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 Storeman is in charge of maintaining the inventory of spare parts and consumables on the rig. Duties include ensuring that item quantities fall within their minimum and maximum levels, generating purchase requisitions and receiving shipments and verifying them against purchase orders. Other duties can include generating daily cost reports and creating cargo manifests. Some companies now refer to this position as Materials Coordinator.