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.
Sales professionals play an integral part in most businesses as they are responsible for selling a product or service to consumers. Depending on the type of position, sales professionals are required to complete numerous tasks including, prospecting, cold calling, client visits as well as some financial duties such as budgeting or forecasting. The sales arena is very broad with positions including inside sales, outside sales, account management and many others.