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.
Programming & Database roles involve the creation of software used to manage data in a structured format, making it readily accessible, and in line with the needs of the business. In oil and gas, there are many roles that require a Programming & Database background, including CNC Programmer, Data Scientist, and Pipeline Analyst. In fact, any role that requires data to be stored and structured will often employ a Programmer or Database Engineer.