Harvesting an abundance of oil and natural gas resources, the Middle East supplies nearly half of all exports to the global oil market. Middle Eastern countries Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are all members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which pumps roughly 40% of the world's oil, with Saudi Arabia leading the pack for the greatest amount of output. OPEC's crude oil production was 28.7 million barrels per day in the first half of 2009.
The Barge Engineer is responsible for the marine crew on an offshore drilling rig and reports to the OIM. Barge Engineer responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining vessel stability, overseeing maintenance operations, helicopter operations, loading and offloading fluids and bulk material.