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It is my great pleasure to address every body in the oil business industry. We are in the Petroleum Exploration and Production Authority (PEPA) very much glad to welcome you all to invest in oil exploration in the Republic of Yemen. PEPA is considered as one of the major independent unit of the Ministry of Oil and Minerals (MOM) under the direct supervision of the Minister.


PEPA is 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:

Implementing, carrying out and follow-up programs to monitor the performance of the International Oil Companies (I.O.C.s) working in Yemen.

Receiving, collecting and filing different data and information of the technical activities of the exploration and production stages.

Participating 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 gas reserves.

Continuously supervise the operation on the strict adherence to the rules and regulations of the environment in collaboration with the related parties.

PEPA was 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).

To date, 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 barrels.

Currently, 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 Basin.

Currently, 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.

Finally, I would like to thank you for visiting our Web site and I hope a very good relationship with most respected oil companies and organizations.

Thanks A Lot.

Eng. Nasser Ali Al Homady

Chairman of PEPA                                                                                                 


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