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.
Ships Engineers are licenced and skilled crew members responsible for the engine department on board a vessel, which is headed by the Chief Engineer. In some jurisdictions, the Chief Engineer has equal ranking to the Captain and overall responsibility of the vessel is shared, with the Captain managing the deck operations and the Chief Engineer managing the engine room and maintenance.