Abundant energy resources are available in East and South East Asia. Major energy producing countries in the region include China, Malaysia and former OPEC member Indonesia, while Myanmar may potentially join the producing group following the end of military rule and the opening of the nation's petroleum sector to more foreign investments. Brunei, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam have an estimated 31.4 billion barrels of proven oil reserves and 309.5 trillion cubic feet of proven natural gas reserves as of 2013.
Engineering technicians often assist engineers, technologists and design teams on projects as well as research and development initiatives. They are typically trained in a specific branch of engineering and help solve technical problems, collect data, conduct quality control checks, or produce technical drawings. Specific fields of study can often be completed by obtaining an engineering technician diploma or a 2-year degree offering technical training and courses.