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 Company Man is the operator's representative at the drill site. The Company Man is responsible for ensuring that the well is drilled in accordance with the approved drilling program and that all operations are completed on time and within budget. Additionally, the company man is expected to oversee the work and scheduling of all third-party personnel.