As home to supermajors, as well as a plethora of smaller, independent energy players, the US boasts one of the largest concentrations of energy personnel in the world. With its insatiable appetite for energy resources, the United States is the world's single largest consumer of oil, using as much as 20.73 million barrels per day as of 2008. Recently, interest has peaked in the vast quantity of untapped natural gas resources in the US, the reserves of which were inventoried in 2008 at 238 Tcf, with producers specifically targeting the nation's promising shale formations for this energy commodity.
Asset Management is the process or systems that monitors and maintains valuable assets for a company. In oil and gas, this often includes the practice of managing assets to achieve the greatest return, or the process of maintaining facilities to provide the best possible service to users. Using specialist systems, the Asset Manager will analyse oil and gas operations, to identify ways to reach the desired levels of production, conform with environmental regulations and minimise outages.