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.
SAP/ERP (Systems Applications and Products/ Enterprise Resource Planning) are tools used by a business to collect and organize data from various business units. The SAP/ERP role then uses that data to present and help inform future business decisions. The SAP/ ERP role relays on a heavily integrated set of business systems, which have to often be set up well in advance.