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.
QA/QC/Inspection professionals in the oil and gas industry are responsible for a number of duties and work in every aspect of the industry. These individuals will make sure that equipment and parts are operating correctly as well as meeting industry and regulatory standards. They will also investigate any accidents or issues and will work with engineers to solve any problems they encounter. Some job titles the individuals may hold include QA/QC specialist, quality engineer, or QA/QC inspector.