Reports on Payments to Governments for the Year ended 31 December 2018 


This report provides information in accordance with DTR 4.3A in respect of payments made by the Company to Governments for the year ended 31 December 2018 and in compliance with the Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/3209). 


This report is available to download from: https://www.enquest.com/corporate-responsibility/business-conduct  


Basis of preparation 

The payments disclosed, which are on a cash basis, are based on where the obligation for the payment arose (i.e. at a project or corporate level). However, where a payment or a series of related payments do not exceed £86,000, they are disclosed at a corporate level, in accordance with the UK Regulations. 

All of the payments disclosed in accordance with the Directive have been made to national Governments, either directly or through a Ministry or Department of the national Government, with the exception of the Malaysian payments in respect of production entitlements, supplementary payments, royalties, research CESS and education commitment payments which are paid to PETRONAS (Petroliam Nasional Berhad, the National Oil Company of Malaysia). 


By licence 
Project/entity name  Licence  Production entitlements  Taxes  Royalties  Licence fees  Education commitment payment  Research CESS  Supple- mentary payments  TOTAL 
mboe  $'000  $'000  $'000  $'000  $'000  $'000  $'000  $'000 
Kraken  P1077      –          –           –             –  1,064                    –           –           –  1,064 
Alma & Galia  P1765 & P1825            –          –             –  624                   –             –            –  624 
Heather & Broom  P242 & P902     –         –       –            –  407                 –            –              –  407 
Greater Kittiwake Area  P351, P73 & P238      –        –       –          –  162                –          –                –  162 
Dons (including Ythan & Conrie)  P236, P1200 & P2137       –          –       –         –  475                –          –            –  475 
Thistle & Deveron  P475          138        138 
Scolty & Crathes  P1107 & P1617         –       –      –  458                –          –              –  458 
Kildrummy  P585          148        148 
Magnus  P193          205        205 
Corporate      4,686    197        4,883 
Total United Kingdom      4,686    3,878        8,564 
PM-8E  1,172  70,754    1,221      725  24,541  97,241 
Tanjong Baram            100      100 
Corporate      13,008            13,008 
Total Malaysia  1,172  70,754  13,008  1,221     –               100  725  24,541  110,349 
Total Group  1,172  70,754  17,694  1,221  3,878  100  725  24,541  118,913 
By Government 
Project/entity name Licence  Production entitlements  Taxes  Royalties  Licence fees  Education commitment payment  Research CESS  Supple- mentary payments  TOTAL 
mboe  $'000  $'000  $'000  $'000  $'000  $'000  $'000  $'000 
HM Revenue and Customs      –          –  4,686          –                      –          –           –  4,686 
Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy          3,878        3,878 
Total United Kingdom      4,686    3,878        8,564 
PETRONAS  1,172  70,754    1,221     –               100  725  24,541  97,341 
Malaysian Inland Revenue Board      13,008            13,008 
Total Malaysia  1,172  70,754  13,008  1,221     –               100  725  24,541  110,349 
Total Group  1,172  70,754  17,694  1,221  3,878  100  725  24,541  118,913 


Production entitlements expressed in barrels 

This includes non-cash royalties and state non-participating interest paid in barrels of oil or gas out of EnQuest's working interest share of production in a licence. The figures disclosed are produced on an entitlement basis rather than a liftings basis. It does not include the Government's or National Oil Company's working interest share of production in a licence. Production entitlements are assessed on a quarterly basis and are valued at the price used to determine entitlement. 


This represents cash tax calculated on the basis of profits including income or capital gains. Income taxes are usually reflected in corporate income tax returns. The cash payment of income taxes occurs in the year in which the tax has arisen or up to one year later. Income taxes also include any cash tax rebates received from the Government or revenue authority during the year and excludes fines and penalties. Due to differences in the way cash movements were categorised and disclosed in the Group accounts there is a c. $100k difference in the amounts disclosed for tax payments above compared to the 2018 Annual Report. 


This represents cash royalties paid to Governments during the year for the extraction of oil or gas. The terms of the royalties are described within our Production Sharing Contracts ('PSC') and can vary from project to project within one country. Royalties paid in kind have been recognised within the production entitlements category. 

Licence fees 

This represents total, rather than working interest share of, licence fees, rental fees, entry fees and other levies or consideration for licences and/or concessions paid for access to an area during the year (with the exception of signature bonuses which are captured within bonus payments). 

Education commitment payment 

This represents the annual education contribution paid to PETRONAS pursuant to the Tanjong Baram Risk Service Contract. 

Research CESS 

Research CESS payments are contractual amounts due under the PM-8E PSC, and are based on EnQuest's entitlement to production. These payments are made to PETRONAS. 

Supplementary payments 

Supplementary payments are required under the PM-8E PSC and are based on EnQuest's entitlement to profit oil and profit gas. These payments are made to PETRONAS. 



For further information please contact: 


EnQuest PLC                                                                                                                 Tel: +44 (0)20 7925 4900 

Amjad Bseisu (Chief Executive) 

Jonathan Swinney (Chief Financial Officer) 

Ian Wood (Communications & Investor Relations)

Tulchan Communications                                                                                          Tel: +44 (0)20 7353 4200 

Martin Robinson      

Martin Pengelley 

Harry Cameron 


Notes to editors 



EnQuest is an independent production and development company with operations in the UK North Sea and Malaysia. The Group's strategic vision is to be the operator of choice for maturing and underdeveloped hydrocarbon assets by focusing on operational excellence, differential capability, value enhancement and financial discipline. 

EnQuest PLC trades on both the London Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Its UK operated assets include Thistle/Deveron, Heather/Broom, the Dons area, Magnus, the Greater Kittiwake Area, Scolty/Crathes Alma/Galia, Kraken and the Sullom Voe Terminal; EnQuest also has an interest in the non-operated Alba oil field. At the end of December 2018, EnQuest had interests in 18 UK production licences and was the operator of 16 of these licences. EnQuest's interests in Malaysia include the PM8/Seligi Production Sharing Contract and the Tanjong Baram Risk Services Contract, both of which the Group operates. 


Forward-looking statements: This announcement may contain certain forward-looking statements with respect to EnQuest's expectation and plans, strategy, management's objectives, future performance, production, reserves, costs, revenues and other trend information. These statements and forecasts involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend upon circumstances that may occur in the future. There are a number of factors which could cause actual results or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements and forecasts. The statements have been made with reference to forecast price changes, economic conditions and the current regulatory environment. Nothing in this announcement should be construed as a profit forecast. Past share performance cannot be relied on as a guide to future performance. 

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