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.
Construction managers focus less on the design and engineering aspects of the project and are more involved in planning, methods and procedures. This role is usually based in the contractor’s office with frequent visits to the site as the company’s field representative. A construction manager will be in charge of the construction project from start to finish, ensuring that everything is completed in a cost effective and timely manner.