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



H.E. Minister of Transportation and Telecommunication, Mr. José Agusti nho da Silva, represented Prime Minister Taur Matan Ruak and H.E. José Ramos Horta, Former President of Republic launched the first of quarry blasting for Tibar Bay Port Project in Kaitehu, Ulmera, Liquiça.


H.E. Secretary of State for Land and Property, Mr. Mário Ximenes, Represented Minister of Justice launched the first publication of TL Cement Project’s Maps in Caisido, Tirilolo Baucau.


Director of Acreage Release and Promotion, Mr. Mateus da Costa represented ANPM attended the Deep Offshore Southeast Asia Congress 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia.


ANPM team lead by President Gualdino da Silva conducted a meeting with PT. Karvak Nusa Geomatika to discuss the progress of Integrated Airborne Geophysical Survey Project in Timor Leste. The Meeting was held in Jakarta, Indonesia.


Downstream team visited PT. Prasadha Pamunah Limbah Industri to share knowledge related to integrated environmental waste management services in Bogor, Indonesia.


ANPM’s Management and staff conducted two days’ Workshop on 5 years Strategy Action Plan for 2019-2023 at Lauhata Escape Resort in Liquiça.

Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais (ANPM) is Timor-Leste public institution, created under Decree Law No. 1/2016 of 9th February, 1st 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 Joint Petroleum Development Area (JPDA) in accordance with the Decree Law on the establishment of the ANPM, the Timor-Leste Petroleum Activities Law, the Timor Sea 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 JPDA, 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)
May '19 3,259,610.37
Jun '19 2,588,852.2
Jul '19 3,165,686.43


Media Release

  • Timorese trainees secure places in the 2019 Electrical & Instrumentation Vocational Training Program– Global Training Standard Level 1 & 2

    Media Release

    Timorese trainees secure places in the 2019 Electrical & Instrumentation Vocational Training Program– Global Training Standard Level 1 & 2 Today at the Centro Nacional do Emprego e Formação Profissional (CNEFP), ConocoPhillips and its Joint Ventures, with the Government of Timor-Leste through the Secretária de Estado Para Formação e Emprego (SEFOPE) and Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais (ANPM) and its implementing partners Cegelec Oil and Gas and CNEFP Tibar, welcomed thirty (30) Timorese trainees into the 2019 Electrical and Instrumentation Vocational Training program with Global Training Standard Level 1 and 2. Following the successful implementation of the 2018 program, which saw the first eighteen (18) Timorese trainees go on to industry placements and employment, the parties have agreed to conduct a second twelve (12) month program with three (3) months of theory and nine (9) months of practical in both disciplines, which commences at CNEFP Tibar today. For the details please click here.
  • Timorese graduates secure places in leading oil & gas training program

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    tl-gip-photo-19-11-2018Today in a ceremony in Dili, ConocoPhillips, together with the Government of Timor-Leste welcomed 14 graduates into the 2018 Foundational Skills Training and Internship Program – Phase 1. ConocoPhillips Australia and the Government of Timor-Leste have collaborated to develop a two-phase program to provide young Timorese professionals with the opportunity to gain valuable technical and on-the job experience in the oil and gas industry. Following the success of a pilot program which was held in 2014 and 2015, the parties came to agreement to conduct a second 18 month program which commences in Dili today. The program is funded by the Bayu-Undan Project joint venture partners ConocoPhillips, Santos, INPEX, Eni and Tokyo Timor Sea Resources under a cost recoverable scheme. For the details please click here.
  • Launching Ceremony of Fafulu 2D Seismic Survey

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    dsc_1889Today, 10 of October 2018 at The Commander in Chief of FALINTIL, Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão International Aiport, Suai, Timor-Leste, Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais (ANPM), TIMOR RESOURCES Pty Ltd and TIMOR GAP, E.P. hold a ceremony to launch Fafulu 2D Seismic survey. This is the first onshore seismic petroleum operations in Timor-Leste after the independence.

    The Fafulu 2D Seismic survey is carried out under the Onshore Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) TL-OT-17-08 and TL-OT-17-09. These two (2) PSCs are the first onshore Timor-Leste’s PSCs, signed on 7th of April, 2017. The two (2) PSCs were awarded to TIMOR GAP Onshore Block, Unipessoal, Lda., a subsidiary of Timor-Leste’s national oil company TIMOR GAP, E.P. and Timor Resources Pty Ltd, a company incorporated in Australia and part of the Nepean Group of companies.

    Each joint venture holds a 50% interest with Timor Resources taking on the role of operator.

    The Minimum Exploration Work Requirements in the initial period for the PSCs includes the acquisition of 100km of 2D seismic lines in each PSC. In this Fafulu 2D seismic survey, Timor Resources Pty Ltd and its Joint Venture partner is going to acquire a total of 308.4km in both PSCs. The two (2) contracts cover highly prospective areas, where oil and gas seeps can be observed. The Fafulu 2D Seismic Survey is a crucial step to explore and identify the drillable prospects within the PSCs boundaries. ANPM President Mr. Gualdino da Silva, stated that the “ANPM commends Timor Resources and Timor Gap which takes up the challenging role to be the pioneer of the onshore seismic survey in Timor-Leste and looks forward for safe and timely delivery of commitment under the PSCs.”dsc_1905 The Vice President of Nepean Resources and Managing Director of Timor Resources, Ms. Suellen Osborne, said that the onshore oil and gas potential of Timor-Leste has long been recognised but has remained largely untapped and under- explored due to historic geopolitical issues. “We are delighted to be the first independent company in over 40 years to carry out exploration here on this land. There is definitely oil present in these on-shore permits, it’s a question of how much oil there is and whether the discoveries made will be commercial.” Minister of Defence, Mr. Filomeno da Paixão de Jesus said that the partnership between Timor Resources and our national oil company, is very encouraging and that “the 2D Fafulu seismic survey marks a significant milestone to move our onshore oil and gas forward and exemplify the readiness of Timor-Leste to host millions of dollar investment.” With that said, Mr. Filomeno continued by stating that it is important to cooperatively working to reconciling the goals of the company and the Government – to advance in building a skilled workforce, developing local industry suppliers to be capable to meet international standards, therefore to increase the employment among Timorese youth, bringing more income through taxes and creating more opportunities for the people from the affected areas and its surrounding, multiplying the services provided by them. End
  • Ilimanu Marble in Verona Fiere

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    dsc_1809Following the launching of the Ilimanu Marble Study on 1st March 2018 in Beheda area adjacent to the marble study location, Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais (ANPM) took the Ilimanu marble and other ornamental stones including limestone of various colours and amphibolite from Timor-Leste to Marmomac Fiere in Verona, Italy as part of effort to assess general market interest on these ornamental stones.

    The four days event, 26th – 29th September, open for buyers, sellers and general public, showcase exhibitors from different business chain including service providers, equipment providers, quarry operators with various products to offer.dsc_1808

    During the opening day, Ilimanu marble stand was visited by buyers from a number of countries including Egypt, Holland, Turkey, Malaysia, Marocco, India and Italy. It is expected that the event will further provide insight on the market attractiveness of the Ilimanu marble and other ornamental stones exhibit in the event.

    Timor-Leste’s presence in the event was ANPM, IPG, and the Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to the Holy See as well as representatives from Resource Futures pty Ltd.

  • First group of Timorese trainees graduate from Electrical & Instrumentation Vocational Training Program – Global Training Standard Level 1 & 2

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    dsc_1194A group of 18 Timorese were the first to graduate today from a new vocational training program at Cento Nacional do Emprego e Formação Professional, CNEFP-Tibar.  They will now go on to industry placements and employment with a range of local & international organisations to gain industry exposure and put what they have learnt into practice, with some going directly into employment. The Level II Certificate in Electrical and Instrumentation Maintenance training was a pilot program developed by ConocoPhillips, representing the Bayu-Undan Joint Venture partners, the Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais (ANPM) and Secretária de Estado Para Formação Profissional e Emprego (SEPFOPE) and is jointly implemented by CNEFP-Tibar and ACTEMIUM.  The 12-month course involved 3 months of theory and 9 months of practical in both disciplines. Recruitment will soon start for a second group of trainees, with training set to begin towards Q4 of 2018. Several important remarks were made during the different speeches by key stakeholders: “ConocoPhillips and our JV partners are very proud to support this program and we look forward to seeing the graduates applying the skills and knowledge they have gained in their internships and future careers.  We want to congratulate the graduates for their success and thank all the parties involved”- Chris Wilson, President of ConocoPhillips Australia Business Unit West Mr. Gualdino da Silva, the ANPM President, “On behalf of Timor-Leste Government, ANPM would like to extend our appreciation and recognition for the good cooperation with ConocoPhillips and its Joint Ventures through Cost Recoverable Local Content Project of Bayu-Undan in supporting the successful delivery of the skill vocational training program focusing on Level 1 & 2 Electrical and Instrumentation training with Global Training Standard.dsc_1039 (GTS). To the best interest of the nation’s skilled workforce, I would like to congratulate each of the trainees who graduated today and wish you all able to implement the technical skills and vocational gained in field to the real industry sector.  The achievement of the 18 trainees today is the manifestation of good cooperation fostering between ConocoPhillips and its Joint Ventures through Cost Recoverable Local Content Project of Bayu-Undan Bayu-Undan.” Mr. Gualdino da Silva, the ANPM President also highlighted, “to maintain the program sustainability, the program shall offer to the assigned CNEFP, Tibar trainers the Training of Trainers program to produce the skilled and competence trainers to run the program in the long term run”. “To enhance the technical skills and vocational, we expect to have continues collaboration to support and expand these opportunities across the energy sector. The excellent opportunities are very limited and competitive; hence, I would like to encourage the Timorese who have interest in gaining the technical skills and knowledge to be well prepared for the brilliant opportunities in the coming years,” said Mr. Gualdino da Silva, the ANPM President. H.E. Sr. Juliao da Silva’s stated” as member of government responsible for Professional training and employment, I greatly committed during my mandate to invest in the area of professional training  because it is a necessity and important to all of us to prepare our young people to be ready to compete in labour market domestically, regionally and internationally. Therefore, today’s ceremony of handing the completion certificate trained under the CNEFP Tibar indeed will respond to the demands of the industry and there is a great need to give a continuity to the program and to the CNEFP Tibar to trained more people in the same areas”.

    This training program was fully funded through the cost recoverable Bayu-Undan local content project.