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.
Contracts Engineers are responsible for reviewing, negotiating and developing bids and contracts and drafting commercial and contractual terms and amendments which are in the best interests of the company. They will ensure that the best practices are in use during the project and that all work carried out is done so according to the contractual terms agreed upon.