Types of fiscal regime in hydrocarbon exploration and production

Authors

  • Daria Karasalihović Sedlar University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mining Geology and Petroleum Engineering http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2763-2863
  • Goran Barbir
  • Vladislav Brkić

Abstract

The choice of the right fi scal regime represents the main object of the energy policy concerning hydrocarbon exploration and production for the state government. For the operator and service companies it represents the terms and conditions for practical conducting  of the process in whole. This paper analyse aspects of agreements used in the petroleum indus-try. Elements of agreement, regardless of regime, have been described together with their advantages and disadvantages. Due to the fact that the fi scal regime has to be chosen to attract companies willing to invest in exploration and produc-tion, it represents a relevant part of the business strategy and also a base for the decision making process during start up. It has to minimize the risk for the both parties involved and maximize the state’s share during the exploitation phase. For the companies, it has to be attractive enough to balance risks during the exploration phase with profi ts gained during the exploitation phase. The aim of this paper is to show the existing fi scal systems in the petroleum industry and to analyze the process for concluding a contract regarding the exploration and production of hydrocarbons. An overview of diff er-ent business practices in the oil and gas industry with a detailed breakdown of the contract terms between the parties involved have been described in the paper. The aim of this paper is to show the diff erent possibilities of fi nancial regimes which could help during the negotiation process for conducting hydrocarbon exploration and production for everyone involved.

Author Biographies

Daria Karasalihović Sedlar, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mining Geology and Petroleum Engineering

Department for Petroleum Engineering

Vladislav Brkić

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mining Geology and Petroleum Engineering

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Published

2016-12-17

How to Cite

Karasalihović Sedlar, D., Barbir, G., & Brkić, V. (2016). Types of fiscal regime in hydrocarbon exploration and production. Rudarsko-geološko-Naftni Zbornik (The Mining-Geological-Petroleum Bulletin), 32(1), 45–54. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/ojs/index.php/rgn/article/view/4425

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Petroleum Engineering and Energetics