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Niger upstream summary

Niger upstream summary

Report summary

Landlocked Niger has a small but growing upstream industry. Production first began in October 2011 when CNPC's Agadem development came onstream. Agadem - see separate analysis - remains the only producing asset in the country.Niger is vastly underexplored. Exploration activity began in the 1960s, but only around six wells per decade were drilled through to the 1990s, with little success. Activity has increased in recent years, with CNPC and Sonatrach both acquiring exploration licences, ...

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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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  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
  • Location maps
  • Key companies
  • Geology
    • Geology Introduction
    • East Niger Rift Basin and the Termit sub-Basin
      • Petroleum System
    • Murzuq Basin and the Djado sub-Basin
      • Petroleum System
    • Illumeden Basin
    • Chad Basin
  • Exploration
    • Licensing
      • Recent Licensing
      • Historical Licensing
    • Drilling
      • Drilling activity
      • Recent Activity
      • Historical Background
      • Success rates
      • Future drilling plans
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
    • Oil/liquids
  • Infrastructure
    • Oil infrastructure
  • Policy and regulation
    • Key legislation
    • Regulatory body
    • State oil company
    • State participation
    • Licensing
  • Fiscal terms
    • Overview
      • Upstream
      • Mid/Downstream
    • Current fiscal terms
    • Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs)
      • State Equity Participation
      • Bonuses, Rentals and Fees
      • Indirect Taxes
      • Royalty and Other Production Taxes
      • Product Pricing
      • PSC Cost Recovery
      • PSC Profit Sharing
      • Corporate (or Petroleum) Income Tax
      • Historical Background

In this report there are 16 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Location maps
    • Location maps: Image 1
  • Key companies
    • Net Acreage 2015
    • Remaining Commercial and Technical Reserves at 01/01/2015
  • Geology
    • Map of Basins
  • Exploration
    • Exploration: Table 1
    • Map of Active Blocks and Operators in Niger
    • Drilling Activity and Commercial Success Rates
  • Reserves and resources
    • Reserves and resources: Table 1
    • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Production
    • Production: Table 1
    • Liquids Production
  • Infrastructure
  • Policy and regulation
  • Fiscal terms
    • Fiscal terms: Table 1
    • Fiscal terms: Table 2
    • Fiscal terms: Table 3
    • Fiscal terms: Table 4
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