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.
Maintenance technicians work across all areas of the oil and gas industry, and they are generally hands-on workers in the field. Maintenance technicians maintain, inspect and troubleshoot tools and equipment to ensure proper upkeep and servicing is done. A technical certificate or strong mechanical background are beneficial for these positions.