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 the chart below is for Kosmos operated assets only. The data represents drilling rigs as well as seismic and support vessels. In 2015, Kosmos did not operate any additional drilling in Ghana. We drilled exploration wells offshore Mauritania, completed an exploration well offshore Western Sahara, and began exploration drilling offshore Senegal. Waste and air emissions are measured in tons, with greenhouse gas emissions measured in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

2013
Ghana
2014
Ghana
2014
Mauritania
2014
Morocco
2015
Mauritania
2015
Morocco
2015
Senegal
Waste (tons)
Hazardous 65.02 7.93 318.03 338.53 184.00 92.00 10
Non-Hazardous 34.78 15.54 1,343.78 1,617.25 115.00 542.00 14.16
Recycled/reused/treated 21% 36% 15% 22% 27% 56% 34%
TOTAL 99.80 23.47 1,661.81 1,955.78 299.00 634.00 24.16
Air Emissions (tons)
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) 2,384.04 1,572.27 19,019.73 31,525.16 35,225.94 12,591.45 17,914.02
Mono-Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) 2.28 29.18 432.25 702.89 654.20 233.28 332.52
Sulfur Oxides (SOx) 0.18 3.79 16.96 18.88 44.18 15.39 13.97
Methane (CH4) 15.02 0.09 158.91 292.10 2.22 1.05 1.01
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) 1.71 0.98 27.13 47.14 12.54 8.10 11.19
GREENHOUSE GASES (GHGs)  2,699.46 1,574.16 22,356.84 37,659.18 35,272.56 12,613.50 17,935.23
Other
Fines and penalties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Freshwater use (m3) N/R* N/R N/R N/R 12,855.00 5,108.00 2,915.20
Hydrocarbon or Non-Aqueous Drilling Fluid Spills 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • * N/R indicates metrics not reported in previous years. We report 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 (now IOGP and formerly known as OGP). 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.

      2013 2014 2015
Total Man Hours     1,741,005 1,972,242 2,103,056
Fatalities 0 0 0
Lost-time Injury Frequency 0 0 0
Total Recordable Injury Rate 1.15 2.03 0.95
 

 

 

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