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.
A subset of HR, training and development plays a critical role in employee development and retention. Trainers/Instructors can perform various types of training from general safety, to more technical drilling procedures. Depending on the type of training, instructors will use a variety of mediums including classroom, online and hands on training in the field. Instructors and trainers have to be highly qualified in their area of expertise and usually have many years of experience.