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Suriname risk brief

Suriname risk brief

Report summary

The offshore oil and gas industry is in a nascent stage and is hampered by lack of infrastructure and an embryonic supply chain. Geopolitics has improved greatly as Suriname recently resolved two offshore border disputes, greatly facilitating oil and gas exploration. Civil unrest has also reduced in recent years. Looking ahead, little change is expected unless the country registers a major discovery. In this case, infrastructure would likely improve, but it may lead to tightening fiscal terms.

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  • Executive summary
  • Country risks
    • 1. Ease of entry
    • 2. Fiscal system
    • 3. Contract sanctity
    • 4. State presence
    • 5. Regulation
    • 6. Corruption
    • 7. Geopolitics
    • 8. Labour activism
    • 9. Natural hazards
    • 10. Civil unrest
    • 11. Security
    • 12. Environment
    • 13. Supply chain
    • 14. Local content
    • 15. Infrastructure
    • 16. Fiscal Stability
    • 17. Pricing
    • 18. Currency risk
    • 19. Domestic market obligation
    • 20. Gas market access
    • 21. OPEC affiliation
  • Risk matrix
    • Suriname Risk Matrix – 2014

In this report there are 5 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Table 1
    • Asset Risk Index (ARI) forecast - Suriname
    • Political map
  • Country risks
  • Risk matrix
    • Risk matrix: Image 1
    • Location map
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