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.
Floorhands, or Roughnecks, are the main component of the drill crew and take direction from the Driller and Assistant Driller/Derrickman. Floorhands carry out the maintenance and cleaning of the drill floor and all drilling equipment. During tripping operations, floorhands assist with the safe and efficient makeup/breakout of the drill string. The senior floorhand is usually tasked with maintaining and monitoring the solids control equipment and activities on board the rig.