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Kosmos Energy Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results

  Kosmos Energy Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results  Business Wire  DALLAS -- February 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 www.kosmosenergy.com. 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 www.kosmosenergy.com.  Forward-Looking Statements  This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section21E 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                      (unaudited) Revenues and other income: Oil and gas          $ 214,564     $ 217,591       $ 851,212       $ 667,951 revenue Interest income        84            (57     )       275             1,108 Other income          233          2,220         941           3,150    Total revenues         214,881       219,754         852,428         672,209 and other income                                                                     Costs and expenses: Oil and gas            17,140        23,318          96,791          95,109 production Exploration            35,930        4,518           230,314         100,652 expenses General and            39,634        44,529          158,421         157,087 administrative Depletion and          46,966        57,265          222,544         185,707 depreciation Amortization - deferred               2,785         2,402           11,054          8,984 financing costs Interest expense       9,022         8,490           36,811          52,207 Derivatives, net       16,641        5,083           17,027          31,490 Loss on extinguishment         —             5,342           —               5,342 of debt Other expenses,       167          747           3,512         1,475    net Total costs and       168,285      151,694       776,474       638,053  expenses                                                                     Income before          46,596        68,060          75,954          34,156 income taxes Income tax            42,430       36,454        166,998       101,184  expense                                                                     Net income           $ 4,166       $ 31,606        (91,044 )     $ (67,028 ) (loss)                                                                     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 Assets 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         $ 4,166         $ 31,606        $ (91,044  )     $ (67,028  ) (loss) Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities: Depletion, depreciation         49,751          59,667          233,598          194,691 and amortization Deferred             19,623          28,169          82,380           80,036 income taxes Unsuccessful         8,653           12,872          107,565          32,229 well costs Non-cash change in fair       18,341          4,618           23,093           18,465 value of derivatives Cash settlements on       (14,753 )       (9,839  )       (33,411  )       (28,594  ) derivatives Equity-based         18,234          25,208          69,026           83,423 compensation Loss on extinguishment       —               5,342           —                5,342 of debt Other                448             151             4,916            7,890 Changes in assets and liabilities: Net changes in working             136,592       63,626        126,281        45,076    capital Net cash provided by          241,055         221,420         522,404          371,530 operating activities                                                                      Investing activities: Oil and gas          (72,961 )       (96,309 )       (317,413 )       (368,990 ) assets Other property       (1,258  )       (964    )       (4,970   )       (9,994   ) Restricted          (8,964  )      (589    )      (1,750   )      (23,678  ) cash Net cash used in investing         (83,183 )       (97,862 )       (324,133 )       (402,662 ) activities                                                                      Financing activities: Payments on          —               —               (100,000 )       (110,000 ) long-term debt Purchase of          (31     )       —               (13,101  )       (8,378   ) treasury stock Deferred financing           —             (8,044  )      (2,226   )      (8,418   ) costs Net cash used in financing        (31     )      (8,044  )      (115,327 )      (126,796 ) activities                                                                      Net increase (decrease) in        157,841         115,514         82,944           (157,928 ) cash and cash equivalents Cash and cash equivalents at      440,267       399,650       515,164        673,092   beginning of period Cash and cash equivalents at     $ 598,108      $ 515,164      $ 598,108       $ 515,164   end of period    Net Proved Developed and Undeveloped                             Reserves (unaudited)                                                                                                            Oil         Gas       Total                                                  (MMBbl)     (Bcf)     (MMBoe)                                                                         Net proved developed and undeveloped             42          9         43 reserves at December 31, 2012 Extensions and discoveries                       —           —         — Production                                       (8   )      (1  )     (8   ) Purchases of minerals-in-place                   —           —         — Revisions in estimates                           11         3        12    Net proved developed and undeveloped             45         11       47    reserves at December 31, 2013                                                                                                                                                                                                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    (1)  reserves may not add to net proved developed and undeveloped             reserves due to rounding.                            Costs Incurred in Oil and Gas Activities (unaudited)  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 Proved                     —                —               — 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.  Contact:  Kosmos Energy Ltd. Investor Relations Jon Cappon, +1-214-445-9669 jcappon@kosmosenergy.com or Media Relations Thomas Golembeski, +1-214-445-9674 tgolembeski@kosmosenergy.com