The largest oil and natural gas producer in the EU, the United Kingdom retains proven crude oil reserves of around 4 billion barrels and proven natural gas reserves of some 18.8 Tcf as of 2006. Containing the bulk of domestic reserves and an extensive network of subsea pipelines and infrastructure, the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) is the most active offshore region for the UK's oil and gas sector, and industry giants Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron and Total all explore and produce there. The third largest global energy company and headquartered in the UK, BP is operator of such major offshore UK producers as the Foinaven and Forties fields.
The Contract Administrator is in charge of all contracts between customers, suppliers, employees, and partners. They are tasked with negotiating new contracts and ensuring compliance with the terms and conditions outlined in the contracts. They also manage the ongoing support of contracts and administrating any changes or amendments to current contracts. Although involved in all types of commercial contract, the creation of construction or drilling contracts, are more complex and involve technical specs and intellectual property agreements.