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Democratic Republic of Congo upstream fiscal summary



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Concession-based fiscal regime.  The state oil company, Cohydro, may take a 20% equity stake in the event of any commercial discovery.  The contractor is liable for royalty, income tax and an additional profits tax.  There are no bonuses, rentals or fees. Since 2006, a number of contracts have been signed under a Production Sharing Contract (PSC). All terms are negotiable and a standard PSC contract is outlined below. Due to the political situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo it...

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This report includes 32 images and tables including:


  • Timeline detail
  • Effective royalty rate - onshore, oil
  • Effective royalty rate - shelf, oil
  • Effective royalty rate - deepwater, oil
  • Effective royalty rate - onshore, gas
  • Effective royalty rate - shelf, gas
  • Effective royalty rate - deepwater, gas
  • Maximum government share - onshore, oil
  • Maximum government share - shelf, oil
  • Maximum government share - deepwater, oil
  • Maximum government share - onshore, gas
  • Maximum government share - shelf, gas
  • Maximum government share - deepwater, gas
  • Bonuses, rentals, fees
  • Indirect taxes
  • Royalty rates
  • Current licence, equity and fiscal terms: Table 5
  • Assumed terms by location - oil
  • Assumed terms by location - gas
  • Cost recovery


  • Revenue flowchart: DR Congo PSC
  • Timeline
  • Split of the barrel - oil
  • Split of the barrel - gas
  • Share of profit - oil
  • Share of profit - gas
  • State share versus Pre-Share IRR - oil
  • State share versus Pre-Share IRR - gas
  • Investor IRR versus Pre-Share IRR - oil
  • Investor IRR versus Pre-Share IRR - gas
  • Estimated effective profit share - oil
  • Estimated effective profit share - gas

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