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 Marine Supervisor will usually be based onshore and in charge of all port operations, including crewing harbour craft where applicable and laying navigation buoys and clearing approach channels for incoming vessels. The Marine Supervisor will also be responsible for safety of all work areas in the port.