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 Mechanic is a skilled manual worker that maintains and repairs machinery and other mechanical equipment. Mechanics are required to complete an apprenticeship or obtain college training and trade qualifications. Mechanics may be based onshore or offshore and can be specially trained in a particular type of equipment such as automobiles, refrigeration or marine engines.