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South Sudan upstream fiscal summary

South Sudan upstream fiscal summary

Report summary

Currently, the fiscal terms on offer in South Sudan are the same as those in Sudan as they have not been changed since the country gained sovereignty.  Simple Production Sharing Contract (PSC)-based fiscal regime, where the NOC pays all royalties and also income taxes on the contractors behalf.  Cost recovery varies but is usually fairly low at between 35-50%, whilst profit oil splits vary on a sliding scale with production rates.  A range of bonuses, rentals and fees are payable. On 9...

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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.

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  • Executive summary
    • Revenue flowchart: South Sudan PSC
  • Current licence, equity and fiscal terms
    • Basis
    • Licence terms
    • Government equity participation
    • Fiscal terms
      • Ring fencing
      • Bonuses, rentals and fees
      • Indirect taxes
      • Royalty
      • PSC cost recovery
      • PSC profit sharing
      • Corporate income tax
      • Product pricing
      • Summary of modelled terms
  • Fiscal stability
    • Recent history of fiscal changes
    • Stability provisions
  • Economic analysis
    • Split of the barrel and share of profit
    • Effective royalty rate and maximum government share
    • Progressivity
    • Fiscal deterrence

In this report there are 23 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Image 1
  • Current licence, equity and fiscal terms
    • Bonuses, rentals and fees
    • Indirect taxes
    • Profit sharing - Oil
    • Profit Sharing - Gas
    • Effective contractor profit share - oil
    • Effective contractor profit share - gas
    • Assumed terms by location
    • Assumed terms by location - Gas
  • Fiscal stability
    • Timeline
    • Timeline details
  • Economic analysis
    • Economic analysis: Image 1
    • Economic analysis: Image 2
    • Share of profit - oil
    • Share of profit - gas
    • Effective royalty rate - Oil
    • Effective royalty rate - Gas
    • Maximum government share - Oil
    • Maximum government share - Gas
    • 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
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