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Libya upstream fiscal summary

Libya upstream fiscal summary

Report summary

There are two fiscal regimes in force in Libya: Concession agreements and Exploration and Production Sharing Agreements (EPSA).  EPSAs are fundamentally different in structure to other production sharing contracts in that the government takes a large share of production 'off the top'.  The latest EPSA model contract (EPSA IV) was introduced in 2005.  Following on from the success of the EPSA IV licensing rounds, Libya has been working towards converting existing Concession and early EPSA...

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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.

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  • Executive summary
  • Current licence, equity and fiscal terms
    • Basis
    • Licence terms
    • Government equity participation
    • Fiscal terms
      • Ring Fencing
      • Indirect Taxes
      • Royalty
      • PSC Cost Recovery
      • PSC Profit Sharing
      • Corporate Income Tax
      • Product Pricing
  • Fiscal stability
    • Recent history of fiscal changes
    • Stability Provisions
  • Economic analysis
    • Split of the barrel and share of profit
    • Effective royalty rate and maximum government share
      • Progressivity
    • Fiscal deterrence

In this report there are 26 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Revenue flowchart: Libya PSC
  • Current licence, equity and fiscal terms
    • Current licence, equity and fiscal terms: Table 1
    • Bonuses, rentals and fees
    • Indirect Taxes
    • Current licence, equity and fiscal terms: Table 4
    • Current licence, equity and fiscal terms: Table 5
    • Contractor profit share
    • Summary of modelled terms
  • Fiscal stability
    • Timeline
    • Timeline details
  • Economic analysis
    • Split of the barrel - oil
    • Split of the barrel - gas
    • Share of profit - oil
    • Share of profit - gas
    • Effective royalty rate - onshore, oil
    • Effective royalty rate - offshore, oil
    • Effective royalty rate - onshore, gas
    • Effective royalty rate - offshore, gas
    • Maximum government share - onshore, oil
    • Maximum government share - offshore, oil
    • Maximum government share - onshore, gas
    • Maximum government share - offshore, gas
    • State share versus Pre-Share IRR - oil
    • State share versus Pre-Share IRR - gas
    • Investor IRR versus Pre-Share IRR - oil
    • Investor IRR versus Pre-Share IRR - gas
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