b'Any of these consequences could have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financialposition, results of operations, or cash flows.A cyber incident could result in information theft, data corruption, operational disruption, and/or financialloss.The oil and gas industry has become increasingly dependent on digital technologies to conductday-to-day operations including certain exploration, development and production activities. Forexample, software programs are used to interpret seismic data, manage drilling rigs, conduct reservoirmodeling and reserves estimation, and to process and record financial and operating data.We depend on digital technology, including information systems and related infrastructure as wellas cloud application and services, to process and record financial and operating data, communicate withour employees and business partners, analyze seismic and drilling information, estimate quantities of oiland gas reserves and for many other activities related to our business. Our business partners, includingvendors, service providers, co-venturers, purchasers of our production, and financial institutions, arealso dependent on digital technology. The complexity of the technologies needed to explore for anddevelop oil and gas in increasingly difficult physical environments, such as deepwater, and globalcompetition for oil and gas resources make certain information more attractive to thieves.As dependence on digital technologies has increased, cyber incidents, including deliberate attacksor unintentional events, have also increased. A cyber-attack could include gaining unauthorized accessto digital systems for purposes of misappropriating assets or sensitive information, corrupting data, orcausing operational disruption, or result in denial-of-service on websites. For example, in 2012, a waveof network attacks impacted Saudi Arabias oil industry and breached financial institutions in the U.S.A number of U.S. companies have also been subject to cyber-attacks in recent years resulting inunauthorized access to sensitive information. Certain countries are believed to possess cyber warfarecapabilities and are credited with attacks on American companies and government agencies.Our technologies, systems, networks, and those of our business partners may become the target ofcyber-attacks or information security breaches that could result in the unauthorized release, gathering,monitoring, misuse, loss or destruction of proprietary and other information, or other disruption of ourbusiness operations. In addition, certain cyber incidents, such as surveillance, may remain undetectedfor an extended period. A cyber incident involving our information systems and related infrastructure,or that of our business partners, could disrupt our business plans and negatively impact our operations.Although to date we have not experienced any significant cyber-attacks, there can be no assurance thatwe will not be the target of cyber-attacks in the future or suffer such losses related to any cyber-incident. As cyber threats continue to evolve, we may be required to expend significant additionalresources to continue to modify or enhance our protective measures or to investigate and remediateany information security vulnerabilities.Outbreaks of disease in the geographies in which we operate may adversely affect our business operations andfinancial condition.Many of our operations are currently, and will likely remain in the near future, in developingcountries which are susceptible to outbreaks of disease and may lack the resources to effectivelycontain such an outbreak quickly. Such outbreaks may impact our ability to explore for oil and gas,develop or produce our license areas by limiting access to qualified personnel, increasing costsassociated with ensuring the safety and health of our personnel, restricting transportation of personnel,equipment, supplies and oil and gas production to and from our areas of operation and diverting thetime, attention and resources of government agencies which are necessary to conduct our operations. Inaddition, any losses we experience as a result of such outbreaks of disease which impact sales or delayproduction may not be covered by our insurance policies.67'