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Guinea upstream summary

Guinea upstream summary

Report summary

Guinea has long been overlooked by the upstream industry due to its history of instability and corruption. Offshore Guinea sits on a passive margin in the eastern Atlantic and straddles the Liberia and Senegal-Bove frontier Basins. The geology is similar to Mauritania in the north and Sierra Leone further south, where hydrocarbons have been discovered, suggesting Guinea may also be prospective for oil and gas. However, only two wells have been drilled in the country, both offshore and ...

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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
    • Geology Introduction
    • Basin Evolution
      • Geological Setting
      • Petroleum System
  • Exploration
    • Licensing
    • Offshore Licensing
    • Onshore Licensing
    • Drilling
      • Drilling activity
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
    • Oil/liquids
  • Infrastructure
    • Introduction
  • Policy and regulation
    • Key legislation
    • Regulatory body
    • State oil company
    • State participation
    • Licensing
      • Contract Duration
  • Fiscal terms
    • Overview
      • Upstream
      • Mid/Downstream
    • Current fiscal terms
    • Production Sharing Contracts - 2015 Petroleum Code
      • State Equity Participation
      • Bonuses, Rentals and Fees
      • Indirect Taxes
      • Royalty and Other Production Taxes
      • Domestic Market Obligation (DMO)
      • Cost Recovery
      • Production / Profit Sharing
      • Contractor Revenue Entitlement
      • Product Pricing
      • Corporate (or Petroleum) Income Tax
      • Dividend Withholding Tax

In this report there are 9 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Location maps
    • Country Map
  • Key companies
    • Net Acreage 2015
  • Geology
    • Map of Basins
  • Exploration
    • Blocks in Guinea
    • Exploration: Table 1
    • Exploration: Table 2
    • Exploration Drilling
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
  • Infrastructure
  • Policy and regulation
  • Fiscal terms
    • GEM models
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