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New Zealand Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report - Fiscal Regime Likely to Remain Stable Despite Reduced Industry Interest

Press Release   •   Nov 03, 2016 06:17 EDT

New Zealand Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report - Fiscal Regime Likely to Remain Stable Despite Reduced Industry Interest, presents the essential information relating to the terms which govern investment into New Zealands 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 New Zealands upstream oil and gas investment climate.

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

- 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 New Zealand

Reasons to buy

- Understand the complex regulations and contractual requirements applicable to New Zealands 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 Content :

1 Table of Contents 1

1.1 List of Tables 2

1.2 List of Figures 2

2 Regime Overview 3

3 Fiscal Take Assessment 5

4 Key Fiscal Terms 6

4.1 Royalties 6

4.2 Annual Permit Fees 7

4.3 Energy and Resources Levy (gas fields discovered prior to 1986) 7

4.4 Direct Taxation 7

4.4.1 Corporate Income Tax 7

4.4.2 Deductions and Depreciation 7

4.4.3 Withholding Tax 8

4.4.4 Goods and Services Tax 8

4.5 Emissions Trading Scheme 8

5 Regulation and Licensing 9

5.1 Legal Framework 9

5.1.1 Governing Law 9

5.1.2 Contract Type 10

5.1.3 Title to Hydrocarbons 10

5.2 Institutional Framework 11

5.2.1 Licensing Authority 11

5.2.2 Regulatory Agency 11

5.3 Licensing Process 11

5.3.1 Licensing Rounds 11

5.3.2 Bidding 12

5.3.3 Evaluation 12

5.4 License Terms 15

5.4.1 Duration 15

5.4.2 Obligations 15

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