Pumping an output of 1.42 million barrels of oil per day in 2008, Algeria is Africa's fourth largest crude oil producer and a member OPEC. The sixth largest natural gas producer in the world, Algeria produced more than 3 Tcf of natural gas in 2007. Major industry players operating in Algeria, including state-owned oil giant Sonatrach, are Anadarko -- the largest foreign oil producer in the region -- BG Group, BP, ConocoPhillips, Eni, Gazprom, Repsol, Shell, StatoilHydro and Total. Algeria contains more than 12 billion barrels of proven oil reserves and 159 Tcf of proven natural gas reserves.
Field Service Technicians install and maintain oilfield service equipment, instrumentation, controls, and electro-mechanical systems. They travel to a site to troubleshoot equipment problems as needed. Field Service Techs typically deal with equipment that cannot be easily picked up and transferred to another location for repair due to their size or their link to other systems.