Mr Carlos Zacarias completed a Master in Petroleum Geology, in 1992, at the Petrochemical Superior Institute of Baku, (Ex-USSR), currently the Republic of Azerbaijan. In 1995, he joined the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy, and the Nacional Department for Coal and Hydrocarbons where he held various roles; namely supervising the exploration and production activities that led to the discoveries of resources in Inhassouro and the Njika Field. Additionally, he was a member of the Interministerial Committee for the Implementation of the Project of Natural Gas in Pande and Temane. In 2005, he was appointed Administrator of the Department of Projects and Development of the National Petroleum Insitute (INP), having contributed to the elaboration of the proposal for the Regulation of Licensing of oil infrastructure and monitoring condensed natural gas production and transportation. In the year 2008, he was nominated Administrator of the Department of Exploration of INP where he oversaw different areas as Member of the Board, namely supervising the exploration activities which led to the discovery of soft oil in Inhassouro and gas in the Njika field, and also, the discovery of the gas fields in Rovuma, as well as their appraisal. Currently, he is the President of the Board of INP, nominated in August 2015, leading the negotiations in concession contracts of exploration in place in the Basins of Mozambique and Rovuma, as well as regulating and monitoring the activities of exploration and production of natural gas in Mozambique.tation of Pande/Temane Gas Project.
In April 2005 with the creation of the National Petroleum Institute, the regulatory body for upstream petroleum activities, he was appointed as the manager of the Projects and Development Division which mainly deals with promising and growing gas production and transport industry of Mozambique. From 2008 appointed as INP Exploration Manager and on that role, supervised and monitored all exploration activities that led to Rovuma discoveries, including Prosperidade and Mamba.
He was appointed in August 2015 Chairman of INP and is heading negotiations with concessionaries of the Rovuma Basin of Mozambique, where huge discoveries of natural gas were made, in order to implement projects based in natural gas.