Bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south, Iraq to the north and the Persian Gulf to the east, Kuwait is driven by its burgeoning oil sector, the exports of which generate more than half of the Middle Eastern country's total export earnings. In 2007, Kuwait supplied more than 2.6 million barrels of oil per day to the world market, making the relatively small country a central player in the petroleum industry. Kuwait contains proven oil reserves of roughly 102 billion barrels and proven natural gas reserves of 63 Tcf. The Supreme Petroleum Council dictates Kuwait's oil policies, while the Kuwait Petroleum Council manages both domestic and foreign investments in the oil sector.
The Asset Integrity Engineer is responsible for ensuring that equipment performs effectively and efficiently throughout the entire asset life cycle, from design, to maintenance, and eventually to decommissioning. Asset integrity engineers perform a number of duties including audits, inspections and qa/qc testing of assets. The goal of the asset integrity engineer is to maximize return on assets while ensuring a safe and efficient workplace. Asset integrity engineers will usually have a bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline or applied science, and they will perform both field and office work for a variety of projects in the oil and gas industry.