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 Drilling Superintendent is responsible for coordinating and managing drilling operations at the well site. The Drilling Superintendent monitors drilling activities and provides progress reports to the Rig Manager. Additionally, the Drilling Superintendent can provide input concerning well design and drilling program implementation.