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.
CAD/ CAM is a computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing system used to create, modify, analyze, and manufacture products. CAD is used in many fields to assist with engineering, finite element analysis, and creating 2D and 3D models that lower product development costs and shorten the design cycle. CAM software is actually able to control machinery used to manufacture products, or in some cases, may control all operations in a manufacturing plant.