b'An epidemic of the Ebola virus disease occurred in parts of West Africa in 2014 and continuedthrough 2015. A substantial number of deaths were reported by the World Health Organization(WHO) in West Africa, and the WHO declared it a global health emergency. It is impossible topredict the effect and potential spread of new outbreaks of the Ebola virus in West Africa andsurrounding areas. Should another Ebola virus outbreak occur, including to the countries in which weoperate, or not be satisfactorily contained, our exploration, development and production plans for ouroperations could be delayed, or interrupted after commencement. Any changes to these operationscould significantly increase costs of operations. Our operations require contractors and personnel totravel to and from Africa as well as the unhindered transportation of equipment and oil and gasproduction (in the case of our producing fields). Such operations also rely on infrastructure, contractorsand personnel in Africa. If travel bans are implemented or extended to the countries in which weoperate, or contractors or personnel refuse to travel there, we could be adversely affected. If servicesare obtained, costs associated with those services could be significantly higher than planned which couldhave a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations, and future cash flow. In addition,should an Ebola virus outbreak spread to the countries in which we operate, access to the FPSOs couldbe restricted and/or terminated. The FPSOs are potentially able to operate for a short period of timewithout access to the mainland, but if restrictions extended for a longer period we and the operator ofthe impacted fields would likely be required to cease production and other operations until suchrestrictions were lifted.Risks Relating to Our Common StockOur share price may be volatile, and purchasers of our common stock could incur substantial losses.Our share price may be volatile. The stock market in general has experienced extreme volatilitythat has often been unrelated to the operating performance of particular companies. The market pricefor our common stock may be influenced by many factors, including, but not limited to:\x7f the price of oil and natural gas;\x7f the success of our exploration and development operations, and the marketing of any oil andnatural gas we produce;\x7f operational incidents;\x7f regulatory developments in the United States and foreign countries where we operate;\x7f the recruitment or departure of key personnel;\x7f quarterly or annual variations in our financial results or those of companies that are perceived tobe similar to us;\x7f market conditions in the industries in which we compete and issuance of new or changedsecurities;\x7f analysts reports or recommendations;\x7f the failure of securities analysts to cover our common stock or changes in financial estimates byanalysts;\x7f the inability to meet the financial estimates of analysts who follow our common stock;\x7f the issuance or sale of any additional securities of ours;\x7f investor perception of our company and of the industry in which we compete; and\x7f general economic, political and market conditions.68'