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.


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


Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais (ANPM) granted the Environmental License of Category A project, for Onshore Exploration Drilling at the Contract Area PSC TL-OT- 17-08. This Environmental License is granted to the Contract Operator, Timor Resources Pty Ltd.


Santos, as operator of the Bayu-Undan Joint Venture Comenced the Phase 3C infill drilling program at the Bayu-Undan field, in Timor-Leste offshore water. It mark the first drilling campaign in the Bayu-Undan field as Timor-Leste offshore waters, following ratification of the Maritime Boundary Treaty.


The National Parliament of Timor-Leste unanimously passed the Mining Code of Timor-Leste with the 56 votes in favor, 0 against and 0 abstain. And this Mining Code has been Promulgated by H.E. President of RDTL on 1st July 2021.


The RTTL conducted an exclusive interview with President of ANPM, Mr. Florentino Mateus Soares Ferreira on the progress of ANPM activity during the year 2020 to 2021 and the impact of Pandemic Covid-19.


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 ANPM organized a Mass to Thanks God for his blessing for 13th Anniversary of existence of ANPM, 1st July 2021.


The ANPM, Ministry of Public Work, Project Management Unit and Uhakae Company, sign Agreement and Rehabilitation Design for Quarry Activity in Ossu, Viqueque Municipality.

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)
Jan '21 3,461,116.48
Mar '21 3,542,040.71
Apr '21 3,197,086.32


Media Release

  • 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 (TETUN VERSION)

    Komunikadu Imprensa

    Santos Inisia Faze 3C husi Kampañia Perfurasaun Mina Matan Bayu-Undan

    Santos, nu’udar operadór Joint Venture Bayu-Undan, anunsia ona katak Faze 3C husi programa perfurasaun mina matan nian inisia ona iha kampu Bayu-Undan, iha parte tasi klaran Timor-Leste nian. Prezidente ANPM, Florention Soares Ferreira hateten Faze 3C husi kampañia perfurasaun nian ne’e nu’udar momentu importante ida tan iha Timor-Leste nia istória. Ida ne’e sei marka kampañia perfurasaun primeiru iha kampu Bayu-Undan nu’udar parte esklusiva Timor-Leste nian, depoiz de ratifikasaun ba Tratadu Fronteira Maritima entre Timor-Leste no Australia.

    Informasaun kompletu bele loke iha link ne’e.

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

    Media Release

    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.

    For the details please click here.

  • 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.