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.
Field Comm / SCADA is used to monitor and control entire sites spread out over large areas through a centralized system. SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems operate by using coded signals over communication channels to remote equipment and can receive status updates on this equipment in return. They are used to tie together decentralized facilities, and are vital in the operation of refineries, offshore platforms, pipelines and more.