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The Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais (“ANPM”) on behalf of the Ministry of Petroleum and Minerals, representing the State of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, signed a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) TL-SO- 19-16 with SundaGas Banda Unipessoal, Lda. (“SundaGas”) and TIMOR GAP Chuditch Unipessoal, Lda. (“TIMOR GAP”).


ANPM attended Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference that was held on 11-14 November 2019 at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi, UEA. This was a part of ANPM Road Show for second licensing round for 18 new acreage blocks.


President of ANPM, Gualdino da Silva with ANPM team attended World Energy Capital Assembly in London, Uk, on 03 December 2019. This is an opportunity for ANPM to promote Timor Leste petroleum potential include to announce the second licensing round for new 18 acreage blocks to be release.


ANPM conducted inter-ministerial workshop with Timor Resource and Timor Gap for onshore drilling preparation in the Block A PSC TL-OT-17-08 in Covalima.


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 conducted a workshop on Electronic Application to the licensed fuel traders as well as companies who wishing to carry out Fuel, Biofuel and Lubricant Trading Activity.

This workshop is aimed to disseminate the steps and processes of Electronic Application for Trading Activity License as well as Import and Export transaction authorizations.


Autoridade Nacional do Petroleo e Minerais (ANPM) has granted 9 Environmental License to the Nine operators for Downstream Petroleum Activities.


President of Autoridade Nacional do Petroleo e Minerais (ANPM), Gualdino da Silva was invited as speaker during Sixteen Plus Forum Annual Showcase focus on the policy, practice and process of advancing peaceful societies universally.

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)
Aug '19 3,702,858.97
Sep '19 2,523,516.31
Oct '19 2,416,592.66


Media Release





    dsc03201Today, November 8, 2019, the Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais (“ANPM”) on behalf of the Ministry of Petroleum and Minerals, representing the State of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, signed a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) TL-SO- 19-16 with SundaGas Banda Unipessoal, Lda. (“SundaGas”) and TIMOR GAP Chuditch Unipessoal, Lda. (“TIMOR GAP”).

    This PSC is granted pursuant to Article 13(2) (ii), (b) and (c) of the Petroleum Activities Law No. 1/2019 of 18 January, first amendment to the Law No.13/2005, of 2 September 2005. Minister of Petroleum and Minerals approved the award, Production Sharing Contract TL-SO-19-16 (PSC TL-SO-19-16), through direct negotiation, of the concession containing the Chuditch gas discovery, to the Contractor Group composed of SundaGas, as Operator and a 75% (seventy-five per cent) participative interest; and TIMOR GAP., with a 25% (twenty-five per cent) participative interest.

    The PSC TL-SO-19-16 is situated in the south of the former Joint Petroleum Development Area (JPDA) with total Contract Area approximately 3571.49 square kilometres. SundaGas and TIMOR GAP are committed to carry out Exploration Work Program for a seven-year Exploration Period.

    The Minimum Exploration Work Requirements in the initial period (Years 1-3) include the seismic reprocessing (Pre-Stack Depth Migration) of 800 km² of 3D seismic data and 2000 line kilometres of 2D seismic data, and review of hydrocarbon potential of the entire contract area (geological and geophysical studies), and drilling of one (1) appraisal well if the result of the seismic reprocessing supports the presence of a significant structure associated with the Chuditch discovery.  The second period (Years 4 and 5) includes Post-Well evaluation study and drilling of one (1) exploration well, and development scenario planning for Chuditch discovery. The third period (Years 6 and 7) includes geological and geophysical studies, development scenario planning, and drilling of two (2) exploration or appraisal wells.  dsc03209

    Dr. Andy Butler, SundaGas CEO, commented: “We are delighted to sign the Chuditch PSC today with ANPM and with the help and support of our partner, TIMOR GAP. Our first priorities are to refine our understanding of the significant Chuditch gas resource and identify the optimal location for the first appraisal well. We will do this in parallel with the maturation of additional prospects to put together a drill-ready exploration portfolio. This is a very important milestone for SundaGas, and we look forward to progressing technically and commercially to ensure the timely development of the discovered and undiscovered resources for the benefit of Timor-Leste.”

    Francisco Monteiro, President & CEO of TIMOR GAP, E.P., commented: “As National Oil Company of Timor-Leste, TIMOR GAP is pleased to sign this PSC with our Joint Venture partner and ANPM, on an area which was part of the JPDA, and now exclusively part of Timor-Leste jurisdiction. We look forward to working closely with our SundaGas partner, ANPM and the Government of Timor-Leste to explore the area, which has important gas discoveries already, such as the Chuditch gas discovery.”

    The ANPM President Gualdino da Silva stated that, on behalf of the Ministry of Petroleum and Minerals, is looking forward to working with SundaGas and TIMOR GAP for delivery of the work commitment under the PSC TL-SO-19-16 in a safe and timely manner. ANPM is committed to continuously working with oil and gas companies, and all the relevant stakeholders, to creating more opportunities to the oil and gas investor to conduct petroleum activities in Timor-Leste”.######

  • Timor-Leste Oil & Gas Summit 2019

    Media Release

    H.E.Taur Matan Ruak, The Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste will be announcing the Open Door Round of Timor-Leste, during a special session during the Timor-Leste Oil & Gas Summit in Dili Covention Center, on Thursday 3rd October 2019. This announcement will be followed by two days of conferences dedicated to technical presentations to detail the hydrocarbon proven potential, contractual, fiscal, legal and regulatory regime for the exploration and the exploitation of petroleum resources, and business registration in the country. Along side, H.E. the  Prime Minister of Timor-Leste,  the special representative  of the Government of Timor-Leste for the Petroleum Sector, H.E. Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao, joined  by Dino da Silva, the President of country's petroleum and minerals regulatory authority, the Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais (ANPM), TGS/Spectrum, ION Geophysical and many esteemed industry partners, will release information on available blocks, the improved fiscal terms, round timings and conditions of the 1st onshore and the 2nd offshore Timor-Leste's Licensing Round, open internationally  to all companies to bid on. This year's  Timor-Leste Oil & Gas Summit is co-organised by the UK Summit leader IN-VR Oil & Gas and is sponsored by Caltech, ConocoPhillips, BGP, TGS/Spectrum, Sundagas, ION Geophysical, Timor GAP, Miranda Law Firm, Discover Geoscience and many more international and national leading companies. More info: More info on ANPM and the Round:
  • Public Announcement
    Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais (ANPM) hakarak informa ba ema hot-hotu, singular ka koletivu, ho natureza públiku ka privadu informasaun hirak tuir mai ne’e: Baseia ba Dekretu-Lei No. 1/2012 no mos Regulamentu No. 1/2018 kona-ba Prorrogasaun ba Data-Limite Prevista iha Artigu N.°40 Regulamento N.°1/2013, loron18 Setembru 2013, kona-ba Instalasaun no Operasaun Posto Abastecimento Kombustível, hahu iha loron 25 fulan Outubro tinan 2019 ANPM sei foti medidas nesesáriu atu taka operasaun no revoga lisensa temporariu bainhira Operador ba Postu Abastesimentu Kombustível Existente sira la kumpri tuir Regras Tekníku ne’ebe vigora.  Atu hetan informasaun klaru liu tan bele mai iha eskritoriu ANPM Diresaun Downstream nian iha Piso 7, Edifísiu Ministériu Finanças – Aitarak Laran, Dili ka bele kontaktu ba Sra. Juvencia Costa ho numeru kontaktu +67073099995/+67073099996 ka Email: Ba maluk sira nian atensaun, ami hato’o obrigado.
  • 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

    Media Release

    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.