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 Electrician reports to the Barge Engineer and is tasked with maintaining all electrical equipment on board the rig. The Electrician must comply with the company's permit to work system including lock-out tag-out. All temporary equipment that is installed on board the rig will be inspected and tied in to the rig's power distribution system by the Electrician.