Tag: Fiscal Regime

  • India’s Upstream Revival – HELP or Hurdle?

    By: Anupama Sen

    Following several years of stagnation, India’s government is attempting to revive its upstream exploration sector through the launch of a new Hydrocarbon Exploration Licensing Policy (HELP), comprising a set of measures including: a single licence for conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons, open acreage licensing, a revenue sharing model, and commercial and marketing (pricing) freedom. The policy […]

  • Fundamental Petroleum Fiscal Considerations

    By: Daniel Johnston , David Johnston

    The most common business structures in the industry today are either production sharing contracts (PSCs) or royalty/tax systems (R/Ts). Roughly half of the governments of this world use PSCs and the rest use R/Ts. While these systems are fundamentally different from philosophical and legal perspectives, their structures are dramatically similar from financial, economic, and accounting […]

  • Tax or Technology? The Revival of UK North Sea Oil Production

    By: S. Martin

    Oil production in the UK North Sea reached a peak of 2.63 million bld in 1985. As widely predicted in the 1970s and early 1980s, output then declined sharpty, down to 1.8 million bld in 1991. The surprising feature of subsequent production development was a resumption of growth after the 1991 trough to a new […]

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