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.
Production Technologists are sometimes referred to as Production Engineers. They are involved with analyzing reservoir characteristics and preparing development plans. Other duties can include planning and coordinating production activities as well as planning remedial operations to maintain production at optimal levels.