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01 February 2018

Brazil upstream summary

Report summary

Brazil is one of the world's pre-eminent hydrocarbon countries. The combination of world-class exploration success in its deepwater basins and the fact that it remains open to private investment attracts the attention of the world's largest E&P companies, although state oil company Petrobras remains the principal player.The pre-salt discoveries of 2006, particularly in the Santos basin, propelled the country into the limelight following several years of disappointing production. ...

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
  • Location maps
  • Key companies
    • Introduction
    • Coastal basins
      • Foz do Amazonas-Marajó basin
      • Pará-Maranhão basin
      • Barreirinhas basin
      • Piaui-Ceará and Potiguar basins
      • Pernambuco-Parnaiba basin
      • Sergipe-Alagoas basin
      • Recôncavo and Tucano basins
      • Bahia Norte and Bahia Sul basins
      • Espírito Santo basin
      • Campos basin
      • Santos basin
      • Pelotas basin
    • Inland basins
      • Amazonas basin
      • Solimões basin
      • São Francisco basin
      • Parnaíba basin
    • Licensing
    • Access opportunities
    • Early years
    • Risk contracts
    • Petrobras' monopoly ends
      • Round Zero
    • ANP licensing rounds
      • Concession Rounds
      • Production Sharing Contract (PSC) Rounds
      • Marginal Fields Round and areas on permanent offer
    • Petrobras-offered opportunities
    • Drilling
      • Drilling activity
      • The onshore years
      • The emergence of the Campos basin
      • Pre-salt discoveries
      • Equatorial margin potential
      • Atlantic margin discoveries
      • Espírito Santo basin
      • Success rates
    • Oil and condensate
    • Gas
    • Oil and other liquids
    • Gas
    • Oil infrastructure
      • Pipelines
      • Refineries
    • Gas infrastructure
      • Domestic pipelines
      • International pipelines and terminals
    • Key legislation
      • Current system
      • Pre-salt legislation
    • Regulatory body
      • The ANP
      • Pré-Sal Petróleo S.A. (PPSA)
    • State oil company
    • State participation
    • Licensing
      • Historical perspective
      • Current concession regime
      • Transfer of Rights (TOR) agreement
      • Production sharing contract (PSC) regime
    • Gas Prices
      • Historic pricing (pre-2002)
      • Price deregulation (post-2002)
      • Reference gas prices
      • Transportation tariffs
    • Liquids prices
      • Pricing
    • Domestic Market Obligation (DMO)
    • Overview
    • Current fiscal terms
    • Concession regime
      • Royalty
      • Landowner override
      • Research and development obligation
      • Export duty
      • Signature bonuses
      • Area rentals
      • Training fees
      • Special Participation Tax (SPT)
    • Production sharing contract (PSC) regime
      • Operator
      • Contract duration
      • Royalty
      • Cost oil
      • Profit oil
    • Indirect taxes
      • Import duties (I.I. and IPI)
      • State Value Added Tax (ICMS)
      • CIDE
      • Withholding tax on subcontractor income
      • Municipal Service Tax (ISS)
      • PIS and COFINS
      • Tax on Financial Transactions (IOF) (previously the Financial Transaction Tax, CPMF)
      • REPETRO
    • Corporate income tax
      • Tax rate
      • Taxable income
      • Investment uplift/credit
      • Loss carry forward
      • Ring fences
    • Marginal government take calculation

Tables and charts

This report includes 37 images and tables including:

  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Country Map
  • Remaining Commercial and Technical Reserves at 01/01/2018
  • Liquids and Gas Production 2018
  • Net Acreage 2018
  • The sedimentary basins of Brazil
  • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Commercial liquid reserves by basin
  • Commercial gas reserves by basin
  • Production: Table 1
  • Production: Table 2
  • Liquids production by basin
  • Production: Table 3
  • Production: Table 4
  • Gas sales by basin
  • Fiscal terms: Table 6
  • Fiscal terms: Table 7
  • Geology: Image 2
  • Geology: Image 3
  • Geology: Image 4
  • Geology: Image 5
  • Exploration: Table 1
  • Exploration: Table 2
  • Drilling activity by well type
  • Drilling activity and commercial success rates
  • Technical and commercial success rates
  • Oil infrastructure
  • Infrastructure: Table 1
  • Gas infrastructure
  • Policy and regulation: Table 1
  • Policy and regulation: Table 2
  • Policy and regulation: Table 3
  • Fiscal terms: Table 1
  • Fiscal terms: Table 2
  • Fiscal terms: Table 3
  • Fiscal terms: Table 4
  • Fiscal terms: Table 5

What's included

This report contains:

  • Document

    Country Overview

    PDF 2.68 MB

  • Document

    Country Overview

    XLS 847.50 KB

  • Document

    Country Overview

    ZIP 3.28 MB

  • Document

    Executive summary

    PDF 678.67 KB

  • Document

    Key facts

    PDF 686.07 KB

  • Document

    Location maps

    PDF 819.64 KB

  • Document

    Key companies

    PDF 733.28 KB

  • Document

    Geology

    PDF 1.29 MB

  • Document

    Exploration

    PDF 796.86 KB

  • Document

    Reserves and resources

    PDF 745.89 KB

  • Document

    Production

    PDF 764.93 KB

  • Document

    Infrastructure

    PDF 1.64 MB

  • Document

    Policy and regulation

    PDF 757.44 KB

  • Document

    Fiscal terms

    PDF 786.13 KB

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