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Democratic Republic of Congo upstream fiscal summary

Democratic Republic of Congo upstream fiscal summary

Report summary

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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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.

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  • Executive summary
  • Current licence, equity and fiscal terms
    • Basis
    • Licence terms
    • Government equity participation
    • Fiscal terms
      • Ring fencing
      • Bonuses, rentals, fees
      • Indirect taxes
      • Royalty
      • PSC cost recovery
        • Cost recovery ceiling
        • Excess cost oil
      • PSC profit sharing
      • Corporate income tax
      • Product pricing
      • Summary of modelled terms
  • Fiscal stability
    • Recent history of fiscal changes
    • Stability provisions
  • Economic analysis
    • Split of the barrel and share of profit
    • Effective royalty rate and maximum government share
    • Progressivity
    • Fiscal deterrence

In this report there are 32 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Revenue flowchart: DR Congo PSC
  • Current licence, equity and fiscal terms
    • Bonuses, rentals, fees
    • Indirect taxes
    • Royalty rates
    • Cost recovery
    • Estimated effective profit share - oil
    • Estimated effective profit share - gas
    • Current licence, equity and fiscal terms: Table 5
    • Assumed terms by location - oil
    • Assumed terms by location - gas
  • Fiscal stability
    • Timeline
    • Timeline detail
  • Economic analysis
    • Split of the barrel - oil
    • Split of the barrel - gas
    • Share of profit - oil
    • Share of profit - gas
    • 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
    • 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
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