Equatorial Guinea Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report - Deepwater Acreage to be Offered in 2016 Round


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Equatorial Guinea Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report - Deepwater Acreage to be Offered in 2016 Round

Summary

Equatorial Guinea Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report - Deepwater Acreage to be Offered in 2016 Round, presents the essential information relating to the terms which govern investment into Equatorial Guineas upstream oil and gas sector. The report sets out in detail the contractual framework under which firms must operate in the industry, clearly defining factors affecting profitability and quantifying the states take from hydrocarbon production. Considering political, economic and industry specific variables, the report also analyses future trends for Equatorial Guineas upstream oil and gas investment climate.

Scope

- Overview of current fiscal terms governing upstream oil and gas operations in Equatorial Guinea
- Assessment of the current fiscal regimes state take and attractiveness to investors
- Charts illustrating the regime structure, and legal and institutional frameworks
- Detail on legal framework and governing bodies administering the industry
- Levels of upfront payments and taxation applicable to oil and gas production
- Information on application of fiscal and regulatory terms to specific licenses
- Outlook on future of fiscal and regulatory terms in Equatorial Guinea

Reasons to buy

- Understand the complex regulations and contractual requirements applicable to Equatorial Guineas upstream oil and gas sector
- Evaluate factors determining profit levels in the industry
- Identify potential regulatory issues facing investors in the countrys upstream sector
- Utilize considered insight on future trends to inform decision-making
1 Table of Contents
1 Table of Contents 1
1.1 List of Tables 2
1.2 List of Figures 2
2 Regime Overview 3
3 Fiscal Take Assessment 5
4 Key Fiscal Terms 6
4.1 Upfront Payments 6
4.1.1 Signature Bonus 6
4.1.2 Discovery Bonus 6
4.1.3 Production Bonus 6
4.1.4 Surface Rentals 6
4.1.5 Royalty 6
4.1.6 Training Contributions 7
4.2 Cost Recovery 7
4.2.1 Cost Recovery Limit 7
4.2.2 Recoverable Costs 7
4.3 Profit-Sharing 7
4.4 Direct Taxation 8
4.4.1 Corporate Income Tax 8
4.4.2 Deductions and Depreciation 8
4.4.3 Withholding Tax 8
4.5 Indirect Taxation 8
4.5.1 Import Duty 8
4.5.2 Value Added Tax 8
4.6 State Participation 8
5 Regulation and Licensing 9
5.1 Legal Framework 9
5.1.1 Governing Law 9
5.1.2 Contract Type 9
5.1.3 Title to Hydrocarbons 9
5.2 Institutional Framework 10
5.2.1 Licensing Authority 10
5.2.2 Regulatory Agency 10
5.2.3 National Oil Company 10
5.3 Licensing Process 10
5.3.1 Licensing Rounds 10
5.3.2 Prequalification 11
5.3.3 Bidding 11
5.3.4 Bid Evaluation 11
5.4 License Terms 11
5.4.1 Duration and Relinquishment 11
5.4.2 Exploration Work Obligations 11
5.4.3 Domestic Market Obligations 12
5.4.4 Local Content 12
5.4.5 Natural Gas 12
6 Outlook 13
7 Contact Information 14

1.1 List of Tables
Table 1: Summary 3
Table 2: Equatorial Guinea, Production Bonuses (US$), Block F 6
Table 3: Equatorial Guinea, Surface Rental Rates (US$/hectare), 2016 6
Table 4: Equatorial Guinea, Royalty Rates (%), Block F 7
Table 5: Equatorial Guinea, Profit-Sharing Framework, Block F 7
Table 6: Equatorial Guinea, Local Content Threshold (%), 2016 12

1.2 List of Figures
Figure 1: Regime Flow Chart 4
Figure 2: Equatorial Guinea, Indicative NPV10/boe, IRR and Fiscal Take Comparison - Regional, 2015 5
Figure 3: Equatorial Guinea, Legal Framework 9
Figure 4: Equatorial Guinea, Institutional Framework 10