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.
A Mechanic is a skilled manual worker that maintains and repairs machinery and other mechanical equipment. Mechanics are required to complete an apprenticeship or obtain college training and trade qualifications. Mechanics may be based onshore or offshore and can be specially trained in a particular type of equipment such as automobiles, refrigeration or marine engines.