Somalia Upstream Fiscal & Regulatory Guide - Government has Launched its First Offshore Licensing Round, which will continue into 2020 -

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Somalia offers production sharing agreements for upstream petroleum operations. Following years of instability the government has launched its First Offshore Licensing Round, which will continue into 2020. New legislation to accompany the round is awaiting enactment by parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would implement a royalty of between 5-35% and a profitability-based profit sharing mechanism. Additional legislative uncertainty remains whilst updates to the constitution are pending. Contracts signed before 1991 would be required to be renegotiated under the new terms. Any successful renegotiations are likely set the tone for future investment in the area.

Somalia Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Guide, presents the essential information relating to the terms which govern investment into Somalia'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 Somalia's upstream oil and gas investment climate.


  • Overview of current fiscal terms governing upstream oil and gas operations in Somalia
  • 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 Somalia

Reasons to buy

  • Understand the complex regulations and contractual requirements applicable to Somalia's upstream oil and gas sector
  • Evaluate factors determining profit levels in the industry
  • Identify potential regulatory issues facing investors in the country's upstream sector
  • Utilize considered insight on future trends to inform decision-making

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

1.1. Regime Overview - Production Sharing Agreement

1.2. Timeline

1.3. State Take Assessment

2. Key Terms - Production Sharing Agreements

2.1. Royalties, Bonuses and Fees

2.1.1. Signature Bonus

2.1.2. Additional Bonus

2.1.3. Surface Fees

2.1.4. Local Communities Fund

2.1.5. Training Fee

2.1.6. Administrative Fees

2.1.7. Royalties

2.2. Cost Recovery

2.2.1. Limit on Recovery

2.2.2. Recoverable Costs

2.2.3. Non-Recoverable Costs

2.3. Profit Sharing

2.4. Direct Taxation

2.4.1. Corporate Income Tax

2.4.2. Capital Gains Tax

2.4.3. Withholding Tax

2.5. Indirect Taxation

2.5.1. Value Added Tax

2.5.2. Customs Duties

2.6. State Participation

2.7. Natural Gas Discoveries

2.8. Domestic Market Obligation

2.9. Fiscal Stability

2.10. License Terms

2.10.1. Duration and Relinquishments

2.10.2. Work Obligation

2.10.3. Decommissioning Fund

3. Regulation and Licensing

3.1. Legal Framework

3.1.1. Governing Law

3.1.2. Contract Type

3.1.3. Title to Hydrocarbons

3.2. Institutional Framework

3.2.1. Licensing Authority

3.2.2. Regulatory Agency

3.2.3. National Oil Company

3.3. Licensing Process

3.3.1. Licensing Rounds

3.3.2. Bidding

3.4. Local Content

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Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900