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.
Fitters and Turners are responsible for setting up and assembling equipment and machinery including those used in welding. Fitters will usually have a mechanical background and are often also skilled in fabrication. A Trade qualification or Apprenticeship is usually desirable for Fitter and Turner jobs although not always a requirement if the person has relevant work experience.