2017 guidance of 50,000 bopd. We expect to resume drilling in early 2018 and production is expected to increase towards FPSO capacity. Mauritania and Senegal Partnership with BP In December 2016, we announced a partnership with affiliates of BP p.l.c. (‘‘BP’’) in Mauritania and Senegal following a competitive farm-out process for our interests in our blocks offshore Mauritania and Senegal. We believe BP is the optimal partner to advance the gas developments in these blocks. In Mauritania, BP acquired a 62% participating interest in our four Mauritania licenses (C6, C8, C12 and C13). In Senegal, BP acquired a 49.99% interest in Kosmos BP Senegal Limited (‘‘KBSL’’), our controlled affiliate company which held a 65% participating interest in the Cayar Offshore Profond and the Saint Louis Offshore Profond blocks offshore Senegal. The participating interest gave effect to the completion of our exercise in December 2016 of an option to increase our equity in each contract area from 60% to 65% in exchange for carrying Timis Corporation’s paying interest share of a third well in either contract area, subject to a maximum gross cost of $120.0 million. In October 2017, upon approval, KBSL transferred a 30% working interest in the Senegal Blocks to BP Senegal Investments Limited in exchange for their outstanding shares of KBSL. After the transfer, KBSL has a 30% direct participating interest in the Senegal Blocks and therefore, KBSL will no longer be accounted for under the equity method of accounting. In consideration for these transactions, Kosmos received $162 million in cash up front, a $221 million exploration and appraisal carry, and will receive up to $533 million in a development carry and variable consideration up to $2 per barrel for up to 1 billion barrels of liquids, structured as a production royalty, subject to future liquids discovery and prevailing oil prices. Upon completion of the unwind, the cap on exploration and appraisal carry was increased by $7 million. Greater Tortue Discovery In August 2017, we announced the successful completion of the drill stem test (‘‘DST’’) of the Tortue-1 well, demonstrating that the Tortue field is a world-class resource and confirming key development parameters including well deliverability, reservoir connectivity, and fluid composition. The Tortue-1 well flowed at a sustained, equipment-constrained rate of approximately 60 million cubic feet per day (MMcfd) during the main extended flow period, with minimal pressure drawdown, providing confidence in well designs that are each capable of producing approximately 200 MMcfd. The DST results confirmed a connected volume per well consistent with the current development scheme, which together with the high well rate is expected to result in a low number of development wells compared to equivalent schemes. Initial analysis of fluid samples collected during the test indicate Tortue gas is well suited for liquefaction given low levels of liquids and minimal impurities. Data acquired from the DST will be used to further optimize field development and to refine process design parameters critical to the front end engineering and design (‘‘FEED’’) process. In February 2018, the governments of Mauritania and Senegal signed an Inter-Governmental Cooperation Agreement (‘‘ICA’’) which enables the development of the cross-border Tortue natural gas field to continue moving forward. With this agreement in place, we expect a final investment decision for the Greater Tortue project around the end of 2018 and are aiming for first gas in late 2021. Mauritania In March 2017, we completed a multi-block 3D seismic survey offshore Mauritania covering approximately 11,700 square kilometers over Blocks C6, C8, C12 and C13. In September 2017, we closed a farm-in agreement with Tullow Mauritania Limited, a subsidiary of Tullow Oil plc (‘‘Tullow’’), to acquire a 15% non-operated participating interest in Block C18 offshore Mauritania. Based on the terms of the agreement, we will reimburse a portion of past and interim 81