and regulatory policy.