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.
A Rig Mover is part of a drilling contractor's Marine department and is responsible for coordinating all activities involved with relocating an offshore drilling rig. The Rig Mover ensures that the operation is carried out efficiently and safely in accordance with company, regulatory and Class Society specifications. A Rig Mover is typically expected to be on board the rig while underway and to remain on board until the vessel is either jacked up or moored on location.