We offer several different types of events to our member countries that are aimed at increasing capacity building, mutual learning, and exchange

Annual Meeting

Every year, a member country hosts the five-day event. The annual meeting includes emerging producers and more established producers, as well as subject matter experts, non-governmental organisations and industry representatives. The meeting includes international discussions, interactive training sessions, a national seminar for the host country to debate policy issues, and public information sessions.


We organise and convene in-depth workshops on specific issues and national seminars for stakeholders to debate policy direction. The content and agenda of these workshops are driven by hosting countries.

Training sessions

Member countries have access to training sessions on a range of topics. The duration of these sessions can vary from one to 7 days depending on the topic and on the level of depth needed. Training is delivered in person in a host country or in an interactive live format online.

Virtual meetings

We organise online workshops for our Working Groups and for the Fostering Resilience in Crisis series. We also deliver training online.

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7-11 November 2022

Government review of field development plans, 2022, Paramaribo, Suriname

The field development plan (FDP) is one of the most critical decision points of the project lifecycle. In developing the FDP governments and companies share some common interests but are also guided by different objectives. This training provides participants with an understanding of the process of developing and approving FDPs, […]

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19-19 October 2022

Minimising Greenhouse Gases in the Petroleum Sector: The Opportunity for Emerging Producers

The African Natural Resources Management and investment Centre of the African Development Bank Group and the New Petroleum Producers Group (NPG) are hosting a webinar to discuss the findings of their forthcoming report “Minimising Greenhouse Gases in the Petroleum Sector: The Opportunity for Emerging Producers”. Register here Commitments have been made […]

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6-6 October 2022

Annual Meeting 2022: Building Resilience in the Transition

The 2022 Annual Meeting was held on the sidelines of the Africa Oil Week and Green Energy Africa Summit in Cape Town. It was  an invitation-only roundtable of 50 senior representatives of ministries of petroleum, energy, environment and finance, regulatory agencies, and NOCs. The New Producers Group is celebrating 10 […]

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27-8 July 2022

Virtual Training: Minimising Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Petroleum Sector

The New Producers Group delivered a training to its member countries between 26 May – 8 July 2022 with support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the African Natural Resources Centre of the African Development Bank. Minimising GHG Emissions from the Petroleum Sector – Consolidated […]

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10 November 2021

COP26 Side Event: Climate Change and New Petroleum Producing Countries

Forging a New Path Towards an Equitable and Just Energy Transition Petroleum-producing countries in the Commonwealth, and beyond, are striving to break the historical fossil fuel-driven development model and forge a new path towards economic resilience. This is an especially daunting task for new producers who Least Developed Countries (LDC) […]

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8 November 2021

COP26 Side Event: Commonwealth Collaboration to Accelerate Methane Reductions in the Petroleum Sector

Methane is the second largest greenhouse gas with a global warming effect over 80 times greater than CO2. More than 30% of the current rise in temperatures is due to this potent gas. To secure global net zero by 2050 and keep 1.5 degrees within reach, urgent reductions are needed. […]

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28-9 July 2021

Aligning the Petroleum Sector with Climate, Energy and National Development Goals

Date: 28 June to 9 July 2021 Summary: The course is designed to create a shared understanding amongst government agencies on the intersection of the oil and gas sector with development strategies, energy plans and climate goals. This will be a live, interactive course delivered via Zoom, with a series […]

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23 June 2021

What does the IEA’s Net Zero by 2050 mean for emerging producers?

In May 2021, the IEA released its Net Zero by 2050 report, with a detailed road map of the steps required internationally to cut carbon dioxide emissions to net zero by 2050. Exploration for new resources (other than fields already approved) does not fit within the IEA pathway to 2050, […]

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17 June 2021

Carbon Intensity in Crude Valuation

There is a growing expectation in the world of commodities trading that carbon intensity will increasingly affect the markets for oil and gas products. Crudes of higher carbon intensity could then see their value fall against lower-carbon fuels. This will be an important consideration in terms of future market projections […]

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3 June 2021

Carbon Taxation: National Practice and International Trends

Carbon taxes are used at the national level to incentivize emissions reduction and generate income. At the international level, plans to apply a carbon border adjustment mechanism in the EU and potential levies on high carbon imports in the US are likely to increasingly influence the markets for hydrocarbon products. […]

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