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.
Quantity Surveying is a field within the construction industry that deals with cost and contracts of materials and labour required for a construction project. Quantity surveyors provide estimates, measurement and quantification that ensures the best value for money. They can be viewed as building economists or cost consultants of construction projects.