Tuesday, January 27, 2009

TOTAL’s Female Team Inaugurates Block 10’s Modern Airstrip

With smiles of relief, Total E&P Yemen has opened its modern airstrip in Block 10. The airstrip, whose construction took several months to be completed, has been engineered to receive medium-size aircraft, particularly Dash-8 planes.

The construction of this airstrip has come as a response to the steadily increasing activities and operations in Block 10. The airstrip will help facilitate direct, non-stop flights to Block 10 and therefore ease the objectives sought to be achieved at the operational level in the company’s worksites.

Total E&P Yemen organized last Wednesday, 21 January 2009, its first flight for a Sana’a based female team to the new airstrip. The flight has particularly helped expose the female team of Total Sana’a Office to the major activities in Block 10. The team, which included 30 ladies from the Sana’a Office, expressed their happiness to have a close look at Block 10 and to be privileged with the first flight to the new airstrip.

Mr. Martin Deffontaines, the General Manager of Total E&P Yemen, says that “the opening of this new airstrip is a milestone in the operations of Total E&P Yemen. This new airstrip is a key path to the realization of the company’s plan to expand its activities and increase Block 10’s production capacity.”