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



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.


For more information, please click here.


For more information on pre-qualification and online document submision, please click here.

Welcome New President of ANPM

All ANPM Staff are welcoming new President, Sr. Florentino Mateus Soares Ferreira.

Hand-Over Task

Hand-over task from Sr. Gualdino da Silva, Former President to Sr. Florentino Soares Ferreira, New President of ANPM.

New President Meeting with Staff

The first meeting of President ANPM, Sr. Florentino Soares Ferreira with all ANPM staff. The purpose of this meeting is to introduce the plan and work program for ANPM during his mandate.

Mineral Survey Activity

The ANPM team carry out follow up work on potential Metallic Mineral prospectivity in Uaigae, Vemasse, Baucau Municipality.


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.

Evaluation Committee for Environmental Impact Assessment Meeting

The ANPM conducts meeting with relevant Government Ministries who involve in the Evaluation Committee for Environmental Impact Assessment of Global Oil Terminal Project at Lauhata, Liquica.

Dissemination of Marble Exploration Agreement

The ANPM facilitates information dissemination for Marble Exploration Agreement organized by Elegant Marble Group Timor-Leste Lda and Uma Marble Timor Lda to communities in Ilimanu area.

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.

Petroleum Production

Barrels of Oil Equivalent (BOE), Monthly Production

Barrels of Oil Equivalent (BOE)
Previous 3 months
Month Production (BOE)
Nov '20 3,312,828.28
Dec '20 3,319,914.44
Jan '21 3,461,116.48

Media Release

  • Public Announcement- Public Consultation - Block A

    Avizu Projetu Proposta Kategoria A

    Dekretu Lei No 5/2011, Lei Lisensiamentu Ambiental

    Konsulta Públika ba Deklarasaun Impaktu Ambiental no Planu Jestaun Ambiental

    Projetu Perfurasaun Petróleo iha Munisípiu Covalima

    Proponente : Timor Resources Pty, Ltd Fatin Projeitu : Munisipiu Covalima Tipu no Tamañu Projetu: Perfurasaun Petróleo iha posu lima iha suco Matai, Camenasa, Tashilin, Labarai no Belekasac . Tamañu hektar 1 (1 h.a) ba kada posu ne’ebé sei inklui mos asesu estrada, fatin alojamentu no armazem.

    Proponente hanesan mensiona iha leten hakarak atu implementa projetu perfurasaun petróleo iha fatin-sira mensiona iha leten. Tuir Dekretu-Lei no. 5/2011 projetu refere klasifikadu nudar projetu ida ho Kategoria A, no tenke pasa liu husi prosesu Avaliasaun Impaktu Ambiental hanesan espesifika ona iha Lei. Dokumentus Deklarasaun Impaktu Ambiental (DIA) no Planu Jestaun Ambiental (PJA) ba projetu Perfurasaun Petróleo iha Covalima ne’e agora disponível ba Konsulta Públika. Dokumentu DIA no PJA sei disponível ba públiku hodi konsulta/haré, liu husi sitio ofisial elektroniku ANPM nian hanesan tuir mai:

    Kópia eletrónika DIA no PJA bele asesu iha:

    Kopia dokumentus DIA no PJA sei disponível mos ba públiku hodi konsulta iha fatin tuir mai:

    • Autoridade Nacional do Petroleo e Minerais (ANPM)

    Edifício do Ministério das Finanças, Pisos 6, Apartado 113,

    Aitarak Laran  Dili, Timor-Leste

    • Edifisiu Municipal Ministeriu Petroleu e Minerais

    Suku Camanassa, Suai, Município Covalima, Timor-Leste

    • Edifisiu ANPM iha Covalima

    Audian, Suku Camanassa, Suai, Município Covalima, Timor-Leste

    DIA no PJA mos sei disponível ba públiku atu konsulta liu husi oras servisu normal (18:00 to’o 19:30) iha sede ANPM Dili no Covalima. Prosesu ida ne’e so halao deit kuandu ANPM simu telefone (bele kontaktu mai no. 77733535) hodi marka tempu hodi bele halo konsultasaun. Kualker membru husi públiku iha direitu atu hato’o komentárius konaba DIA no PJA. Komentárius ruma konaba DIA no PJA tenke submete ba Autoridade Ambiental (ANPM) liu husi meiu eskrita (bele entrega diretamente iha edifisiu ANPM, no dirije ba Komisaun Avaliasaun, ou karik liu husi meiu elektróniku ( bele haruka ba email sira tuir mai: Komentárius hotu-hotu tenki hato’o ba ANPM no Komisaun Avaliasaun husi loron 12/20/2021 to’o loron 26/02/2021.

    Komisaun Avaliasaun (KA) ba Projetu Perfurasaun Petroleo iha Munisipiu Covalima sei halao Enkontru Publiku no aberta ba qualquer publico nebe’e inklui mos autoridades lokais, komunidades afetadas no partes interessadas mak iha interese mai partisipa iha fatin hanesan:

    Loron : 16 Fevereiru 2021

    Oras: 08.30-remata

    Fatin: Postu Munisipiu Covalima


    Loron : 17 Fevereiru 2021

    Oras: 08.30-remata

    Fatin: Postu Administrativu Zumalai

    Nota:  Komisaun Avaliasaun sei halo mós Enkontru Públiku iha Díli. Loron no fatin sei fo sai iha tempu badak Asinadu Data : 12/02/ 2021
  • ANPM Granted 5 Environmental License Certificate

    Media Release

    ANPM Granted 5 Environmental License Certificate

    On 25th January 2021, the President of ANPM, Mr. Florentino S. Ferreira, handed over 5 Environmental License Certificates to the following Downstream Activity projects. For the details please click here.
  • Santos : Bayu-Undan infill development FID

    Media Release

    Santos : Bayu-Undan infill development FID

    Santos, as operator of the Bayu-Undan Joint Venture, today announced a Final Investment Decision for the US$235 million Phase 3C infill drilling program at the Bayu-Undan field in the Timor Sea, offshore Timor-Leste. The program comprises three production wells (two platform and one subsea) and will develop additional natural gas and liquids reserves, extending field life as well as production from the offshore facilities and the Darwin LNG plant. Sanction of the project comes less than seven months after Santos became operator of the Bayu-Undan Joint Venture following completion of the acquisition of ConocoPhillips' northern Australia and Timor-Leste assets. The wells will be drilled using the Noble Tom Prosser jack-up rig, with the first well scheduled to spud in 2Q 2021, and production from the first well expected in 3Q 2021. Santos Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Gallagher said: 'We are delighted to be able to pursue an opportunity that wasn't on the table 12 months ago, which will optimise field recovery, extend production and deliver significant value to both the Bayu-Undan Joint Venture and the people of Timor-Leste. 'Only through a close and constructive working relationship with the Timor-Leste Government and our joint venture partners have we been able to move so quickly towards our shared goal of maximising value from the Bayu-Undan field. 'This infill drilling program adds over 20 million barrels of oil equivalent gross reserves and production at a low of cost of supply and extends the life of Bayu-Undan, reducing the period that Darwin LNG is offline before the Barossa project comes on stream.' Santos currently has a 68.4% interest and operatorship in Bayu-Undan and Darwin LNG which will reduce to 43.4% upon completion of a 25% sell down to SK E&S.

    'Completion of the SK E&S sell-down is now well advanced with consent from Bayu-Undan/DLNG Joint Venture and Timor-Leste regulator received before Christmas last year and we are well progressed with Australian regulatory approvals. The sell-down will complete once the Final Investment Decision on Barossa is taken in 1H 2021,' Mr Gallagher said.

  • Timorese Graduates Complete Oil & Gas Internship Program

    Media Release

    Timorese Graduates Complete Oil & Gas Internship Program 

    Santos is pleased to join with the Government of Timor-Leste to celebrate the completion of seven timorese young professionals from 2019/2020 Graduates Internship program.

    The program is a partnership between Santos and the Government of Timor-Leste offering the opportunity to gain valuable technical and on-the job experience in the oil and gas industry.

    For the details please click here.

  • ANPM settles Claims with Joint Venture for PSC JPDA 06-103

    Media Release

    On 7 August 2020, the Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais (ANPM) and the joint venture for Production Sharing Contract JPDA 06-103 (PSC) agreed to settle all claims and counterclaims in the arbitration proceedings commenced by the ANPM on 8 October 2018 under the PSC.  The parties have agreed to settle the arbitration on the basis of a confidential settlement sum payable by the joint venture to the ANPM.

    The joint venture comprises Oilex (JPDA 06-103) Ltd (the Operator), Japan Energy F&P JPDA Pty Ltd, Videocon JPDA 06-103 Limited, GSPC (JPDA) Limited, Bharat Petroresources JPDA Ltd and Pan Pacific Petroleum (JPDA 06-103) Pty Ltd.