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In-depth Study On Ghana Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report - Passage of Petroleum Act Creates Regulatory Stability Despite Ongoing Offshore Border Dispute

Press Release   •   Feb 01, 2017 05:16 EST

Ghana Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report - Passage of Petroleum Act Creates Regulatory Stability Despite Ongoing Offshore Border Dispute, presents the essential information relating to the terms which govern investment into Ghanas upstream oil and gas sector. The report sets out in detail the contractual framework under which firms must operate in the industry, clearly defining factors affecting profitability and quantifying the states take from hydrocarbon production. Considering political, economic and industry specific variables, the report also analyses future trends for Ghanas upstream oil and gas investment climate.

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Scope

- Overview of current fiscal terms governing upstream oil and gas operations in Ghana

- Assessment of the current fiscal regimes state take and attractiveness to investors

- Charts illustrating the regime structure, and legal and institutional frameworks

- Detail on legal framework and governing bodies administering the industry

- Levels of upfront payments and taxation applicable to oil and gas production

- Information on application of fiscal and regulatory terms to specific licenses

- Outlook on future of fiscal and regulatory terms in Ghana

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Reasons to buy

- Understand the complex regulations and contractual requirements applicable to Ghanas upstream oil and gas sector

- Evaluate factors determining profit levels in the industry

- Identify potential regulatory issues facing investors in the countrys upstream sector

- Utilize considered insight on future trends to inform decision-making

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 1

1.1 List of Tables 3

1.2 List of Figures 4

2 Regime Overview 5

3 State Take Assessment 7

4 Key Fiscal Terms 9

4.1 Bonuses 9

4.2 Permit Fees 9

4.3 Surface Rentals 10

4.4 Training Allowance 10

4.5 Technology Allowance 11

4.6 Royalty 11

4.7 Direct Taxation 13

4.7.1 Corporate Tax 13

4.7.2 Deductions and Depreciation 13

4.7.3 Ring-fencing 13

4.7.4 Withholding Tax 13

4.7.5 Capital gains Tax 13

4.8 Additional Oil Entitlement 13

4.9 Indirect Taxation 17

4.9.1 Value Added Tax 17

4.9.2 Customs Duties 17

4.10 State Participation 17

4.10.1 Initial Interest 17

4.10.2 Additional Interest 17

4.11 Stability Clauses 18

4.12 Domestic Market Obligation 18

5 Regulation and Licensing 19

5.1 Legal Framework 19

5.1.1 Governing Law 20

5.1.2 Contract Type 20

5.1.3 Title to Hydrocarbons 20

5.2 Institutional Framework 21

5.2.1 Licensing Authority 21

5.2.2 Regulatory Agency 21

5.2.3 National Oil Company 22

5.3 Licensing Process 22

5.4 License Terms 22

5.4.1 Duration 22

5.4.2 Obligations 23

5.4.3 Relinquishment 23

5.5 Local Content 23

6 Outlook 28

7 Contact Information 30

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