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.
Technical managers are required in organizations that take part in technologically complex processes, such as manufacturing, software development, or the design of specialized equipment. They are there to fill both a managerial and technical expert role by leading a team to complete a project. Many times, a technical manager’s role involves managing and investigating new product development.