The New Producers Group aims to achieve lasting and inclusive development outcomes in emerging oil and gas producer countries. We use a unique, peer-to-peer approach driven by member countries to help governments manage their finite petroleum resources effectively, think beyond oil and gas, and better inform and engage with the public.
Member countries are offered help and expert advice to understand the risks and the opportunities of becoming new oil and gas producers, but also to anticipate the changes of the energy transition.
We believe that governance recommendations gain better acceptance if designed by producer countries. This unique approach helps us develop practical guidelines for making decisions about the structure and rules of the petroleum sector in an imperfect context.
The forum allows us to develop practical tools to support policy implementation and provides us with capacity building, training and mentoring opportunities that take each country’s specific needs into account.
This project helps emerging petroleum producers:
- Elaborate sound policies to govern their nascent petroleum sectors;
- Develop a peer-to-peer network through which they can share information with other producer countries;
- Build capacity at various levels of government and in national oil companies thanks to free training sessions, technical exchanges and mentoring relationships between producer countries;
- Improve intra-regional cooperation, through workshops that bring emerging and established producers together to share their experiences and lessons learned;
- Improve understanding of the petroleum sector among national stakeholders thanks to in-country seminars and training sessions. National seminars create a space for a national dialogue on the key objectives of the petroleum sector and its role in the development agenda.