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Afghanistan upstream summary

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22 May 2016

Afghanistan upstream summary

Report summary

Fledgling upstream industry remains work in progress - Afghanistan's oil and gas sector is currently undergoing a period of renewal after two decades of neglect. Five licensing rounds have been held since 2009, with further tenders likely in the next few years. The history of upstream activity dates back to the 1950s, with the early decades dominated by the Soviet Union: firstly as a major investor and, from 1979 to 1989, as an occupying power. During that time, five oil and seven gas ...

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
  • Location maps
  • Key companies
    • Overview
    • Amu Darya Basin
      • Lower-Middle Jurassic
      • Upper Jurassic
      • Lower Cretaceous
      • Upper Cretaceous
      • Paleogene
    • Kushka sub-basin
    • Afghan-Tajik Basin
    • Farah Basin
      • Tirpul sub-basin
    • Helmand Basin
    • Baluchistan-Urgan Foldbelt
    • Licensing
    • 2009 Amu Darya Basin oil and gas tender
    • 2011 Amu Darya Basin oil tender
    • 2012 Afghan-Tajik Basin Phase I tender
      • Overview
      • Bid summary
    • 2014 Afghan-Tajik Basin Phase II tender
    • 2014 Amu Darya Basin tender
    • Future bid rounds
    • Drilling
      • Drilling activity
      • Amu Darya Basin
      • Afghan-Tajik Basin
      • Other basins
      • Future drilling plans
      • Amu Darya Oil Project (CNPC)
      • Sanduqli and Mazar-i-Sharif (Dragon Oil / TPAO)
      • Totimaidan block
    • Oil
    • Gas
    • Yet-to-find (YTF) potential
    • Liquids
    • Gas
      • Legacy fields
      • Juma and Bashikurd
    • Introduction
    • Oil infrastructure
      • Pipelines
      • Railways
      • Refineries
    • Gas infrastructure
      • Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline (TAPI)
    • Key legislation
      • 2009 Hydrocarbon Law
      • Local content
    • Regulatory body
      • Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP)
    • State oil company
    • Overview
    • Current fiscal terms
    • Exploration and Production Sharing Contract
    • Amu Darya Oil Project PSC
      • State equity participation
      • Bonuses, rentals and fees
      • Indirect taxes
      • Royalty and other production taxes
      • Environmental / CO2 taxes
      • Domestic market obligation (DMO)
      • Cost recovery
      • Production / Profit sharing
      • Contractor revenue entitlement
      • Liquids pricing - the Formula Price
      • Gas pricing
      • Corporate (or Petroleum) income tax
      • Additional profits taxes
      • Fiscal/Contractual ring fences
      • Dividend withholding tax
      • Abandonment provisions
    • Afghan-Tajik Basin PSCs
      • Royalty
      • Profit Oil
      • Pricing
    • Sample cash flow
      • Marginal government take calculation

Tables and charts

This report includes 15 images and tables including:

  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Location maps: Image 1
  • Net Acreage 2018
  • Afghanistan basin map
  • Afghanistan: current licence map
  • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Commercial liquid and gas reserves (as at 1 January 2015)
  • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Liquids production
  • Fiscal terms: Table 3
  • Gas production
  • Fiscal terms: Table 1
  • Fiscal terms: Table 2
  • Fiscal terms: Table 4
  • GEM models

What's included

This report contains:

  • Document

    Country Overview

    PDF 1.51 MB

  • Document

    Country Overview

    XLS 229.50 KB

  • Document

    Country Overview

    ZIP 1.43 MB

  • Document

    Executive summary

    PDF 697.44 KB

  • Document

    Key facts

    PDF 684.02 KB

  • Document

    Location maps

    PDF 870.15 KB

  • Document

    Key companies

    PDF 700.93 KB

  • Document

    Geology

    PDF 1.08 MB

  • Document

    Exploration

    PDF 852.68 KB

  • Document

    Reserves and resources

    PDF 725.91 KB

  • Document

    Production

    PDF 717.59 KB

  • Document

    Infrastructure

    PDF 703.02 KB

  • Document

    Policy and regulation

    PDF 697.91 KB

  • Document

    Fiscal terms

    PDF 748.49 KB