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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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Event summary  2018

Local Content Policy Implementation

The New Producers Group organized a workshop in Beirut on 21–23 May 2018 on local content policy design and implementation in collaboration with the Lebanese Petroleum Administration (LPA) and the Norwegian Oil for Development programme. The workshop was held just a few months after Lebanon signed its first petroleum licences. There is keen interest in Lebanon in the economic opportunities this emerging sector will create. Lebanon’s local content policy was naturally a focus of discussions, but the workshop was equally concerned with exploring a diverse range of international experiences.

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Article  2018

Is Lebanon Set for an Oil Bonanza?

The Lebanese government is banking on oil and gas discoveries to fuel a bright new future. But the challenges are just starting for the small country beset with public mistrust in politicians and ongoing geopolitical disputes.

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Article  2017

Contemplating Oil Prospects, Suriname and Guyana Look to Peers

The neighboring South American countries of Suriname and Guyana are adjusting to life in the spotlight of the global oil industry. As they adapt to new prospects that are both exciting and challenging, government officials in both countries hope to learn from the experiences of their peers in other new oil hotspots.

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Event summary  2017

National Seminar for Suriname – English

The National Seminar for Suriname was held in Paramaribo on 18 October 2017, during the annual meeting of the New Petroleum Producers Discussion Group. The National Seminar for Suriname brought together representatives from the ministries of natural resources, labour, finance, commerce and industry as well as the maritime authority, members of parliament, Suriname’s business association, civil society leaders, and oil industry representatives.

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