b'Kosmos first entered So Tom and Prncipe by acquiring acreage in four offshore blocks5, 6, 11 and 12in 2015 and 2016. In early 2018, Kosmos acquired two additional offshore blocks10 and 13. In total, these six blocks are located within the exclusive economic zone, cover an area of approximately 38,600 square kilometers and are adjacent to a proven petroleum system in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.U pon entering So Tom andmarine mammals and sea turtles.survey that exceeded international Prncipe in 2016, KosmosTwo marine fauna observersenvironmental standards.established a local office(MFOs) and one passive acousticProcessing of the data collected by on the island of So Tom andmonitoring (PAM) operator werethe 2017 seismic survey has now appointed a country manager. Wepresent onboard the seismic vesselbeen completed. We are compiling currently employ seven local staffthroughout the survey. an inventory of prospects on the members, working in areas suchKosmos and its partners spentlicense areas in So Tom and as accounting, finance, externalmore than a year developing anPrncipe and will continue to refine affairs, HSE, and procurement. understanding of the potentialand assess the prospectivity, Galp Energia, a Portuguese oil andimpacts of our seismic survey onintegrating this 3D seismic data gas company, holds a non-operatedthe waters offshore So Tom andinto our geological evaluation stake as a partner in blocks 5, 11,Prncipe through the preparationduring 2019 in anticipation of a and 12, and an operated positionof an environmental, health andpotential start of drilling activities in block 6. Equity in these foursocial impact assessment (ESHIA).as early as 2020.blocks is also shared with EquatorFor each block, the ESHIA wasIn addition to the seismic work, Exploration and the Agenciadeveloped by independentKosmos and its partner Galp Nacional do Petroleo de So Tomconsultants and approved by theundertook an Environmental and e Prncipe (ANP-STP), on behalf ofSo Tom and Prncipe Ministry ofSocial Impact Assessment for the government.Infrastructure, Natural Resourcespotential drilling in blocks 5, 6, BP is our partner in blocks 10 andand Environment. 11, and 12. In preparation for the 13. The work program in theseA project-specific marine faunastudy, Kosmos and Galp hosted blocks will be phased to enableprotection plan was developed toan offshore drilling workshop Kosmos and BP to develop ainclude approved marine faunafor regulators and government deeper understanding of the basinmitigations, and appropriatestakeholders to understand the and create the best chance ofexperts were engaged to assist inbasics of the project. We also exploration success. In the firstcompliance with the plan. Throughconducted public consultations four-year phase, Kosmos and BPresearch and engagement, we arein Prncipe and So Tom to get will acquire seismic data and willproud that we could design a seismicfeedback from the public. analyze the data to decide on next steps with regard to drilling.Kosmos will be the technical operator during the exploration phase of the license, with BP taking over to manage any development in the event of exploration success.MANAGING OUR FOOTPRINTIn late 2017, we completed a 3D seismic survey in blocks 5, 6, 11, and 12 covering approximately 16,000 square kilometers. The seismic survey was planned and executed to minimize potential impacts to the environment, particularly Kosmos has worked with Fauna and Flora International, an international wildlife conservation organization, to minimize risks to marine fauna during our seismic acquisition projects offshore So Tom and Prncipe.53'