Spanning Canada and the United States, North America is home to a plethora of major industry players, including Exxon Mobil Corp, the world's second-largest publicly traded company after Royal Dutch Shell. The region's oil and natural gas industry is focused on developing oil sands, deepwater gulf prospects and increasingly profitable shale deposits stretching across the continent. One of the premier sweet spots for deepwater exploration, the Gulf of Mexico is the largest body of water indenting the U.S. continental coastline, and its subsea developments continue to spark both national and international interest.
Duties of a Rig Manager can vary between onshore and offshore positions. In general, the Rig Manager has absolute responsibility over all personnel, financial, technical and performance aspects of a drilling rig. The Rig Manager is typically the point of contact for the operator and provides input during rig marketing and contracting activities.