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.
The Toolpusher is responsible for the drill crew and, on some rigs, the marine and maintenance crews as well. On land, the Toolpusher may be the rig manager responsible for all operations. They are able to utilize real-time data to co-ordinate operations, ensuring equipment and manpower is available to complete a specific task.