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Nepal upstream summary

Nepal upstream summary

Report summary

Nepal lies in the collision zone between the Indian Sub-continent and the Tibetan plateau of the Eurasian continent. The collision zone stretches from Pakistan in the northwest to Burma in the southeast and is flanked to the west and east by lateral transform margins. A northeast/southwest cross section across Nepal reveals that the region is divided by four main thrust faults into five major structural zones (see map).Zone 1 lies completely within southern Tibet (China) and is the ...

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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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  • Key facts
  • Location maps
  • Geology
    • Introduction
  • Exploration
    • Licensing
      • Introduction
      • First Licensing Rounds
      • 1997 Licensing Round
      • Cairn Energy Award (2004)
      • Cairn Acquisition of Blocks 3 and 5
    • India
    • Drilling
      • Drilling activity
      • Oil and Gas Seeps
      • Early Surveys
      • Nepal Government Drilling
      • Shell Drilling Activity
      • Additional Surveys
    • Indian Activity
      • ONGC wells (1960-1990)
      • Oil India drilling (1998)
      • ONGC-Cairn drilling (2006-2008)
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
    • Oil/liquids
      • Oil Imports
  • Infrastructure
    • Introduction
  • Policy and regulation
    • Key legislation
    • Regulatory body
    • State participation
    • Licensing
      • Type of Contract
      • Exploration Term
      • Production Term
      • Work Commitment
      • Relinquishment
  • Fiscal terms
    • Current fiscal terms
      • Royalty
      • Cost Recovery
      • Production Sharing
      • Taxation
      • Government Participation
      • Bonuses
      • Domestic Supply
      • Import Duties
      • Repatriation of Funds
      • Marginal Government Take
      • Key Assumptions

In this report there are 11 tables or charts, including:

  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Location maps
    • Country Map
  • Geology
    • Stratigraphic Column of the Terai Plain
    • Map of Structural Elements
  • Exploration
    • Map of Active Licences
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
  • Infrastructure
  • Policy and regulation
  • Fiscal terms
    • Fiscal terms: Table 1
    • Fiscal terms: Table 2
    • Fiscal terms: Table 3
    • Fiscal terms: Table 4
    • Fiscal terms: Table 5
    • Fiscal terms: Table 6
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