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Malta upstream fiscal summary



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Report summary

Relatively simple Production Sharing Contract (PSC)-based fiscal regime.  No royalty is payable.  Cost recovery ceilings are negotiable with a specified maximum; profit oil splits are also negotiable, based on project profitability.  The contractor is also liable for corporate income tax.   The barrel = lifetime revenue / field reserves. Profit = revenue – costs from barrel charts.  For further details see New Investment: Methodology. Source: Wood Mackenzie

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This report includes 16 images and tables including:


  • Licence Type
  • Effective royalty rate - shelf, oil and gas
  • Bonuses, rentals and fees
  • Area Rentals
  • Indirect taxes
  • Cost Recovery Ceiling
  • Profit Sharing
  • Assumed terms
  • Malta PSC
  • Economic analysis: Table 2
  • Maximum government - shelf, oil and gas


  • Revenue flowchart: Malta PSC
  • Split of the barrel - oil
  • Split of the barrel - gas
  • Share of profit - oil
  • Share of profit - gas

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