Kosmos Energy Announces Gulf of Mexico Appraisal Success at Winterfell
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Winterfell discovery area in the
The well discovered approximately 40 meters (~120 feet) of net oil pay in the first and second horizons with better oil saturation and porosity than pre-drill expectations. The exploration tail has discovered an additional oil-bearing horizon in a deeper reservoir which is also prospective in the blocks immediately to the north. The results of this appraisal well further define the resource potential in the central Winterfell area, with the current estimate around 100 million barrels gross.
Separately, Kosmos has farmed down an interest in the two blocks immediately to the north of the Winterfell discovery to the owners of the central Winterfell discovery in exchange for cash consideration and the retention of an overriding royalty interest. This aligns the partnership and provides the ability to further scale the development with low-risk follow-on drilling. Kosmos will retain a 35% working interest in the two blocks, which have been significantly de-risked following the results of the Winterfell-1 and
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