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.
Ships Engineers are licenced and skilled crew members responsible for the engine department on board a vessel, which is headed by the Chief Engineer. In some jurisdictions, the Chief Engineer has equal ranking to the Captain and overall responsibility of the vessel is shared, with the Captain managing the deck operations and the Chief Engineer managing the engine room and maintenance.