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.
Laboratory technicians typically perform the hands-on work in a lab, including analyzing samples, conducting tests, and documenting procedures and results. They may work with a variety of hazardous chemicals and are responsible for the overall cleanliness and organization of the laboratory. These technicians provide all the technical and operational support to allow the lab to function effectively, while ensuring that health and safety guidelines are met and correct processes are followed.