Bordered by the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia, lies the Unites Arab Emirates (UAE). Consisting of seven states joined on the Arabian Peninsula, the UAE boasts one of the most developed economies in the Middle East. Notably the second largest Arab economy and holder of the fifth largest proven oil reserves and fourth largest proven natural gas reserves in the region, the UAE is expanding its oil and natural gas industry at a rapid pace. An OPEC member since 1967, the UAE has proven oil reserves of close to 98 billion barrels and proven natural gas reserves of 214 trillion cubic feet.
Duties will vary from onshore to offshore and by rig type, but in general, the Derrickman is a senior member of the drill crew and reports to the Driller. Responsibilities include pipe handling during tripping operations and maintaining and repairing mud pumps and associated equipment while drilling. The Derrickman monitors the properties of drilling fluid being pumped down hole and treats the fluid on a regular basis to maintain those properties.