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.
Hydraulic and pneumatic systems are two of the most efficient and compact forms of power for machinery and can be configured into types of power sources to push, pull, lift, lower, rotate and move equipment. Hydraulics work on the principle of pressurized fluid while pneumatics use gas, typically air, that is pulled into a compressor. Due to the pressure generated in each, hydraulic systems are commonly used to lift heavy objects while pneumatic systems are commonly used in the operation of rotary tools, clamps and pushing mechanisms.