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Democratic Republic of Congo upstream summary

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28 April 2021

Democratic Republic of Congo upstream summary

Report summary

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has a small and very mature upstream industry. The country started producing oil in 1975 and peaked at 33,500 b/d in 1985. Output has since fallen to less than 20,000 b/d from 13 fields located both onshore and offshore in the Lower Congo Basin. Perenco operates all DRC production. Onshore, it has maintained output in recent years through infill drilling. Offshore, Perenco uses well workovers, ESPs and enhanced water injection facilities to stem ...

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
  • Location maps
    • Producing companies
    • Acreage holders
    • Introduction
    • Lower Congo Basin
    • East Africa Rift system
      • The Albert-Edward Rift
    • Zaire Basin
      • Petroleum System
    • Licensing
      • Historical Licensing
    • Drilling
      • Drilling activity
      • Onshore Lower Congo Basin
      • Albert-Edward Rift Basin
      • Offshore Lower Congo Basin
  • Reserves and resources
    • Oil
    • 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
      • Super Profit Oil
      • 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 19 images and tables including:

  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Country Map
  • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Net Acreage 2021
  • Major Tectonic Phases, Stratigraphic Events and Depositional Stratigraphy of Congo/Angola
  • Production: Table 1
  • Production: Table 2
  • Liquids Production by Region
  • Democratic Republic of Congo Acreage Map
  • Exploration Drilling by Region
  • Drilling Activity by Well Type
  • 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

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