Led by its operations team and engineers, from December 17 on, crude oil production was maintained in the face of logistical obstacles. Individual managers devised their own subsystems and successfully implemented Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and American Petroleum Institute guidelines into their departments’ workflow.
The operations team’s initial goal was to maintain production, and PetroMasila’s various departments came together and succeeded in doing just that.
Now, less than a year later, the operations team has already begun looking ahead. Preparations are being finalized to launch four new drilling operations in Block 14 – two in Sunnah field, and one each in the Tawilla and Camaal fields. It is expected that such forward-thinking moves will allow PetroMasila to maintain or even increase its crude oil production.
PetroMasila’s operations department is also employing the latest industry techniques to ensure maximal production rates. PetroMasila uses oil well perforation and stimulation techniques to increase well production. Electrical submersible pumps are also used to increase oil yields.
Having successfully guided PetroMasila through its transitional period, the operations team is well-placed to maintain the company’s position as a leading oil producer in the region.