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Germany upstream summary

Germany upstream summary

Report summary

The oil and gas industry in Germany has been in existence since 1860, when the first oil discovery was made at Wietze in Lower Saxony. Prior to the development of the North Sea, Germany's oil and gas reserves were by far the largest in Western Europe. Around two billion barrels of oil and 33 trillion cubic feet of gas have been discovered to date, however, there is believed to be little potential for further oil discoveries and only limited potential for gas.Germany is primarily a gas ...

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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.

This country report gives an overview of the key upstream issues for this country. If you’re interested in identifying and assessing upstream investment and expansion opportunities, this upstream summary is your definitive commercial guide.

Potential investors, governments and companies in the oil and gas sector can use it to gain a better understanding of the critical issues for development opportunities in this country.

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  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
  • Location maps
  • Key companies
  • Geology
    • Introduction
    • North West German Basin
    • Molasse Basin
    • Upper Rhine Valley
    • Offshore
  • Exploration
    • Drilling
      • Drilling activity
      • Onshore
      • Offshore
      • Recent drilling activity
      • Future exploration prospects
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
    • Oil/Liquids
    • Gas
      • Note on Wood Mackenzie's gas production volumes
  • Infrastructure
    • Gas infrastructure
      • Pipelines
      • Storage facilities
  • Costs
    • Capital costs
      • Capital expenditure by location
    • Operating costs
      • Operating expenditure by location
  • Policy and regulation
    • Key legislation
    • Regulatory body
    • State participation
    • Licensing
      • Exploration licences
      • Production licences
      • Shale gas legislation
  • Fiscal terms
    • Overview
      • Upstream
      • Mid/Downstream
      • Gas Utilisation
      • Abandonment provision
    • Current fiscal terms
      • Concessions
      • State Equity Participation
      • Participation Rate
      • Carry and Reimbursement
      • Bonuses, Rentals and Fees
      • Indirect Taxes
    • Royalty
      • Lower Saxony
      • Schleswig-Holstein (including offshore and Mittelplate)
      • Bayern
      • Bremen
      • Rheinland-Pfalz
      • Nordrhein-Westfalen
      • Hamburg
      • Brandenburg, Hessen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sachsen-Anhalt, Sachsen, Thüringen
      • Export Duty
      • Environmental/CO2 Taxes
      • Other Production Taxes
      • Domestic Market Obligation (DMO)
      • Contractor Revenue Entitlement
      • Oil price
      • Natural Gas Pricing
    • Corporate Income Tax
      • Corporate Tax and Solidarity Surcharge Rates
      • Municipal Trade Tax
      • Other Taxes
      • Sample Cash Flow
      • Marginal Government take calculation
    • Historical background
      • 1980s
      • 1990s
      • GEM Models

In this report there are 30 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Location maps
    • Country Map
  • Key companies
    • Remaining Commercial and Technical Reserves at 01/01/2016
    • Liquids and Gas Production 2015
  • Geology
    • Major geological basins in Germany
    • North West German Basin
    • The Molasse and Upper Rhine Valley Basins
  • Exploration
    • Drilling Activity by Well Type
  • Reserves and resources
    • Reserves and resources: Table 1
    • Remaining Commercial Liquids and Gas Reserves at 01/01/2016 (p+p)
    • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Production
    • Production: Table 1
    • Production: Table 2
    • Liquid Production by Basin
    • Production: Table 3
    • Production: Table 4
    • Production: Table 5
    • Production: Table 6
    • Gas Production by Basin
    • Production: Table 7
    • Production: Table 8
  • Infrastructure
    • Gas Infrastructure Map
  • Costs
    • Costs: Table 1
    • Costs: Table 2
    • Costs: Table 3
    • Costs: Table 4
  • Policy and regulation
  • Fiscal terms
    • Fiscal terms: Table 1
    • Fiscal terms: Table 2
    • Fiscal terms: Table 3
    • Fiscal terms: Table 4
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