We offer several different types of events to our member countries that are aimed at increasing capacity building, mutual learning, and exchange
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.
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.
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, […]Find out more
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) […]Find out more
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. […]Find out more
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 […]Find out more
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, […]Find out more
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 […]Find out more
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. […]Find out more
National policies and regulations play vital roles as catalysts for building a low carbon economy. Oil and gas producing countries will need to align and broaden the implementation of their national climate and energy policies to reduce emissions and support low-carbon technologies and investments. Different producing countries will experience different […]Find out more
One year ago, as the COVID-19 pandemic closed public life in cities from Kampala to Paramaribo, the New Producers Group started a series of online discussions to review the impact of the crisis on the oil sector. The Fostering Resilience series examined the impacts felt in the countries just starting […]Find out more
The 2020 Annual Meeting was held against the backdrop of a global pandemic which precipitated a crash in oil markets, hampered or halted operations and caused many oil and gas investments to be delayed or shelved. In addition to these immediate effects there will also be long-term ramifications associated with […]Find out more