Uganda Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report - 2nd Bid Round Planned for 2019

Uganda Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report - 2nd Bid Round Planned for 2019


Uganda offers PSAs for investment in its upstream oil and gas sector. Following the passage of the National Oil and Gas Policy in 2008, the country has progressed its fiscal and regulatory regime with the adoption of the PEDP Act in 2013 and the supplemental PEDP Regulations in 2016. The new legislation has improved the regulatory climate. Following the regulatory overhaul and first licensing round, launched in 2015, three PSAs were signed in in late 2017. A second licensing round is planned for 2019, offering further acreage in the Albertine Basin.

“Uganda Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report - 2nd Bid Round Planned for 2019”, presents the essential information relating to the terms which govern investment into Uganda’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 Uganda’s upstream oil and gas investment climate.


  • Overview of current fiscal terms governing upstream oil and gas operations in Uganda
  • 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 Uganda.
Reasons to buy
  • Understand the complex regulations and contractual requirements applicable to Uganda’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.

  • Regime Overview
    • Table Regime Overview
    • Table Figure 1: Regime Flow Chart
  • State Take Assessment
    • Table Figure 2: Uganda, Indicative NPV10/boe, IRR and State Take Comparison, Regional
  • Key Fiscal Terms
    • Royalties, Bonuses and Fees
      • Signature Bonus
      • Discovery Bonus
      • Production Bonus
      • Rental Fees
        • Table Uganda, Annual Rental Fees (US$/km2)
      • Training Fees
      • Royalties
        • Table Uganda, 2015 Model Contract Royalty Rates
        • Table Uganda, Pre-2015 Royalty Rates
      • Additional Royalty (EA1, EA1A, and Kanywatabe Prospect Area PSAs)
        • Table Uganda, Additional Liquids Royalty Rates, 2012
        • Table Uganda, Additional Sales Gas Royalty Rates, 2012
    • Cost Recovery
      • Cost Recovery Limit
      • Recoverable Costs
    • Profit Sharing
      • 2015Model Contract (R-Factor)
        • Table Uganda, Profit-Sharing, 2015 Model Contract (R-Factor)
      • Pre 2015 Contracts (Production Based)
        • Table Uganda, Profit Sharing, EA1 (2012)
    • Direct Taxation
      • Corporate Income Tax
      • Capital Gains Tax
      • Branch Remittance Tax
      • Deductions and Depreciation
        • Table Uganda, Non-Petroleum Operations Depreciation Rates (%)
      • Withholding Tax
    • Indirect Taxation
      • Value Added Tax
      • Import Duties
        • Table Uganda, EAC Customs Union - Import Duty Rates (%)
    • State Participation
  • Regulation and Licensing
    • Legal Framework
      • Table Figure 3: Legal Framework
      • Governing Law
      • Contract Type
      • Title to Hydrocarbons
    • Institutional Framework
      • Table Figure 4: Institutional Framework
      • Licensing Authority
      • Regulatory Agency
      • National Oil Company
    • Licensing Process
      • Licensing Rounds
      • Direct Applications
    • License Terms
      • Duration
      • Work Obligations
      • Domestic Market Obligation
      • Local Content
      • Management of Operations
  • Outlook
  • Appendix
    • References
      • Table References
    • Contact Us
    • Disclaimer

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