b'In late 2018, Kosmos entered the U.S. Gulf of Mexico through the acquisition of Deep Gulf Energy, a leading Gulf of Mexico operator. In the transaction, Kosmos acquired interests in 12 producing fields across the East Breaks, Garden Banks, Green Canyon and Mississippi Canyon areas, as well as a portfolio of exploration prospects suitable for both infrastructure-led and frontier exploration. K osmos now has two locationsimproving the quality of STEMposes a potential long-term threat in the U.S. The companyseducation and building cross- to many businesses, including our corporate headquarters,cultural understanding. own. In 2015, Kosmos announced with approximately 210 employees,a partnership with the Perot remains in Dallas. Our Gulf ofCapacity Building in Museum of Nature and Science Mexico business unit is managedSTEM Education to face this challenge head-on by from Houston, which is home tohelping Dallas school teachers approximately 50 employees. Each day at Kosmos, we usedevelop their ability to train and the fundamentals of science,inspire young people in the STEM In 2019, Kosmos plans to continuetechnology, engineering, and infill drilling on existing fields indisciplines. math (STEM) to do our jobs. We the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, drillinginterpret seismic data to identify infrastructure-led explorationpotential oil and gas deposits. We targets, and progressing theplan deepwater drilling operations development of previoustargeting prospects located more discoveries via subsea tieback tothan three miles below the ocean existing infrastructure. floor. We study the rocks we bring As part of our new operationsto the surface to better understandThe Kosmos Energy STEM in the Gulf of Mexico, we arewhere oil and gas might be found.Teacher Institute is an innovative beginning a process of stakeholderBeing at the forefront of scienceprogram offered through the Perot outreach to establish relationshipsand technology is how we play ourMuseum to improve the quality in the areas onshore from ourpart in helping to meet the worldsof formal science instruction for operations. While in the earlyenergy needs and how we createparticipating kindergarten through stages of planning, this outreach isvalue for our shareholders. 12th grade teachers, and increase expected to include stakeholdersinterest and engagement among The shortage of people withtheir students in STEM subjects. at the state and local levels intraining in the STEM disciplines states along the U.S. Gulf Coast,Through this program, teachers particularly Texas and Louisiana.Similarly, in 2019, we will be taking a fresh look at our social investment approach in the Gulf of Mexico in light of our larger operational footprint.POSITIVE IMPACTSIn 2018, Kosmos continued to support its primary social investment partners in the Dallas-Fort Worth area through a combination of multi-year engagements and one-time support. Our U.S.-focused social investment at the corporateThe Kosmos Energy STEM Teacher Institute at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science benefited level has historically centered onabout 4,800 students during the 2017-2018 school year, with participating teachers reporting increased confidence and creativity in teaching the STEM disciplines.27'