PetroMasila’s Central Processing Facility (CPF) can be seen as both the heart and
the hub for oil activity in Hadhramaut’s Block 14. Here, it carries out oil exploration
and production, in addition to acting as a transport facility for oil delivered
from the following companies: Total E & P Yemen, DNO Yemen, Dove Energy, Calvalley
and Canadian Nexen East al-Hajr.
The CPF’s Central Control Room (CCR) efficiently manages the flow of oil from PetroMasila’s
own wells in addition to oil from the above companies before transporting it down
a 138 kilometer-long pipeline to the PetroMasila export terminal at Ash-Shihr.
Daily, about 450 PetroMasila employees – with support from 500 subcontractors –
carry out operations at the CPF facility. Their combined efforts contribute to an
average daily production of 48,000 barrels of crude oil. The primary separation
of oil and water takes place in Block 14, before being transported to the export
terminal as crude oil.
Electricity – both for the CPF and for field operations – is provided by four power
plants and a fleet of 400 generators. The generators alone are capable of producing
200 megawatts of electricity.
Employees live on the CPF premises for the extent of their 28-day rotations. Comfortable
housing, a fully-catered cafeteria, sports fields, gyms and recreation rooms are
provided to make their days as pleasant as possible.
In addition to the many departments which allow operations to run smoothly at the
CPF, a full-fledged training center offers language lessons and gives employees
the chance to improve and upgrade their work skills.