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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Fall  2023

Near Zero Methane and Zero Flaring: Supporting tangible action in emerging producers

The NPG is organising a one week training on minimising emissions from the petroleum sector, which will kick off an Emissions Policy Lab for each of the participating countries. In the Policy Lab model, we identify through discussion with member countries an issue of critical importance to a specific group […]

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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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30-1 December 2021

Annual Meeting 2021: Strategies Post-COP26

Meeting summary COP26 was intended as the moment at which countries revisited climate pledges made under the 2015 Paris Agreement. The issues related to equity in the global energy transition were forcefully raised by a number of country delegations at COP26. While some observers felt the COP26 agreement represented the […]

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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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