In 2011, Kosmos celebrated our IPO, with shares trading on the NYSE under the KOS symbol.
Kosmos Energy’s senior management draws on deep technical expertise and a distinguished track record to lead Kosmos with vision and discipline.
Kosmos is looking for dynamic self-starters to be part of our agile, disciplined, collaborative team.
Ghana: West Cape Three Points
In the West Cape Three Points block in the Gulf of Guinea, Kosmos has made significant discoveries: Mahogany in 2008, and Teak and Akasa in 2011.
Andrew G. (Andy) Inglis joined Kosmos on March 1, 2014 as chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors. With more than 30 years of experience, he is one of the most respected upstream executives in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Inglis came to Kosmos most recently from Petrofac where he was chief executive of the Integrated Energy Services business and a member of the board of directors. Prior to Petrofac, he spent 30 years with BP, most recently as CEO of its exploration and production business. He was an executive director on the BP board between 2007 and 2010. From 2004 to 2007, he was BP executive vice president and deputy chief executive of exploration and production, with responsibility for BP's growth areas, including Azerbaijan, Angola, Algeria, Gulf of Mexico, Egypt, Trinidad, and the Asia-Pacific region. He is a former non-executive director of BAE Systems plc and TNK-BP Ltd. Mr. Inglis holds a master’s degree in Engineering from Pembroke College, Cambridge University. He is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Brian F. Maxted is Kosmos’ chief exploration officer and a member of the board of directors. Mr. Maxted served as chief executive officer for three years and led all aspects of the business to create a world-class organization before choosing to return to exploration. Before co-founding Kosmos in 2003, he was senior vice president of exploration for Triton Energy, where he led a series of discoveries offshore Equatorial Guinea. He also managed the discovery of several large gas/condensate fields by Carigali-Triton Operating Company in the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area and the discovery and confirmation of Colombia’s giant Cusiana and Cupiagua oil fields. Following the sale of Triton to Amerada Hess Corporation (now Hess Corporation), Mr. Maxted oversaw continued Hess exploration success in Equatorial Guinea as senior vice president of global exploration and new ventures. He also led the company’s Gulf of Mexico deepwater strategy. Prior to its recent acquisition, Mr. Maxted was a member of the board of directors of Broad Oak Energy, a company that focuses on improving recovery from mature U.S. onshore oil and gas producing regions. He holds a master’s degree in organic geochemistry and petrology from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and a bachelor of science in geology from the University of Sheffield.
W. Greg Dunlevy leads Kosmos’ financial, planning and administrative functions. He was instrumental in securing multi-billion dollars in combined debt and equity commitments by a global consortium of banks and financial institutions, which supports the company’s exploration, appraisal, and development programs. Mr. Dunlevy has extensive experience and expertise in oil and gas finance, planning, treasury, and banking. He has worked with large- and mid-cap U.S. independents for more than 25 years. Before co-founding Kosmos in 2003, he was CEO of Moncrief Oil International. Previously, Mr. Dunlevy was senior vice president, CFO, and treasurer of Triton Energy, where he worked closely with the CEO in setting strategic direction. Upon the sale of Triton to Amerada Hess Corporation (now Hess Corporation), he led its transition from a publicly held company to a Hess business unit. Mr. Dunlevy began his career with ARCO, where he worked for ARCO Petroleum Products Company, the ARCO Oil and Gas Company, and Lyondell Petrochemical Company subsidiaries. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and The College of William & Mary.
Darrell L. McKenna joined Kosmos as chief operating officer in January 2012. A pragmatic business leader with more than 30 years’ experience managing and operating major oil and gas assets around the world, Mr. McKenna came to the company after eight years with Hess Corporation, where he most recently was president of Hess Australia. He was responsible for the planning and execution of the Hess exploration, development, and production programs in Australia. While at Hess, Mr. McKenna served in several executive positions, including vice president of global drilling and completions, vice president of exploration and production technology, and vice president of the company’s African business unit. Previously, Mr. McKenna worked 18 years for Mobil Oil Corporation where he last served as general manager of new exploration and production ventures and oversaw the company’s entry into Brazil. He led new ventures and business development efforts in Vietnam, served as advisor for Asia Pacific and Middle East regional business matters, and managed operations engineering in Nigeria. He also served as a business development executive for Lewis Energy Group, Energy Virtual Partners, and Schlumberger Oilfield Services. Mr. McKenna received a bachelor of science degree in petroleum engineering from the Montana School of Mineral Science and Technology.
Christopher (Chris) Ball leads Kosmos’ business development and planning functions. Mr. Ball joined Kosmos in July 2013 after serving as vice president, business development for the upstream unit of Mubadala, a $50 billion investment company based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Previously, he was senior vice president of Occidental Development Company and president and general manager of Occidental Middle East Development Company, where he was responsible for business development activities in the Caspian, the Middle East, and North Africa. During his tenure at Occidental, Mr. Ball led and facilitated numerous successful new business activities including the company’s acquisition of concessions in Angola, Nigeria, and Suriname. He also worked in the commercial and mergers & acquisitions arena at Texaco in Houston, London, and New York and in upstream asset development and management at Amoco in London. Over his 20 year career, he has managed numerous multi-disciplinary teams that have generated, developed, and closed a number of exploration and production opportunities globally. Mr. Ball earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Brunel University in London.
As an exploration geologist, Paul Dailly has participated in the exploration and appraisal of major discoveries from the North Sea to Southeast Asia and Africa. During the last several years, he has coordinated the building to drill-out of the Kosmos exploration portfolio and the transitioning of the company’s several Ghanaian discoveries from appraisal to development. He was the geologist and technical team leader responsible for exploration and appraisal of multiple Triton Energy oil field discoveries offshore Equatorial Guinea. Earlier with Triton, Mr. Dailly was involved in the acquisition and exploration of licenses in Indonesia, Madagascar, and China. Following the sale of Triton to Amerada Hess Corporation (now Hess Corporation), he served as the Hess exploration technical team leader in Equatorial Guinea and later as regional exploration manager in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Before joining Triton, Mr. Dailly worked for BP, where he was involved in the exploration and appraisal of the Mungo and Monan fields in the central North Sea and the Lan Tay and Lan Do gas fields in Vietnam. He began his career at BP as an exploration geologist, serving in a number of the company’s international businesses. Mr. Dailly graduated from Edinburgh University and holds a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Oxford.
Marvin M. Garrett has more than 30 years of experience managing oil and gas drilling, production, and development activities worldwide. Prior to joining Kosmos in January 2006, he served as vice president of operations for Triton Energy. Mr. Garrett led the fast-track development of the deepwater Ceiba oil field discovery offshore Equatorial Guinea. His team achieved first production in only 14 months from discovery. He also had responsibility for Triton production from the giant Cusiana and Cupiagua oil fields in Colombia and development of the company’s multi-field, gas-condensate project in the Malaysia/Thailand Joint Development Area. While with Triton, Mr. Garrett also managed the company’s drilling program in Argentina, China, Ecuador, Greece, Guatemala, and Italy. Following the sale of Triton to Amerada Hess Corporation (now Hess Corporation) in 2001, he served as vice president of production during the Triton transition from a public company to a Hess business unit. In 1990, Mr. Garrett joined British Gas, where he entered the international oil and gas arena with responsibilities for managing operations on assets in West Africa, North Africa, and the Middle East. In 1992, British Gas seconded him to Zaafarana Oil Company in Egypt where he led the development of the Warda oil field in the Gulf of Suez. Mr. Garrett began his career in 1978 with Tenneco Oil Company as a drilling engineer. He received a bachelor of science degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Eric J. Haas has nearly 30 years of technical and management experience in support of exploration, development, and production projects. After joining Kosmos in early 2008, Mr. Haas led the appraisal and development program of the company’s Jubilee oil field offshore Ghana. Prior to joining Kosmos, he spent nearly 25 years at Hess Corporation, where he was responsible for numerous production and development projects in the Gulf of Mexico, Northwest Europe, Russia, and North and West Africa. Following the sale of Triton Energy to Amerada Hess Corporation (now Hess Corporation) in 2001, Mr. Haas was a member of the Hess team that managed the transition of Triton’s discoveries offshore Equatorial Guinea to the company’s West Africa business unit. He subsequently headed the team that appraised and developed these discoveries, which became known as the Okume Complex. Mr. Haas holds a bachelor of science degree in petroleum engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.
William S. (Bill) Hayes brings over 30 years of legal experience to Kosmos. He has been with Kosmos since 2007, serving on the senior leadership team in both a legal and external affairs capacity. In his current role, Mr. Hayes manages government relations for the company. During his career he has worked for or represented major and independent exploration and production companies- both public and private- in some 30 countries, with particular proficiency in representing companies operating in Africa. Mr. Hayes has led numerous entities’ legal activities and supported operations, marketing, finance, asset rationalization, and acquisitions. He also has directed corporate administration and risk management functions. He was senior vice president and general counsel for two London-based public independent exploration and production companies with primary operations in Russia and Ukraine: Urals Energy and Cardinal Resources, respectively. He also headed legal activities at Vanco Energy, a private, international exploration company with African deepwater oil and gas assets, and has represented numerous global exploration and production companies as a Houston-based independent legal practitioner. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hayes was a senior attorney for British Gas Exploration & Production. He began his career as an attorney with Andrews & Kurth in Houston, where he entered the oil and gas sector. Mr. Hayes received a Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas. He is member of the State Bar of Texas, the International Bar Association, and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.
Jason E. Doughty has nearly 20 years of legal experience in the international oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Kosmos in September 2011, he spent more than 11 years with ConocoPhillips in various leadership roles, including serving as deputy general counsel, Americas Exploration and Production. During his tenure with ConocoPhillips, Mr. Doughty was responsible for the company’s commercial litigation and international arbitration efforts; the Lower 48 and Latin America E&P legal group; and the Indonesia legal group. Previously, He was an attorney with ExxonMobil in Houston and a commercial litigation attorney in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Mr. Doughty earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin, and a bachelor of science degree in finance from Louisiana Tech University. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas.
Paul M. Nobel joined Kosmos with over 20 years of industry and public accounting experience. In his role, Mr. Nobel is responsible for all of the company’s accounting and financial reporting processes. Prior to joining Kosmos in July 2012, he was senior vice president and chief accounting officer of World Fuel Services Corporation, a multi-billion dollar global fuel logistics company. He concurrently held several other leadership positions at World Fuel Services, including but not limited to: senior vice president, finance – EMEA; senior vice president, audit and business controls; and senior vice president, corporate finance. Mr. Nobel began his career at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he served in various capacities in the assurance and advisory group, including senior manager. Mr. Nobel earned a bachelor of science degree from Florida State University and is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Reg Manhas leads Kosmos’ government affairs, social performance, and corporate communications functions and has more than 20 years of experience in the international oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Kosmos in June 2012, Mr. Manhas spent more than 15 years at Calgary-based Talisman Energy, including serving as vice president of corporate affairs where he established and built the company’s corporate affairs function. He was also responsible for above-ground risk management across Talisman’s global operations, including Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and the Americas. Prior to establishing the corporate affairs function, Mr. Manhas was an attorney with Talisman as well as with the law firm McCarthy Tetrault. Earlier in his career, Mr. Manhas worked as an engineer in the upstream oil industry with Petro-Canada. He earned both his law degree and his chemical engineering degree from the University of British Columbia. He is member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Alberta, the International Bar Association, and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. Mr. Manhas was appointed in 2012 by the Government of Canada to the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of Nature.
Tyner M. (Ty) Gaston directs Kosmos’ human resource functions, including recruiting, compensation, benefits, and payroll administration. He has extensive domestic and international HR experience and is a certified Senior Professional of Human Resources. Before joining Kosmos in early 2012, Mr. Gaston was senior vice president and chief operations officer, human resources, for the outsourcing division of Xerox Corporation, with responsibility for HR operations in 39 countries. He was a member of the acquisition team for Xerox’s purchase of Affiliated Computer Services. Previously, Mr. Gaston served as vice president, human resources, and vice president, corporate quality improvement, for Haggar Clothing Company. Prior to that he managed corporate quality improvement and directed two manufacturing departments for a consumer products division of Johnson & Johnson. A former U.S. Marine, Mr. Gaston holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.
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