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Democratic Republic of Congo upstream summary

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01 January 2017

Democratic Republic of Congo upstream summary

Report summary

The Democratic Republic of Congo started producing oil in 1975. Output in 2016 was around 20 kb/d from 13 mature fields located both onshore and offshore in the Lower Congo Basin. Perenco operates all production. Onshore, it has maintained output in recent years through an infill drilling programme. Offshore, Perenco uses well workovers, ESPs and enhanced water injection facilities to stem production decline.Vast areas of the DRC remain unexplored. This is due to the difficulty and cost of ...

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
  • Location maps
  • Key companies
    • Introduction
    • Lower Congo Basin
      • Tectonic Framework
    • East Africa Rift system
      • The Albert-Edward Rift
    • Zaire Basin
      • Petroleum System
    • Licensing
      • Historical Licensing
      • Recent Licensing
    • Drilling
      • Drilling activity
      • Onshore Lower Congo Basin
      • Albert-Edward Rift Basin
      • Offshore Lower Congo Basin
  • Reserves and resources
    • Oil
      • Onshore
      • Offshore
    • Oil infrastructure
    • Capital costs
      • Capital expenditure by location
    • Operating costs
      • Operating expenditure by location
    • Key legislation
    • Regulatory body
    • State oil company
    • Licensing
    • Overview
    • Upstream
      • Concession
      • Production Sharing Contract
    • Current fiscal terms
    • Concessions
      • State Equity Participation
      • Carry & Reimbursement
      • Bonuses, Rentals and Fees
      • Other Bonuses and Fees
      • Royalty and Other Production Taxes
      • Royalty
      • Export duty
      • Environmental / CO2 Taxes
      • Other Production Taxes
      • Domestic Market Obligation (DMO)
      • Contractor Revenue Entitlement
      • Product Pricing
      • Corporate (or Petroleum) Income Tax
      • Investment Uplift/Credit
      • Loss Carry Forward
      • Additional Profits Taxes
      • Fiscal/Contractual Ring-Fences
      • Dividend Withholding Tax
      • Other Taxes
    • Production Sharing Contracts (2015 onwards)
      • State equity participation
      • Signature bonuses
      • Production bonuses
      • Area Rentals
      • Training fees
      • Other bonuses & fees
      • Indirect taxes
      • Royalty
      • Export duty
      • Environmental / CO2 taxes
      • Domestic Market Obligation (DMO)
      • Contractor revenue entitlement
      • Liquids Pricing
      • Natural Gas Pricing
      • PSC cost recovery
      • PSC profit sharing
      • Corporate Income Tax
      • Fiscal/Contractual Consolidation
      • Dividend Withholding Tax

Tables and charts

This report includes 20 images and tables including:

  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Country Map
  • Liquids and Gas Production 2017
  • Net Acreage 2018
  • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Major Tectonic Phases, Stratigraphic Events and Depositional Stratigraphy of Congo/Angola
  • Acreage Map
  • Exploration Drilling by Region
  • Drilling Activity by Well Type
  • Production: Table 1
  • Production: Table 2
  • Liquids Production by Region
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Costs: Table 2
  • Capital Expenditure by Region (US$ Million)
  • Costs: Table 3
  • Costs: Table 4
  • Operating Expenditure by Region (US$ Million)
  • Fiscal terms: Table 1

What's included

This report contains:

  • Document

    Country Overview

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    Country Overview

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  • Document

    Country Overview

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  • Document

    Executive summary

    PDF 677.19 KB

  • Document

    Key facts

    PDF 683.97 KB

  • Document

    Location maps

    PDF 819.53 KB

  • Document

    Key companies

    PDF 708.21 KB

  • Document

    Geology

    PDF 734.94 KB

  • Document

    Exploration

    PDF 1008.58 KB

  • Document

    Reserves and resources

    PDF 705.96 KB

  • Document

    Production

    PDF 713.05 KB

  • Document

    Infrastructure

    PDF 687.57 KB

  • Document

    Costs

    PDF 720.22 KB

  • Document

    Policy and regulation

    PDF 692.25 KB

  • Document

    Fiscal terms

    PDF 723.70 KB

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