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.
Navigation is the process of controlling the movement of a ship or vessel from one point to another, whether by using Global Positioning System (GPS) or other methods. The Navigator is the Ships Officer responsible for navigation of the vessel. This is usually the task of the Second Mate.