Gulf of Mexico Drilling Update
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 26, 2019--
Kosmos Energy (NYSE: KOS) (LSE: KOS) announced today that it has completed drilling the Resolution exploration well (Kosmos 50%, BP 50%) in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
Resolution was designed to test an amplitude-supported sub-salt prospect in the underexplored western Garden Banks area. The well encountered reservoir quality sands; however, the primary exploration objective proved to be water bearing. The well will now be plugged and abandoned and the well results integrated into the ongoing evaluation of the surrounding area.
Kosmos expects to spud the Oldfield prospect (Kosmos 40%, Hess 60%) in early December with results in the first quarter of 2020. In addition, Kosmos continues to high grade its multi-year infrastructure-led exploration prospect inventory in the Gulf of Mexico with a further three wells expected in 2020.
The Resolution well was located in approximately 600 meters of water and was drilled to a total depth of approximately 7,700 meters. Kosmos expects to record approximately $55 million of exploration expense in the fourth quarter related to the drilling of the Resolution exploration well.
About Kosmos Energy
Kosmos is a full-cycle deepwater independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused along the Atlantic Margins. Our key assets include production offshore Ghana, Equatorial Guinea and U.S. Gulf of Mexico, as well as a world-class gas development offshore Mauritania and Senegal. We also maintain a sustainable exploration program balanced between proven basin infrastructure-led exploration (Equatorial Guinea and U.S. Gulf of Mexico), emerging basins (Mauritania, Senegal and Suriname) and frontier basins (Cote d’Ivoire, Namibia and Sao Tome and Principe). Kosmos is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange and is traded under the ticker symbol KOS. As an ethical and transparent company, Kosmos is committed to doing things the right way. The Company’s Business Principles articulate our commitment to transparency, ethics, human rights, safety and the environment. Read more about this commitment in the Kosmos 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report. For additional information, visit www.kosmosenergy.com.
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