Abundant energy resources are available in East and South East Asia. Major energy producing countries in the region include China, Malaysia and former OPEC member Indonesia, while Myanmar may potentially join the producing group following the end of military rule and the opening of the nation's petroleum sector to more foreign investments. Brunei, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam have an estimated 31.4 billion barrels of proven oil reserves and 309.5 trillion cubic feet of proven natural gas reserves as of 2013.
Manufacturing engineers focus on turning raw materials into products in efficient and cost-effective ways through the design and development of various machines, equipment and processes. It requires applying engineering principles to select the best technologies and processes to manufacture products. These engineers may also oversee the running, management, maintenance and improvement of a manufacturing facility in many cases.