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Falklands would claim 9% oil royalty per barrel plus 26% profit corporation tax

Friday, September 30th 2016 - 07:54 UTC
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MLA Edwards explained that Premier, as current operator of the Sea Lion field, had indicated that their current projected breakeven price was US$ 45 per barrel. MLA Edwards explained that Premier, as current operator of the Sea Lion field, had indicated that their current projected breakeven price was US$ 45 per barrel.
This week Borders and Southern whose licensed field is south of the Falklands  announced they foresaw a breakeven oil price for development of US$ 40 pb This week Borders and Southern whose licensed field is south of the Falklands announced they foresaw a breakeven oil price for development of US$ 40 pb

The Falkland Islands government would claim 9% royalty on one barrel of oil, plus 26% corporation tax on profit, confirmed Member of Legislative Assembly Roger Edwards this week.

 Asked a question regarding what the Government’s current take would be at an oil price of US$ 45 per barrel MLA Roger Edwards explained that Premier, as current operator of the Sea Lion field, had indicated recently that their current projected breakeven price was US$ 45 per barrel.

At break-even point, revenue only covers cost, implying that there would be no profit to be taxed and therefore the direct Government take at a sustained sale price of US$ 45 per barrel would be confined to the 9% royalty, which would be US$ 4.05 per barrel.

He said: “However, it is unlikely that a project would be approved by an oil company in a predicted non-profit scenario.”

This week however Borders and Southern whose licensed field is south of the Falklands (where waters are shallower in some areas) announced they foresaw a breakeven oil price for development of US$ 40 per barrel.

They said: “This is due to a combination of attractive fiscal terms set by the Falkland Islands government, a high quality reservoir which does not require a large number of development wells, and a relatively straightforward development plan using proven technology.” (Penguin News)

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  • Brit Bob

    But the oil is coming from the Argentine continental shelf!

    https://www.academia.edu/10574593/Falklands_Islands_Territorial_Waters

    Ho ho

    Sep 30th, 2016 - 09:09 am +1
  • ChrisR

    And the argies could have had some of that if Bug-eye Kirchner hadn't thrown a hissy fit!

    Sep 30th, 2016 - 11:06 am +1
  • The Major

    And the price of oil is once more rising Oh happy days for them

    Sep 30th, 2016 - 11:40 am +1
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