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 Service Technicians install and maintain oilfield service equipment, instrumentation, controls, and electro-mechanical systems. They travel to a site to troubleshoot equipment problems as needed. Field Service Techs typically deal with equipment that cannot be easily picked up and transferred to another location for repair due to their size or their link to other systems.