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 Subsea Engineer is responsible for maintaining and repairing all equipment associated with the subsea well control system. The Subsea Engineer is also responsible for the maintenance and repair of hydraulic motion compensation equipment. The Subsea Engineer also takes part in pre-planning and running/pulling the riser and subsea BOP and testing the BOP in compliance with company and regulatory procedures.