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.
Well intervention refers to any procedure done to a well during its productive life. Well interventions can provide diagnostics of a well, or it can involve maintenance to extend the life of the well. Well interventions operations can include pumping, slickline, coiled tubing, snubbing, or wellhead maintenance.