In November 2005, SAFER was granted exclusive enterprise rights to Yemen's premier Block 18.
Responding to the entitlement of this monumental responsibility, SAFER initiated a program tasked with creating and implementing all future-focused development visions, including projects and partnerships.
This program evolved into the Development Department, one of SAFER's core departments, which is exclusively operated by Yemeni nationals.
The Development Department's dedicated and competent staff is selected from a pool of Yemen's top university graduates, many of whom have studied internationally.
They are provided with state-of-the-art facilities, hardware, and software; and ancillary services to ensure their projects are safe, successful, and compliant.
The Development Department's goals as of 2013 Continuing revision and implementation of the development policy. Integrating with other departments to reduce inefficiencies and boost output. Continuing gas delivery to the YLNG power plant.
Arranging subcontractors for services related to field development, surveys, auditing, and data acquisition. Updating staff via technical training, workshops, and domestic and international conferences.