Ash-Shihr Terminal

PetroMasila’s export terminal at al-Dhabbah is well-situated to take full advantage of Yemen’s unique geographic location and accessible coastline. A standard export facility for crude oil, the terminal is both cost-effective and environmentally friendly. An inlet pipeline from the CPF delivers the crude oil to the terminal facility, where six floating-roof storage tanks – with a total storage capacity of 3.5 million barrels – store the oil until it is ready for export to a tanker.

Aided by contractors and subcontractors, around 160 PetroMasila workers man the terminal, with a control room that operates 24 hours per day and seven days per week. Safety and security are highly-emphasized at the terminal, with every effort made to ensure that the crude oil is delivered to customers in an efficient and professional manner. A highly-advanced metering system keeps track of all.

The Ash-Shihr Terminal is very much a self-sufficient facility. Sea breezes and a variety of palm trees contribute to a pleasant working and living environment for employees, with a variety of sports and recreational facilities at their disposal.

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.