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.
Refinery staff consists of a wide variety of positions within the petroleum refining industry. Most workers use special and automated equipment as refineries are highly automated. They often start as assistants of senior workers and work on rotating shifts. General refinery specialties include pipe fitters, boiler makers, electricians, maintenance technicians, refinery operators, and engineers.