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.
Plant Operators are assigned to a particular unit for which they are responsible to operate, monitor, and control the equipment under their charge. Operators working in a control room are commonly called Board Operators. General tasks include operating and controlling chemical processes, machines, and panel boards.