To be a leading petroleum and mineral regulatory authority in the region



ANPM conducted a day technical seminar on Integrated Airborne Geophysical Survey-IAGS Project Implementation.


ANPM granted license for Mineral activities to Shanghai Construction Group.


The ANPM and Government granted license to Shanghai Construction Group for their activities in extracting the rocks for construction of road.


First time, ANPM represents Timor-Leste government participating Marmomac Trade Fair in Verona Italy to promote Ilimanu Marble, the largest marble deposits, strong and dense, predominantly white to grayish colour include Maubessi limestone.


The Timor Resources team has shown the Survey Seismic Line to the President of ANPM and team as a Regulatory Body for Petroleum and Mineral.


Types of rocks shown in Verona Expo are Marble and Limestone (Ilimanu Marble, Maubessi Red Limestone, Maubessi Grey limestone, Maubessi pink limestone, Maubessi white limestone, amphibolite).

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.

Media Release

  • 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

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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.

  • Half Day Workshop on Trading Activity

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    On 2 August 2018, the Downstream Directorate conducted a half day workshop on Regulation No. 2/2016 on Fuel, Biofuel and Lubricant Trading Activity.  This workshop was aimed to disseminate the licensing requirements for Trading activity and the import/export applications. The fuel quality control system was also introduced during the workshop. All licensed Trading companies (LPG, Asphalt, Aviation Fuel, Lubricant, Gasoline and Diesel Importers) were invited to this workshop including companies who wishing to obtain Trading License. This workshop was successfully held and 47 companies out of 57 companies attended the workshop which was held at Ministry of Finance Building, Aitarak Laran Dili. This activity was initiated considering the number of the Licensed Trading companies and the new companies wishing to obtain Trading License. The information delivered during the workshop would guide the Traders in the performance of their activity thus to ensure the compliance with the rules and requirement of the Regulation. end

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    AGREEMENT TO EXPLORE MANGANESE RESOURCES IN THE AREA OF NIPANE AND PASSABE LOCATED IN THE OE-CUSSE AMBENO SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION ok-1Following the publication of the Government Resolution No. 7/2018, 4th April, the Government of Timor-Leste represented by His Excellency, The Minister of State and Minister for Mineral Resources, Mr. Mariano Assanami Sabino has signed an agreement with PEAK EVEREST MINING, LIMITADA (INVESTOR), a company incorporated and existing under the laws of Timor-Leste to explore for manganese prospects from the areas of Nipane and Passabe located in the Oe-Cusse Ambeno Special Administrative Region (RAEOA). In the event of success, the INVESTOR is granted with first right to negotiate a mining contract with the Government of Timor-Leste. The INVESTOR, in cooperation with RAEOA had previously carried out initial prospecting activity including collecting and testing of manganese samples under supervision of the Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais (ANPM) and Institute of Petroleum and Geology (IPG IP). The results show that the Nipane and Passabe areas have great geological potential for manganese mineral. The INVESTOR then expressed its interest to invest in carrying out further detail exploration in these areas. The Government considers this as strategic investment in mineral sector and in national interest to promote the development of the sector to contribute to economic development of the country in general and RAEOA in particular. The Government then entered into negotiation and close the agreement under specific terms and conditions including; State participation of up to 30%, potential future RAEOA participation of up to 10%, in-country processing, preference of employment for Timorese Nationals and supply of goods and services as well as compliance with applicable laws on safety and protection of environment. ok-2In his speech, Minister of State and Minister for Mineral Resource Mr. Mariano Assanami Sabino reaffirmed the Government’s support for investment and further informed the Government’s plan to establish a Mining Fund in the future to accumulate revenues generated from the mining sector. On the other hand, the INVESTOR represented by company director Sr. Sebastião Soares, reaffirmed company’s readiness to deliver committed exploration works and to open opportunities for training and employment for RAEOA during the implementation of the project. The agreement is the first of its kind for exploration of metallic mineral potentials in Timor-Leste. The on-going Airborne Geophysical Survey covering Timor-Leste territory has revealed significant geological potential of Timor-Leste beyond oil and gas. The signing of this agreement witnessed by the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste is a significant milestone in the development of Mineral sector and marks Timor-Leste’s readiness to welcome investments in the sector. end     Tetum:



    Tuir publikasaun husi Rezolusaun Governu N.º 7/2018, husi loron-4 fulan-abríl, Governu Timor-Leste, reprezenta husi Sua Exelénsia, Ministru Estadu no Ministru Rekursu Minerál, Sr. Mariano Assanami Sabino, asina akordu ida ho PEAK EVEREST MINING, LIMITADA (INVESTIDÓR), nu’udar kompañia ne’ebé integra no eziste iha lei Timor-Leste nia okos, atu peskiza prospetu manganés iha área Nipane no Passabe no área sira-ne’e lokaliza iha Rejiaun Administrativa Espesiál Oe-Cusse Ambeno (RAEOA). Karik kompañia ida-ne’e hetan susesu durante atividade ne’e, nu’udar INVESTIDÓR, sira sei hetan garantia atu sai entidade dahuluk ne’ebé sei negoseia kontratu ba esplorasaun mineira ho Governu Timor-Leste. INVESTIDÓR koopera tiha ona ho RAEOA atu hala’o atividade prospesaun inisiál, ne’ebé inklui rekolla no teste ba manganés nia amostra sira, ho supervizaun husi Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais (ANPM) no mós husi Instituto de Petróleo e Geologia (IPG IP). Rezultadu husi atividade ida-ne’e hatudu katak área Nipane no Passabe iha potensiál jeolójiku boot ba minerál manganés. Nune’e, INVESTIDÓR espresa nia interese atu investe hodi hala’o peskiza adisionál ho detalle iha área sira-ne’e. Governu konsidera katak ida-ne’e sai hanesan investimentu estratéjiku ba setór minerál no mós ba interese nasionál, tanba nia promove dezenvolvimentu ba setór ida-ne’e no kontribui ba dezenvolvimentu ekonómiku ho maneira jerál iha Timor-Leste no ho maneira partikulár iha RAEOA. Nune’e, Governu hahú negosiasaun no konsege akordu ida-ne’ebé iha ninia termu no kondisaun espesífiku sira, inklui partisipasaun husi Estadu to’o 30%, partisipasaun adisionál husi RAEOA iha futuru to’o 10%, prosesamentu iha rai-laran, preferénsia serbisu fó ba ema Timoroan sira, fornesimentu sasán no serbisu sira husi Timor-Leste, no mós obrigasaun atu kumpre lejislasaun ne’ebé aplika iha área seguransa no protesaun ambiente nian. Iha ninia diskursu, Ministru Estadu no Ministru Rekursu Minerál, Sr. Mariano Assanami Sabino, haforsa Governu-nia apoiu ba investimentu no informa mós kona-ba Governu-nia planu atu estabelese Fundu Mineiru ida iha futuru, hodi rai hamutuk reseita sira-ne’ebé setór mineiru sei kria. INVESTIDÓR, ne’ebé reprezenta husi diretór kompañia, Sr. Sebastião Soares, deklara mós kompañia-nia disponibilidade imediatu atu ezekuta atividade peskiza ho dedikasaun no loke oportunidade formasaun no serbisu iha RAEOA durante períodu implementasaun husi projetu ida-ne’e. Akordu ne’e nu’udar akordu dahuluk ba peskiza kona-ba minerál metáliku potensiál iha Timor-Leste. Peskiza Jeofízika Aerotransportada, ne’ebé hala’o iha territóriu tomak, hatudu katak Timor-Leste iha potensiál jeolójiku signifikativu aleinde petróleu no gás. Asinatura ba akordu ida-ne’e testemuña husi Primeiru-Ministru Timor-Leste no sai nu’udar marka importante tebetebes ba dezenvolvimentu husi setór minerál no hatudu katak Timor-Leste prontu no disponível atu simu investimentu sira iha setór ida-ne’e. Remata