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Congo upstream summary

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03 March 2021

Congo upstream summary

Report summary

The Republic of Congo (also known as Congo-Brazzaville) is the third largest oil producer in Sub-Sahara Africa after Nigeria and Angola. Production mostly comes from the offshore. Recent projects like Total's Moho Nord which added 100,000 b/d, boosted production but are now declining. As a member of OPEC, Congo was obliged to cut production in 2020 by up to 23%, versus 2018 levels. In reality, natural decline and the impact of coronavirus led to lower production and voluntary cuts were ...

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
  • Location maps
  • Key companies
    • Introduction
    • Basin structure
    • Pre-salt sequence
    • Post-salt sequence
    • Hydrocarbon traps
    • Licensing
      • Congo License Round Phase II 2018-2019
      • Recent licensing - main blocks
      • Early Licensing
    • Drilling
      • Drilling activity
      • Recent drilling
      • Success rates
  • Reserves and resources
    • Oil/Liquids
    • Gas
    • Oil infrastructure
    • Refineries
    • Capital costs
      • Capital expenditure by location
    • Operating costs
      • Operating expenditure by location
    • Key legislation
    • Regulatory body
    • State oil company
    • State participation
      • Ownership of Elf and Agip subsidiaries (1962 Mining Code)
      • State participation under the 1982, 1994 and 2016 codes
    • Licensing
      • Licence types
    • Overview
    • Upstream
    • Mid/Downstream
      • Pipelines
      • Gas utilisation
    • Current fiscal terms
    • Production Sharing Contracts
      • State Equity Participation
      • Bonuses, Rentals and Fees
      • Indirect Taxes
      • Royalty and Other Production Taxes
      • Cost Recovery
      • Production / Profit sharing
      • Contractor Revenue Entitlement
      • Product Pricing
      • Corporate (or Petroleum) Income Tax
      • Additional Profits Taxes
      • Fiscal/Contractual Ring-Fences
      • Dividend Withholding Tax
      • Domestic Market Obligation (DMO)
      • Local Content
      • Abandonment
    • Concessions
      • State Equity Participation
      • Bonuses, Rentals and Fees
      • Indirect Taxes
      • Royalty and Other Production Taxes
      • Domestic Market Obligation (DMO)
      • Corporate (or Petroleum) Income Tax
      • Additional Profits Taxes
      • Fiscal/Contractual Ring-Fences
      • Dividend Withholding Tax
    • Historical background
      • The 1962 Mining Code
      • The 1982 Mining Code
      • The 1994 Hydrocarbon Code

Tables and charts

This report includes 25 images and tables including:

  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Country Map
  • Liquids and Gas Production 2021
  • Reserves and contingent resources at 01/01/2021
  • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Map of Congolese Petroleum Basins
  • Production: Table 1
  • Production: Table 2
  • Liquids Production by Operator
  • Production: Table 3
  • Production: Table 4
  • Oil Pipelines
  • Blocks Awarded and Relinquished
  • Active blocks by Sector
  • Congo Licences Map
  • Exploration Drilling by Region
  • Drilling by Well Type
  • Drilling and Commercial Success Rates
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Costs: Table 2
  • Capital Expenditure by Sector (US$ Million)
  • Costs: Table 3
  • Costs: Table 4
  • Operating Expenditure by Region (US$ Million)

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