NORTH AMERICAN RESOURCE VALUE—1: Economics, fiscal competitiveness eyed for Canada, US tight oil plays

Barry Rodgers Rodgers Oil & Gas Consulting Edmonton This report provides an assessment of the economics and fiscal competitiveness of the major tight oil plays in North America with a focus on Canada. Including fiscal competitiveness as part of the economics assessment is important because, while the costs of drilling in a given jurisdiction may be the same or higher, the fiscal costs in terms of taxes and royalties can sometimes produce very different economic outcomes. The report is structured in two parts. Part I, presented here, identifies the various assumptions and modeled parameters adopted to develop a set of recoverable reserves sizes that represents the range of North Americ...

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