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Environmental License Granted

The Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais/ ANPM attributed first environmental license for three local companies in mineral sector.

Downstream License Granted

ANPM handed operational license for Lai-Ara Nikmat Mujur Storage Facility, located in Kaitehu, Liquica. With this new storage, now we have three storage facilities in Timor-Leste, consists of ETO, PITSA and Lai-Ara Nikmat Mujur.

Marble Exploration Agreement Signing

The ANPM on behalf of the Ministry of Petroleum and Minerals, signed a Marble Exploration Agreement with Elegant Marble Group Unip, Limitada (EMG), after months of negotiation between the parties.

Meeting With National and International Companies

President of ANPM, Mr. Gualdino da Silva hosted a meeting with 13 representative of National and international companies based in Timor-Leste to disseminate information related to the petroleum and mineral activities in the country.


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.

Courtesy visit of Timor Leste Ambassador

Courtesy visit of Seven Ambassador to ANPM office and have a meeting with President of ANPM, Mr. Gualdino da Silva. The purpose of this visit and meeting was to know about the ANPM function and role and also want to know the issues in Petroleum and Mineral Sector.

2nd Batch Graduation for Electrical and Instrumentation Training Program

Twenty Four Timorese trainees graduated from the second batch of the vocational training program conducted at the Centro Nacional Emprego no Formasaun Profesional (CNEFP)-Tibar.

Inspection from ANPM Inspectors

ANPM inspectors witnessing full cycle of LNG offtake from berthing operation until final calculation of energy value in the Darwin LNG plant during 2 days from 29 – 30 January 2020.

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.

Media Release

  • Launching of E-Licensing System for Trading of Fuel, Biofuel and Lubricant

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    dsc08128The Autoridade Nacional do Petroleo e Minerais (ANPM) is launching its first Electronic Licensing System or better known as E-licensing on the Trading Activity (Import and Export) of Petroleum Products. The E-licensing is designed to have an effective and efficient  process of obtaining Trading licenses including the Authorization for Trading, where the applications specifically the Importation of   Fuel, Biofuel and lubricant can be processed and authorized electronically. The ANPM has been regulating the Downstream Sector for 10 years, and it is believed to be the time to advance and integrate the licensing process with the web-based technology (electronic licensing) that can further optimize the licensing process. This system is created to response to the ANPM 2019-2022 vision on maximizing the use of digitalization technology. One of the driving factors to begin the E-licensing system with Trading is due to the increase in the number of fuel importation into the territory of Timor-Leste. While, other licensing process such as the licensing of Fuel Filling Station is planned to start before the end of 2020. All of these are part of the ANPM 2019 - 2022 Strategic Action Plan for the Downstream Directorate. For more details please click on

    Media Release

    After the successful first ever Timor-Leste Oil and Gas Summit in October 2019, ANPM  in collaboration IN-VR continue to promote the Onshore and Offshore blocks on offer which was released in October 03,2019. As part of the second licensing round promotion efforts, during the last quarter of the 2019 and the first quarter of the 2020, the ANPM managed to conduct several roadshows in various cities which is considered to be the regional center for the oil and gas business industries such as Abu Dhabi, London, Houston and Perth. The plan was continue the roadshow promotions at several through several other different international oil and gas conferences and exhibitions globally throughout the period of quarter 2 and quarter 3 of the 2020. However, due to the impact global pandemic of Covid 19, where a lot of industries, including the oil and gas sectors has been affected, many of the international conferences has been either cancelled or postponed further to next year, hence, the ANPM in collaboration with the IN-VR would continue this promotions efforts despite of the global pandemic COVID-19 effects.

    With that the ANPM is pleased to announce TIMOR LESTE THE ENERGY ONLINE SERIES (an online virtual conferences) to be held on 9 July 2020. This online event will be participated by relevant members of government officials,  various International and National Oil Companies, Services companies,  Ambassadors or representative from different Embassies, Institutions and many more.

    Through this event the ANPM is taking initiative to stay proactive and relevant during the pandemic in terms of promoting the blocks and the future of oil and gas Industry in Timor-Leste. In addition to that, the event will also feature several presentations from IOCs, NOCs, and Experts in discussing technical G&G and business in Timor-Leste.

    For more information regarding the TIMOR LESTE THE ENERGY ONLINE SERIES please visit:

  • Four Environmental Licenses for Mining Activities Issued

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    Four Environmental Licenses for Mining Activities Issued 

    dsc07556Dili, 08 June 2020; Following the decision from Higher Environmental Authority for Petroleum and Mineral sector and subsequent publication of the decision in the Jornal da Republica dated 15th May 2020 in accordance with the Article 21.2 (a) and 21. 4 of the Decree Law No.5/2011, Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais (ANPM) issued Category B Environmental License to four local companies for sand and gravel quarry activity on the 8th June 2020. The four local companies receiving their Environmental License are Profrawijaya Unipessoal, Lda for proposed quarry at Laclo River, Municipality of Liquica, Star King Raw Material Unipessoal, Lda for proposed quarry at Raiketan River, Municipality of Covalima, Natureza Timor Naroman, Lda for proposed quarry at Fatisi River, Municipality of Aileu and Jonize Unipessoal, Lda for proposed quarry at Daudere River, Municipality of Lautem. ANPM appreciates cooperation and collaboration of all stakeholders including company directors and their consultants to have completed all administrative and technical requirements for the granting of these Environmental License. During implementation, ANPM continue to encourage these license holders to observe and implement mitigations measures committed under the Environmental Management Plan to minimise potential impacts to the environment as a result of the conduct of their respective activities.
  • Santos has completed the acquisition of ConocoPhillips’northern Australia and Timor-Leste assets.

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    Santos has completed the acquisition of ConocoPhillips’northern Australia and Timor-Leste assets

    Based on information provided by Santos as published at Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) dated 28 May 2020, the Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais (“ANPM”) on behalf of the Ministry of Petroleum and Minerals would like to inform public that Santos has completed the acquisition of ConocoPhillips’northern Australia and Timor-Leste assets.

    It is important for the public to notes, before completion of such transaction, all condition precedents as stated under the Share Sale and Purchased Agreement (SSPA) between Phillips International Investment Inc (seller) and Santos KOTN Pty Ltd (purchaser) occurred on 14 October 2019 has been met by the parties.

    The particular transaction also leads to the change of contract operator to Bayu Undan Production Sharing Contract (PSC-TL-SO-T 19-12 and PSC-TL-SO-T 19-12).  As part of compliance to regulatory framework applicable to Timor-Leste, on 24th January 2020 Santos sought ANPM's approval to the change of contract operator. On 28 April 2020, ANPM acting according to article 33 of the Decree-law 24/2019 on the transitional Petroleum Titles and Regulation of Petroleum Activities in Bayu-Undan field with prior consents from the Acting Minister for Petroleum and Mineral Resources and the Special Representative of the Government for the Petroleum Sector, had granted its approval to the change of the contract operator   from ConocoPhillips to Santos.

    Both Santos and ConocoPhillips reaffirmed their commitments to comply with conditions stipulated under ANPM's Acknowledgement and Acceptance for the respective transaction.

    Santos Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Gallagher said he was pleased to complete the acquisition which is fully-aligned with Santos’ strategy to build on existing infrastructure positions around Santos’ core assets.

    Mr. Gallaghar further emphasized that “As a foundation partner in Bayu-Undan and Darwin LNG, and an existing partner in Barossa, we know these assets well. We are delighted to assume operatorship and continue to progress the Barossa project so that a final investment decision can be made when market conditions permit.”

     “We welcome the ConocoPhillips’ Australia-West employees to Santos and look forward to getting on with the process of  integrating our two businesses to create one high performing team,” Mr Gallagher added.

    The ANPM, on behalf of the Ministry of Petroleum and Minerals, looks forward to working with Santos in delivering its commitment under the PSC-TL-SO-T 19-12  and PSC-TL-SO-T 19-12.#####

    Komunikadu Imprensa

    Santos Sosa ona ativu sira husi ConocoPhilips parte Norte-Australia no Timor-Leste

    Bazeia ba informasaun  fornese husi Santos ne’ebé mak publika iha Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) iha loron 28 fulan Maiu 2020, Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais (“ANPM”) liu husi Ministériu  do Petróleu no Minerais hakarak informa ba públiku katak Santos Sosa ona ativu sira husi ConocoPhilips parte Norte-Australia no Timor-Leste.

    Importante ba públiku atu nota katak molok kompleta tranzasaun refere, katak parte rua  mos kumpre ona  kondisaun presedente sira hotu hanesan estabelese ona iha akordu kompra e venda (sosa no fan) ba asões entre Phillips International Investment Inc (vendedora)  no Santos  KOTN Pty (Kompradora), ne’ebé  akontese iha loron 14 fulan Outubru 2019.

    Tranzasaun ne’e lori mudansa ba operadór kontratadu ba Kontratu Fahe Produsaun Bayu Undan (KFP -TL-SO-T 19-12 no KFP-TL-SO-T 19-12). Hanesan parte ida husi kumprimentu ba enkuandramentu jurídiku  aplikável ba Timor-Leste, iha loron 24 fulan Janeiru 2020 Santos solisita/husu aprovasaun husi ANPM ba mudansa operadór kontratadu. Iha loron 28 fulan Abril 2020, ANPM atua haktuir ba artigu 33 husi Dekretu-Lei No 24/2019, loron 28 Agostu, kona ba Títulu Tranzitóriu ba Petróleu no Regulasaun husi Atividade Petrolífera  iha Kampu Bayu Undan, ho konsentimentu préviu husi Ministru Interinu ba Rekursu Petrolíferu no Minerais no Reprezentante Espesiál husi Governu ba setór Petrolíferu, konsede ninia aprovasaun ba alterasaun operadór kontratadu husi ConocoPhilips ba Santos.

    Tanto Santos nune’e mos ConocoPhilips  reafirma sira nia kompromisu hodi kumpre kondisaun sira ne’ebé iha Karta Rekoñesimentu no Aseitasaun husi ANPM ba tranzasaun refere.

    Administradór Delegadu no Diretór Jerál Santos nian, Kevin Gallagher afirma katak nia haksolok tebes hodi sosa ona no organizada  ho estratejia husi Santos hodi dezenvolve pozisaun sira ezistente iha infra-estrutura em torno de ativu prinsipál Santos nian.

    Señor Gallaghar subliña/ salienta katak “ nudar Sósiu fundasaun iha Bayu Undan no Darwin GNL no mos hanesan Sósiu ezistente iha Barossa, ami kuñese didiak ativo sira nee. Ami haksolok tebes hosi asume atividade operadór nian no  ami kontinua avansa nafatin projetu Barossa atu bele foti desizaun final ba investimentu bainhira kondisaun merkadu nian permite”.

    “Ami fo ami nia boas vindas  ba serbisu naín sira husi ConocoPhilips Austrália mai iha Santos no hein katak ho prosesu integrasaun ami nia negósiu rua ne’e atu bele kria ekipa ida ho dezempeñu as”, tenik Señor Gallagher.

    ANPM, liu husi Ministériu Petróleu no Minerais, hein katak bele servisu hamutuk ho Santos hodi kumpre ninia kompromisu hanesan haktuir iha KFP-TL-SO-T 19-12 no KFP-TL-SO-T 19-12.

    Se karik iha duvidas ka presiza informasaun mais detalladu kona-ba konteudu husi komunikadu imprensa ne’e bele kontaktu ANPM nia seksaun Relasaun Públika liu husi email ####
  • Onshore Petroleum Operation Decree-Law is now in force and applies to Onshore Petroleum Operations

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    Onshore Petroleum Operation Decree-Law is now in force and applies to Onshore Petroleum Operations

    In order to support Timor-Leste on the development of the infrastructure for the Petroleum activity in the Onshore area and promote the investment in the Petroleum industry in Timor-Leste, the Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais (ANPM) through the Ministry of Petroleum and Minerals submitted to the Council of Minister, a proposal Decree-Law to regulate Onshore petroleum operation.  As a result on February 2019, the Council of Minister approved the Decree-Law and on April 2020it was promulgated by H.E President of the Republic to be in forced. Therefore the Decree-Law No. 18/2020 of 13 May on Onshore Petroleum Operation is now in force and applies to Onshore Petroleum Operations including transportation, processing and storage of Crude Oil and Natural Gas with direct impact on any reservoir. This Decree-Law also applies to facilities for Petroleum operation located Onshore and the use of such facilities in Petroleum operations under the Law No.13/2005 of 2 September, as amended by Law No. 1/2019 of 18 January, on Petroleum Activities.

    This Decree-Law No. 18/2020 of 13 May covers a broader scope of issues related with Onshore activities, notably a legal statute that also addresses environmental and technical aspects related with the carrying out of onshore Petroleum Operations, such as rights of way through, on or over the land destined for Petroleum Operations, installation of pipelines, rules on geological, geophysical or geochemical surveys, environment.

    This Decree-Law No.18/2020 of 13 May also stipulated on matters pertaining to means and ways of intervention, expropriation, nationalization and privatization of means of production and land on grounds of public interest, as well as criteria for the establishment of compensations in such cases, including the appeal to the Government in case of any land dispute occurred.

    This Decree Law No.18/2020 of 13 May can be found under the Timor-Leste Official Gazette under this link: and under the ANPM website: