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Mexico upstream fiscal summary



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Report summary

In 2015, Mexico redirected licensing from Integrated Service Contracts (CIEPs) in favour of Petroleum Sharing Agreements and Concession-style Licenses to attract international investment.  These contracts are awarded in highly transparent licence rounds. Shelf blocks are regulated under Petroleum Sharing Agreements in a very progressive fiscal system, consisting of price-driven royalties, a biddable profit share based varying with IRR, and income tax. Onshore and deepwater blocks are regulated under a concession-style License system, with royalties based on production, price, R-Factor and/or bid level in addition to the income tax.

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This report includes 40 images and tables including:


  • Effective royalty rate - onshore, oil
  • Effective royalty rate - onshore, gas
  • Effective royalty rate - shelf, oil
  • Effective royalty rate - shelf, gas
  • Effective royalty rate - deepwater, oil
  • Effective royalty rate - deepwater, gas
  • Maximum government share – onshore, oil
  • Economic analysis: Table 8
  • Economic analysis: Table 9
  • Bonuses, rentals and fees
  • Indirect taxes
  • Royalty rates
  • Price-based royalty
  • Production - based royalty, liquid
  • Current licence, equity and fiscal terms: Table 6
  • R-factor royalty
  • Assumed terms by location - onshore
  • Fiscal stability: Table 1
  • Economic analysis: Table 10
  • Economic analysis: Table 11
  • Economic analysis: Table 12
  • Current licence, equity and fiscal terms: Table 9
  • Current licence, equity and fiscal terms: Table 10


  • PSC Flowchart
  • License Flowchart
  • Timeline
  • Split of the barrel - oil
  • Split of the barrel - gas
  • Share of profit - oil
  • Share of profit - 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
  • Liquids Royalty (%) by Price
  • Gas Royalty (%) by Price
  • Liquids Combined Royalty (%) by Production
  • Gas Combined Royalty (%) by Production
  • Additional royalties
  • Profit sharing

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