The CPF’s Laboratory Department plays a key role in ensuring that safety, production and environmental standards are being met. Crude oil and water analysis by the laboratory provides crucial results at a facility where large-scale separation processes are daily undertaken. The laboratory also regularly monitors the efficiency of facilities at the CPF, including the topping plant, the water system and the oil system.

International industry standards are used by the Laboratory Department to provide quality assurance for all chemicals received by and used at the CPF. When chemicals are delivered to the site, they are carefully analyzed to ensure that they meet PetroMasila’s strict health and quality standards.

The Laboratory Department plays key roles in not only making sure that the crude oil which reaches the export terminal will be acceptably water-free, but also that water which is re-injected into the ground to maintain reservoir pressure is free of oil.

The laboratory certifies that water which is pumped below the surface won’t harm the environment. Numerous stringent tests are constantly performed to make sure that no re-injected water mixes with fresh water, and also that fresh water layers contain pure, drinkable water.

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.