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 Marketing team communicates the value of a product, service, or brand through a variety of tools and touchpoints in order to attract and retain customers or consumers. Through research and analysis on consumer behavior and the market, the marketing team is able to evaluate when and where to reach consumers, increasing sales for the company.