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.
Purchasing is a functional group that is responsible for strategic sourcing and procurement of materials and services required by business operations. They make sure purchases are made at the best price and terms. Typical jobs within the purchasing department include procurement officer, buyer, purchaser, and purchasing / procurement manager.