The westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Black Sea to the southeast, the Mediterranean Sea to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The economic and political association of 27 European member states, the European Union (EU) has developed a single market through which a standardized system of laws apply, and under this union, sixteen member states have adopted the euro as its common currency. In 2006, the EU had a gross inland energy consumption of 1,825 million tonnes of oil equivalent, with nuclear energy as the primary source of energy produced in the region. Currently, the EU imports around 82% of its oil and 57% of its natural gas resources.
A subset of HR, training and development plays a critical role in employee development and retention. Trainers/Instructors can perform various types of training from general safety, to more technical drilling procedures. Depending on the type of training, instructors will use a variety of mediums including classroom, online and hands on training in the field. Instructors and trainers have to be highly qualified in their area of expertise and usually have many years of experience.