To be a leading petroleum and mineral regulatory authority in the region & a model for institutional development in Timor-Leste.



For more details information, please visit:TL Minerals Tender 2023


For detail of Term of Reference and other requirements, refer to Government Resolution No. 35/2022,16 December by clicking this link: Government Resolution No.35/2022. Updated Timeline for Public Tender for Mineral Permit for Large-scale Construction Materials Exploration and Production can be downloaded here. For English Version of the Term of Reference, please click here. For its anexes, please click on this link. Pre-qualification for the Public Tender is starting now.


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ANPM is pleased to extend their partnership with IN-VR, the world’s biggest energy-focused Agency, for the successful promotion of Timor Leste’s 2nd Licensing Round. IN-VR will be working on designing and executing the Round’s marketing and promotional campaign to ensure a most fruitful Licencing Round within 2021. We wish IN-VR huge success in their efforts.


The ANPM represent the Government of Timor-Leste signed a Product Sharing Contract-PSC for block A (PSC TL-OT-22-18) with Timor Gap Rarahana Unipessoal, Lda, a subsidiary company from National Oil Company, Timor Gap EP.


The new acreage blocks to be release are consisting of 18 Blocks. There are 7 (seven) new onshore block on offer consisted of Block A – Block G and the 11 (eleven) new offshore blocks on offers consisted of Block H – Block R.


The Steering Committee of the Integrated Airborne Geophysical Survey-IAGS Project received the final report and inventory list from the PT. Karvak Nusa Geomatika Indonesia as a symbolic provisional handover of the Integrated Airborne Geophysical Survey (IAGS).


ANPM and International Finance Corporation signed Agreement to ensure preparation for a carbon capture and storage-CCS project in the Timor Sea.


The Inaugural meeting of the Greater Sunrise Governance Board in Australia, established under the Maritime Boundary Treaty between Timor-Leste and Australia.

Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais (ANPM) is Timor-Leste public institution, created under Decree Law No. 27/2019 of 27th August, 2nd amendment of Decree-Law No. 20/2008 of 19th June, on the Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo, responsible of managing and regulating petroleum and mining activities in Timor-Leste area, both offshore and onshore and in the Greater Sunrise Special Regime in accordance with the Decree Law on the establishment of the ANPM, the Timor-Leste Petroleum Activities Law, Maritime Boundary Treaty and the Mining Code.

The ANPM is to establish and supervise compliance with the enacted rules and regulations covering the exploration, development, production, transportation and distribution of petroleum, natural gas resources and mineral. It is also tasked to develop a strong petroleum and mineral management institution in Timor-Leste.

Our Values


Collaboration, to conduct efficient and effective collaborating among (i) ANPM’s internal Directorates, and (ii) with its stakeholders.

Openness, openness, honesty and transparency – underpinned by a culture of trust and respect.

Unity, ANPM promotes and displays a high degree of teamwork and integration of its employees and Directorates. Whilst appreciating and respecting the culture of intellectual diversity of the individuals that work within it, the ANPM is united in it ambition to become a world class organization in Timor-Leste.

Responsibility, as true leaders, ANPM team members take full responsibility for the results of their actions.

Accountability, ANPM and its team members are fully accountable for their ethical standards, behaviour and performance – at all times. Furthermore the ANPM is accountable for the government of Timor-Leste. In performing the task in the Greater Sunrise Special Regime, ANPM is accountable for Timor-Leste and Australia, acting on behalf of both countries.

Global View, whilst operations for the ANPM reside in Timor-Leste, its view is a global one. It works and coordinates activities with operators that are multi-national in nature, size and scope.

Excellence, in line with developing a world class organization, the ANPM believes in excellence – in everything that it does.

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  • Timor-Leste and IFC Partner to Ensure Preparations for CCS Project Meet International Best Practice

    dsc00081A new partnership between the Government of Timor-Leste and IFC will ensure preparations for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in the Timor Sea meets global best practice while supporting the Southeast Asian nation in its greenhouse gas emissions mitigation efforts.

    Twenty years since independence and as the youngest country in Asia, Timor-Leste has identified private sector investment as key to unlocking future economic growth and jobs for its people. With its potential to generate new revenue streams for Timor-Leste, the Bayu-Undan Carbon Capture and Storage Project is seen as a key part of the country’s overall development strategy and its transition from fragility to resilience. Under an agreement signed October 7, IFC will advise the government on international best practice and provide inputs to support it to develop a roadmap and appropriate legal and regulatory frameworks needed to enable the project to move forward. IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, with funding from the World Bank Carbon Capture and Storage Trust Fund, will also conduct an assessment of the fiscal benefit sharing and local participation that would be expected to stem from the project as well as an assessment of regional carbon markets and CCS development. Based on these assessments, IFC will provide advice to the government on the best enabling environment to ultimately facilitate the successful development of the project by the private sector. “This agreement with IFC will help to ensure that not only best practice is applied to this project but that the interest of Timor-Leste and its people are put first,” said Florentino Soares Ferreira, President of Timor-Leste’s National Authority of Petroleum and Minerals (ANPM). “Our goal is to establish Asia Pacific’s first large-scale offshore multi-user hub infrastructure for receiving and storing CO2 from multiple sources and industries.” The Bayu-Undan reservoir is a mature gas field located in the Timor Sea which has been in production since 2004 but is expected to be depleted by 2023. The current operator of the field estimates the reservoir has the potential to safely and permanently store approximately 10 million tons of CO2 per annum. “Timely development by the government of appropriate legal and regulatory frameworks that align with international best practices is fundamental to enable this project to proceed,” said Isabel Chatterton, IFC Regional Industry Director for Infrastructure, Asia and the Pacific. “IFC has a strong track record of successful cooperation with the government of Timor-Leste and hence it’s well placed to play the role of an honest broker and advisor by sharing knowledge, advocating for best practice environmental and social standards, and ensuring the robustness of the enabling environment for this project to eventually become a reality.” Through its support for the Paris Agreement including Nationally Determined Contributions and Long-Term Strategies, the World Bank Group recognizes national circumstances and development priorities while making sure that clients can benefit from a wide range of viable and sustainable solutions that support climate and development. CCS technologies have been identified as a key tool for climate change mitigation and are incorporated in the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) modelled pathways for limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. About IFC IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2022, IFC committed a record $32.8 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit Stay Connected\ifc_org About ANPM The Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais (ANPM) is a Timor-Leste public institution that was established under Decree Law No. 27/2019 of 27th August and the2nd amendment of Decree-Law No. 20/2008 of 19th June.   In accordance with the Decree Law on the establishment of the ANPM, the Timor-Leste Petroleum Activities Law, Maritime Boundary Treaty and the Mining Code, ANPM is responsible for managing and regulating petroleum and mining activities in Timor-Leste’s exclusive offshore and onshore areas and in the Greater Sunrise Special Regime area. ANPM establishes and supervises compliance with rules and regulations covering the exploration, development, production, transportation and distribution of petroleum, natural gas, and minerals. For more information, please visit the ANPM website:
  • Last Day Documents Submission



    Autoridade Nacional do Petroleo e Minerais (ANPM) as the National Regulatory Authority for Petroleum and Minerals Sector in Timor – Leste, hereby would like to announce that today, January 14, 2022 is the last day for the submission of the pre-qualification for the companies that wish to be eligible to participate in the Timor – Leste Second Licensing round. Upon receiving the submission of the pre-qualification documents the ANPM will carry out evaluation of the documents to assess the companies technical and financial competence, as well as legal competence and experiences in the local content executions. The companies that have proven to fulfill all the requirements of the pre-qualification will be pre-qualified to participate in the submission bidding which shall take place from January 24, 2022 to March 04, 2022. The assessment for the bidding documents will take place about a month time, and the result of the bidding shall be announced by April 15, 2022. Until today, we have in total of 9 companies that has pre-qualified, another 4 companies that their documents submissions are on review. The ANPM still allow its online system for the document submission open and up and running in order to give opportunities for the companies who might be interested to finalize their online documents submissions within last couple of hours before the system closed by end date of the January 14, 2022.

  • ANPM Extend Timor-Leste Second Licensing Round

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     ANPM Extend Timor-Leste Second Licensing Round

    Given the situation of the recent global pandemic that has affected the petroleum industries globally, which have directly impacted the ANPM efforts in the promotion of the Timor-Leste second licensing round, and further considering the gradual global recovery of the petroleum industries, therefore, the Autoridade Nacional do Petroleo e Minerais (ANPM) has decided to extend the timeline of the closing of the bid submission from October 1, 2021 to March 04, 2022.  This extension has resulted in the new deadline of the Pre-qualification document submission shall be January 14, 2022 and the new date for the opening for the submission of the bid is January 24, 2022. This extension is expected to provide further additional time for the interested International Oil and Gas Company (IOC) and the National Oil Companies, and independent players to carry out their preparations including carrying out internal studies and technical assessments prior to submitting the bids.

    It is also expected that through the newly extended timeline, the ANPM will also participate in again several international conferences such as the 2021 NAPE and the the 2021 OTC, in Houston, United States of America, the 2021 Gastech Asia and the 2021 ADIPEC and many more relevant international events in order to further promote the Timor – Leste Second Licensing Round.

  • Integral Agreement Signing Ceremony - Press Conference

    Komunikadu Imprensa

    Asinatura Akordu Integrál ba Projetu Reabilitasaun Ba Área Estrasaun Fatuk Iha Aldeia Cai Uai Ho’o, Suku Ossú de Cima, Posto Administrativo Ossú, Município Viqueque

    Iha loron 7 de Jullu 2021, Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais (ANPM) hamutuk ho Ministério das Obras Publika no mos kompañia Uhacae Lda, asina akordu integrál ba projetu reabilitasaun área estrasaun fatuk iha aldeia Cai Uai Ho’o, suku Ossú de Cima, Posto Administrativo Ossú, Município Viqueque. Akordu refere sei asegura komprimisu hosi kompañia Uhacae Lda hodi reabilita fila-fali área eskavasaun ne’ebé abandona ona iha tinan 2016. Tuir planu reabilitasaun aprovadu, ámbitu hosi atividade reabilitasaun mak sei inklui cut and fill (levelling) hodi asegura slope stability no mos kuda fila-fali ai horis no halo manutensaun ba área minas abandonadu iha períodu fulan ruanulu resin haat nia laran. Hosi parte seluk, materiais restu hosi atividade cut and fill sei utiliza hodi suporta finalizasaun projetu konstrusaun estrada hosi Ministério Obras Públicas iha seksaun STA 5+ 155 to’o seksaun STA 14 00 iha posto administrativo ossú, município viqueque. Ministério Obras Públika nebe reprezenta hosi Diretór Jerál Obras Públicas Sr. Rui Hernani agradese ba koperasaun hosi parte hotu-hotu hodi realiza akordu ne’e no reafirma pozisaun Ministério Obras Públicas atu suporta implementasaun akordu refere. Hosi parte autoridade reguladora, Presidente ANPM Sr. Florentino Soares Ferreira akresenta papel importante hosi ANPM nian atu kontinua suporta no fasilita dezenvolvimentu iha Timor-Leste tuir enkuadramentu legál aplikável sira, no sei la sai bareira ba prosesu dezenvolvimentu. Kompañia Uhacae Lda kompromete atu implementa planu reabilitasaun aprovadu iha sítiu eskavasaun.

    Akordu ne’e realiza tamba esforsu konjunta hosi ANPM, Ministério Obras Públicas, kompañia Uhacae Lda no mos ho konsiderasaun ba rekomendasaun-sira ne’ebé mai hosi avaliasaun konjunta entre ANPM ho liñas ministeriál sira seluk hanesan Direção Nacional Conservação da Natureza (DNCN) ne’ebé implementa iha tinan 2019.

  • Santos Commences Bayu-Undan Phase 3C Infill Drilling Campaign

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    Santos Commences Bayu-Undan Phase 3C Infill Drilling Campaign

    Santos, as operator of the Bayu-Undan Joint Venture announced the Phase 3C infill drilling program has commenced at the Bayu-Undan field, in Timor-Leste offshore water.  The President of ANPM, Florentino Soares Ferreira said that the Phase 3C drilling campaign is another milestone in the history of Timor-Leste. I will mark the first drilling campaign in the Bayu-Undan field as Timor-Leste offshore waters, following ratification of the Maritime Boundary Treaty.

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