b'Since discovering large deposits of natural gas offshore Senegal in 2016, Kosmos has pursued a development strategy for this resource aimed at bringing benefits to the country as quickly and efficiently as possible. The benefits are expected to include revenue from the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the economic impact of reliable power generated from a plentiful and low-cost source of energy, and the significant follow-on benefits of industrial development.I n December 2018, Kosmos andMANAGING OUR FOOTPRINT development opportunities to our BP completed a 34-month effortKosmos opened its office in DakarSenegalese staff through training to write and obtain approval ofin September 2014 to support ourworkshops and special assignments the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA)drilling program and to establishto enhance their capabilities. Environmental and Social Impacta visible presence in the country.In mid-2017, when BP took over Assessment (ESIA) and associatedKosmos spent more than a yearoperatorship of Cayar Offshore Environmental Managementworking in fishing communitiesProfond and Saint Louis Offshore Plan. There were numerousonshore from our license areasProfond blocks, many of our public consultations and inquiriesto introduce the company, beginnational staff transitioned to work conducted in both Mauritania andbuilding productive relationships,for BP. We currently have a team Senegal (more than 3,000 peopleand prepare for both seismicof four employees in our office in participated) and it is believedsurveys and drilling activities.Dakar to continue above-ground to be the first time that bothactivities, such as social investment, countries, with different regulatorySince those early days, we have built a team in Dakar comprisedand to support the operations that requirements, approved a singleBP leads as the operator.study of a private-sector project. predominantly of Senegalese nationals. We have provided Following approval of the ESIA, Kosmos and BP announced a final investment decision (FID) for Phase 1 of the GTA project. The GTA project is designed to produce gas from a deepwater subsea system and mid-water FPSO to a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility at a nearshore hub located on the Mauritania and Senegal maritime border. The FLNG facility for Phase 1 is designed to provide approximately 2.5 million tons per annum on average. Production is expected to begin in the first half of 2022. Subsequent phases, which are now being planned, are expected to increase output to around 10 MTPA.Kosmos and BP estimate that there is 50-100 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of gas in place offshore Mauritania and Senegal, enough to eventually support three 10 MTPA LNG hubsat Tortue on the maritime border, at Bir Allah to the north in Mauritania, and at Yakaar-Teranga to the south in Senegal. Kosmos employees in Senegal support the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim gas project by working alongside BP in local communities in northern Senegal.47'