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.
Programming & Database roles involve the creation of software used to manage data in a structured format, making it readily accessible, and in line with the needs of the business. In oil and gas, there are many roles that require a Programming & Database background, including CNC Programmer, Data Scientist, and Pipeline Analyst. In fact, any role that requires data to be stored and structured will often employ a Programmer or Database Engineer.