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.
Drafting involves using software to convert the designs of engineers and architects into technical drawings and plans. Drafters may be specialized in a certain discipline, such as electrical, civil or mechanical. Drawings may include dimensions, materials, procedures and other technical details that act as a visual guideline.