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Morocco upstream summary

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25 October 2017

Morocco upstream summary

Report summary

Morocco has the lowest reserves and production in Northern Africa. Frontier offshore acreage has enticed major international oil companies but none of the seven wells drilled over the last five years have been successful. In light of the poor success rate and the current low oil price many offshore wells have been postponed. Exploration interest has turned to the lower risk onshore acreage that has produced small but consistent results. Eight wells drilled in the last five years have ...

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
  • Location maps
    • Introduction
      • Hercynian Compressional Phase
      • Triassic-Lower Jurassic Extensional Phase
      • Alpine Compressional Phase
    • Pre-Rif/Rharb Basin
      • Pre-Rif
      • Rharb Basin
      • Offshore Rharb Basin
    • Doukkala Basin
      • Offshore Doukkala Basin
    • Essaouira Basin
      • Essaouira-Agadir Basin (offshore)
    • Beni Mellal Basin
    • Atlas Basin
      • Missour Basin
      • Guercif Basin
      • High Plateau
      • Boudenib Basin
      • Ouarzazate Basin
    • Bechar Basin
    • Aaiun-Tarfaya Basin
    • Tindouf Basin
    • Souss Basin
    • Alboran Sea Basin
    • Gulf of Cadiz Basin
    • Licensing
    • Exploration and Licensing 1900-2000
    • Licensing 2000-2012
    • Renewed interest in the offshore
    • Territorial Disputes
      • Western Sahara
      • Spain
    • Drilling
      • Drilling activity
    • 2000-2008
    • Post-2008
    • Unconventional Oil
    • Liquids
    • Gas
    • Liquids
    • Gas
    • Oil infrastructure
    • Pipelines and Terminals
      • Pipelines
      • Terminals
    • Refining
      • Mohammedia Refinery
      • Sidi Kacem Refinery
      • Jorf Lasfar
    • Gas infrastructure
    • Domestic Supply Network
    • Transit Pipelines
    • Tendrara to GME Pipeline
    • Jorf Lasfar
    • Royalty Gas / Off-take Pipelines
    • Capital costs
      • Capital expenditure by location
      • Onshore Expenditure
      • Offshore Expenditure
    • Key legislation
    • Regulatory body
    • State oil company
    • State participation
    • Licensing
      • Reconnaissance Licence
      • Exploration Permit
      • Exploitation Concession
    • Overview
    • Upstream
    • Current fiscal terms
    • Concessions
    • State Equity Participation
      • Participation Rate
      • Carry & Reimbursement
    • Bonuses, Rentals and Fees
      • Signature Bonuses
      • Production Bonuses
      • Area Rentals
      • Training Fees
      • Other Bonuses and Fees
      • Indirect Taxes
      • VAT/Sales Taxes
      • Import Duties
      • Social Development Levies
    • Royalty and Other Production Taxes
      • Royalty
      • Export Duty
      • Environmental/CO2 Taxes
      • Other Production Taxes
      • Domestic Market Obligation (DMO)
      • Contractor Revenue Entitlement
    • Product Pricing
      • Liquids Pricing
      • Natural Gas Pricing
    • Corporate (or Petroleum) Income Tax
      • Tax Rate
      • Taxable Income
      • Abandonment
      • Investment Uplift/Credit
      • Loss Carry Forward
      • Additional Profits Taxes
      • Fiscal/Contractual Ring-fences
      • Dividend Withholding Tax
      • Other Taxes
    • Sample Cash Flow
    • Historical background
    • Pre-1980s
    • 1990s
    • 2000s

Tables and charts

This report includes 17 images and tables including:

  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Country Map
  • Exploration: Table 1
  • Blocks Awarded by Region
  • Exploration: Table 2
  • Moroccan Licensed Acreage Map
  • Exploration Drilling 1965-2017 (does not include appraisals)
  • Remaining Liquids and Gas Reserves (Commercial)
  • Liquids Production (1965-2021)
  • Gas Production by Basin (2000-2030)
  • Infrastructure: Table 1
  • Infrastructure: Table 2
  • Fiscal terms: Table 1
  • GEM models
  • Geology of Morocco
  • Rharb and Pre-Rif Region Stratigraphy
  • Essaouira Basin Generalised Stratigraphy

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    Country Overview

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    Executive summary

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    Key facts

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  • Document

    Location maps

    PDF 275.18 KB

  • Document

    Geology

    PDF 182.99 KB

  • Document

    Exploration

    PDF 214.62 KB

  • Document

    Reserves and resources

    PDF 98.61 KB

  • Document

    Production

    PDF 96.74 KB

  • Document

    Infrastructure

    PDF 114.46 KB

  • Document

    Costs

    PDF 57.84 KB

  • Document

    Policy and regulation

    PDF 86.73 KB

  • Document

    Fiscal terms

    PDF 133.90 KB

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