Tag: NOC

  • 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 […]

  • Rosneft – On the Road to Global NOC Status?

    By: James Henderson

    Since the election of Vladimir Putin as president of Russia in 2000 Rosneft has become one of the cornerstones of the strategy for the Russian state to retake control over the ‘commanding heights’ of the economy, and in particular the energy sector.  However, having now established itself as a global-scale oil company, Rosneft faces a […]

  • Exploration and Production Strategy: Keys to Success and Common Reasons for Failure

    By: Robert Arnott

    Rob Arnott reviews the EP strategies of the major integrated companies as well as the independent oil and gas companies and identifies the keys to success and the common reasons for failure. Arnott identifies the key phases of exploration and production as well as the features of the best in class and contrasts company strategy […]

  • Production-Sharing Agreements: An Economic Analysis

    By: K. Bindemann

    Production-Sharing Agreements (PSAs) are among the most common types of contractual arrangements for petroleum exploration and development. Under a PSA the state as the owner of mineral resources engages a foreign oil company (FOC) as a contractor to provide technical and financial services for exploration and development operations. The state is traditionally represented by the […]

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