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Sierra Leone upstream summary

Sierra Leone upstream summary

Report summary

Sierra Leone is an attractive frontier hydrocarbon province located on the West African Transport Margin. However, the country's history of political and economic instability has hampered exploration. While the end of the civil war in 2002, and successful democratic elections, opened up a window of opportunity, this then closed down again with the outbreak of Ebola in 2014. The country was declared free of the virus in Q1 2016 and renewed interest could now lead to an uptick in ...

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  • Country Overview PDF - 576.91 KB 15 Pages, 3 Tables, 5 Figures
  • Country Overview XLS - 139.50 KB


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
    • West African Transform Margin
      • Sedimentary Basins
      • Source Rocks
      • Reservoirs and Traps
      • Risks to the Petroleum System
  • Exploration
    • Licensing
      • SL 1 and SL 2
      • SL 3
      • SL 04B-10
      • SL 5-11
      • SL 07B-10
    • 2012 Licensing Round
      • SL 04A-10
      • SL 07A-10 and SL 07C-10
      • SL 08A-10 and SL 08B-10
      • SL 09A-10 and SL09B-10
    • 2014 Licensing Round
    • Historical Licensing
    • Drilling
      • Drilling activity
      • Future drilling plans
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
    • Oil/liquids
  • Infrastructure
    • Oil infrastructure
  • Policy and regulation
    • Key legislation
    • Regulatory body
    • Licensing
  • Fiscal terms
    • Overview
      • Mid/Downstream
    • Current fiscal terms
    • Concessions
      • State Equity Participation
      • Bonuses, Rentals and Fees
      • Indirect Taxes
      • Royalty and Other Production Taxes
      • Domestic Market Obligation (DMO)
      • Contractor Revenue Entitlement
      • Product Pricing
      • Corporate (or Petroleum) Income Tax
      • Additional Profits Taxes
      • Fiscal/Contractual Ring-Fences
      • Dividend Withholding Tax

In this report there are 8 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
    • Liberia basin stratigraphic column
  • Exploration
    • Exploration: Table 1
    • Map
  • Reserves and resources
    • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Production
  • Infrastructure
  • Policy and regulation
  • Fiscal terms
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