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South Africa upstream fiscal summary

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28 June 2018

South Africa upstream fiscal summary

Report summary

Concession-based fiscal regime.  The state has the option to participate in upstream developments, through PetroSA, with an interest of up to 10%.  There is also a maximum 10% farm-in provision for Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) companies at pre-defined commercial terms. Relatively straightforward royalty/tax system although the mechanics of the royalty calculation are unusual compared to most petroleum fiscal systems.   The barrel = lifetime revenue / field reserves. Profit =...

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
    • Basis
    • Licence terms
    • Government equity participation
    • Fiscal terms
      • Ring fencing
      • Bonuses, rentals and fees
      • Indirect taxes
      • Royalty
      • Corporate income tax
      • Product pricing
      • Summary of modelled terms
    • Recent history of fiscal changes
    • Stability provisions
    • Split of the barrel and share of profit
    • Effective royalty rate and maximum government share
    • Progressivity
    • Fiscal deterrence

Tables and charts

This report includes 17 images and tables including:

  • Revenue flowchart: South Africa Concession
  • Timeline
  • Timeline details
  • Split of the barrel - oil
  • Split of the barrel - gas
  • Share of profit - oil
  • Share of profit - gas
  • Effective royalty rate and minimum state share
  • Maximum government share and maximum state share
  • State share versus Pre-Share IRR – oil
  • State share versus Pre-Share IRR - gas
  • Investor IRR versus Pre-Share IRR - oil
  • Investor IRR versus Pre-Share IRR - gas
  • Bonuses, rentals and fees
  • Indirect taxes
  • Royalty rates
  • Assumed terms by location

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