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.
Catering professionals are responsible for the planning, preparation and delivery of meals, typically to large groups of employees. Food and beverage services are frequently provided to offshore and oilfield workers, especially those working long hours, odd schedules or in remote locations. Catering plays a large part in the health, wellness and overall satisfaction of employees.