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Ecuador risk profile

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Report summary

The government's preference for state led investment over foreign or private companies has created a poor business environment leading to several IOC departures. Investors were forced to convert to unfavourable service contracts with tough fiscal terms and a loss of ownership over produced crude. Contractual and fiscal security is still low regulations are burdensome and corruption is high. The proximity of oil areas to rainforest and indigenous communities poses significant reputational risk.

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Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Political developments
  • Policy and regulation
  • Country risks
  • Risk matrix

Tables and charts

This report includes 9 images and tables including:


  • Asset Risk Index (ARI) forecast - Ecuador
  • Political map
  • Oil supply-demand balance
  • Gas supply-demand balance
  • Ecuador Risk Matrix - 2014
  • Location map


  • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Political facts
  • Key Ministries and Agencies

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