PetroMasila’s steadfast dedication to a safe workplace has led them to seek out standards adopted by industry leaders. A complete utilization of Process Safety Management (PSM) provides a working model for PetroMasila employees in how to remain productive while also caring both for their own health and that of the environment. Strict adherence to PSM guidelines has placed PetroMasila in a leading position in the region as far as safe practices in the oil industry are concerned.

Such standards are not only set for PetroMasila employees, but for all contractors and subcontractors working at PetroMasila facilities.

Recognizing that injuries can occur when on-site vehicles are driving as slow as 10 kph, PetroMasila management instituted a strict seatbelt-wearing policy that allows for zero exceptions. In addition to holding driving safety meetings, a campaign has also been started in which drivers’ speeds are monitored.

On-site equipment and facilities are also optimized for safety. At both the terminal and the CPF, fire water tanks are always kept at maximum capacity in case there is a fire, and pumps are ready to go with 100,000 gallon per minute capacities. Floating roofs on the crude oil tanks remove any gap between the oil and the roof, leaving no room for oxygen, thereby significantly reducing the possibility of fires.

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.