Boasting 178 billion barrels of proven oil reserves and close to 58 Tcf of proven natural gas reserves as of 2009, Canada is the world's largest reserve holder after Saudi Arabia and the top supplier of U.S. energy imports. Canada is also home to the world's most expansive oil sands deposits, the development of which extracts and processes a heavy, tar-like crude bitumen that comprises the bulk of the country's reserves. Canada's oil and natural gas sector is privatized, with industry regulation occurring at the provincial level.
Field Service Technicians install and maintain oilfield service equipment, instrumentation, controls, and electro-mechanical systems. They travel to a site to troubleshoot equipment problems as needed. Field Service Techs typically deal with equipment that cannot be easily picked up and transferred to another location for repair due to their size or their link to other systems.