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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1-3 December 2020

Annual Meeting 2020

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 […]

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29 October 2020

The future of petroleum contracts

The prospect of a transition away from fossil fuels creates many uncertainties for the petroleum industry. In the immediate context, the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has triggered an oil price collapse. This changing context may call for new approaches to petroleum contracts. Pedro Van Meurs shared his thoughts, […]

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30 July 2020

Post-pandemic outlook for the oil and gas industry

Atul Arya from IHS Markit returned to the Fostering Resilience in Crisis series to give us an updated outlook for the energy sector post-Covid. This meeting was under Chatham House Rule. You can view highlights of the meeting The full recording is available on the members’ platform

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6 July 2020

A review of competitive bidding mechanisms

This meeting was part of the series on Fostering Resilience in Crisis and focused on how countries can optimise value creation through competitive bidding. The meeting featured Juan Carlos Boue,  Legal Counsel at Curtis & Co and Research Associate at Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, and debated the value of the pure cash bonus […]

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15 June 2020

Finance and the energy transition

For this panel discussion on the role of finance in the energy transition, the New Producers Group brought together a range of different actors in the investment community, from banking and international finance institutions to private equity capital and fund managers. We asked them how they perceive the relative risk […]

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8 June 2020

In-depth session on communications strategies

Thanks to executive and communications coaches, Sheldon Daniel and Donna Ramsammy, we ran this session of the Fostering Resilience in Crisis series like a communication clinic. We heard the communication challenge of three different organisations (and people within these organisations) and in a back and forth, Sheldon and Donna clarified […]

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1 June 2020

Impact of Covid and the oil price crash on the local content policies

The risks associated with global supply chains are more prominent as a result of the crisis. But there are also risks associated with local suppliers. Will international oil companies’ own commercial and strategic interests drive them to invest more in developing the capabilities of local suppliers? How can governments reduce […]

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4-11 May 2020

The impact of Covid-19 and the oil market crash on the pace and course of the energy transitions

This meeting in the New Producers Group series Fostering Resilience in Crisis examined the impact of the oil price crash and the Covid pandemic on the pace and course of the energy transition, with a specific focus on the impact on oil and gas vs. energy alternatives. Two scenarios helped […]

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22 April 2020

Legal ramifications of the crisis

This meeting in the series on Fostering Resilience in Crisis examined the challenges that new producers face in managing their contracts and relationships with contractors during the current economic crisis. The discussion focused on the potential application of force majeure provisions and how governments can make decisions about disruptions to […]

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15 April 2020

Communications in crisis

This meeting in the Fostering Resilience in Crisis series examined how to communicate during a crisis. We will look at communications with your staff, between government agencies, with oil company partners and with the public. We had speakers and discussants from our member countries sharing their experience, followed by a […]

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