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.
The Rig Instrument Technician involves working with complex instruments that measure changes in the industrial environment. The Technician is responsible for the instruments themselves, measuring factors that may impact their safe and efficient operation. These factors include temperature, stress, vibration, humidity and also pressure. Although the role revolves around maintaining existing instruments, it can involve designing and building alternate devices when necessary.