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Kosmos Energy oil and gas exploration summary

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Kosmos Energy was founded as a high impact frontier explorer in 2003. The company has carved out a niche focused on frontier deepwater exploration of the Atlantic Margin and was a first mover' into Ghana leading to the play opening discovery of the Jubilee field in 2007. This high impact discovery created excellent full cycle value for the company though subsequent discoveries have been more marginal. Exploration is central to Kosmos' strategy and portfolio re loading has opened new frontier exploration opportunities in a small number of countries. Since 2015 it has made a successful return to high impact exploration drilling discovering over 40 tcf of gas offshore Mauritania and Senegal. A deal signed with BP will help monetise this gas and drive future value creation.

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Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Strategy
  • Investment and costs
  • Exploration
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
  • Valuation

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This report includes 23 images and tables including:

Images

  • Executive summary: Image 1
  • Exploration & appraisal spend and reinvestment
  • Exploration & appraisal spend by water depth
  • Exploration & appraisal spend by basin maturity
  • Discovery costs by water depth
  • Net active exploration acreage by water depth
  • Net active exploration acreage by country
  • Exploration wells drilled and spend per well
  • Exploration success rates
  • Volumes discovered by year
  • Volumes discovered by water depth
  • Volumes discovered by country
  • Volumes discovered by basin
  • Production: Image 1
  • Full cycle value creation by year
  • Exploration returns by year
  • Cost and development value by reserve category
  • Value creation by water depth

Tables

  • Ten year performance summary
  • Full-cycle economics
  • Strategy: Table 1
  • Gross exploration & appraisal wells by basin and sector
  • Discoveries (2007 to 2016)

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