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Paraguay upstream summary

Paraguay upstream summary

Report summary

Paraguay is land-locked in the centre of South America and is surrounded by hydrocarbon-rich countries Brazil, Argentina, and Bolivia. Over 50 exploration wells have been drilled, although the first potentially significant hydrocarbons discovery was not made until 2014. The country imports and consumes around 28,000 b/d of refined products. The Chaco region in the northwest of the country (the Carandayty and Curupayty sub-basins) was originally considered to be the most prospective region. ...

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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
    • Introduction
    • Noroeste basin (Pirity Sub-basin)
    • Santa Cruz basin (Carandayty and Curupayty sub-basins)
    • Chaco-Paraná (Noreste) basin
  • Exploration
    • Licensing
    • Drilling
      • Drilling activity
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
    • Oil/liquids
    • Gas
  • Infrastructure
    • Introduction
    • Oil infrastructure
      • Villa Elisa refinery
    • Gas infrastructure
  • Policy and regulation
    • Key legislation
    • Regulatory body
    • State oil company
    • State participation
    • Licensing
  • Fiscal terms
    • Overview
    • Current fiscal terms
    • Royalty
    • Corporate income tax
      • Tax rate
      • Deductibles and depreciation
      • Other taxes
    • Sample cash flow
    • Marginal government take calculation
      • Methodology

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

  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Location maps
    • Country Map
  • Key companies
    • Net Acreage 2016
  • Geology
    • Map of Basins
  • Exploration
    • Map
    • Exploration Drilling
  • 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
    • GEM models
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