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There’s no denying that Abdullah Haraj is well-suited to his position as Safety, Health, Environment and Social Responsibility manager for the CPF facility. An employee at the facility for fifteen years, his home village lies 50 kilometers away. When he speaks about the people living near and around the CPF facility, though, the distance only seems shorter.

When speaking about PetroMasila’s attitude towards taking care of the environment, he strikes a personal note: “For us as Yemenis, we must take care of the environment; we must take special care. It’s a responsibility. We ourselves as employees, all have our own local communities in mind after all.”

While on the job, the connection he has fostered with local citizens is often only a phone call away. “If strangers are seen around the facility, local people keep an eye on them. In such cases, I can expect someone to give me a call. This is their facility also, and they look out for it… so much depends on cooperation.”

In Abdullah’s opinion, PetroMasila’s identity as a Yemeni company encourages communication with surrounding communities. “If anybody has a complaint or request, they will speak immediately with a Yemeni national. The people they will speak with – from our operations manager on down – will understand the situation and what the local community needs. They make it easy: from a language standpoint and from a cultural standpoint. Quality communication has become a common thing.”

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.