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.
Software Developers design, build, implement, and test new systems or programs to fulfil a business objective. In oil and gas there is a growing need for bespoke software systems to be built, for controlling machinery and monitoring processes. The software is often for in-house systems or bespoke drivers, but can include systems for communicating externally like email clients and analytics tools.