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.
Software Specialists take part in a number of critical duties in the geosciences field. They help collect, analyze, interpret and input data collected by geoscience professionals in the field. These individuals are usually experts with one or more geological software programs, and these programs can vary from data analysis, to reservoir modeling, to well logging.