Government calls on oil companies to move their offices to Aden in preparation for resumption of work in Yemen

Government calls on oil companies to move their offices to Aden in preparation for resumption of work in Yemen


The Yemeni government has called on oil companies in the productive and exploration sectors to open or move their main offices to the interim capital, Aden.

A circular issued by the Minister of Oil and Minerals of the legitimate government, Aws  Al-oud, stressed the speed of the resumption of all oil production and exploration operations in accordance with the agreements involved in production, similar to the national and foreign oil companies operating in a number of oil sectors Other sectors in particular (9, 52, 14, 10, 51, 53).

The minister called on companies to provide work programs and annual operational budgets for sectors through operational and exploratory committees and the Oil Exploration and Production Authority in Aden province.

He stressed that the ministry retains all its rights and the rights of the state, which does not fall by the statute of limitations in accordance with the agreements of participation in production and the laws in force.

Yemen has been at war between Iranian-backed Houthi militias and (recognized) government forces, backed by the Saudi-led Arab coalition since March 2015.

The conflict and the prolonged war have shut down most oil companies, most of whose foreign employees have left Yemen, due to deteriorating security and had to close their main offices in Houthi-controlled Sana'a.

In recent months, the Yemeni government has announced the resumption of oil production and exports, and has already begun exporting it from production fields in Shabwa province, while production and exploration work remains stalled in most oil fields in Marib and Hadramout provinces in eastern Yemen.


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