Argentina Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report - Reformist Macri Government Liberalizing Oil and Gas Prices

 Published On: Sep, 2016 |    No of Pages: 25 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Summary

“Argentina Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report - Reformist Macri Government Liberalizing Oil and Gas Prices”, presents the essential information relating to the terms which govern investment into Argentina’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 Argentina’s upstream oil and gas investment climate.

Scope

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

Reasons to buy

- Understand the complex regulations and contractual requirements applicable to Argentina’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

1 Table of Contents
1 Table of Contents 1
1.1 List of Tables 3
1.2 List of Figures 3
2 Regime Overview 4
3 State Take Assessment 6
4 Key Fiscal Terms 7
4.1 Bonuses 7
4.2 Royalty 7
4.3 Rental Fees 8
4.4 Extraordinary Income Levy (Where Directly Negotiated) 9
4.4.1 Neuquén 9
4.4.2 Mendoza 9
4.4.3 Santa Cruz 10
4.4.4 Salta 10
4.5 Export Duty 10
4.5.1 Oil and Condensate 10
4.6 Federal Corporate Taxation 11
4.6.1 Corporate Income Tax 11
4.6.2 Withholding Tax 12
4.6.3 Deductions and Depreciation 12
4.7 Provincial Taxation 12
4.7.1 Turnover Tax 12
4.7.2 Stamp Duty 12
4.7.3 Property Tax 12
4.8 Value Added Tax 12
4.9 Corporate Social Responsibility Payments 13
4.10 Incentives 13
4.10.1 Stimulus Program for the Export of Escalante Crude Oil Surplus 13
4.10.2 Investment Promotion Scheme for Hydrocarbon Production 13
4.10.3 Gas Plan Incentives 14
4.10.4 Promotional Scheme for Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production 15
4.10.5 Oil Plus (Repealed July 13, 2015) 15
4.10.6 Gas Plus 16
4.10.7 Stimulus Program for Crude Oil Production (2015 Only) 17
4.10.8 Special Regime for Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands (Ended) 17
5 Regulation and Licensing 18
5.1 Legal Framework 18
5.1.1 Governing Law 18
5.1.2 Contract Type 19
5.1.3 Title to Hydrocarbons 19
5.2 Institutional Framework 19
5.2.1 Licensing Authority 20
5.2.2 Regulatory Agencies 20
5.2.3 National Oil Company 20
5.3 Licensing Process 21
5.4 License Terms 21
5.4.1 Duration and Relinquishment 21
5.4.2 Area 22
5.4.3 Obligations 22
5.4.4 Local Content 22
5.5 Profit Repatriation 22
6 Outlook 23
7 Contact Information 25

1.1 List of Tables
Table 1: Summary 4
Table 2: Argentina, Rental Fees, October 31, 2014 Onwards 8
Table 3: Argentina, Rental Fees, 2007-October 30, 2014 8
Table 4: Argentina, Rental Fees, Prior to 2007 8
Table 5: Argentina, Neuquén Extraordinary Income Levy Rates (%), 2010 YPF Extension 9
Table 6: Argentina, Mendoza Extraordinary Income Levy Rates (%), 2010 Law 9
Table 7: Argentina, Salta Extraordinary Income Levy Rates (%), 2012 YPF Extension 10
Table 8: Argentina, Additional Export Duty Rates, August 2004 10
Table 9: Argentina, Oil Export Duty Rates Below US$80/bbl , October 22-December 31, 2014 11
Table 10: Argentina, Gas Plan II - Subsidized Prices, 2016 14
Table 11: Argentina, ‘Oil Plus’ Tax Credit for Production Rates 16
Table 12: Argentina, ‘Oil Plus’ Tax Credit for Reserves Rates 16
Table 13: Argentina, Provincial Regulatory Agencies, 2016 20
Table 14: Argentina, Provincial Oil Companies, 2016 21

1.2 List of Figures
Figure 1: Regime Flow Chart 5
Figure 2: Argentina, Indicative NPV10/boe, IRR and State Take Comparison - Regional, 2016 6
Figure 3: Argentina, Legal Framework 18
Figure 4: Argentina, Institutional Framework 19


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