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Mauritania Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report 2016 - Competitive Licensing Round Planned for High-Potential Blocks - Research and Markets

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Mauritania Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report - Competitive Licensing Round Planned for High-Potential Blocks" report to their offering.

Mauritania Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report - Competitive Licensing Round Planned for High-Potential Blocks, presents the essential information relating to the terms which govern investment into Mauritania's 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 state's take from hydrocarbon production. Considering political, economic and industry specific variables, the report also analyses future trends for Mauritania's upstream oil and gas investment climate.


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

- Assessment of the current fiscal regime's 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 Mauritania

Key Topics Covered:

1 Tables & Figures

2 Regime Overview

3 State Take Assessment

4 Key Fiscal Terms

4.1 Bonuses and Fees

4.1.1 Signature Bonus

4.1.2 Production Bonus

4.1.3 Surface Fees

4.1.4 Personnel Fees

4.2 Cost Recovery

4.2.1 Cost Recovery Limit

4.2.2 Recoverable Costs

4.2.3 Special Onshore Uplift (Ta-11 and Ta-12 PSAs)

4.3 Profit-Sharing

4.3.1 R-Factor Mechanism (PSAs from 2011)

4.3.2 Production-Based Mechanism (Pre-2011 PSAs)

4.4 Direct Taxation

4.4.1 Corporate Income Tax

4.4.2 Deductions and Depreciation

4.5 Indirect Taxation

4.5.1 VAT

4.5.2 Customs Duties

4.5.3 Payroll Tax Withholding

4.6 State Participation

4.6.1 State Participation Cost Uplift

5 Regulation and Licensing

5.1 Legal Framework

5.1.1 Governing Law

5.1.2 Contract Type

5.1.3 Title to Hydrocarbons

5.2 Institutional Framework

5.2.1 Licensing Authority

5.2.2 Regulatory Agency

5.2.3 National Oil Company

5.3 Licensing Process

5.4 License Terms

5.4.1 Duration

5.4.2 Work Obligations

5.5 Local Content

6 Outlook

7 Contact Information

For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rmgwlh/mauritania

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Source: Business Wire (January 13, 2017 - 1:28 PM EST)

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