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.
Laboratory technicians typically perform the hands-on work in a lab, including analyzing samples, conducting tests, and documenting procedures and results. They may work with a variety of hazardous chemicals and are responsible for the overall cleanliness and organization of the laboratory. These technicians provide all the technical and operational support to allow the lab to function effectively, while ensuring that health and safety guidelines are met and correct processes are followed.