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Kosmos Energy Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results

02/24/14 12:00 GMT

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 24, 2014-- Kosmos Energy Ltd. (“Kosmos”) (NYSE: KOS) announced today financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year 2013. For the fourth quarter of 2013, the Company reported net income of $4 million, or $0.01 per basic and diluted share. For the full year 2013, the Company generated a net loss of $91 million or $0.24 per basic and diluted share. Total oil revenues in 2013 were $851 million on eight oil liftings, net to Kosmos.

Highlights for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, include:

  • Sold just under two million barrels of oil, net to Kosmos
  • Realized a net reserve replacement ratio of 140% at year-end 2013
  • Advanced the development of the TEN project following plan of development approval
  • Executed our Northwest Africa farm-out initiatives to BP and Cairn Energy
  • Completed significant 3D seismic programs offshore Ireland and Mauritania
  • Secured the Maersk Discoverer rig to drill our first exploration well in Morocco

Brian F. Maxted, chief executive officer and chief exploration officer, commented, “We enter 2014 well-positioned to execute on our high-impact, multi-well exploration program with the first well in Morocco expected to spud next month. Our plan of development for our second major oil development in Ghana, TEN, was approved last year and work is quickly advancing with first oil targeted for 2016. As a self-funded explorer, we continue to be disciplined in our investment programs to deliver the most value to shareholders.”

Fourth quarter 2013 oil revenues were $215 million versus $218 million in the same quarter of 2012, on sales of nearly two million barrels of oil for each period. Realized pricing was $111.13 per barrel of oil sold in the fourth quarter of 2013 versus $109.26 per barrel of oil sold in the fourth quarter of 2012, excluding the impact of the Company’s hedging program. At the end of 2013, the Company was in a net underlift position of approximately 311,000 barrels of oil.

Production expense for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $17 million, or $8.88 per barrel sold, versus $23 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, due to the absence of workover activities in the latest quarter.

Exploration expenses in the fourth quarter of 2013 totaled $36 million. Included in the quarter were costs related to large 3D seismic surveys in Ireland and Mauritania; ongoing seismic processing and interpretation expenditures throughout the Company’s portfolio; and the cost of the Akasa-2A appraisal well which confirmed the oil-water contact in the Akasa field.

Depletion and depreciation expense was $47 million, or $24.33 per barrel of oil sold versus $28.75 per barrel sold in the fourth quarter of 2012. The decrease in the fourth quarter 2013 depletion rate was a result of the increase in proved reserves as of year-end 2013. General and administrative expense was $40 million for the fourth quarter of 2013 versus $45 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Derivative expense for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $17 million, which represents the change in the mark-to-market of the Company’s oil derivative contracts as of December 31, 2013. Income tax expense for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $42 million; the majority of the amount was related to the Company’s operations in Ghana.

The Company’s hedging position at year-end 2013 included 6.0 million barrels of 2014 production and 3.7 million barrels of 2015 production.

Operational Update

“Reservoir performance from Jubilee continues to be strong as demonstrated by the increase in our year-end proved reserves,” said Darrell McKenna, chief operating officer at Kosmos. “From a facilities standpoint, the Jubilee field partners and the Government of Ghana are working to address gas-related surface constraints which are currently limiting oil production from the Jubilee field. In addition, we are continuing to advance the TEN development and are now fully aligned with the government regarding the MTA appraisal program. On the exploration side, we are highly focused on our upcoming drilling operations in Morocco with the rig currently in transit to our FA-1 well location.”

2014 year-to-date gross production from the Jubilee field has averaged approximately 104,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd). In the fourth quarter of 2013, Jubilee field production averaged nearly 93,000 bopd, an increase over the third quarter’s production of around 88,000 bopd which was impacted by the planned maintenance program performed on the Jubilee floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) in late September.

Phase 1A drilling and completion operations continued during the fourth quarter, with three production wells and the two water injection wells associated with Phase 1A now online. Due to continued delays in the gas export infrastructure and the resulting limits on gas disposition, the Jubilee field partners are actively pursuing various alternatives to handle the gas associated with Jubilee production. Discussions are ongoing with the Government of Ghana.

The Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) project continues to build positive momentum. Construction on the FPSO is ongoing, and development drilling began in the fourth quarter. The second major oil development project in Ghana, TEN is expected to deliver first oil in 2016 with production staged up to a facilities-designed gross production target of 80,000 barrels of oil per day.

Appraisal of the Mahogany, Teak and Akasa (MTA) discoveries within the Greater Jubilee area continued in the fourth quarter with the completion of the Akasa-2A appraisal well. The well successfully tested the down-dip extent of the Akasa accumulation and further refined the resource base attributable to the three discovery areas.

In preparation for our 2014 drilling campaign, the farm-out of our Morocco license acreage was completed in October with BP acquiring a non-operating interest in the Essaouira Offshore, Foum Assaka Offshore and Tarhazoute Offshore blocks in the Agadir Basin, and Cairn Energy acquiring a non-operating interest in the Cap Boujdour Offshore block in the Aaiun Basin, offshore Western Sahara, subject to receipt of requisite government approvals.

During the fourth quarter, Kosmos continued to make progress on a number of other exploration initiatives. A 5,000 square kilometer 3D seismic program in the Porcupine Basin offshore western Ireland was completed in October, and a 10,300 square kilometer 3D seismic survey was completed in November offshore Mauritania.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

Kosmos will host a conference call and webcast to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial and operating results today at 10:00 a.m. Central time (11:00 a.m. Eastern time). A live webcast of the event can be accessed on the Investors page of Kosmos’ website at The dial-in telephone number for the call is +1.877.407.3982. Callers outside the United States should dial +1.201.493.6780. A replay of the webcast will be available on the Investors page of Kosmos’ website for approximately 90 days following the event.

About Kosmos Energy

Kosmos Energy 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 other major development projects offshore Ghana, as well as exploration licenses with significant hydrocarbon potential offshore Ireland, Mauritania, Morocco (including Western Sahara) and Suriname. 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 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report. Kosmos is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is traded under the ticker symbol KOS. For additional information, visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Kosmos expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Kosmos’ estimates and forward-looking statements are mainly based on its current expectations and estimates of future events and trends, which affect or may affect its businesses and operations. Although Kosmos believes that these estimates and forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, they are subject to several risks and uncertainties and are made in light of information currently available to Kosmos. When used in this press release, the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” “expect,” “plan,” “will” or other similar words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of Kosmos, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. Further information on such assumptions, risks and uncertainties is available in Kosmos’ Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings. Kosmos undertakes no obligation and does not intend to update or correct these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release, except as required by applicable law. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

Kosmos Energy Ltd.
Consolidated Statement of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
    Three Months Ended     Year Ended
December 31, December 31,
2013     2012 2013     2012
Revenues and other income:
Oil and gas revenue $ 214,564 $ 217,591 $ 851,212 $ 667,951
Interest income 84 (57 ) 275 1,108
Other income   233   2,220     941     3,150  
Total revenues and other income 214,881 219,754 852,428 672,209
Costs and expenses:
Oil and gas production 17,140 23,318 96,791 95,109
Exploration expenses 35,930 4,518 230,314 100,652
General and administrative 39,634 44,529 158,421 157,087
Depletion and depreciation 46,966 57,265 222,544 185,707
Amortization - deferred financing costs 2,785 2,402 11,054 8,984
Interest expense 9,022 8,490 36,811 52,207
Derivatives, net 16,641 5,083 17,027 31,490
Loss on extinguishment of debt 5,342 5,342
Other expenses, net   167   747     3,512     1,475  
Total costs and expenses   168,285   151,694     776,474     638,053  
Income before income taxes 46,596 68,060 75,954 34,156
Income tax expense   42,430   36,454     166,998     101,184  
Net income (loss) $ 4,166 $ 31,606     (91,044 ) $ (67,028 )
Net income (loss) per share:
Basic $ 0.01 $ 0.08   $ (0.24 ) $ (0.18 )
Diluted $ 0.01 $ 0.08   $ (0.24 ) $ (0.18 )
Weighted average number of shares used to compute net income (loss) per:
Basic   377,738   373,953     376,819     371,847  
Diluted   378,316   374,146     376,819     371,847  
Kosmos Energy Ltd.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, unaudited)
    December 31,     December 31,
2013 2012
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 598,108 $ 515,164
Receivables 21,326 134,216
Other current assets   115,527   100,738
Total current assets 734,961 750,118
Property and equipment, net 1,522,962 1,525,762
Other non-current assets   87,903   90,243
Total assets $ 2,345,826 $ 2,366,123
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 94,172 $ 128,855
Accrued liabilities 115,212 41,021
Other current liabilities   9,940   20,377
Total current liabilities 219,324 190,253
Long-term liabilities:
Long-term debt 900,000 1,000,000
Deferred tax liability 170,226 104,137
Other non-current liabilities   63,941   42,827
Total long-term liabilities 1,134,167 1,146,964
Total shareholders’ equity   992,335   1,028,906
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 2,345,826 $ 2,366,123
Kosmos Energy Ltd.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands, unaudited)
    Three Months Ended     Year Ended
December 31, December 31,
  2013         2012     2013         2012  
Operating Activities:
Net income (loss) $ 4,166 $ 31,606 $ (91,044 ) $ (67,028 )

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depletion, depreciation and amortization 49,751 59,667 233,598 194,691
Deferred income taxes 19,623 28,169 82,380 80,036
Unsuccessful well costs 8,653 12,872 107,565 32,229
Non-cash change in fair value of derivatives 18,341 4,618 23,093 18,465
Cash settlements on derivatives (14,753 ) (9,839 ) (33,411 ) (28,594 )
Equity-based compensation 18,234 25,208 69,026 83,423
Loss on extinguishment of debt 5,342 5,342
Other 448 151 4,916 7,890
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Net changes in working capital   136,592     63,626     126,281     45,076  
Net cash provided by operating activities 241,055 221,420 522,404 371,530
Investing activities:
Oil and gas assets (72,961 ) (96,309 ) (317,413 ) (368,990 )
Other property (1,258 ) (964 ) (4,970 ) (9,994 )
Restricted cash   (8,964 )   (589 )   (1,750 )   (23,678 )
Net cash used in investing activities (83,183 ) (97,862 ) (324,133 ) (402,662 )
Financing activities:
Payments on long-term debt (100,000 ) (110,000 )
Purchase of treasury stock (31 ) (13,101 ) (8,378 )
Deferred financing costs       (8,044 )   (2,226 )   (8,418 )
Net cash used in financing activities   (31 )   (8,044 )   (115,327 )   (126,796 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 157,841 115,514 82,944 (157,928 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   440,267     399,650     515,164     673,092  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 598,108   $ 515,164   $ 598,108   $ 515,164  
Net Proved Developed and Undeveloped Reserves            
Oil Gas Total
(MMBbl) (Bcf) (MMBoe)

Net proved developed and undeveloped reserves at December 31, 2012

42 9 43
Extensions and discoveries
Production (8 ) (1 ) (8 )
Purchases of minerals-in-place
Revisions in estimates 11   3   12  
Net proved developed and undeveloped reserves at December 31, 2013 45   11   47  
Oil Gas Total
(MMBbl) (Bcf) (MMBoe)
Proved reserves at December 31, 2013(1)
Proved developed reserves 36 10 38
Proved undeveloped reserves 9 1 9



The sum of proved developed reserves and proved undeveloped reserves may not add to net proved developed and undeveloped reserves due to rounding.


Costs Incurred in Oil and Gas Activities

The following table reflects total costs incurred, both capitalized and expensed, for oil and gas property acquisition, exploration, and development activities for the year ended December 31, 2013.

Ghana Other (1) Total
(in thousands)
Property acquisition
Unproved $ $ 13,787 $ 13,787
Exploration 183,635 183,213 366,848
Development   61,071     61,071
Total costs incurred $ 244,706 $ 197,000 $ 441,706
      (1)   Includes Africa, excluding Ghana, Europe and South America.

Source: Kosmos Energy Ltd.

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