Health, Safety, Environment and Security

At Kosmos, we are committed to operating in a safe and efficient manner and protecting the environment in all that we do. Environmentally sound offshore hydrocarbon exploration requires a great deal of care to assess and mitigate the potential impacts on marine and coastal life at every stage of operations. Kosmos plans for an effective and timely response to emergencies that have the potential to impact personnel, the environment, local communities or our assets. We regularly conduct training, exercises and drills with both internal and external stakeholders to continuously improve our readiness to respond.

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ENVIRONMENT

The Environment data presented in this report is for Kosmos operated assets only. Waste and air emissions are measured in tons, with greenhouse gas emissions measured in metric tons of CO2 equivalent. The data represents drilling rigs as well as seismic and support vessels.

In 2016, Kosmos did not operate any drilling in Ghana. We drilled exploration wells offshore Mauritania and Senegal and conducted seismic surveys offshore Mauritania, Senegal and Suriname. The Atwood Achiever drillship sat offshore Mauritania during a pause period from June through December 2016.

2014
Ghana
2014
Mauritania
2014
Morocco
2015
Mauritania
2015
Morocco
2015
Senegal
2016
Mauritania
2016
Senegal
2016
Suriname
Waste (tons)
Hazardous 7.93 318.03 338.53 184.00 92.00 10 298.67 112.44 10.54
Non-Hazardous 15.54 1,343.78 1,617.25 115.00 542.00 14.16 296.8 114.11 82.9
TOTAL 23.47 1,661.81 1,955.78 299.00 634.00 24.16 595.47 226.55 93.44
Recycled/reused/treated 36% 15% 22% 27% 56% 34% 54% 43% 10%
Air Emissions (tons)
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) 1,572.27 19,019.73 31,525.16 35,225.94 12,591.45 17,914.02 51,893.95 20,815.17 20,530.75
Mono-Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) 29.18 432.25 702.89 654.20 233.28 332.52 964.32 387.47 381.10
Sulfur Oxides (SOx) 3.79 16.96 18.88 44.18 15.39 13.97 64.80 25.96 25.66
Methane (CH4) 0.09 158.91 292.10 2.22 1.05 1.01 2.88 1.13 11.55
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) 0.98 27.13 47.14 12.54 8.10 11.19 32.50 13.00 12.83
GREENHOUSE GASES (GHGs)  1,574.16 22,356.84 37,659.18 35,272.56 12,613.50 17,935.23 51,954.43 20,838.84 20,773.30
Other
Fines and penalties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Freshwater use (m3) N/R(1) N/R N/R 12,855.00 5,108.00 2,915.20 1,728.00 3,082.00 3,744.00
Hydrocarbon or Non-Aqueous Drilling Fluid Spills 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 1. N/R indicates metrics not reported in previous years. We reported on new metrics as a result of materiality discussions, benchmarking, and improved reporting processes.

SAFETY

Kosmos reports safety data for our global operations, including both employees and contractors. The definitions of the safety data reported are consistent with those used by the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP). Lost Time Injury Frequency represents the number of lost time injuries (fatalities and lost work day cases) per million work hours. Total Recordable Injury Rate refers to recordable injuries (fatalities, lost work day cases, restricted work day cases, and medical treatment cases) per million hours worked. The Recordable Injuries in 2016 were two instances of crushed fingers on the Atwood Achiever, and one hand injury on a supply vessel.

      2014 2015 2016
Total Man Hours     1,972,242 2,103,056 2,314,907
Fatalities 0 0 0
Lost-time Injury Frequency 0 0 0
Total Recordable Injury Rate 2.03 0.95 1.30
 

 

 

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