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 Reliability Engineer identifies and manages asset reliability risk throughout the lifecycle of a product. This is a strategic role that is involved in the planning, designing and developing of maintenance programs. Loss elimination, risk management, and lifecycle asset management are the 3 main areas of focus for most Reliability Engineers. Reliability Engineers work extensively in plants and refineries, but can be found in other areas of the industry as well.