Somalia became part of the OfD Programme in June 2018.
The petroleum sector in Somalia is at an early stage, with currently no exploration or production activities. Seismic data that has been acquired in recent years indicates promising potential for petroleum resources.
The petroleum legal framework is not yet complete, and the revised Petroleum Law is awaiting parliamentary approval.
In June 2018, the planning of an OfD programme in Somalia was formally approved and in October 2018, the first joint planning workshop was held with all relevant government institutions in Somalia, including representatives from the Federal Member States.
In 2019, Somalia and Norway will continue to discuss and prioritise the needs of the Somali petroleum sector, and jointly plan an OfD programme.
The Ministry of Petroleum and Mining in Somalia is assigned the responsibility for coordinating the planning of an OfD programme.
Last updated 28.06.2019