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)
Sep '20 3,186,824.72
Oct '20 3,442,831.44
Nov '20 3,312,828.28

Media Release

  • 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.


    Komunikadu Imprensa

    Baseia ba Lei No. 1/2019, primeira alterasaun ba Lei No.13/2005 kona-ba Atividade Petróleo, Artigu 31, fo poder ba governu atu estabelese  Dekretu-Lei no regulamentu tekniku sira seluk ba aspeitu oin-oin iha operasaun Petrolifera iha area Onshore Timor-Leste; hodi nune’e Governu República Democrática Timor-Leste, liu hosi Ministerio Petróleo e  Minerais (MPM) publika ona Dekretu-Lei Np.18/2020 ba Operasaun Petrolifera iha Area Onshore Timor-Leste. MPM liu hosi ANPM ho nune’e sei halo sosializasanun ba Dekretu-Lei No.18/2020 ne’ebé sei halao hosi 28/09/2020 to 09/10/2020.  Objetivu hosi Sosializasaun:
    1. Habelar informasaun sira ba publiku, partikularmente ba autoridade local sira kona-ba atu haforsa implementasaun hosi Dekretu-Lei ida ne’e, hodi bele fahe fali informasaun sira neé ba komunidade iha baze;
    2. Hamutuk ho autoridade lokal sira hanesan representante ba komunidade durante prosesu konsulta publiku ba regulamentu;
    3. Fornese informasaun ne’ebé hanesan ba regiaun sira iha;
    Sosializasaun ida ne’e involve mos halo workshop ne’ebé sei halao iha regiaun ne’in (6) iha Timor-Leste mak hanesan:
    1. Gleno-Ermera : Sei kobre Munisipiu Dili, Ermera no Liquica
    2. Maubessi : Sei kobre Munisipiu Ainaro no Aileu
    3. Same Vila-Manufahi
    4. Dotik-Alas-Manufahi
    5. Suai-Covalima
    6. Maliana-Bobonaro
    7. Baucau: Sei kobre Munisipiu Baucau, Viqueque, Lautem
    8. Natabora-Manatuto
    9. Ambeno-RAEOA
    Parte interesante sira ba objetivu hosi workshop ida ne’e mak hanesan :
    1. Presidente Autoridade sira
    2. Administrador Municipiu sira
    3. Chefe Suku sira
    4. Komunidade jeral
    Kopia hosi Dekretu-Lei ida ne’e mos ANPM publika iha Jornal da República  no mos iha ANPM nian website ofisial: ANPM apresia partisipasaun hotu hodi promove Dekretu-Lei ida ne’e Ho respeitu, Florentino Soares Ferreira Presidente ANPM
  • 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.

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

    Media Release

    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