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.
Installation engineers oversee the critical phase of installing offshore structures, most of which carry a substantial cost and have taken many years to design and construct. They carry out modeling and analysis for installation while looking at different transportation options, site conditions, and available assets. The goal of an installation engineer is to optimize cost, mitigate risks, and ensure safety through precise engineering of the installation process.