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.
Software Specialists take part in a number of critical duties in the geosciences field. They help collect, analyze, interpret and input data collected by geoscience professionals in the field. These individuals are usually experts with one or more geological software programs, and these programs can vary from data analysis, to reservoir modeling, to well logging.