Norway to Send Six New Advisors to East Timor

For a six-year period, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) will assist in the development of the petroleum management system in East Timor. The Norad sponsored project is now looking for six new advisors.

The authorities of East Timor (The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste) are in the process of establishing a petroleum management system, with assistance from Norway, among others.

There is at present considerable petroleum activity in the Timor Sea, which is partly governed by East Timor.

The NPD foreign aid project is composed of three major elements: support in raising the educational level through helping East-Timoresians obtain an education in petroleum-related subjects.

The NPD will also provide technical assistance through seminars and workshops, and the project will also supply advisors. Because the activities in East Timor are extensive already, there is a requirement for technically qualified advisors to assist in handling the present-day activities in addition to training the employees of the East Timorese administration.