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Cameroon upstream summary

Cameroon upstream summary

Report summary

Cameroon became an oil producer in the late 1970s with the Kolé field. The majority of the key developments are located offshore in the Cameroon section of the Niger Delta Basin, which is also referred to as the Rio del Rey Basin. The offshore Douala Basin, which is south of Rio del Rey, accounts for just 10% of current production. Production peaked in 1986 at 167,600 b/d and has since been in decline. Although a number of small fields in the Rio del Rey area have been brought ...

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Volatility in oil markets has led players in the upstream oil and gas industry to focus on reducing capital spend and operating costs. At the same time, governments need to review fiscal terms to maintain attractiveness and investment.

This country report gives an overview of the key upstream issues for this country. If you’re interested in identifying and assessing upstream investment and expansion opportunities, this upstream summary is your definitive commercial guide.

Potential investors, governments and companies in the oil and gas sector can use it to gain a better understanding of the critical issues for development opportunities in this country.

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  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
  • Location maps
  • Key companies
  • Geology
    • Introduction
    • Niger delta basin (Rio del Rey)
      • Regional Setting
      • Basin Formation
      • Delta Morphology
      • Stratigraphy
      • Reservoir Characteristics
      • Tectonics and Structure
      • Trapping Styles
      • Source Rocks
    • Douala basin
      • The Southern Offshore Basin (Kribi Campo Sub-basin)
      • Northern Offshore Douala Basin
      • Onshore Douala Basin
  • Exploration
    • Licensing
      • Douala Basin
      • Niger Delta Basin (Rio del Rey)
      • Northern Cameroon
    • Drilling
      • Drilling activity
      • Douala Basin
      • Rio del Rey Basin
      • Success rates
  • Reserves and resources
    • Oil Reserves
    • Gas Reserves
      • Domestic Demand
      • LNG Project
      • FLNG Projects
  • Production
    • Oil
    • Gas
  • Infrastructure
    • Oil infrastructure
      • Crude Export Facilities
      • Refinery
      • The Chad-Cameroon Pipeline
  • Costs
    • Capital costs
      • Capital expenditure by location
  • Policy and regulation
    • Key legislation
    • State oil company
    • Licensing
      • Prospecting Licence
      • Exploration Licence
      • Production Licence
  • Fiscal terms
    • Overview
      • Upstream
      • Midstream/Downstream
    • Current fiscal terms
    • Production Sharing Contracts
      • State Equity Participation
      • Bonuses, rentals and fees
      • Indirect Taxes
      • Royalty and Other Production Taxes
      • Domestic Market Obligation (DMO)
      • Profit Oil Share
      • Contractor Revenue Entitlement
      • Product Pricing
      • Corporate (or Petroleum) Income Tax
      • Dividend Withholding Tax
    • Concession Agreements
      • State Equity Participation
      • Carry & Reimbursement
      • Bonuses, Rentals and Fees
      • Indirect Taxes
      • Royalty and Other Production Taxes
      • Domestic Market Obligation (DMO)
      • Product Pricing
      • Corporate (or Petroleum) Income Tax
      • Additional Profits Taxes
      • Fiscal/Contractual Ring-Fences
      • Dividend Withholding Tax
    • Historical background
      • 1980s
      • 1990s

In this report there are 28 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Location maps
    • Country Map
  • Key companies
    • Remaining Commercial and Technical Reserves at 01/01/2015
    • Liquids and Gas Production 2015
  • Geology
    • Map of Coastal Cameroon Area Showing the Major Geological Provinces
  • Exploration
    • Exploration: Table 1
    • Exploration: Table 2
    • Blocks Awarded
    • Exploration Drilling by Basin
    • Drilling Activity and Commercial Success Rates
  • Reserves and resources
    • Reserves and resources: Table 1
    • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Production
    • Production: Table 1
    • Production: Table 2
    • Liquid Production by Main Producing Areas
    • Production: Table 3
    • Production: Table 4
    • Gas Production
  • Infrastructure
  • Costs
    • Costs: Table 1
    • Costs: Table 2
  • Policy and regulation
  • Fiscal terms
    • Production Bonuses
    • Fiscal terms: Table 2
    • Fiscal terms: Table 3
    • Fiscal terms: Table 4
    • Production Bonuses
    • Fiscal terms: Table 6
    • GEM models
    • Fiscal terms: Table 8
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