Designing a fiscal regime for developing unconventional natural gas and or oil. (A case study of UK)

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Coursework Title (e.g. CWK1) Designing a fiscal regime for developing unconventional natural gas and or oil. (A case study of UK)  
Module Learning Outcomes Assessed: Review and analyse the drivers of value in oil and gas projects. The student will analyse the effects of operational and market parameters on the profitability of oil and gas exploration, development and production projectsEvaluate the design of petroleum fiscal regimes by modelling and simulating the effects of contract terms on contractor/ investor return and government receipts  
Task and Mark distribution:   Designing a fiscal regime for developing unconventional natural gas and or oil. (A case study of UK) You are required to research and recommend a set of fiscal policies and strategies to support the design of a fiscal regime for the development of unconventional natural resources of United States. Your final output: The Fiscal Regime should include supported research, recommended strategies and justifications for the following as a minimum Petroleum Taxation policy Cost recovery strategy – including for exploration, development and production costs Allowances/ incentives and suggested qualifying criteria backed with research Duties, tariffs, facility rentals Overall government take versus company take evaluation   Further Guidance In order to achieve the marks available, it is expected that you will demonstrate an achievement of all the learning outcomes being assessed. You will likely do this by articulating your answer to cover points 1 to 5 above in an outstanding fashion. The structure below simplifies the requirements of the assignment further, and provides an indication of the mark’s breakdown Introduction – To define the context of your Coursework report and set the scene for the work contained in it. You should include a concise background to the report, focus and organisation of the report. Fiscal regime design theory – You should review relevant theories on the design of fiscal regimes, especially as it relates to the development of unconventional resources. You should note and critique any fiscal instruments that host governments use to extract rent, in general. Subsequently, you should research the fiscal regime for unconventional resources in the country of your choice and summarise and illustrate its tax features. (Note: A descriptive and superficial collection of fiscal elements with a lack of supporting research will only earn you a maximum of 90 marks in this part.)    
Notes: You are expected to use APA style for referencing.

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