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.
The Insurance Adjuster assesses claims made against an insurance policy, and recommends the level of compensation that should be paid. In some parts of the world, this profession is also known as a Claims or Loss Adjuster. This role involves interviewing the claimant, inspecting property damage, consulting police and hospital records, and determining where liability falls.