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Uruguay risk brief

Uruguay risk brief

Report summary

Uruguay currently has no oil or gas resources but is promoting onshore and offshore exploration. Key upstream risks revolve around the lack of infrastructure and supply chain issues. Although the regulatory burden is relatively low, environmental concerns are growing and this could particularly impact development of the potential unconventional resources. Uruguay also has rigid labour laws and strikes are common. On the plus side, civil unrest, security risks and natural hazards are all minimal.

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  • Uruguay risk brief PDF - 576.94 KB 11 Pages, 1 Tables, 4 Figures
  • Research methodology country and asset risk.pdf PDF - 251.22 KB


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  • Executive summary
    • Asset risk Index (ARI) forecast - Uruguay
  • Country risks
    • I. Access Risks
      • 1. Ease of entry
      • 2. Fiscal system
      • 3. Contract sanctity
      • 4. State presence
      • 5. Regulation
      • 6. Corruption
      • 7. Geopolitics
    • II. Development Risks
      • 8. Labour activism
      • 9. Natural hazards
      • 10. Civil unrest
      • 11. Security
      • 12. Environment
      • 13. Supply chain
      • 14. Local content
    • III. Commercialisation Risks
      • 15. Infrastructure
      • 16. Fiscal stability
      • 17. Pricing
      • 18. Currency risk
      • 19. Domestic market obligation
      • 20. Gas market access
      • 21. OPEC affiliation
  • Risk matrix

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

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Table 1
    • Executive summary: Image 1
    • Executive summary: Image 2
  • Country risks
  • Risk matrix
    • Uruguay Risk Matrix - 2014
    • Location map
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