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.
FPSOs (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) are floating vessels where oil is processed and stored, ready for transportation. They are usually located near an oil platform and are more common in regions where no pipeline infrastructure is setup. They are also referred to as FPUs or Floating Production Units.