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.
Technical Writing involves the creation or drafting of documents about specialized or technical topics. It can involve writing user manuals, systems documentation, training manuals, installation guides or articles relating to subject matter. The aim of a Technical Writer is to produce documentation that helps people use the product or service that is being written about.