carrying out its tasks and duties through a technical,
administrative and specialized team working within its framework.
The main tasks and duties of the Yemen
PEPA can be summarized as follows:
carrying out and follow-up programs to monitor the performance of
the International Oil Companies (I.O.C.s) working in Yemen.
collecting and filing different data and information of the
technical activities of the exploration and production stages.
in the evaluation of the geological, geophysical studies and
geochemical analysis of the sedimentary basins in Yemen as well as
preparation of economical and technical studies for the oil and
supervise the operation on the strict adherence to the rules and
regulations of the environment in collaboration with the related
established in 1990 to act on behave of the
MOM countrywide for
effective supervision and monitoring of the 100 oil concession
areas on which 47 of them are currently held by international Oil
Companies (IOCs) and active in exploring and producing under the
Production Sharing Agreement (PSAs).
approximately 174,998 km of 2D, and 9,715 Km2 of 3D
seismic surveys have been shot and 2094 wells have been drilled. The first commercial discovery
of oil was in 1984 at Alif field (block 18) by Safer Exploration
And Production Operations Company (Yemen Hunt Company previous)
and production started in1984. Canadian Nexen Petroleum discovered
the major oil reserves in 1991 in the Masila area (block 14 ),
which has a proven recoverable oil reserves of 1058 million
the Oil production in Yemen is around 280,000 bbl/d and split
between eleven operators: Safer, Jannah Hunt,Total,KNOC
Canadian Nexen, DNO, DOVE energy, Calvally, OMV and OXY.
Oil in place
estimated 10.4 Billion BBL and the Natural gas in place
estimated is 18.2 tcf and mostly consist of associated gas. The block of
country’s gas reserves are concentrated in the Marib-Al-Jawf
there are three pipelines in Yemen namely, Marib-Ras Isa 24-26
inches pipeline; 438 kms long with a capacity of 300,000 bbl/d,
Shabw-Rudhuma 20-inch Pipeline; 207 kms long with a capacity of
135,000 bbl/d and Masila-Ashihr 24-inch Pipeline; 138 Kms long
with a capacity of 300,000 bbl/d.
would like to thank you for visiting our Web site and I hope a
very good relationship with most respected oil companies and
Thanks A Lot.
Eng. Nasser Ali Al Homady
Chairman of PEPA