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.