The Treasures of Hadhramaut

PetroMasila’s Block 14 facility and export terminal are located in Hadhramaut, Yemen’s largest governorate. Geographically speaking, Hadhramaut’s diversity of scenery and landscapes is nothing short of stunning. Islands, wadis, mountains, the desert and the sea can all be found within its bounds.

The island archipelago of Soqotra, the otherworldly beauty of which has dazzled visitors for centuries, is also part of Hadhramaut Governorate.

Long-famous for its honey, folklore and distinctive architecture – Shibam Hadhramaut, known as the ‘Manhattan of the Desert’, perhaps being the most famous example – Hadhramaut has also come to be known as a rich source of oil and gas. The peaceful and friendly people of the governorate have only added to its attraction as a place to conduct business operations.

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.