Central Control Room (CCR)

The effective ‘heart’ of the Central Processing Facility, the Central Control Room (CCR) receives oil from the fields, treats it and transports the crude oil from the CPF to the export terminal. In addition, with supervision and testing from the laboratory department, water is received, treated and re-injected into wells.

A dedicated team manages the surrounding area, which, with its own power plants, produces 58 megawatts of power. Included in what is known as CPF’s ‘hot area’ is the CCR building, power plants, turbine plants, crude oil tanks, water tanks, and shipping tanks.

Among the team’s major tasks is receiving and regulating the flow of oil from third parties which transport their oil through the CPF and to PetroMasila’s export terminal. In addition, around 7,000 barrels of diesel fuel are produced daily in the ‘hot area’ for use by the CPF, power plants and oil wells.

Manning a complex field of operations, the all-Yemeni CCR team is proud of its smooth, incident-free performance from the first day of PetroMasila’s control.

New Beginnings

When on December 17 ownership shifted from the previous operator to PetroMasila, the latter’s predominantly Yemeni management and workforce was faced both with real challenges and a great opportunity. The challenges faced by PetroMasila included logistical complications and skepticism on the part of customers and suppliers. The opportunity? To seize the reigns of a proven leader in the regional oil industry, and to do so with a new identity, one infused with national pride... Continue Reading.

A Bright Future

From upper management in the capital city of Sana’a to the department heads at the Central Processing Facility and export terminal, a shared vision of PetroMasila’s future success can doubtlessly be seen as the reason behind the company’s growing accomplishments. Continue Reading.

Environment and Us

Just as PetroMasila utilizes a wide variety of production methods, so too does it incorporate a complex yet responsive approach to the environment. Exhaustive procedures are undertaken to ensure that water which is separated from oil and re-injected into the earth is pure, clear and able to meet all possible environmental standards. Offshore, rigorous marine testing is carried out as part of PetroMasila’s approach to preventing harmful situations from occurring in the first place. Continue Reading.