• Oil Exploration


    Working in Partnership with Austrailian Company FAR Ltd and Malaysian company PETRONAS towards the drilling of the A2 and A5 offshore blocks set to be completed in late 2018.

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    Oil Exploration
  • Price Regulation


    Regulation

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    Price Regulation
  • Sustainable Future


    The future

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    Sustainable Future
  • Mining


    In the Gambia so far the main potential mineral resources identified and that provide mining opportunities are the heavy mineral sands, quartz sands, laterite, clay and other sand varieties for construction

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    Mining

Energy Division

The energy department is responsible for curtailing threats posed by energy crisis and meeting energy targets set for improvements in the socioeconomic indicators in their relationship to energy.

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Petroleum Commission

The petroleum commission aims to ensure maximum benefit from the country's hydrocarbon resources through an acceptable efficient, safe and environmentally friendly manner that will enhance and contribute to the growth of our national wealth.

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Geology Department

The Geological Department is responsible for geological surveys and mineral exploration, and custodian of the Mines and Quarries Act

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Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE - LICENSING OIL ...

01/05/2019

The Ministry of Petroleum & Energy of The Republic of The Gambia is pleased to announce the official licensing of Offsho...

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Information on Goods and Servic...

12/11/2018

FAR Gambia Ltd as operator of A2 and A5 licences is preparing to drill the first exploration oil well before the end of ...

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Invitation to bid

11/06/2018

The Gambia National Petroleum Corporation hereby invites you to participate as a Bidder in the Tender described herein....

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Keynote Speech

26/04/2018

Keynote speech at the 11th Annual Sub-Suharan African Oil/Gas Conference held at Westchase, Houston 26th April 2018....

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Latest News & Events

Ministry of Petroleum, partners Start Gambito Seismic Survey Offshore
Ministry of Petroleum, partners Start Gambito Seismic Survey Offshore

The ministry of Petroleum in partnership with Norwegian seismic company TGS has started a 3D seismic survey offshore The Gambia. The survey which has started on the 16th April 2020 will last for over two months. Mr Jerreh Barrow Commissioner of Petroleum, ministry of Petroleum says data management is at the core of Ministry’s Exploration Policy adding that this project is the single largest seismic data acquisition project in the Gambia.

FAR Limited suspends drill and  exploration of offshore wells  in The Gambia due to Covid-19
FAR Limited suspends drill and exploration of offshore wells in The Gambia due to Covid-19

Australian oil and gas company FAR Limited has suspended its plans to drill an exploration well offshore The Gambia as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the government has closed its borders. FAR Limited is the operator of the A2 and A5 blocks located offshore the Gambia and has been preparing to drill an exploration well in the second half of 2020, but these plans now need to be adjusted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

GNPC officials embark on a feasibility tour at PETRONAS Institutions in Malaysia.
GNPC officials embark on a feasibility tour at PETRONAS Institutions in Malaysia.

Delegates pose after MoU signing to train GNPC Geoscientists and Petroleum Engineers In pursuant to the goal of the Board of Directors and Management of the Gambia National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), to forge strategic partnerships with other National Oil Companies to study and adapt “Best Practice” and build the capacities of the Board, Management and Staff, a delegation was sent to Malaysia to sign an MoU with PETRONAS owned institutions in preparation for the exploratory activities by the Licensees which are scheduled for 2020 and 2021.

Energy Division Targets

8 BILLION PER YEAR 65.000%
REDUCE FUEL COST D25/LETRE 89.000%

Petroleum Commission Targets

STOP IMPORTATION OF OIL BY 2025 100.000%
START EXTRACTION OF OIL BY 2019 50.000%

Geology Department Targets

COMPLETE GEOLOGY MAP 75.000%
ESTABLISH A GEO FENCE 99.000%

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