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.
Construction Superintendents are based on the construction site and in charge of the day to day operations on-site, including subcontractor management and daily scheduling. The Construction Superintendent usually reports to a Project Manager or Construction Manager who will be office based. This role may have the title of Construction Foreman or Site Manager in different regions.