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Afghanistan upstream fiscal summary

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Afghanistan has a relatively transparent and standard form of Production Sharing Contract (PSC) fiscal regime. The actual contracts are known as Exploration and Production Sharing Contracts (ESPCs) and include Royalty Profit Sharing and Corporate Income Tax. Profit oil splits vary with project profitability (the R Factor) there is no Cost Recovery Ceiling and Royalty is a biddable item. The barrel = lifetime revenue / field reserves. Profit = revenue costs from barrel charts....

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Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Current licence, equity and fiscal terms
  • Fiscal stability
  • Economic analysis

Tables and charts

This report includes 20 images and tables including:


  • Revenue flowchart: Afghanistan PSC
  • Timeline
  • Split of the barrel - oil
  • Economic analysis: Image 2
  • Share of profit - oil
  • Share of profit - gas
  • State share versus pre-share IRR - oil
  • State share versus pre-share IRR - gas
  • Economic analysis: Image 7
  • Investor IRR versus pre-share IRR - gas
  • Profit sharing


  • Timeline details
  • Effective royalty rate - onshore , oil and gas
  • Maximum government share – onshore, oil
  • Maximum government share – onshore, gas
  • Bonuses, rentals and fees
  • Indirect taxes
  • Profit sharing
  • Assumed terms by location - oil
  • Assumed terms by location - gas

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