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.
Site engineers supervise workers on the construction site and monitor construction activities. They act as a liaison between the technical department and construction on engineering issues and implement best practices. Typical activities include preparing site reports, providing technical advice to the general workforce, surveying sites, and liaising with other engineers, consultants, contractors and clients.