Spanning Canada and the United States, North America is home to a plethora of major industry players, including Exxon Mobil Corp, the world's second-largest publicly traded company after Royal Dutch Shell. The region's oil and natural gas industry is focused on developing oil sands, deepwater gulf prospects and increasingly profitable shale deposits stretching across the continent. One of the premier sweet spots for deepwater exploration, the Gulf of Mexico is the largest body of water indenting the U.S. continental coastline, and its subsea developments continue to spark both national and international interest.
A control room is an operations control center where the facility can be monitored and controlled. It houses equipment required for operator interface with processes such as electronic displays and control panels. Control room operators monitor, operate and control computerized stations and ensure that every process in the facility is under control and functioning as required.