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.
Naval architecture focuses on overall design, construction, maintenance and operation of a marine vessel and its propulsion through the water. Naval architects must be able to integrate electrical, mechanical, piping, and structural systems to develop ships and other floating structures. This engineering field is multi-disciplinary by nature, and requires knowledge of hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, structural analysis, maneuvering, resistance and propulsion.