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OpenOil is a resarch consultancy and publisher that seeks market driven solutions for Resource Curse issues.
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oil and natural gas, csr, governance and anti-corruption, investing, geology, environment, social accountability, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development

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Running the Numbers: ADB and OpenOil launch a report on government modeling capacity

Posted on October 19, 2017 at 16:22 0 Comments

Geneva, 19 October 2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and OpenOil, a Berlin-based financial analysis firm, have jointly produced a new report on how African governments use financial models to manage oil & gas and mining projects. The report was launched at the 13th Annual…


Is your tax break really necessary? The story of Yaoure gold mine in Cote d'Ivoire

Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:30 0 Comments

The publication of the financial model of Yaoure gold mine shows what can be done: both in the tricky area of what tax incentives offer, and in terms of building government analytical capacity.

OpenOil, with support from the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), worked with colleagues from Cote d’Ivoire’s Ministry of…


Where are your country's oil projects on the "Climate Change Supply Curve"?

Posted on June 21, 2017 at 10:21 0 Comments

The latest report from Carbon Tracker Initiative, a non-profit analysis house in London, suggest that up to a third of currently planned oil and gas projects may now never go ahead because of climate change policy.

In “2D of Separation”, CTI presents the potential risks to shareholders and investors in the world’s largest fossil fuel companies of “stranded assets”: the idea that if world leaders do what they said they would…


"Public interest" financial modelling – the next step in EITI reconciliations?

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 12:01 0 Comments

Charting out what a project’s revenue should can strengthen the capacity of the government. (Note: coupons to learn Excel as a prerequisite to financial modeling are available from a link at the end of this blog)

When the EITI set out its work ten years ago, the core idea was to reconcile and compare the payments made by companies to governments to each other to see if they added up to the same amount. This can…


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