Yemeni state firm Safer Exploration & Production has reportedly restarted production at Block 18 in Yemen’s oil rich Marib basin. Current output from the field stands at 5,000 b/d and the firm plans to ramp up production to 15,000 b/d which will be piped and exported from the Bir Ali terminal on the Gulf of Aden (see map).
Safer isn’t the first firm to restart production following the start of Saudi Arabia’s military campaign in early 2015: state firm PetroMasila resumed production at Blocks 10 & 14 further east in 2016 where it currently produces around 40,000-50,000 b/d (MEES, 15 September 2017). Volumes are exported from the Ash Shihr terminal. (CONTINUED - 1235 WORDS)