What's new in this version of OilWeb?
Version 4.2 5 May 2008
Oil, Islam and Women by Michael Ross, August 2007
Blood Barrels: Why Oil Wealth Fuels Conflict by Michael Ross, May 2008
What is LNG? Fact Sheet from Chevron's Gorgon Project, October 2006
LNG: Understanding the Basic Facts, U.S. Department of Energy, February 2006
The Oil Resources of Timor-Leste: Curse or Blessing? by Mats Lundahl and Fredrik Sjoholm, October 2006
Karoon buys Woodside Acreage in Timor Sea (AC/P8), November 2007
Timor Sea awaits firms, February 2007
NT’s Henderson makes case for Darwin, March 2008
NT Opposition Leader Risks Gas Deal, March 2008
Woodside floating LNG plan, May 2008
La'o Hamutuk submission on Reliance 2D/3D Seismic Survey Environment Plan, March 2008
First quarter 2008 reports from Woodside and Santos, April 2008
Discussion about possible revisions to Timor-Leste Petroleum Fund, May 2008
TSDA grants Oilex an exception to purchase 3D seismic data from Fugro, May 2007
TSDA grants Petronas an exception to competitive bidding to do seismic research with the CGC/Veritas "Orion," August 2007
TSDA grants Oilex an exception to competitive tender to hire Enquest to provide quality control during seismic survey, September 2007
Oilex requests and receives TSDA permission for a sole-source drilling contract to Transocean in area JPDA 06-103, April 2008
Kitan in spotlight for East Timor, May 2008
Information on upcoming TSDA and RDTL licensing rounds
Version 4.1 14 March 2008
Sunrise LNG in Timor-Leste: Dreams, Realities and Challenges. La'o Hamutuk, February 2008
Including Tetum summary, Powerpoint in English and Tetum, and PDF versions.
La'o Hamutuk Bulletin 9.1, with articles on Publish What You Pay conference and EITI Terms of Reference and Work plan , January 2008.
(ConocoPhillips CEO) Mulva predicts progress at Sunrise development and Action is behind the scenes for LNG sector, January 2008
Eni strikes oil in JPDA 06-105 with Kitan-1 well, March 2008
Tenth Petroleum Fund Quarterly Report and press release, plus updated Petroleum Fund index page, February 2008.
RDTL Budget for 2008, February 2008, including
Timor Sea Designated Authority Annual Report for 2006
Initial announcement of second Timor-Leste offshore licensing round to be held in 2009
Woodside fourth quarter 2007 and annual reports, and CEO Presentation, February 2008
Santos fourth quarter 2007 and annual financials and strategy update, and CEO Presentation, February 2008
Articles about Oilex 3D seismic survey in JPDA 06-103, January 2008
Bayu-Undan and Darwin LNG: One Year On, (Northern) Territory Quarterly, January 2007
Shell floats LNG production unit, March 2008
LNG capacity seen up 400% by 2030, March 2008
A Study of the Offshore Petroleum Negotiations bwteeen Australia, the U.N. and East Timor. Ph.D. thesis by Alexander J. Munton, June 2006.
A Closer Look at Oil, Diamonds and Civil War by Michael Ross, February 2006
Version 4.0 15 January 2008
Oil company information
Transparency and Accountability
Events around the world
Version 3.8 15 October 2007
Legal Remedies for the Resource Curse, Open Society Justice Initiative, September 2005
Inpex set to invest $88m in oil exploration (in Masela), May 2007
TSDA issues an access permit for Eni Seismic ship to enter into the JPDA adjacent to their blocks, May 2007
Wood Mackenzie Upstream Insight on Abadi options and obstacles, July 2007
World Bank/ADB Economic and Social Development Brief, August 2007
Petroleum-related excerpts from new Government Plan, RDTL National Budget, and World Bank Policy Brief, September 2007
Sunrise LNG Development presentation from Woodside, September 2007
RDTL Proposed Transitional Budget, September 2007
Petroleum Fund Consultative Council letter to Parliament, October 2007
Reliance in talks with Indian Oil Company about block K, October 2007
Shell sells part of its share in Evans Shoal to Petronas, September 2007
Version 3.7 25 September 2007
CMATS enters into effect without Australian Parliamentary ratification: numerous articles and reports, February 2007
Three editions of the La'o Hamutuk Bulletin:
Timor-Leste's Petroleum Fund (including Glossary, Comparison with Norway), Report from the Oilwatch Forum, Public meeting on CMATS. PDF, March 2007
Restructuring petroleum regulation, CMATS ratification, Political parties debate petroleum revenue management. PDF, June 2007
Proposed changes in petroleum regulation, Gareth Evans refuses to apologize, Local Content. PDF, September 2007
Timor-Leste Local Content policy
Proposed regulations to restructure petroleum regulation and create a National Oil Company
Petroleum Policies of the new Timor-Leste Government, September 2007
BP World Energy Review 2007: Full report, workbook, slidepack, June 2007
IMF Guide on Resource Revenue Transparency, May 2007
Seventh and eighth Petroleum Fund Quarterly Reports and first Annual Report for 2005-06, plus revised Petroleum Fund index page, August 2007
Monthly breakdown of JPDA project receipts, from TSDA, August 2007
New section in Field index file, for newly contracted RDTL offshore areas.
Information about oil companies active in the Timor Sea
New information from Eni, including 2006 Annual Report and Fact Book.
New Information about Santos, shareholder in Bayu-Undan and Elang-Kakatua
New Woodside reports, including 2006 Concise, Financials and Reserves Statement. Record net profit report. CEO's_slideshow and speech at AGM, February 2006. Also reports for 1Q07, 2Q07, and 1H07.
Reliance hives off overseas oil projects, March 2007
Wavefield Inseis secures JPDA seismic contract from Oilex for JPDA, July 2007
Videocon to start drilling operations in Timor block next year, August 2007
New ConocoPhillips information, including
Australia's Top Engineering Award Goes to Bayu-Undan Partners Fluor Corp., February 6, 2007
ConocoPhillips FactBook, June 2006
Prosecutor, ConocoPhillips Lobbyist Co-Bought Home, February 15, 2007
ConocoPhillips 2006 Annual Report in English and Indonesian, March 2007
ConocoPhillips to exit Elang-Kakatua, TSDA seeks new operator, May 2007
Ezra clinches milestone contract for first heavy lift accommodation/pipelay vessel,19 June 2007
MODEC redeploys FPSO MODEC Venture 1, August 27, 2007
Updated information on PetroTimor v. ConocoPhillips lawsuit, including refiling of the case in Texas and numerous actions, June 2007
Information from Australia's 2007 release of new offshore areas for bidding.
Updated chronology of events related to oil development in Timor-Leste, usable as an index for this website.
Version 3.4 3 January 2007
Many documents, attorneys list, and updated docket from PetroTimor v. ConocoPhillips lawsuit in the USA, December 2006
Information from the Timor Sea Designated Authority for the Joint Petroleum Development Area
Information about RDTL bid round and contracting for undisputed Timor Sea area
Fifth Petroleum Fund Quarterly Report and accompanying press release, plus revised Petroleum Fund index page, November 2006
Petroleum Fund Investment Advisory Board Rules of Procedure.
Australia and East Timor Sign Security Arrangement on Joint Petroleum Area, October 2006
Table of how the Australia-Timor split of oil revenue has changed with the evolving legal context.
Woodside and Santos financial reports for the third quarter of 2006, October 2006
Timor election may delay Sunrise, The Australian, November 2006
Timor-Leste and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative: An Overview from Civil Society presented by La'o Hamutuk and Luta Hamutuk to the EITI Conference in Oslo, October 2006
Petroleum in Timor-Leste presented by La’o Hamutuk to the International Forum on Petroleum, Human Rights and Environmental Reparation, Ecuador, October 2006
Version 3.2 24 October 2006
Oil Companies operating in Timor-Leste
Information on companies which received contracts from the TSDA, including Korea Gas Corp, Samsung Corp, LG International Corp, Oilex, Bharat Petroleum Corp, Videocon Industries Ltd, Gujarat State Petroleum Corp, Minza Oil Ltd, and Zetex NV, September 2006
Santos 2005 Presentation and Financial Results, February 2006
Santos quarterly ASX filings include information on Bayu-Undan and Elang-Kakatua production and sales: 3Q 2005, 4Q 2005, 1Q 2006, 2Q 2006. Also first half presentation and media release.
Santos descriptions of Elang-Kakatua, Bayu-Undan and Bayu-Undan LNG, June & November 2005
ConocoPhillips expansion plans for Sunrise and LNG (three articles), 19-20 June 2006
ConocoPhillips sustainable development report, May 2005
Shell Financial and Operational Information 2001-2005, June 2006
Shell Sustainability Report 2005, April 2006
Woodside financial reports for the second quarter and first half of 2006, and press release on profit increases, August 2006
New filings and updated docket from Oceanic Exploration (Petrotimor) v. ConocoPhillips lawsuit in the USA, including Judge's order and explanation, ConocoPhillips answer to the allegations, December 2006
Timor-Leste specific documents
A Settlement to the Timor Sea Dispute? Kathryn Khamsi, Harvard Asia Quarterly, Fall 2005
Speech by Prime Minister Alkatiri at petroleum licensing road show, Singapore, September 2005
Timor-Leste's place in the international energy sector, Rich Ruggiero for RDTL, slide show November 2005
Minding the Timor Gap. Faisal Chaudry, Dollars & Sense, July/August, 2006
RDTL National Budget (excerpts) 2006-07, July 2006
Australia specific documents
Global background papers and updates
International Energy Outlook, U.S. Energy Information Administration, June 2006
Half Gone: The coming global energy crisis, its conflation with global warming, and the implications. By Dr Jeremy Leggett, October 2005
Oil: A life cycle analysis of its health and environmental impacts. Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School, March 2002
Beyond the Rhetoric. Measuring Revenue transparency: company performance in the oil and gas industries. Save the Children, 2005
Poverty Reduction in Resource-Rich Developing Countries: What have Multinational Corporations Got to Do with it? By Uwem I. Ite, UK. About Shell in Nigeria, and the need for government to represent society. 2005
Investigation and Review, Second Bid round. By Sao Tome and Principe Office of the Attorney General, December 2005
Transparency Begins at Home: An Assessment of United States Revenue Transparency and Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Requirements. Oxfam America/Publish What You Pay, June 2006
It's a Gas: Funny Business in the Turkmen-Ukraine Gas Trade. Global Witness, April 2006
Version 3.1 26 August 2006
Version 3.0 12 May 2006
Operations of the Timor-Leste Petroleum Fund index page.
Second Petroleum Fund Quarterly Report and accompanying press release, February 2006
Third Petroleum Fund Quarterly Report and accompanying press release, May 2006
The CMATS Treaty:
La'o Hamutuk Bulletin 7.1, extensive analysis, chronology, timeline and glossary of CMATS, as well as an exchange with Prime Minister Alkatiri, April 2006
La'o Hamutuk letter to RDTL Parliament about CMATS, March 2006
Media articles on negotiations leading to CMATS.
Press releases on entry into force of JPDA Petroleum Mining Code and model PSC, February 2006
Upcoming offshore licensing rounds in RDTL and JPDA:
Updated information on Timor-Leste's first bidding and licensing round for uncontested offshore petroleum areas.
Updated information on Timor-Leste's offshore seismic exploration.
RDTL Government web page on offshore acreage release, March 2006.
RDTL/TSDA Technical Conference for Prospective Bidders presentations and other information, November 2005
TSDA Guidelines and Criteria for Applicants, September 2005.
Information on companies which submitted bids for Timor-Leste's new offshore acreage:
ENI S.P.A (Italy), Petronas Carigati (Malaysia), Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras, Brazil),
GALP Exploração e Produção Petrolífera (Portugal) Reliance Industries Limited (India)
The Geopolitics of Natural Gas by Michael Klare, The Nation, January 2006
Strengthening Accountability and Transparency in Timor-Leste, report of the "Alkatiri Initiative" review, UNOTIL, January 2006.
Woodside Petroleum: 2005 Concise Annual Report and Financials, Health, Safety, Environment, and Community Report, Speeches by Woodside Chairman and CEO, April 2006
Woodside financial report for first quarter 2006, April 2006
Demand for natural gas ignites shares of Woodside Petroleum, WSJ, December 2005
Mauritania's Poor Skeptical on Oil Riches, Washington Post, August 2005
Woodside may face probe on Mauritania, The Australian, May 2006
Publish What You Pay special report on Africa, January 2006
Nigeria: Shell told to pay $1.5 bln damages, Reuters, February 2006
SHELL IN NIGERIA oil and gas reserves crisis and political risks, by Christian Aid, Friends of the Earth, and Platform and Stakeholder Democracy Network, June 2004
Nigeria: Are human rights in the pipeline? Amnesty International, November 2004
São Tomé and Nigeria: Inquiry finds lack of transparency and serious flaws in oil licensing round, PWYP, January 2006
Chad: Contracting Out of Human Rights: The Chad–Cameroon pipeline project Amnesty International, September 2005
Chad and the World Bank: PWYP urges all stakeholders to resume talks to end current stalemate over oil revenue management law dispute, Publish What You Pay, 3 February 2006
Chad's Oil Riches, Meant for Poor, Are Diverted, NY Times, 18 February 2006
The Riddle of the Sphynx: where has Congo’s oil money gone? Global Witness, December 2005
ConocoPhillips 2004 Annual Report in Bahasa Indonesia and 2005 Annual Report, April 2006
ConocoPhillips Profit Surges on Oil Prices, NY Times, January 2006
Santos 2005 Annual Report, April 2006
Inpex financial results, 2005
Pumping Poverty: Britain’s Department for International Development and the oil industry, Platform research, March 2005
Petroleum, Poverty and Security, briefing paper by Keith Myers for Chatham House, June 2005
Timor-Leste National Workshop on Climate Change, UNDP, November 2003
Crude designs: The Rip-Off of Iraq's Oil Wealth, Platform, IPS and others, November 2005
Down To Earth Articles on BP Tangguh project from 2002 and 2003.
Background Papers for the Development Partners Meeting from World Bank and RDTL government, April 2006.
RDTL National Budget (excerpts) 2005-6, August 2005
Version 2.6 15 February 2006
Version 2.51 7 October 2005
Version 2.5 25 September 2005
Drilling into Debt, an investigation into the relationship between debt and oil. Oil Change International, June 2005.
Woodside information on new drilling near Laminaria-Corallina, buyout of Shell's share in L/C, joining EITI, and first half 2005 profit increases (ASX financials, ASX Announcement, presentation).
Petroleum Fund Act as signed into law, July 2005
Operational Management Agreement between the Minister for Planning and Finance and the Banking & Payments Authority on the Petroleum Fund, July 2005.
Banking and Payments Authority newsletter on the Petroleum Fund, July 2005
Timor-Leste establishes Petroleum Fund, September 2005
Publish What You Pay presentation at Timor-Leste NGO seminar, July 2005.
Extracting Transparency: The need for an International Financial Reporting Standard for the Extractive Industries by Publish What You Pay and others, September 2005. Also press release.
Revenue Transparency in Extractive Industries: The role of International Financial Institutions. Bank Information Center, November 2004.
Covering Oil: A Reporter's Guide to Energy and Development. Open Society Institute Revenue Watch, July 2005.
The Petroleum Potential of Timor-Leste, presentation from government to Parliament, May 2005.
Seismic data available for Timor-Leste near off-shore survey, August 2005.
Version 2.4 11 June 2005
Additional Submissions to the Ministry of Planning and Finance on the draft Petroleum Fund Act from NeTEJ & LABEH, CIITT & CAFOD, Oxfam in Timor-Leste, Rede Feto, Banking and Payments Authority, IMF, and World Bank (March 2005)
Petroleum Fund Act as approved by the Council of Ministers (Tetum, Portuguese), 12 April 2005
Submissions to Parliament on the Petroleum Fund Act from (June 2005)
Australian annual release of areas for offshore petroleum exploration (March 2005)
Surat Popular Fronteira Maritima (PDF) (2005)
Chad’s Oil: Miracle or Mirage? Following the Money in Africa’s Newest Petro-State. Report by Catholic Relief Services and Bank Information Center, February 2005
Violence in Nigeria's Oil Rich Rivers State in 2004, Human Rights Watch, February 2005
Gauging Progress on Oil in Nigeria, report from Dr. E. O. Emmanuel, Port Harcourt, September 2004
Article on Social Impacts of the Amazon pipeline in Brazil
Materials from Development Partners Meeting, April 2005
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative conference in London, 17 March 2005:
Updated corporate information, including
Version 2.02 5 March 2005
Public consultation about draft Petroleum Fund Act (Tetum, Portuguese)
Public meeting presentation (Tetum, Portuguese) and Frequently Asked Questions (Tetum, Portuguese) relating to the draft Petroleum Fund Act. (14 Feb. 2005)
La'o Hamutuk Submission (PDF) on the draft Petroleum Fund Act. (March 2005)
Submissions on the draft Petroleum Fund Act from Martin E. Sandbu, Joseph C. Bell, Global Witness (also Portuguese), Jennifer Drysdale, and Estanislau Saldanha (in Tetum)
Banking and Payments Authority 2003-4 Annual Report and January 2005 Economic Bulletin
Law 2004-7 on the Office of the Provedor
Conoco Phillips 2003 Annual Report
Woodside Full Financial Report for 2003
Woodside Fourth quarter 2004 financials, Net profit report for 2004, Full Financial report for 2004, Briefing on 2004 results
Australia's Woodside sees Timor Sea gas project as viable although stalled (Feb. 2005)
Gov't considered spy probe oil platform (Feb. 2005)
PM Alkatiri announces completion of seismic survey (Feb. 2005)
Timor-Leste statement to the United Nations concerning Australia's submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) (Feb. 2005)
Timor-Leste writes to Woodside asking for information about an oil spill at Laminaria (Feb. 2005)
Transcript of DFAT Media briefing on Timor Sea issues (Feb. 2005)
Timor Sea compromise near The Australian (March 2005)
Bayu-Undan loadings to suspend in April for maintenance (Feb/March 2005)
NT Chief Minister celebrates soaring employment at Wickham Point LNG Plant (Feb. 2005)
Video and newspaper reprint of the Australia Day advertisements supporting Timor-Leste's maritime boundaries (Jan. 2005)
Seventeen senior members of the U.S. Senate and Congress urge Australia to negotiate seriously (March 2005)
Version 2.01 9 February 2005
Version 2.0 8 January 2005
Version 1.99 19 December 2004
U.S. Energy Information Administration briefing paper on Australia's energy issues (Nov. 2004)
Australian government report on Securing Australia's Energy Future (2004)
|Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australia-East Timor Maritime Boundaries: Finding an Equitable Solution (July 2004)|
Following the Money 101: A Primer on Money-Trail Investigations by the Coalition for International Justice, February 2004. Also Follow the Money: A Guide to Monitoring Budgets and Oil and Gas Revenues by Jim Shultz for Revenue Watch, Open Society Institute, April 2004.
Material on offshore seismic exploration contract awarded by RDTL in September 2004, including the IAGC Marine Geophysical Safety Manual and other information.
Enhancing the Social Performance of Engineering Services Contractors: Learning from AMEC’s Oil and Gas Asset Support Operations in the Asia-Pacific Region, with case-study on the Shell ‘Malampaya’ Gas-to-Power Project by Engineers Against Poverty and Overseas Development Institute, November 2004
Phasing Out International Financial Institutions Financing for Fossil Fuel and Mining Projects: Demanding Local Community Self-Determination, by Friends of the Earth International, January 2002.
Jose Ramos-Horta speech at the Lowy Institute in Australia threatening to ask the UN General Assembly to take Australia to the International Court of Justice. (November 29 2004)
Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri keynote address at the Southeast Asia Oil Conference (9 June 2004)
Submissions and documents on Petroleum Fund consultation, including from La'o Hamutuk.
Article on Banking and Payments Authority from January 2004 La'o Hamutuk Bulletin, as well as BPA founding Regulation, Executive Order, 2003-4 Annual Report (Portuguese) and January 2005 Economic Bulletin.
October 2004 La'o Hamutuk Bulletin PDF
Editorial reprint: Can East Timor Avoid the Resource Curse?
Public Consultation on the Petroleum Fund for Timor-Leste, with government's discussion paper, presentations, and submissions by La'o Hamutuk, LABEH/CIITT, CAFOD/Global Witness, Dr. Martin Sandbu (Columbia University), and the World Bank.
Index of files on this CD-ROM relating to transparency and accountability.
|The Blessed Curse by Quinton Temby, New Internationalist October 2003|
Map of Australia's worldwide maritime boundary claim
Greater Sunrise stands to lose if floating LNG plan sinks, OGN, June 2004
Slide presentation on East Timor and the Resource Curse, by La'o Hamutuk, Yale University (November 2004).
Woodside gives up on Greater Sunrise (three articles)
Woodside announces deal with Iraqi government
All East Timor seeks is a fair go by Mari Alkatiri, Melbourne Age (3 November 2004),
East Timor digs in over Sunrise gas dispute, New Zealand Herald (23 November 2004)
Statement from Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri following unsuccessful negotiations with Australia (27 October 2004)
Timor-Leste Civil Society Demands A Fair Maritime Boundary press release (27 October 2004)
Timor-Leste Civil Society Demands Fair Boundary press release (29 September 2004)
Proposed petroleum regime for Timor-Leste, including draft laws, public consultation and public submissions from La'o Hamutuk and others.
Model petroleum revenue management law from Sao Tome and Principe
Australia and New Zealand agreement on permanent maritime boundary (July 2004)
The Timor Sea's Oil and Gas: What's Fair? (PDF) by Father Frank Brennan SJ for the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (August 2004) Bahasa Indonesia
Ita nia Mina Rai, Ita nia Futuru (PDF), surat popular from La'o Hamutuk (Tetum)
Report on East Timorese civil society visit to Nigeria (January 2004), also PDF
Rough Guide to Transparency and Natural Resource Revenues, briefing paper from CAFOD. PDF
Excerpts from documents from May 2004 Development Partner's Meeting: Government Budget 2004-5, World Bank Background Paper, TFET projects to support petroleum development
The Case for Saving Sunrise: Advocacy paper by La'o Hamutuk (PDF)
Considerations For the Management Of Oil In Iraq by Human Rights Watch (April 2003, PDF)
ConocoPhillips 2002 Fact Book (PDF)
John Howard's response (2 April) to letter from U.S. Congress (9 March)
Movement Against the Occupation of the Timor Sea and the first issue of Tasi News (PDF)
Updated RDTL Timor Sea Office website (downloaded 19 October)
Timor Sea Designated Authority website (downloaded 19 October)
Timor Sea Justice Campaign (Australia) website (downloaded 19 October).
TSJC Press release on 20 May demonstrations across Australia.
Timor Sea Designated Authority website
Compilation of cartoons relating to boundary dispute
Boundary negotiations history and index page.
Compilation of media articles on 2004 boundary talks, including transcripts of Dateline and Four Corners television programs, as well as FEER, Time, Wall Street Journal, the Economist and others.
President Xanana Gusmão spoke out strongly (6 April)
Opening Statement by Prime Minister Alkatiri at boundary talks (19 April 2004)
|International Commission of Jurists statement on Timor Dispute (22 April 2004)|
TSO press release DFAT Expert Supports East Timor's Maritime Rights (23 April 2004)
|Australian Green Party fact sheet Demanding a Fair Go for East Timor (May 2004)|
|Oxfam/CAA Australia report "Two years on…What future for an independent East Timor?" Also press release, executive summary, Department of Foreign Affairs letter to Oxfam, and Oxfam's reply. (20 May 2004, mostly PDF)|
Discussion of the Timor Sea dispute in the U.S. House of Representatives during the U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement debate (14 July 2004)
Proposed East Timor petroleum legislation: Summary,
Draft Petroleum Act, Draft Petroleum Tax Act, Draft Production Sharing Contract,
Draft Production Sharing Contract for the JPDA, Draft Petroleum Mining Code for the JPDA
Version 1.95 13 April 2004
Movement Against the Occupation of the Timor Sea founding statement (14 April 2004)
Australia release of new offshore areas for oil exploration in territory claimed by East Timor. East Timor's government protests.
Australian Senate ratification of the Sunrise Unitization Agreement, including legislation, submissions, reports, and transcripts of hearings and floor debate.
Press releases from East Timor's governments on 22, 26 and 31 March about Australia's actions. Tetum translation of 31 March release.
Melbourne Age editorial: A Fair Deal for East Timor (30 March 2004)
SCMP: David and Goliath battle it out over East Timor's sea of riches (1 April 2004)
Nation (Thailand) editorial: Australia's greedy oil deals in E Timor (1 April 2004)
New Statesman column: Bush's Sheriff by John Pilger (1 April 2004)
March 2004 La'o Hamutuk Bulletin in English PDF
March 2004 La'o Hamutuk Bulletin in Bahasa Indonesia PDF
January 2004 La'o Hamutuk Bulletin in Bahasa Indonesia PDF
Tetum translation of letter from U.S. Congress to John Howard
Timor Sea Justice Campaign Fact Sheet and Sunrise IUA Briefing Paper
RDTL press release: East Timor receives $644,000 grant from USTDA to support petroleum sector.
Positions relating to the Timor Sea adopted by the Victoria State and national Australian Labor Party
Santos press release on first condensate shipment from Bayu-Undan
East Timor eyes Chinese survey of onshore petroleum resources
Many media reports relating to Bayu-Undan developments
Photographs of Bayu-Undan project
Information about Bechtel Corporation, main contractor for the Wickham Point LNG plant. PDF.
Osaka Gas Corporate Profile (August 2003), PDF
Eni preliminary results for 2003, PDF. Article Italians (Eni) may say arrivederci to Bayu
Shell Fourth Quarter 2003 and full year press release and financial results, PDF)
Woodside Concise Annual Report for 2003. February 2004. (PDF)
Woodside to Study Pipeline Option from Sunrise to East Timor (news report, 10 March 2004)
Documents from Santos: Santos Focus On Moomba, Timor Sea (AFR, January 2004), Description of Bayu-Undan Condensate properties, Map of Santos exploration in the Timor Sea, Press release on final Bayu-Undan approval (June 2003), Projections for Bayu-Undan production (December 2003), Earnings report for 2003 (February 2004), Press release on first condensate shipment from Bayu-Undan (March 2004)
Documents from ConocoPhillips: 2004 Capital Budget approved, ConocoPhillips replaces 106% of 2003 production, Earnings report for fourth quarter and all of 2003
Timor Sea Oil and Gas Factsheets from the Northern Territory government, August 2003. Also in PDF: Timor Sea, Bayu-Undan, Greater Sunrise, Buffalo Oilfield, Petrel/Tern, Elang/Kakatua, Evans Shoal
|Mining and Energy, Northern Territory Economy book chapter 8 (May 2000)|
|Domestic Onshore Options for Timor Sea Gas: Analysis of implications for Australia (report by ACIL for the NT Government, May 2002)|
|Bayu-Undan: Catalyst for a New Energy Province by Phillips CEO Mulva at Australia Petroleum Conference (2000)|
|Bayu-Undan gas and condensate field, Bonaparte Basin, technical information from APPEA (2000)|
Papers presented at the Transparency and Accountability in Government workshop, Dili, 22-25 March 2004
Time for Transparency: Coming clean on oil, mining and gas revenues by Global Witness. Entire paper(PDF) Portuguese
Fuelling poverty: Oil, war and corruption report by Christian Aid, December 2003. Full report PDF.
Five papers from the Petropolitics conference in Washington: all PDF (January 2004)
Geology and Mineral Resources of Timor-Leste, ESCAP Atlas of Mineral Resources, 2003 (PDF)
Statistical Treatment of Economic Activities in the Timor Sea, as explained by the Australian government's ABS, September 2003. (PDF)
Press reports about forced resignation of top officials of Norwegian Statoil after a bribery scandal (Sept. 2003).
Timor Sea Office website updated (downloaded 2 April 2004)
Version 1.73 10 March 2004
Letter from 53 members of the U.S. Congress to John Howard (March 2004) PDF
East Timor lobbies for Sunrise gas processing on-shore (Feb. 2004)
Documents from Woodside, all PDF: Woodside Full Financial Report for 2003, Woodside Concise Financial Report for 2003 3/04, Woodside Reports Net Profit of A$527 Million, Investor Briefing on 2003 results 2/04, Reserves Statement 2/04, Appendix 4E of Preliminary Final Report for 2003 (3/04)
PetroTimor lawsuit complaint against ConocoPhillips and TSDA. (PDF) 1 March 2004
RDTL Prime Minister and Council of Ministers deny allegations that they received bribes from ConocoPhillips.
Australia’s Policy Towards East Timor: Australia as Regional Hegemon? by Dr. Katsumi Ishizuka
Shell's Top Executive Forced to Step Down (NYT 4 March 2004)
Pilot production begins at Bayu-Undan (13 February 2004)
History of Technical Activities in the TSDA, PowerPoint presentation by Technical Director Nick Kyranis at opening of TSDA Information Center (Feb. 2004)
More press articles on the boundary controversy
La'o Hamutuk Bulletin January 2004 Oil Money Requires Good Management. PDF
Presentations from Woodside Investor Briefing November 2003: Commitment to Growth, U.S. Roadshow, Gas Strategy, Australian Gas
Version 1.71 1 February 2004
Version 1.7 15 January 2004
Version 1.62 14 December 2003
Version 1.61 10 December 2003
Letter from 100 NGOs in 18 countries urging Australian PM John Howard to negotiate boundaries fairly with East Timor (in English, Bahasa Indonesia and Tetum)
Articles about the first round of Australia-East Timor boundary negotiations in November 2003, and East Timor's government press release after the talks.
Woodside Investor Briefing -- 2003 First Half results. August 2003. (PDF)
Analysis of how much money Australia has made from Laminaria-Corallina
Updated information on Australian licensing of new contested areas for exploration, including Australian government press release on new permits awarded.
La'o Hamutuk Statement to the Development Partners meeting, December 2003.
RDTL Mid-Year Budget Update, November 2003 and excerpts from RDTL and World Bank background papers, and Sector Investment Plan for Timor Sea Oil
Australian Senate Committee report on East Timor, 2000.
Introduction to Climate Change (Powerpoint)
Publish What You Pay initiative on mandatory reporting of what oil and mining companies pay to governments.
Poverty Reduction or Poverty Exacerbation? World Bank Group Support for Extractive Industries in Africa, paper by Scott Pegg, April 2003. (PDF)
Lifting the Resource Curse: Extractive industry, children and governance from Save the Children, UK. 2003 (PDF)
Global Witness reports a crude awakening: The Role of the Oil and Banking Industries in Angola’s Civil War and the Plunder of State Assets (PDF, 1999) and All the President's Men (PDF, 2002)
The Mineral Industries of Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tome (PDF), 2002
O Fundo do Barril: O ‘Boom’ do Petróleo em África e os Pobres (PDF) Catholic Relief Services, 2003.
Iraq Occupation Report: Control of Oil Revenues by Michael Renner, September 2003 (PDF)
IRAQ: the petroleum exploration and production handbook by Michael A.G. Bunter (PDF)
Jatam presentation and Powerpoint Indonesia’s Oil and Gas Industry and the Resistance to Transnational Companies, September 2003.
Hydrocarbons Technology information on Greater Sunrise
Version 1.50 November 2003
August 2003 La'o Hamutuk Bulletin Update on Timor Sea, also Glossary and PDF. Indonesian with PDF.
Poverty Reduction or Poverty Exacerbation? World Bank Group Support for Extractive Industries in Africa, by Scott Pegg, April 2003. (PDF)
|Global Witness reports a crude awakening: The Role of the Oil and Banking Industries in Angola’s Civil War and the Plunder of State Assets (PDF, 1999) and All the President's Men (PDF, 2002)|
Summary of correspondence between Prime Ministers of East Timor and Australia about maritime boundary negotiations.
New East Timor laws on Taxation of Bayu-Undan Contractors and Timor Sea Petroleum Development (Tax Stability)
Bayu-Undan Production Sharing Contracts (full text, PDF)
Information from RDTL 2003-2004 budget, with oil revenue shortfall.
Australian Parliamentary submissions, testimony, and report on the Sunrise Unitization Agreement.
Australian Court dismissal of PetroTimor's case on jurisdictional grounds.
Caspian Revenue Watch report and overview (both PDF) on who will benefit from oil windfalls in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and around the world.
The Oil Trap (PDF). Report by Transparency International.
Niger Delta Women For Justice website
CRS report: Bottom of the Barrel: Africa's Oil Boom and the Poor. Report by Catholic Relief Services, 2003. Summary (PDF) Full Report (PDF)
Africa Bishops' Statement on Oil and Poverty (PDF)
Small corrections and updates on various pages.
Version 1.22 June 2003