b'Kosmos began exploration activities offshore Suriname in December 2011 with the signing of Production Sharing Contracts for Blocks 42 and 45.In 2012, we opened an office in Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname, to support offshore operations, manage in-country activities, and liaise with local stakeholders. Since then, we have developed a capable team of local employees, listened to community members, and implemented various social and environmental projects, in addition to drilling two wells and conducting three seismic surveys. I n 2018, Kosmos drilled two exploration wells in Suriname. While neither the Pontoenoe-1 well nor the Anapai-1A well encountered hydrocarbons in commercial quantities, they did enhance our geologic understanding of the basin and represented a significant investment in Suriname. We remain optimistic regarding the oil potential offshore Suriname and expect to begin a second exploration drilling campaign in 2020.In addition, we remain focused on continuing our above-ground activities, such as stakeholder engagement and social investment projects. We aim to be a welcome investor in Suriname.MANAGING OUR FOOTPRINTDuring 2018 drilling activities, Kosmos established a local helicopter base in Paramaribo to transfer During exploration drilling, Kosmospersonnel to and from the drillship.aims to maximize local content and the creation of economicThe 2018 drilling campaign wasIn addition, Kosmos contracted a opportunity. However, due tomanaged from our local officeSurinamese waste management draft limitations at port and riverin Paramaribo. We used thecompanyUnited Recycling & facilities in Paramaribo, KosmosKuldipsingh Port on the SurinameRental N.V. (UR)to process our was required to operate fromRiver as a secondary shore basewaste streams from the drilling a primary shore base facilityto deliver food and other smalloperations. UR worked with in Trinidad. In addition, limitedsupplies to and from the drillship.Kosmos HSE professionals to availability of qualified serviceWe established a local helicoptersignificantly upgrade its facilities companies in Suriname restrictedbase for personnel transfer to andto meet all our health, safety, our ability to award contracts forfrom the offshore drillship. Kosmosand environmental requirements. local goods and services. Kosmosalso supported the local economyThe enhanced capacity of their is working with local providers tothrough purchasing personnelfacility will enable the company build capacity within Surinameseaccommodations, transportationto more effectively handle companies, as well as within theservices, customs and clearancevarious waste streams from other technical, vocational, and universityservice, and support for helicopters. industries, including medical and education systems.biohazardous by-products.57'