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.
While of necessity fences encircle both the CPF and Terminal facilities, the layout of the surrounding environment – inside and outside the gates – is not interrupted. Herds of camels languorously – and regularly - make their way past the CPF facility, occasionally stopping to chew on a variety of desert plants. At the export terminal, a quick glance at the same water in which some of the world’s largest oil tankers moor will reward you with the sight of multicolored fish darting this way and that – a clear reason why local fishermen are particularly fond of this portion of coastline at Ash-Shihr Terminal.
With strict environmental standards enforced and a top-notch emergency response team in place, PetroMasila is afforded the opportunity to think above and beyond industry norms. Reflecting PetroMasila’s approach to its surroundings, the terminal’s construction manager said, “We shouldn’t interfere with the ecological system. If there’s a tree in the way, we don’t have to cut it; when it comes to the sea, we cannot pollute it.”