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.
Field Comm / SCADA is used to monitor and control entire sites spread out over large areas through a centralized system. SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems operate by using coded signals over communication channels to remote equipment and can receive status updates on this equipment in return. They are used to tie together decentralized facilities, and are vital in the operation of refineries, offshore platforms, pipelines and more.