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Jordan upstream summary

Jordan upstream summary

Report summary

Jordan has very few conventional oil and gas reserves. Hydrocarbons are produced at minimal levels from one oil field, Hamzah, and one gas field, Risha. Ninety-five per cent of the country's energy requirements are met through imports. The government has encouraged exploration on eleven defined blocks but has had limited success. Historically, blocks have been awarded to small companies and there have been no recent discoveries. Most notably, it awarded BP a concession agreement to ...

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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
    • Tectonic setting and regional stratigraphy
      • Palaeozoic section
      • Mesozoic section
      • Tertiary section
    • Prospective oil and gas basins
    • Al Jafr Basin
      • Structures
      • Reservoirs
      • Source rocks
    • Azraq Basin
      • Structures
      • Reservoirs
      • Source rocks
    • Risha Basin
      • Structures
      • Reservoirs
      • Source rocks
    • Sirhan Basin
      • Structures
      • Reservoirs
      • Source rocks
    • Dead Sea Basin
      • Structures
      • Reservoirs
      • Source rocks
    • Surface hydrocarbon occurrences
      • Oil seeps
      • Tar sands
      • Oil shales
  • Exploration
    • Licensing
    • Historic Licensing Activity
    • Exploration Licensing
      • Risha block
      • Hamza development area
      • East Safawi block
    • 2014 Bid Round
      • Azraq Block
      • Sirhan Block
      • Discovery Development Area
    • Open acreage
      • Dead Sea block
      • North Highlands block
      • Al-Jafr block
      • West Safawi block
      • South Jordan Block
    • Oil shale licensing
      • Historical activity
      • Current Status of Licensing
      • Shell Oil Shale Concession (2009)
      • Attarat Umm Ghurdan area (2010)
      • Al Lajun Area (2011)
      • Global Oil Shale Holding (2012)
      • Whitehorn Resources (2012)
      • Questerre Energy (2015)
    • Drilling
      • Drilling activity
      • Risha block
      • Dead Sea block
      • Azraq block
      • East and West Safawi blocks
      • North Highlands block
      • North and South Sirhan blocks
      • Al-Jafr block
      • Success rates
  • Reserves and resources
    • Oil and Gas
    • Oil Shale
  • Production
    • Oil/liquids
    • Gas
  • Infrastructure
    • Introduction
    • Oil infrastructure
      • Trans Arabian Pipeline
      • Potential pipelines
      • Refining facilities
    • Gas infrastructure
    • Israeli - Jordan pipeline
    • Arab Gas Pipeline
      • Phase I: Egypt to Jordan
      • Phase II: Jordan to Syria
      • Phase III: Syria to Turkey
    • Jordan LNG Project
      • Jordan gas distribution network
  • Policy and regulation
    • Key legislation
    • Regulatory body
      • The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR)
      • National Resources Authority (NRA)
      • Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company (JPRC)
    • State oil company
    • State participation
    • Licensing
  • Fiscal terms
    • Overview
      • Upstream
      • Mid/Downstream
      • Oil Shale
    • Current fiscal terms
    • Production Sharing Agreement (PSA)
      • State equity participation
      • Bonuses, rentals and fees
      • Contractor Revenue Entitlement
      • Liquids Pricing
      • PSA cost recovery
      • PSA Profit Sharing
      • Corporate (or Petroleum) Income Tax
      • Sample Cash Flow
    • Historical background

In this report there are 18 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Drilling Activity and Commercial Success Rates
  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Location maps
    • Country Map
  • Key companies
    • Net Acreage 2016
  • Geology
    • Sedimentary basins of Jordan
  • Exploration
    • Jordan block map
    • Oil Shale concession areas
    • Drilling Activity and Commercial Success Rates
  • Reserves and resources
    • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Production
    • Liquids Production
    • Production: Table 1
    • Production: Table 2
    • Gas Production
  • Infrastructure
    • Jordan Infrastructure Map
  • Policy and regulation
  • Fiscal terms
    • Fiscal terms: Table 1
    • Fiscal terms: Table 2
    • Fiscal terms: Table 3
    • GEM models
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