Under the terms of the deal, BP acquired a 49.99 percent interest in Kosmos BP Senegal Limited, our controlled affiliate company which holds a 65 percent participating interest in the Cayar Offshore Profond and the Saint Louis Offshore Profond blocks offshore Senegal.*
Andrew G. Inglis, Kosmos Energy’s chairman and chief executive officer, said: “With the transaction now complete, Kosmos looks forward to working with the Government of Senegal and partners to move ahead with the next stage of our work program involving further exploration in the two blocks and seeking to produce first gas from the Tortue project by 2021.”
The effective interests in the blocks offshore Senegal are now:
|Effective Working Interest|
Senegal (Saint Louis Offshore Profond and Cayar Offshore Profond Blocks)
|Société des Pétroles du Sénégal (Petrosen)||10%||10%|
* After completion of the exercise in December 2016 of an option to acquire an additional 5 percent participating interest from Timis Corporation in consideration for a future carry on a well in Senegal.
About Kosmos Energy
Kosmos is a leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on frontier and emerging areas along the Atlantic Margin. Our assets include existing production and development projects offshore Ghana, large discoveries offshore Mauritania and Senegal, as well as exploration licenses with significant hydrocarbon potential offshore Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe, Suriname, Morocco and Western Sahara. 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 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report. Kosmos is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is traded under the ticker symbol KOS. For additional information, visit www.kosmosenergy.com.
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