Aberdeen AB12 3GQ, United Kingdom
The largest oil and natural gas producer in the EU, the United Kingdom retains proven crude oil reserves of around 4 billion barrels and proven natural gas reserves of some 18.8 Tcf as of 2006. Containing the bulk of domestic reserves and an extensive network of subsea pipelines and infrastructure, the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) is the most active offshore region for the UK's oil and gas sector, and industry giants Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron and Total all explore and produce there. The third largest global energy company and headquartered in the UK, BP is operator of such major offshore UK producers as the Foinaven and Forties fields.
Programming & Database roles involve the creation of software used to manage data in a structured format, making it readily accessible, and in line with the needs of the business. In oil and gas, there are many roles that require a Programming & Database background, including CNC Programmer, Data Scientist, and Pipeline Analyst. In fact, any role that requires data to be stored and structured will often employ a Programmer or Database Engineer.