Louisiana, United States
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.
Duties will vary slightly between offshore and onshore rigs but in general the Motorman is part of the Maintenance crew and is responsible for the daily maintenance of all ancillary machinery and assists the rig Mechanic as needed. The Motorman monitors fuel and oil levels in engines and sound tanks to ensure accurate records are kept for daily reports.