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Report  2020

How Did Africa’s Prospective Petroleum Producers Fall Victim to the Presource Curse

This paper reviews resource sector developments in 12 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa that made their first (major) petroleum discoveries during the most recent commodity boom. The analysis, which goes back to 2001, looks at sector forecasts of international organizations, governments, and companies and compares them with the results that emerged.

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Policy brief  2020

Covid-19 Impact on the Oil and Gas Sector

The global health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has required extraordinary measures across the world and led to unprecedented disruption in global oil markets. This policy brief gives an overview of the oil market price crash, the subsequent response by companies and how COVID-19 has impacted the outlook for oil and gas markets.

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Report  2020

Enhancing the Performance of African National Oil Companies

Countries endowed with oil and gas hope these resources will lift their economies. They create national oil companies (NOCs) to act as vehicles for national participation in the oil and gas sector, to capture a greater share of the resource rents and act as catalysts for the implementation of broader development goals. This study proposes a methodology to evaluate and benchmark the performance of African NOCs, taking into account the regulatory and policy environment in which they operate.

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Article  2019

Energy Transition Brings New Challenges for New Petroleum Producers

The article covers the 2019 New Producers Group annual meeting. Held in Uganda, the meeting focused on the impact of the global energy transition on the pursuit of long-term economic benefits from oil and gas production.

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Event summary  2019

National Seminar for Uganda

As Uganda prepares for oil production, this seminar provided an opportunity for its government agencies to harmonize public policies that affect or are affected by the oil sector, coordinate across government for improved information flow and planning, and identify investments through which Uganda can leverage the oil sector and achieve its sustainable development goals.

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Event summary  2019

Annual Meeting 2019

The 7th Annual Meeting of the New Producers Group was held in Kampala on 11–15 November 2019 and hosted by Uganda’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, the Petroleum Authority of Uganda and the Uganda National Oil Company. The meeting included two days of specialised training covering topics such as risks relating to the development of the petroleum sector, revenue management, contract negotiation, communications in the natural resource sector, national oil company performance drivers, and oil metering, valuation and marketing.

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Article  2019

Gushing Money, Staying Green

Guyana has struck oil but intends to stick to its low-carbon path, writes Valerie Marcel in Georgetown.

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Event summary  2018

National Seminar for Ghana

In December 2018, the New Producers Group held a brainstorming session in Accra, convening Ghanaian government agencies and non-governmental stakeholders, the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), oil companies, and officials from emerging producer countries with onshore projects. The aim of the national seminar was to anticipate how possible successes in exploration onshore in Ghana could affect the operating environment for GNPC.

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Event summary  2018

Annual meeting 2018

The meeting brought together officials from the member countries of the NPG for focused discussions over two days, followed by a National Seminar for Ghana. The discussions were organized in the form of short presentations from government and national oil company (NOC) officials from producer countries as well as executives from oil and gas companies. The presentations were followed by working group discussions with recommendations that were presented and interrogated further.

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Event summary  2018

New Petroleum Producers Urged to Heed ‘Local Context’ in Policy Making

Emerging petroleum producing countries have been urged to carefully consider country context when forming local content policies – or risk long-term drawbacks to the development of the sector. This was one of the conclusions from a local content workshop held in Beirut over 21-23rd May which included representatives from Namibia, Guyana, Ghana and Uganda.

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