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Yemen has entered the area of oil in the
summer of 1984 upon the Hunt Oil Company announced the first
commercial discovery of oil in Yemen (Alif Field). The well Alif
#1 produced an average of 8000 Barrel Per Day (BOPD). Oil was
found in Block 18, Marib. Following that, oil explorations
successive in the other fields. They reached more than 14 fields
of oil and gas. Then the development of the block was done through
building surface plants and constructing a pipeline to the Red
- In September 1986, the production and export of the first oil
shipment was executed from block 18 under the guidance and reign
of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the maker of Yemen’s new
renaissance and oil revolution.
oil and gas explorations continued in other blocks.
it was announced that oil was discovered in three fields of
Shabwah governorate by a (former) Russian company, Techno-Export.
These were West Ayad, East Ayad and Amel fields (block 4).
Developing of the block was done through building its plants and
construction of pipelines to
on the Arab Sea.
1991, significant oil discoveries were made on Sounah field Masila
block (block 14) by Canadian Occidental Petroleum (now Canadian
Nexen Petroleum). Such discoveries were followed by more findings.
Then, the block was developed by building its plants and
construction of the oil pipeline to Al-Dhabah
(Ash Shihr) area, Hadhramout
governorate, on the Arab Sea.
September 1996, oil was discovered in Halewah field Jannah block
5. (It was discovered by a consortium of companies operating in
the block). Then plants were built and the produced oil was
carried by the pipeline of Hunt Yemen Company, the (former)
operator of block 18, Marib . Hunt pipeline delivered oil the port
on the Red Sea.
Total E&P Yemen (Total Fina Alf) made a number of oil discoveries in
the following fields: Kharir, Atouf, and Wadi Taribah, (East
Shabwah block 10). Production was linked with Al-Masila block 14.
December 18, 1999, DNO, a Norwegian company as operator of Hwarim
block 32, announced the discovery of oil. It started production
and exporting oil through Al-Masila pipeline in November 2001.
December 20, 2001, announce the oil commercial discovery in
E.Saar (Block 53) Dove Energy -British, It started production and
exporting oil through Al-Masila pipeline in 2002.
October 14, 2003, Vintage, an American company and operator of
Damis block S1, announce the oil commercial discovery, It started
production and exporting oil through Jannah pipeline in March 29,
December 17, 2003, Nexen Petroleum Yemen Ltd., an Canadian company
as operator of E.
Al-Hajr block 51, announce the oil commercial discovery, It
started production and exporting oil through Masila pipeline in
November 9, 2005.
2005, oil production initiated from Block 43, which operator by
October 1, 2005, Calvally a Canadian company as operator of Malik
block 9, announce the oil commercial discovery, It started
production December 29, 2005.
January, 2006, OMV, an
company as operator of Al-Uqlah block S2, announce the oil
commercial discovery, It started production and exporting oil in
On March 2011, DNO , ANorw company as oprator of south Hood
Block 47,announced the discovery of Oil.
This is Yemen with very humble potentials to
serve the people and the homeland.