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Algeria upstream summary

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04 March 2021

Algeria upstream summary

Report summary

Algeria is the largest gas, and third largest oil producer in Africa. It is a member of OPEC and of the Gas Export Countries Forum. Oil production is in decline and the country's gas supply balance is tightening: domestic demand is increasing by around 5% annually. Algeria is a major gas exporter to Europe. In 1964, it was the first country to export LNG with a shipment from the liquefaction plant in Arzew to the UK. In addition to LNG at Arzew and Skikda, Algeria has pipelines crossing ...

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
  • Location maps
    • The National Oil Company
    • Introduction
      • Sahara Platform
      • North Algeria
    • Sahara platform
      • Sahara Basin
      • Illizi-Ghadames Basin
      • Oued Mya Basin
      • Gourara Basin
      • Bechar Basin
      • Reggane Basin
      • Tindouf Basin
      • Taoudenni Basin
    • Northern Algeria
      • Atlas Basin
      • Algerian Sea Basin
    • Licensing
      • Early licensing rounds (1992-1994)
      • Ad Hoc Awards (1995-2001)
      • Licensing Rounds (2001-2005)
      • Licensing Rounds (2008 - Present)
    • Drilling
      • Drilling activity
  • Reserves and resources
    • Liquids - Oil, LPG and Condensate
    • Gas
      • Historical production
      • Future production
    • Gas Export Contracts
    • Pipeline Gas Export Contracts
      • Transmed (Enrico Mattei) line:
      • GME (Pedro Duran Farell) and MEDGAZ:
      • LNG Export Contracts:
    • Introduction
    • Oil infrastructure
    • Refining
      • Current refineries
      • Hassi Messaoud (1962)
      • Algiers (1964)
      • Arzew (1972)
      • Skikda (1980)
      • Adrar/Sbaa basin Integrated Refinery Project (2007)
      • Planned refineries (Hassi Messaoud)
      • International refineries (Augusta)
    • Gas infrastructure
      • Existing Export Pipelines
    • Capital costs
      • Capital expenditure by location
    • Operating costs
      • Operating expenditure by location
    • Key legislation
      • 1986 Hydrocarbon Law (86-14)
      • 1991 Amendment
      • 2005 Hydrocarbon Law (05-07)
      • 2006 Amendment
      • 2013 Amendment
      • 2019 Hydrocarbon Law (19-13)
    • Regulatory body
    • State oil company
    • State participation
    • Licensing
      • Production sharing contracts
      • Concession contracts
    • Current fiscal terms
    • Overview: Upstream
    • Overview: Mid/Downstream
      • Pipelines
      • Gas utilisation
    • 2019 Law - PSC, RSC and concession contracts
    • State Equity Participation
      • Participation rate
      • Carry & reimbursement
    • Bonuses, rentals and fees
      • Signature bonuses
      • Production bonuses
      • Area rentals/Surface tax
      • Training fees
      • VAT/Sales and other indirect taxes
      • Import and export duties
      • Social development levies
    • Royalty and other production taxes
      • Royalty
      • Environmental / CO2 taxes
      • Transfer of historic costs
    • Product pricing
      • Liquids reference prices
      • Natural gas reference prices
    • Petroleum income tax
    • Tax on foreign contractor renumeration (CIT)
    • 2005 Law with 2013 Amendments - Concession contracts
      • Cases
    • State Equity Participation
      • Participation rate
      • Carry & reimbursement
    • Bonuses, rentals and fees
      • Signature bonuses
      • Production bonuses
      • Area rentals/Surface tax
      • Training fees
      • Historic costs (prior to licence award)
      • Indirect taxes
      • Import duties
      • Social development levies
    • Royalty and other production taxes
      • Royalty
      • Environmental / Water / CO2 taxes
      • Domestic Market Obligation (DMO)
    • Product pricing
      • Liquids reference prices
      • Natural gas reference prices
    • Petroleum income tax
      • For contracts commencing prior to 23 February 2013 (but under the 2005 Law)
      • For contracts commencing from 23 February 2013 (but under the 2005 Law)
      • Investment uplift against petroleum income tax
      • Corporate income tax
    • 1986 Law - Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs)
    • State equity participation
      • Participation rate
      • Carry & reimbursement
    • Bonuses, rentals and fees
      • Signature bonuses
      • Production bonuses
      • Area rentals
      • Training fees
      • Other bonuses and fees
      • VAT / Sales taxes and other indirect taxation
      • Import and export duties
      • Social development levies
    • Royalty and other production taxes
      • Royalty
      • Environmental / CO2 taxes
      • Domestic Market Obligation (DMO)
      • Contractor revenue entitlement
    • Product pricing
      • Liquids pricing
      • Natural gas pricing
    • Cost recovery
      • Cost recovery ceiling
      • Recoverable costs
      • Investment uplift/credit
    • Profit sharing
      • Corporate Income Tax
      • Windfall profits tax
      • Fiscal/Contractual ring-fences
      • Dividend withholding tax
    • 1986 Law - Risk Service Contracts (RSCs)
    • State equity participation
      • Participation rate
      • Carry & reimbursement
    • Bonuses, rentals and fees
      • Signature bonuses
      • Production bonuses
      • Area rentals
      • Training fees
      • VAT / Sales and other indirect taxes
      • Import and export duties
      • Social development levies
    • Royalty and other production taxes
      • Royalty
      • Environmental / Water / CO2 taxes
      • Domestic Market Obligation (DMO)
    • Product pricing
      • Liquids pricing
      • Natural gas pricing
    • Corporate Income Tax
      • Fiscal/Contractual Ring-Fences
      • Dividend Withholding Tax

Tables and charts

This report includes 38 images and tables including:

  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Country Map
  • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Oil, Other Liquids and Gas Reserves
  • Reserves and contingent resources at 01/01/2021
  • Liquids and Gas Production 2021
  • Production: Table 1
  • Production: Table 2
  • Liquids Production (1965 - 2030)
  • Algeria Infrastructure Map
  • Infrastructure: Table 1
  • Infrastructure: Table 2
  • Infrastructure: Table 3
  • Fiscal terms: Table 2
  • Fiscal terms: Table 3
  • Fiscal terms: Table 11
  • Fiscal terms: Table 12
  • Fiscal terms: Table 13
  • Fiscal terms: Table 14
  • Geological Basin Map
  • Berkine Basin Stratigraphic Column
  • Production: Table 3
  • Production: Table 4
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Costs: Table 2
  • Costs: Table 3
  • Costs: Table 4
  • Production Sharing Contract Districts (1986 Law)
  • Concession Contract Zones (2005 Law)
  • Fiscal terms: Table 1
  • Fiscal terms: Table 4
  • Fiscal terms: Table 5
  • Fiscal terms: Table 6
  • Fiscal terms: Table 7
  • Fiscal terms: Table 8
  • Fiscal terms: Table 9
  • Fiscal terms: Table 10
  • Fiscal terms: Table 15

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