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.
An Electrician is a qualified tradesperson who installs and repairs electrical equipment and wiring. In addition to working on buildings, electricians may specialise in electrical wiring and cabling of ships, planes and other mobile platforms, such as oil rigs. This position usually begins with an apprenticeship where the apprentice will work alongside a more qualified electrician to learn the trade in addition to classroom study to obtain the appropriate qualifications.