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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.
In the oil and gas industry, geochemists are primarily concerned with the origin, migration, and accumulation of petroleum beneath the earth’s surface. They analyze sediment and rock samples to help determine where oil or gas may have pooled, thus increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of exploration, drilling and production activities. Geochemists usually have a strong geoscience background with some exposure to chemistry. Organic chemistry is especially helpful in this discipline due to the large amount of time spent analyzing organic matter.