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.
The Electrician reports to the Barge Engineer and is tasked with maintaining all electrical equipment on board the rig. The Electrician must comply with the company's permit to work system including lock-out tag-out. All temporary equipment that is installed on board the rig will be inspected and tied in to the rig's power distribution system by the Electrician.