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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

x      QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2012

 

o         TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from                      to                     

 

Commission file number:  001-35167

 

Kosmos Energy Ltd.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Bermuda

 

98-0686001

(State or other jurisdiction of

 

(I.R.S. Employer

incorporation or organization)

 

Identification No.)

 

Clarendon House

 

 

2 Church Street

 

 

Hamilton, Bermuda

 

HM 11

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: +1 441 295 5950

 

Not applicable

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes x  Noo

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes x  No o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer o

 

Accelerated filer o

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer x

 

Smaller reporting company o

(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

 

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes o  No x

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

 

Class

 

Outstanding at April 30, 2012

Common Shares, $0.01 par value

 

390,329,298

 

 

 



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KOSMOS ENERGY LTD.

 

INDEX

 

 

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

Glossary and Select Abbreviations

1

 

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011

3

Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011

4

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011

5

Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity for the three months ended March 31, 2012

6

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011

7

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

8

Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

24

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

33

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

34

 

 

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

35

Item 1A. Risk Factors

35

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

35

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

35

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

35

Item 5. Other Information

35

Item 6. Exhibits

35

Signatures

36

Index to Exhibits

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KOSMOS ENERGY LTD.

 

GLOSSARY AND SELECT ABBREVIATIONS

 

The following are abbreviations and definitions of certain terms used in this report. Unless listed below, all defined terms under Rule 4-10(a) of Regulation S-X shall have their statutorily prescribed meanings.

 

“2D seismic data”

 

Two-dimensional seismic data, serving as interpretive data that allows a view of a vertical cross-section beneath a prospective area.

“3D seismic data”

 

Three-dimensional seismic data, serving as geophysical data that depicts the subsurface strata in three dimensions. 3D seismic data typically provides a more detailed and accurate interpretation of the subsurface strata than 2D seismic data.

“API”

 

A specific gravity scale, expressed in degrees, that denotes the relative density of various petroleum liquids. The scale increases inversely with density. Thus lighter petroleum liquids will have a higher API than heavier ones.

“ASC”

 

Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification.

“ASU”

 

Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Update.

“Barrel” or “bbl”

 

A standard measure of volume for petroleum corresponding to approximately 42 gallons at 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

“Bbbl”

 

Billion barrels of oil.

“Bboe”

 

Billion barrels of oil equivalent.

“Bcf”

 

Billion cubic feet.

“boe”

 

Barrels of oil equivalent. Volumes of natural gas converted to barrels of oil using a conversion factor of 6,000 cubic feet of natural gas to one barrel of oil.

“boepd”

 

Barrels of oil equivalent per day.

“bopd”

 

Barrels of oil per day.

“bwpd”

 

Barrels of water per day.

“Developed acreage”

 

The number of acres that are allocated or assignable to productive wells or wells capable of production.

“Development”

 

The phase in which an oil or natural gas field is brought into production by drilling development wells and installing appropriate production systems.

“Dry hole”

 

A well that has not encountered a hydrocarbon bearing reservoir expected to produce in commercial quantities.

“E&P”

 

Exploration and production.

“FASB”

 

Financial Accounting Standards Board.

“Farm-in”

 

An agreement whereby an oil company acquires a portion of the working interest in a block from the owner of such interest, usually in return for cash and for taking on a portion of the drilling of one or more specific wells or other performance by the assignee as a condition of the assignment.

“FPSO”

 

Floating production, storage and offloading vessel.

“Mbbl”

 

Thousand barrels of oil.

“Mcf”

 

Thousand cubic feet of natural gas.

“Mcfpd”

 

Thousand cubic feet per day of natural gas.

“Mmbbl”

 

Million barrels of oil.

“Mmboe”

 

Million barrels of oil equivalent.

“Mmcf”

 

Million cubic feet of natural gas.

“Natural gas liquid” or “NGL”

 

Components of natural gas that are separated from the gas state in the form of liquids. These include propane, butane, and ethane, among others.

“Petroleum contract”

 

A contract in which the owner of minerals gives an E&P company temporary and limited rights, including an exclusive option, to explore for, develop, and produce minerals from the lease area.

“Petroleum system”

 

A petroleum system consists of organic material that has been buried at a sufficient depth to allow adequate temperature and pressure to expel hydrocarbons and cause the movement of oil from the area in which it was formed to a reservoir rock where it can accumulate.

“Plan of development” or “PoD”

 

A written document outlining the steps to be undertaken to develop a field.

“Productive well”

 

An exploratory or development well found to be capable of producing either oil or natural gas in sufficient quantities to justify completion as an oil or natural gas well.

 

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“Prospect(s)”

 

A potential trap that may contain hydrocarbons and is supported by the necessary amount and quality of geologic and geophysical data to indicate a probability of oil and/or natural gas accumulation ready to be drilled. The five required elements (generation, migration, reservoir, seal and trap) must be present for a prospect to work and if any of them fail neither oil nor natural gas will be present, at least not in commercial volumes.

“Proved reserves”

 

Estimated quantities of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids that geological and engineering data demonstrate with reasonable certainty to be economically recoverable in future years from known reservoirs under existing economic and operating conditions, as well as additional reserves expected to be obtained through confirmed improved recovery techniques, as defined in SEC Regulation S-X 4-10(a)(2).

“Proved developed reserves”

 

Proved developed reserves are those proved reserves that can be expected to be recovered through existing wells and facilities and by existing operating methods.

“Proved undeveloped reserves”

 

Proved undeveloped reserves are those proved reserves that are expected to be recovered from future wells and facilities, including future improved recovery projects which are anticipated with a high degree of certainty in reservoirs which have previously shown favorable response to improved recovery projects.

“Shelf margin”

 

The path created by the change in direction of the shoreline in reaction to the filling of a sedimentary basin.

“Structural trap”

 

A structural strap is a topographic feature in the earth’s subsurface that forms a high point in the rock strata. This facilitates the accumulation of oil and gas in the strata.

“Structural-stratigraphic trap”

 

A structural-stratigraphic trap is a combination trap with structural and stratigraphic features.

“Stratigraphy”

 

The study of the composition, relative ages and distribution of layers of sedimentary rock.

“Stratigraphic trap”

 

A stratigraphic trap is formed from a change in the character of the rock rather than faulting or folding of the rock and oil is held in place by changes in the porosity and permeability of overlying rocks.

“Submarine fan”

 

A fan-shaped deposit of sediments occurring in a deep water setting where sediments have been transported via mass flow, gravity induced, processes from the shallow to deep water. These systems commonly develop at the bottom of sedimentary basins or at the end of large rivers.

“Three-way fault trap”

 

A structural trap where at least one of the components of closure is formed by offset of rock layers across a fault.

“Trap”

 

A configuration of rocks suitable for containing hydrocarbons and sealed by a relatively impermeable formation through which hydrocarbons will not migrate.

“Undeveloped acreage”

 

Lease acreage on which wells have not been drilled or completed to a point that would permit the production of commercial quantities of natural gas and oil regardless of whether such acreage contains discovered resources.

 

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KOSMOS ENERGY LTD.

 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share data)

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

745,288

 

$

673,092

 

Restricted cash

 

23,675

 

23,747

 

Receivables:

 

 

 

 

 

Joint interest billings

 

126,506

 

199,699

 

Oil sales

 

 

109,475

 

Other

 

2,700

 

981

 

Inventories

 

40,198

 

27,101

 

Prepaid expenses and other

 

14,126

 

13,913

 

Current deferred tax assets

 

53,785

 

64,473

 

Total current assets

 

1,006,278

 

1,112,481

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment:

 

 

 

 

 

Oil and gas properties, net of accumulated depletion of $174,315 and $135,622, respectively

 

1,381,471

 

1,367,265

 

Other property, net of accumulated depreciation of $8,953 and $8,068, respectively

 

12,350

 

9,776

 

Property and equipment - net

 

1,393,821

 

1,377,041

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Restricted cash

 

3,800

 

3,800

 

Deferred financing costs and other assets, net of accumulated amortization of $8,776 and $6,582, respectively

 

54,252

 

54,847

 

Long-term deferred tax assets

 

6,883

 

3,765

 

Total assets

 

$

2,465,034

 

$

2,551,934

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

201,292

 

$

278,006

 

Accrued liabilities

 

39,556

 

37,194

 

Derivatives

 

24,326

 

24,407

 

Total current liabilities

 

265,174

 

339,607

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

1,110,000

 

1,110,000

 

Derivatives

 

7,917

 

8,427

 

Asset retirement obligations

 

21,349

 

20,670

 

Deferred tax liability

 

47,751

 

47,608

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

8,154

 

4,896

 

Total long-term liabilities

 

1,195,171

 

1,191,601

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

Preference shares, $0.01 par value; 200,000,000 authorized shares; zero issued at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011

 

 

 

Common shares, $0.01 par value; 2,000,000,000 authorized shares; 390,865,673 and 390,530,946 issued at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively

 

3,908

 

3,905

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

1,650,740

 

1,629,453

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(653,689

)

(616,148

)

Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

3,736

 

3,522

 

Treasury stock, at cost, 650,937 and 649,818 shares at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively

 

(6

)

(6

)

Total shareholders’ equity

 

1,004,689

 

1,020,726

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

$

2,465,034

 

$

2,551,934

 

 

See accompanying notes.

 

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KOSMOS ENERGY LTD.

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

Revenues and other income:

 

 

 

 

 

Oil and gas revenue

 

$

115,771

 

$

92,569

 

Interest income

 

746

 

2,354

 

Other income

 

30

 

487

 

Total revenues and other income

 

116,547

 

95,410

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

Oil and gas production

 

7,326

 

19,995

 

Exploration expenses

 

39,644

 

8,432

 

General and administrative

 

39,323

 

13,287

 

Depletion and depreciation

 

31,649

 

23,498

 

Amortization - deferred financing costs

 

2,194

 

9,611

 

Interest expense

 

13,058

 

20,258

 

Derivatives, net

 

3,860

 

8,871

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

59,643

 

Other expenses, net

 

748

 

(23

)

Total costs and expenses

 

137,802

 

163,572

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss before income taxes

 

(21,255

)

(68,162

)

Income tax expense (benefit)

 

16,286

 

(13,511

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

(37,541

)

(54,651

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accretion to redemption value of convertible preferred units

 

 

(16,847

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to common shareholders/unit holders

 

$

(37,541

)

$

(71,498

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss per share attributable to common shareholders:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

(0.10

)

N/A

 

Diluted

 

$

(0.10

)

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares used to compute net loss per share:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

369,227

 

N/A

 

Diluted

 

369,227

 

N/A

 

 

See accompanying notes.

 

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KOSMOS ENERGY LTD.

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(37,541

)

$

(54,651

)

Other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

Reclassification adjustments for derivative losses included in net loss

 

214

 

1,458

 

Income tax benefit

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

 

214

 

1,458

 

Comprehensive loss

 

$

(37,327

)

$

(53,193

)

 

See accompanying notes.

 

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KOSMOS ENERGY LTD.

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Shares

 

Paid-in

 

Accumulated

 

Comprehensive

 

Treasury

 

 

 

 

 

Shares

 

Amount

 

Capital

 

Deficit

 

Income

 

Stock

 

Total

 

Balance as of December 31, 2011

 

390,531

 

$

3,905

 

$

1,629,453

 

$

(616,148

)

$

3,522

 

$

(6

)

$

1,020,726

 

Equity-based compensation

 

 

 

21,290

 

 

 

 

21,290

 

Derivatives, net

 

 

 

 

 

214

 

 

214

 

Restricted stock awards

 

335

 

3

 

(3

)

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

 

 

 

(37,541

)

 

 

(37,541

)

Balance as of March 31, 2012

 

390,866

 

$

3,908

 

$

1,650,740

 

$

(653,689

)

$

3,736

 

$

(6

)

$

1,004,689

 

 

See accompanying notes.

 

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KOSMOS ENERGY LTD.

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

Operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(37,541

)

$

(54,651

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Depletion, depreciation and amortization

 

33,843

 

33,109

 

Deferred income taxes

 

7,713

 

(13,657

)

Unsuccessful well costs

 

8,270

 

3,444

 

Derivative related activity

 

(377

)

11,256

 

Equity-based compensation

 

21,290

 

436

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

59,643

 

Other

 

3,097

 

(88

)

Changes in assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Decrease in receivables

 

182,519

 

4,381

 

(Increase) decrease in inventories

 

(5,703

)

7,420

 

Increase in prepaid expenses and other

 

(213

)

(746

)

Decrease in accounts payable

 

(72,185

)

(55,326

)

Increase (decrease) in accrued liabilities

 

4,190

 

(5,258

)

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

 

144,903

 

(10,037

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Oil and gas assets

 

(68,070

)

(115,645

)

Other property

 

(3,110

)

(427

)

Notes receivable

 

 

1,726

 

Restricted cash

 

72

 

112,000

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(71,108

)

(2,346

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Borrowings under long-term debt

 

 

1,393,000

 

Payments on long-term debt

 

 

(1,138,000

)

Deferred financing costs

 

(1,599

)

(52,328

)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

(1,599

)

202,672

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

72,196

 

190,289

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

673,092

 

100,415

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

$

745,288

 

$

290,704

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental cash flow information

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for:

 

 

 

 

 

Interest

 

$

10,177

 

$

18,527

 

Income taxes

 

$

5,013

 

$

375

 

 

See accompanying notes.

 

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KOSMOS ENERGY LTD.

 

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

1. Organization

 

Kosmos Energy Ltd. was incorporated pursuant to the laws of Bermuda in January 2011 to become a holding company for Kosmos Energy Holdings. Kosmos Energy Holdings is a privately held Cayman Islands company that was formed March 5, 2004. As a holding company, Kosmos Energy Ltd.’s management operations are conducted through a wholly owned subsidiary, Kosmos Energy, LLC. The terms “Kosmos,” the “Company,” “we,” “us,” “our,” “ours,” and similar terms when used in the present tense or prospectively or for historical periods since May 16, 2011 refer to Kosmos Energy Ltd. and its wholly owned subsidiaries and for historical periods prior to May 16, 2011 refer to Kosmos Energy Holdings and its wholly owned subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

 

We are an independent oil and gas exploration and production company currently focused on frontier and emerging areas in Africa and South America. Our asset portfolio includes existing production, discoveries and exploration prospects offshore Ghana, as well as petroleum contracts offshore Mauritania, Morocco and Suriname and onshore Cameroon. Kosmos Energy Ltd. transitioned from its development stage to operational activities in January 2011. Accordingly, reporting as a development stage company is no longer deemed necessary.

 

We have one business segment, which is the exploration and production of oil and natural gas.

 

2. Accounting Policies

 

General

 

The interim-period financial information presented in the consolidated financial statements included in this report is unaudited and, in the opinion of management, includes all adjustments of a normal recurring nature necessary to present fairly the consolidated financial position as of March 31, 2012, the consolidated results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, and consolidated cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011. The results of the interim periods shown in this report are not necessarily indicative of the final results to be expected for the full year. These consolidated financial statements and the accompanying notes should be read in conjunction with our audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2011, included in our annual report on Form 10-K.

 

Principles of Consolidation

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Kosmos Energy Ltd. and its wholly owned subsidiaries. All intercompany transactions have been eliminated.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and the disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities. Actual results could differ from these estimates.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

Cash and cash equivalents consist of all demand deposits and funds invested in highly liquid instruments with original maturities of three months or less at the date of purchase.

 

Restricted Cash

 

As of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, we had $23.7 million of current restricted cash. In accordance with our commercial debt facility, we are required to maintain a balance that is sufficient to meet the payment of interest and fees for the next six-month period. Additionally, as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, we had $3.8 million of long-term restricted cash related to cash collateralization for performance guarantees related to our petroleum agreements.

 

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Receivables

 

The Company’s receivables consist of joint interest billings, oil sales and other receivables for which the Company generally does not require collateral security. Receivables from joint interest owners are stated at amounts due, net of any allowances for doubtful accounts. We determine our allowance by considering the length of time past due, future net revenues of the debtor’s ownership interest in oil and natural gas properties we operate, and the owner’s ability to pay its obligation, among other things. The Company did not have any allowances for doubtful accounts as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011.

 

Inventories

 

Inventories consisted of $25.5 million and $26.9 million of materials and supplies and $14.7 million and $0.2 million of hydrocarbons as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively. The Company’s materials and supplies inventory primarily consists of casing and wellheads and is stated at the lower of cost, using the weighted average cost method, or market.

 

Hydrocarbon inventory is carried at the lower of cost, using the weighted average cost method, or market. Hydrocarbon inventory costs include expenditures and other charges (including depletion) directly and indirectly incurred in bringing the inventory to its existing condition. Selling expenses and general and administrative expenses are reported as period costs and excluded from inventory costs.

 

Exploration and Development Costs

 

The Company follows the successful efforts method of accounting for its oil and gas properties. Acquisition costs for proved and unproved properties are capitalized when incurred. Costs of unproved properties are transferred to proved properties when a determination that proved reserves have been found. Exploration costs, including geological and geophysical costs and costs of carrying unproved properties, are expensed as incurred. Exploratory drilling costs are capitalized when incurred. If exploratory wells are determined to be commercially unsuccessful or dry holes, the applicable costs are expensed and recorded in exploration expenses on the consolidated statement of operations. Costs incurred to drill and equip development wells, including unsuccessful development wells, are capitalized. Costs incurred to operate and maintain wells and equipment and to lift oil and natural gas to the surface are expensed.

 

The Company evaluates unproved property periodically for impairment. These costs are generally related to the acquisition of leasehold costs. The impairment assessment considers results of exploration activities, commodity price outlooks, planned future sales or expiration of all or a portion of such projects. If the quantity of potential future reserves determined by such evaluations is not sufficient to fully recover the cost invested in each project, the Company will recognize an impairment loss at that time.

 

Depletion, Depreciation and Amortization

 

Proved properties and support equipment and facilities are depleted using the unit-of-production method based on estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves. Capitalized exploratory drilling costs that result in a discovery of proved reserves and development costs are amortized using the unit-of-production method based on estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves for the related field.

 

Depreciation and amortization of other property is computed using the straight-line method over the assets’ estimated useful lives (not to exceed the lease term for leasehold improvements), ranging from three to eight years.

 

 

 

Years
Depreciated

 

Leasehold improvements

 

6 to 8

 

Office furniture, fixtures and computer equipment

 

3 to 7

 

Vehicles

 

5

 

 

Amortization of deferred financing costs is computed using the straight-line method over the life of the related debt.

 

Capitalized Interest

 

Interest costs from external borrowings are capitalized on major projects with an expected construction period of one year or longer. Capitalized interest is added to the cost of the underlying asset and is amortized over the useful lives of the assets in the same manner as the underlying assets.

 

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Asset Retirement Obligations

 

The Company accounts for asset retirement obligations as required by ASC 410—Asset Retirement and Environmental Obligations. Under these standards, the fair value of a liability for an asset retirement obligation is recognized in the period in which it is incurred if a reasonable estimate of fair value can be made. If a reasonable estimate of fair value cannot be made in the period the asset retirement obligation is incurred, the liability is recognized when a reasonable estimate of fair value can be made. If a tangible long-lived asset with an existing asset retirement obligation is acquired, a liability for that obligation is recognized at the asset’s acquisition date. In addition, a liability for the fair value of a conditional asset retirement obligation is recorded if the fair value of the liability can be reasonably estimated. We capitalize the asset retirement costs by increasing the carrying amount of the related long-lived asset by the same amount as the liability. We record increases in the discounted abandonment liability resulting from the passage of time in depletion and depreciation in the consolidated statement of operations.

 

Variable Interest Entity

 

A variable interest entity (“VIE”), as defined by ASC 810—Consolidation, is an entity that by design has insufficient equity to permit it to finance its activities without additional subordinated financial support or equity holders that lack the characteristics of a controlling financial interest. VIEs are consolidated by the primary beneficiary, which is the entity that has the power to direct the activities of the VIE that most significantly impact the VIE’s performance and will absorb losses or receive benefits from the VIE that could potentially be significant to the VIE.

 

Our wholly owned subsidiaries, Kosmos Energy Finance and Kosmos Energy Finance International, meet the definition of a VIE. The Company is the primary beneficiary of these VIEs, which are consolidated in these financial statements.

 

Kosmos Energy Finance did not have any assets or liabilities as of March 31, 2012, and December 31, 2011, and will have no financial statement activity in the future.

 

Prior to the incorporation of Kosmos Energy Finance International on March 18, 2011, Kosmos Energy Finance International did not have any financial statement activity.  Kosmos Energy Finance International’s assets and liabilities are shown separately on the face of the consolidated balance sheet as of March 31, 2012, and December 31, 2011, in the following line items: current restricted cash; long-term debt; and current and long-term derivatives liabilities. At March 31, 2012, Kosmos Energy Finance International had $230.1 million in cash and cash equivalents, $53.9 million in deferred financing costs and other assets, $1.3 million in accrued liabilities and $4.7 million in other long-term liabilities. At December 31, 2011, Kosmos Energy Finance International had $231.6 million in cash and cash equivalents, $0.1 million in other receivables, $54.8 million in deferred financing costs and other assets, $1.2 million in accrued liabilities and $3.0 million in other long-term liabilities.

 

Impairment of Long-lived Assets

 

The Company reviews its long-lived assets for impairment when changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. ASC 360—Property, Plant and Equipment requires an impairment loss to be recognized if the carrying amount of a long-lived asset is not recoverable and exceeds its fair value. The carrying amount of a long-lived asset is not recoverable if it exceeds the sum of the undiscounted cash flows expected to result from the use and eventual disposition of the asset. That assessment shall be based on the carrying amount of the asset at the date it is tested for recoverability, whether in use or under development. An impairment loss shall be measured as the amount by which the carrying amount of a long-lived asset exceeds its fair value. Assets to be disposed of and assets not expected to provide any future service potential to the Company are recorded at the lower of carrying amount or fair value less cost to sell.

 

Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities

 

We utilize oil derivative contracts to mitigate our exposure to commodity price risk associated with our anticipated future oil production. These derivative contracts consist of deferred premium puts and compound options (calls on puts). We also use interest rate swap contracts to mitigate our exposure to interest rate fluctuations related to our long-term debt. Our derivative financial instruments are recorded on the balance sheet as either an asset or a liability measured at fair value. We do not apply hedge accounting to our oil derivative contracts. Effective June 1, 2010, we discontinued hedge accounting on our interest rate swap contracts and accordingly the changes in the fair value of the instruments are recognized in earnings in the period the change occurred. See Note 10—Derivative Financial Instruments.

 

Estimates of Proved Oil and Natural Gas Reserves

 

Reserve quantities and the related estimates of future net cash flows affect our periodic calculations of depletion and impairment of our oil and natural gas properties. Proved oil and natural gas reserves are the estimated quantities of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids that geological and engineering data demonstrate with reasonable certainty to be recoverable in future

 

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periods from known reservoirs under existing economic and operating conditions. As additional proved reserves are discovered, reserve quantities and future cash flows will be estimated by independent petroleum consultants and prepared in accordance with guidelines established by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the FASB. The accuracy of these reserve estimates is a function of:

 

·                  the engineering and geological interpretation of available data;

 

·                  estimates of the amount and timing of future operating cost, production taxes, development cost and workover cost;

 

·                  the accuracy of various mandated economic assumptions; and

 

·                  the judgments of the persons preparing the estimates.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

We use the sales method of accounting for oil and gas revenues. Under this method, we recognize revenues on the volumes sold. The volumes sold may be more or less than the volumes to which we are entitled based on our ownership interest in the property. These differences result in a condition known in the industry as a production imbalance.

 

Stock-based Compensation

 

For stock-based compensation equity awards, compensation expense is recognized in the Company’s financial statements over the awards’ vesting periods based on their grant date fair value. The Company utilizes (i) the closing stock price on the date of grant to determine the fair value of service vesting restricted stock awards and (ii) a Monte Carlo simulation to determine the fair value of restricted stock awards with a combination of market and service vesting criteria.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company accounts for income taxes as required by ASC 740—Income Taxes. Under this method, deferred income taxes are determined based on the difference between the financial statement and tax basis of assets and liabilities using enacted tax rates in effect for the year in which the differences are expected to reverse. Valuation allowances are established when necessary to reduce deferred tax assets to the amounts expected to be realized. On a quarterly basis, management evaluates the need for and adequacy of valuation allowances based on the expected realizability of the deferred tax assets and adjusts the amount of such allowances, if necessary. See Note 15—Income Taxes.

 

We recognize tax benefits from uncertain tax positions only if it is more likely than not that the tax position will be sustained upon examination by the tax authorities, based on the technical merits of the position. Accordingly, we measure tax benefits from such positions based on the most likely outcome to be realized.

 

Foreign Currency Translation

 

The U.S. dollar is the functional currency for the Company’s foreign operations. Foreign currency transaction gains and losses and adjustments resulting from translating monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are included in other expenses. Cash balances held in foreign currencies are de minimis, and as such, the effect of exchange rate changes is not material to any reporting period.

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

There are a variety of factors which affect the market for oil, including the proximity and capacity of transportation facilities, demand for oil, the marketing of competitive fuels and the effects of government regulations on oil production and sales. Our revenue can be materially affected by current economic conditions and the price of oil. However, based on the current demand for crude oil and the fact that alternative purchasers are readily available, we believe that the loss of our marketing agent and/or any of the purchasers identified by our marketing agent would not have a long-term material adverse effect on our financial position or results of operations. We have required our marketing agent to post a letter of credit covering the estimated proceeds from our revenue transactions, until such proceeds are received.

 

3. Acquisition of FPSO

 

Effective May 7, 2010, Tullow Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of Tullow Oil plc, (“Tullow”) as Unit Operator for and on behalf of the Jubilee Unit partners under the Unitization and Unit Operating Agreement (“Jubilee UUOA”), entered into the Advance Payments Agreement with MODEC, Inc. (“MODEC”) related to partial funding of the construction of the FPSO. The maturity date of

 

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the Advance Payments Agreement was extended from September 15, 2011 through the acquisition date of the FPSO.

 

On December 29, 2011, Tullow as Unit Operator for and on behalf of the Jubilee Unit partners under the Jubilee UUOA, acquired the FPSO we are using to produce hydrocarbons from the Jubilee Field from MODEC for $754.5 million, or $202.6 million net to Kosmos. At the time of the acquisition of the FPSO, our note receivable under the Advance Payments Agreement was $102.8 million. To fund the purchase, we paid $99.8 million in cash and applied the note receivable due under the Advance Payments Agreement to the purchase. As of December 31, 2011 the remaining balance under the Advance Payments Agreement was zero. The acquisition was recorded as an increase to oil and gas property. Prior to the acquisition of the FPSO, the Jubilee Unit leased the FPSO from MODEC. The lease costs were recorded as oil and gas production costs.

 

4. Jubilee Field Unitization

 

The Jubilee Field in Ghana, discovered by the Mahogany-1 well in June 2007, covers an area within both the West Cape Three Points (“WCTP”) and Deepwater Tano (“DT”) Blocks. Consistent with the Ghanaian Petroleum Law, the WCTP and DT Petroleum Agreements (“PAs”) and as required by Ghana’s Ministry of Energy, it was agreed the Jubilee Field would be unitized for optimal resource recovery. Kosmos and its partners negotiated a comprehensive unit operating agreement, the Jubilee UUOA, to unitize the Jubilee Field and govern each party’s respective rights and duties in the Jubilee Unit. On July 13, 2009, the Ministry of Energy provided its written approval of the Jubilee UUOA. The Jubilee UUOA was executed by all parties and was effective July 16, 2009. The tract participations were 50% for each block. Tullow is the Unit Operator, and Kosmos is the Technical Operator for the development of the Jubilee Field. Pursuant to the terms of the Jubilee UUOA, the tract participations are subject to a process of redetermination. The initial redetermination process was completed on October 14, 2011. Any party to the Jubilee UUOA with more than a 10% Unit Interest (participating interest in the Jubilee Unit) may call for a second redetermination after December 1, 2013. As a result of the initial redetermination process, the tract participation was determined to be 54.36660% for the WCTP Block and 45.63340% for the DT Block. Our Unit Interest was increased from 23.50868% (our percentage after Tullow’s acquisition of EO Group Limited (“EO Group”) — see Note 5—Joint Interest Billings) to 24.07710%. The consolidated financial statements are based on these re-determined tract participations. As a result of the change in our Unit Interest, we recorded increases in joint interest billings receivables, oil and gas properties, notes receivable, inventories, oil and gas production expenses and general and administrative expenses of $67.6 million, $22.1 million, $2.5 million, $0.4 million, $1.6 million and $0.6 million, respectively, and an increase of $94.4 million in accounts payable as of December 31, 2011. Our capital costs related to the increased Unit Interest is expected to be paid during 2012. Although the Jubilee Field is unitized, Kosmos’ working interest in each block outside the boundary of the Jubilee Unit area did not change. Kosmos remains operator of the WCTP Block outside the Jubilee Unit area.

 

5. Joint Interest Billings

 

The Company’s joint interest billings consist of receivables from partners with interests in common oil and gas properties operated by the Company. Joint interest billings are classified on the face of the consolidated balance sheets as current or long-term receivables based on when collection is expected to occur. As of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, we had $126.5 million and
$199.7 million, respectively, included in current joint interest billings receivable. There were no long-term joint interest billings as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011.

 

EO Group’s share of costs under the WCTP PA incurred attributable to its WCTP Block interest were paid by Kosmos until first production. EO Group was required to reimburse Kosmos for all development costs paid on EO Group’s behalf upon commencement of production in 2010.

 

On July 22, 2011, Tullow acquired EO Group’s entire 3.5% interest in the WCTP PA, including the correlative interest in the Jubilee Unit. As a result of the transaction, we received full repayment of the long-term joint interest billing receivable related to Jubilee Field development costs we paid on EO Group’s behalf. The related valuation allowance of $39.8 million was reversed during the second quarter of 2011. In addition, our participation interest in the Jubilee Unit increased 0.01738%. This resulted from the elimination of EO Group’s carry by the other Jubilee owners of GNPC’s additional paying interest of 3.75% in the Jubilee Unit. Our working interest in the remainder of the WCTP Block was not changed by the transaction and remains 30.875% (before giving effect to GNPC’s optional additional paying interest).

 

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6. Property and Equipment

 

Property and equipment is stated at cost and consisted of the following:

 

 

 

March 31,
2012

 

December 31,
2011

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Oil and gas properties, net:

 

 

 

 

 

Proved properties

 

$

624,367

 

$

607,338

 

Unproved properties

 

326,839

 

294,701

 

Support equipment and facilities

 

604,580

 

600,848

 

Less: accumulated depletion

 

(174,315

)

(135,622

)

 

 

$

1,381,471

 

$

1,367,265

 

 

We recorded depletion expense of $30.1 million and $22.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.  The Company had depletion costs of $8.7 million and nil included in crude oil inventory and other receivables as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.

 

7. Suspended Well Costs

 

The Company capitalizes exploratory well costs into oil and gas properties until a determination is made that the well has either found proved reserves or is impaired. If proved reserves are found, the capitalized exploratory well costs are reclassified to proved properties. The well costs are charged to expense if the exploratory well is determined to be impaired.

 

The following table reflects the Company’s capitalized exploratory well costs on completed wells as of and during the three months ended March 31, 2012. The table excludes $5.7 million in costs that were capitalized and subsequently expensed in the same period.

 

 

 

March 31, 2012

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Beginning balance (January 1, 2012)

 

$

267,592

 

Additions to capitalized exploratory well costs pending the determination of proved reserves

 

39,674

 

Reclassification due to determination of proved reserves

 

 

Capitalized exploratory well costs charged to expense

 

(2,627

)

Ending balance (March 31, 2012)

 

$

304,639

 

 

The following table provides aging of capitalized exploratory well costs based on the date drilling was completed and the number of projects for which exploratory well costs have been capitalized for more than one year since the completion of drilling:

 

 

 

March 31, 2012

 

December 31, 2011

 

 

 

(In thousands, except well counts)

 

Exploratory well costs capitalized for a period of one year or less

 

$

115,768

 

$

132,838

 

Exploratory well costs capitalized for a period one to three years

 

188,871

 

134,754

 

Ending balance

 

$

304,639

 

$

267,592

 

Number of projects with exploratory well costs that have been capitalized for more than one year

 

6

 

3

 

 

As of March 31, 2012, the projects with exploratory well costs capitalized for more than one year since the completion of drilling are related to the Mahogany Area (formerly known as the Mahogany East Area), Teak-1 and Teak-2 discoveries in the WCTP Block and the Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme discoveries in the DT Block.

 

Mahogany Area—The Mahogany area, a combined area covering parts of the Mahogany discovery and the Mahogany Deep discovery area was declared commercial in September 2010, and a PoD was submitted to Ghana’s Ministry of Energy as of May 2, 2011. In a letter dated May 16, 2011, the Ministry of Energy did not approve the PoD and requested that the WCTP Block partners take certain steps regarding notifications of discovery and commerciality; and requested other information. The WCTP Block partners believe the combined submission was proper and have held meetings with GNPC which resolved issues relating to the PoD work program. From May 2011, GNPC and the WCTP Block partners continued working to resolve other differences; however, the WCTP PA contains specific timelines for PoD approval and discussions, which expired at the end of June 2011. On June 30, 2011, we, as Operator of the WCTP Block and on behalf of the WCTP Block partners, delivered a Notice of Dispute to the Ministry of Energy as provided under the WCTP PA, which is the initial step in triggering the formal dispute resolution process under the WCTP PA with the Government of Ghana regarding approval of the Mahogany PoD. This Notice of Dispute establishes a process for negotiation and consultation for a period of 30 days (or longer if mutually agreed) among senior representatives from the Ministry of Energy, GNPC

 

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and the WCTP Block partners to resolve the matter of approval of the PoD. We and the WCTP Block partners continue discussions with the Ministry of Energy and GNPC to resolve differences on the PoD.

 

Teak-1 Discovery—Two appraisal wells have been drilled. Following additional appraisal, drilling and evaluation, a decision regarding commerciality of the Teak-1 discovery is expected to be made by the WCTP Block partners in 2013. Within six months of such a declaration, a PoD would be prepared and submitted to Ghana’s Ministry of Energy, as required under the WCTP PA.

 

Teak-2 Discovery—We are reprocessing seismic data and plan to perform a gauge installation. Following appraisal and evaluation, a decision regarding commerciality of the Teak-2 discovery is expected to be made by the WCTP Block partners in 2013. Within six months of such a declaration, a PoD would be prepared and submitted to Ghana’s Ministry of Energy, as required under the WCTP PA.

 

Ntomme Discovery—One appraisal well has been drilled. Following additional appraisal and evaluation, a decision regarding commerciality of the Ntomme discovery is expected to be made by the DT Block partners in the third quarter of 2012. Within six months of such a declaration, a PoD would be prepared and submitted to Ghana’s Ministry of Energy, as required under the DT PA.

 

Tweneboa Discovery—Three appraisal wells have been drilled. Following additional appraisal and evaluation, a decision regarding commerciality of the Tweneboa discovery is expected to be made by the DT Block partners by January 2013. Within six months of such a declaration, a PoD would be prepared and submitted to Ghana’s Ministry of Energy, as required under the DT PA. However, the DT Block partners have the option to request a new petroleum agreement for the Tweneboa discovery area, thereby extending the period of commercial assessment of the discovery.

 

Enyenra Discovery—Four appraisal wells have been drilled. Following additional appraisal, drilling and evaluation, a decision regarding commerciality of the Enyenra discovery is expected to be made by the DT Block partners in the third quarter of 2012. Within six months of such a declaration, a PoD would be prepared and submitted to Ghana’s Ministry of Energy, as required under the DT PA.

 

8. Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities

 

At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, $201.3 million and $278.0 million, respectively, were recorded for invoices received but not paid. Accrued liabilities were $39.6 million and $37.2 million at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively, and consisted of the following:

 

 

 

March 31, 2012

 

December 31, 2011

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Accrued liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Accrued exploration, development and production

 

$

21,807

 

$

27,666

 

Accrued general and administrative expenses

 

5,524

 

2,159

 

Accrued interest

 

1,310

 

1,208

 

Taxes other than income

 

2,293

 

1,095

 

Income taxes

 

8,622

 

5,066

 

 

 

$

39,556

 

$

37,194

 

 

9. Debt

 

In March 2011, the Company secured a $2.0 billion commercial debt facility (the “Facility”) from a number of financial institutions and extinguished the then existing commercial debt facilities. The Facility supports our oil and gas exploration, appraisal and development programs and corporate activities. The total loan commitments of the Facility may be increased up to a maximum of $3.0 billion if the lenders increase their commitments or if loan commitments from new financial institutions are added. The International Finance Corporation entered the Facility in February 2012. The terms and conditions of the Facility remained consistent with the original terms and conditions, and the total commitment under the Facility remained unchanged.

 

As part of the debt refinancing in March 2011, we recorded a $59.6 million loss on the extinguishment of debt. Additionally, we have $61.3 million of deferred financing costs related to the Facility, which are being amortized over the term of the Facility.

 

As of March 31, 2012, borrowings under the Facility totaled $1.1 billion and the undrawn availability under the Facility was an additional $128.0 million. See Note 17—Subsequent Events. Interest expense was $10.5 million and $15.6 million (net of capitalized interest of $1.4 million and $1.2 million), and commitment fees were $1.7 million and $2.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

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The interest is the aggregate of the applicable margin (3.25% to 4.75%, depending on the amount of the Facility that is being utilized and the length of time that has passed from the date the Facility was entered into); LIBOR; and mandatory cost (if any, as defined in the Facility). Interest is payable on the last day of each interest period (and, if the interest period is longer than six months, on the dates falling at six-month intervals after the first day of the interest period). Kosmos pays commitment fees on the undrawn and unavailable portion of the total commitments. Commitment fees for the lenders are equal to 40% per annum of the then-applicable respective margin when a commitment is available for utilization and, equal to 20% per annum of the then-applicable respective margin when a commitment is not available for utilization. The Company recognizes interest expense in accordance with ASC 835—Interest, which requires interest expense to be recognized using the effective interest method. We determined the effective interest rate based on the estimated level of borrowings under the Facility.  Accordingly, we recognized additional interest expense of $1.8 million and zero during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

The Facility provides a revolving-credit and letter of credit facility for an availability period that expires on May 15, 2014 (in the case of the revolving-credit facility) and on the final maturity date (in the case of the letter of credit facility). The available facility amount is subject to borrowing base constraints and also is constrained by the amortization schedule (once repayments under the Facility begin). As of May 15, 2014, outstanding borrowings will be subject to an amortization schedule. The first required payment could be as early as June 15, 2014, subject to the level of outstanding borrowings. The Facility has a final maturity date of March 29, 2018.

 

Kosmos has the right to cancel all the undrawn commitments under the Facility. The amount of funds available to be borrowed under the Facility, also known as the borrowing base amount, is determined each year on June 15 and December 15 as part of a forecast that is prepared by and agreed to by Kosmos and the Technical and Modeling Banks. The formula to calculate the borrowing base amount is based, in part, on the sum of the net present values of net cash flows and relevant capital expenditures reduced by certain percentages. See Note 17—Subsequent Events.

 

If an event of default exists under the Facility, the lenders can accelerate the maturity and exercise other rights and remedies, including the enforcement of security granted pursuant to the Facility over certain assets held by us.

 

We were in compliance with the financial covenants contained in the Facility as of the April 19, 2012, our most recent forecast date, which requires the maintenance of:

 

·                  the field life cover ratio, not less than 1.30x; and

 

·                  the loan life cover ratio, not less than 1.10x,

 

in each case, as calculated on the basis of all available information. The “field life cover ratio” is broadly defined, for each applicable forecast period, as the ratio of (x) net present value of net cash flow through the depletion of the Jubilee Field plus the net present value of capital expenditures incurred in relation to the Jubilee Field and certain other fields in Ghana, to (y) the aggregate loan amounts outstanding under the Facility. The “loan life cover ratio” is broadly defined, for each applicable forecast period, as the ratio of (x) net present value of net cash flow through the final maturity date of the Facility plus the net present value of capital expenditures incurred in relation to the Jubilee Field and certain other fields in Ghana, to (y) the aggregate loan amounts outstanding under the Facility.

 

At March 31, 2012, the scheduled maturities of debt during the five year period and thereafter are as follows:

 

 

 

Payments Due by Year

 

 

 

2012 (1)

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

Thereafter

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Commercial debt facility(2)

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

110,000

 

$

444,444

 

$

555,556

 

 


(1)   Represents payments for the period April 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.

(2)         The scheduled maturities of debt are based on the level of borrowings and the available borrowing base as of March 31, 2012. Any increases or decreases in the level of borrowings or decreases in the available borrowing base would impact the scheduled maturities of debt during the five year period and thereafter.

 

10. Derivative Financial Instruments

 

The Company uses financial derivative contracts to manage exposures to commodity price and interest rate fluctuations. We do not hold or issue derivative financial instruments for trading purposes.

 

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The Company applies the provisions of ASC 815—Derivatives and Hedging, which require each derivative instrument to be recorded in the balance sheet at fair value. If a derivative has not been designated as a hedge or does not otherwise qualify for hedge accounting, it must be adjusted to fair value through earnings. The Company does not apply hedge accounting treatment to its oil derivative contracts and, therefore, the changes in the fair values of these instruments are recognized in earnings in the period the change occurred. These fair value changes are shown in our statement of operations.

 

Effective June 1, 2010, the Company discontinued hedge accounting on all interest rate derivative instruments. Therefore, the Company recognizes, from that date forward, changes in the fair value of the instruments in earnings during the period of change. The effective portions of the discontinued hedges as of May 31, 2010, are included in accumulated other comprehensive income or loss (“AOCI(L)”) in the equity section of the accompanying consolidated balance sheets, and are being transferred to earnings when the hedged transaction is recognized in earnings.

 

Oil Derivative Contracts

 

In 2010, we entered into various oil derivative contracts to provide an economic hedge of our exposure to commodity price risk associated with anticipated future oil production. These contracts consist of deferred premium puts and compound options (calls on puts).

 

The Company manages market and counterparty credit risk in accordance with policies and guidelines approved by the Board of Directors. In accordance with these policies and guidelines, the Company’s management determines the appropriate timing and extent of derivative transactions. We have included an estimate of nonperformance risk in the fair value measurement of our commodity derivative contracts as required by ASC 820—Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures.

 

The following table sets forth the volumes in barrels underlying the Company’s outstanding oil derivative contracts and the weighted average Dated Brent prices per bbl for those contracts as of March 31, 2012:

 

 

 

Bbl/day

 

Weighted
Average
Floor Price

 

Weighted
Average
Deferred
Premium/bbl

 

Oil derivatives:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred premium puts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2012 — December 2012

 

4,655

 

$

62.34

 

$

7.00

 

January 2013 — December 2013

 

2,515

 

$

61.73

 

$

7.32

 

Compound options (calls on puts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2012 — December 2012(1)

 

5,399

 

$

66.48

 

$

6.73

 

January 2013 — June 2013(1)

 

3,855

 

$

66.48

 

$

7.10

 

 


(1)           The calls expire on June 29, 2012, and have a weighted average premium of $4.82/bbl. If the call is not exercised before the expiration date, the right to these puts will expire on such date.

 

Interest Rate Swaps Derivative Contracts

 

In 2010, Kosmos entered into derivative instruments in the form of interest rate swaps, which hedge risk related to interest rate fluctuation, whereby it converts the interest due on certain floating rate debt to a weighted average fixed rate. The following table summarizes our open interest rate swaps as of March 31, 2012:

 

Termination Date

 

Notional Amount

 

Fixed Rate

 

Floating Rate

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

June 2014

 

$

77,500

 

0.98

%

6-month LIBOR

 

June 2015

 

$

75,007

 

1.34

%

6-month LIBOR

 

June 2016

 

$

161,250

 

2.22

%

6-month LIBOR

 

June 2016

 

$

161,250

 

2.31

%

6-month LIBOR

 

 

Effective June 1, 2010, the Company discontinued hedge accounting on all existing interest rate derivative instruments. Prior to June 1, 2010, any ineffectiveness on the interest rate swaps was immaterial; therefore, no amount was recorded in earnings for ineffectiveness. We have included an estimate of nonperformance risk in the fair value measurement of our interest rate derivative contracts as required by ASC 820—Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures.

 

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The following tables disclose the Company’s derivative instruments as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011:

 

 

 

 

 

Estimated Fair Value

 

 

 

 

 

Asset (Liability)

 

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

Type of Contract

 

Balance Sheet Location

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derivative asset:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commodity

 

Derivatives assets - current

 

$

 

$

 

Interest rate

 

Derivatives assets - current

 

 

 

Commodity

 

Derivatives assets - noncurrent

 

 

 

Interest rate

 

Derivatives assets - noncurrent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derivative liability:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commodity

 

Derivatives liabilities - current

 

(19,082

)

(20,303

)

Interest rate

 

Derivatives liabilities - current

 

(5,244

)

(4,104

)

Commodity

 

Derivatives liabilities - long-term

 

(4,377

)

(4,457

)

Interest rate

 

Derivatives liabilities - long-term

 

(3,540

)

(3,970

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total derivatives not designated as hedging instruments

 

 

 

$

(32,243

)

$

(32,834

)

 

 

 

 

 

Amount of Gain/(Loss)

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

 

Type of Contract

 

Location of Gain/(Loss)

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Derivatives in cash flow hedging relationships:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest rate(1)

 

Interest expense

 

$

(214

)

$

(1,458

)

Total derivatives in cash flow hedging relationships

 

 

 

$

(214

)

$

(1,458

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commodity

 

Derivatives, net

 

$

(3,860

)

$

(8,871

)

Interest rate

 

Interest expense

 

(710

)

(927

)

Total derivatives not designated as hedging instruments

 

 

 

$

(4,570

)

$

(9,798

)

 


(1)           Amounts were reclassified from AOCI(L) into earnings.

 

The fair value of the effective portion of the derivative contracts on May 31, 2010, is reflected in AOCI(L) and is being transferred to interest expense over the remaining term of the contracts. In accordance with the mark-to-market method of accounting, the Company recognizes changes in fair values of its derivative contracts as gains or losses in earnings during the period in which they occur. The Company expects to reclassify $0.1 million of losses from AOCI(L) to interest expense within the next 12 months. See Note 11—Fair Value Measurements for additional information regarding the Company’s derivative instruments.

 

11. Fair Value Measurements

 

In accordance with ASC 820—Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures, fair value measurements are based upon inputs that market participants use in pricing an asset or liability, which are classified into two categories: observable inputs and unobservable inputs. Observable inputs represent market data obtained from independent sources, whereas unobservable inputs reflect a company’s own market assumptions, which are used if observable inputs are not reasonably available without undue cost and effort. We prioritize the inputs used in measuring fair value into the following fair value hierarchy:

 

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·                  Level 1—quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.

 

·                  Level 2—quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active, inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability and inputs derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data by correlation or other means.

 

·                  Level 3—unobservable inputs for the asset or liability.

 

The fair value input hierarchy level to which an asset or liability measurement in its entirety falls is determined based on the lowest level input that is significant to the measurement in its entirety.

 

The following tables present the Company’s assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, for each fair value hierarchy level:

 

 

 

Fair Value Measurements Using:

 

 

 

Quoted Prices in
Active Markets for
Identical Assets

 

Significant Other
Observable Inputs

 

Significant
Unobservable Inputs

 

 

 

 

 

(Level 1)

 

(Level 2)

 

(Level 3)

 

Total

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

March 31, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Money market accounts

 

$

385,866

 

$

 

$

 

$

385,866

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commodity derivatives

 

 

(23,459

)

 

(23,459

)

Interest rate derivatives

 

 

(8,784

)

 

(8,784

)

Total

 

$

385,866

 

$

(32,243

)

$

 

$

353,623

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Money market accounts (1)

 

$

489,761

 

$

 

$

 

$

489,761

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commodity derivatives

 

 

(24,760

)

 

(24,760

)

Interest rate derivatives

 

 

(8,074

)

 

(8,074

)

Total

 

$

489,761

 

$

(32,834

)

$

 

$

456,927

 

 


(1)          As reported in our annual report on Form 10-K, the Level 1 fair value measurements excluded $27.5 million. The table has been revised to properly include this amount.

 

All fair values have been adjusted for nonperformance risk resulting in a decrease of the commodity derivative liabilities of approximately $0.6 million and a decrease of the interest rate derivatives of approximately of $0.3 million as of March 31, 2012. When the accumulated net present value for all of the derivative contracts with a counterparty is in an asset position, the Company uses the counterparty’s credit default swap (“CDS”) rates to estimate non-performance risk. When the accumulated net present value for all derivative contracts for a counterparty are in a liability position, we use our internal rate of borrowing to estimate our non-performance risk.

 

The book values of cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, joint interest billings, oil sales and other receivables, and accounts payable and accrued liabilities approximate fair value due to the short-term nature of these instruments. The carrying values of our debt approximates fair value since they are subject to short-term floating interest rates that approximate the rates available to the Company for those periods. The Company’s long-term receivables after any allowances for doubtful accounts approximate fair value.

 

Commodity Derivatives

 

The Company’s commodity derivatives represent crude oil deferred premium puts and compound options for notional barrels of oil at fixed Dated Brent oil prices. The values attributable to the Company’s oil derivatives are based on (i) the contracted notional volumes, (ii) independent active futures price quotes for Dated Brent, (iii) a credit-adjusted yield curve applicable to each counterparty by reference to the CDS market and (iv) an independently sourced estimate of volatility for Dated Brent. The volatility estimate was provided by certain independent brokers who are active in buying and selling oil options and was corroborated by market-quoted volatility factors. The deferred premium is included in the fair market value of the puts and compound options. The Company’s commodity derivative liability measurements represent Level 2 inputs in the hierarchy priority. See Note 10—Derivative Financial Instruments for additional information regarding the Company’s derivative instruments.

 

Interest Rate Derivatives

 

As of March 31, 2012 the Company had interest rate swaps with notional amounts of $475.0 million, whereby the Company pays a fixed rate of interest and the counterparty pays a variable LIBOR-based rate. The values attributable to the Company’s interest

 

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rate derivative contracts are based on (i) the contracted notional amounts, (ii) LIBOR yield curves provided by independent third parties and corroborated with forward active market-quoted LIBOR yield curves and (iii) a credit-adjusted yield curve as applicable to each counterparty by reference to the CDS market. The Company’s interest rate derivative asset and liability measurements represent Level 2 inputs in the hierarchy priority.

 

12. Asset Retirement Obligations

 

The following table summarizes the changes in the Company’s asset retirement obligations:

 

 

 

March 31, 2012

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Asset retirement obligations:

 

 

 

Beginning asset retirement obligations

 

$

20,670

 

Liabilities incurred during period

 

 

Revisions in estimated retirement obligations

 

 

Liabilities settled during period

 

 

Accretion expense

 

679

 

Ending asset retirement obligations

 

$

21,349

 

 

The Ghanaian legal and regulatory regime regarding oil field abandonment and other environmental matters is evolving. Currently, no Ghanaian environmental regulations expressly require that companies abandon or remove offshore assets although under international industry standards we would do so. The Petroleum Law provides for restoration that includes removal of property and abandonment of wells, but further states the manner of such removal and abandonment will be as provided in the Regulations; however, such Regulations have not been promulgated. Under the Environmental Permit for the Jubilee Field, a decommissioning plan will be prepared and submitted to the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency. ASC 410—Asset Retirement and Environmental Obligations requires the Company to recognize this liability in the period in which the liability was incurred. We have recorded an asset retirement obligation for fields that have commenced production, including wells in progress in such fields. Additional asset retirement obligations will be recorded in the period in which wells within such producing fields are commissioned.

 

13. Convertible Preferred Units

 

Contemporaneous with Kosmos Energy Ltd.’s IPO, the Series A Convertible Preferred Units (“Series A Units”), Series B Convertible Preferred Units (“Series B Units”) and Series C Convertible Preferred Units (“Series C Units”) of Kosmos Energy Holdings were exchanged into our common shares based on the pre-offering equity value of such interests. This resulted in the Series A Units, Series B Units and Series C Units being exchanged into 163.1 million; 109.8 million; and 4.8 million common shares of Kosmos Energy Ltd., respectively, or 277.7 million common shares in the aggregate. The common shares have one vote per share and a par value of $0.01. The exchange of the Convertible Preferred Units had the effect of increasing the book value of shareholders’ equity by approximately $1.0 billion. Accretion to redemption value of the Convertible Preferred Units was recorded through the date of the exchange. After the date of the exchange, the related accretion on the Convertible Preferred Units ceased to accrue and all rights of the holders with respect to the Convertible Preferred Units terminated, except for the right to receive shares of common shares issuable upon the exchange and the rights entitled to a holder of a common share.

 

The Convertible Preferred Units were issued in separate series at an issue price of $10 per unit, $25 per unit, and $28.25 per unit, respectively. Under the Fourth Amended and Restated Operating Agreement of Kosmos Energy Holdings, as amended, (the “Agreement”) governing Kosmos Energy Holdings, the Convertible Preferred Units received distributions, if any, equal to the “Accreted Value” of the units, prior to any distributions to the common unit holders. The Accreted Value was defined in the Agreement as the unit purchase price plus the preferred return amount per unit equal to 7% of the Accreted Value per annum (compounded quarterly) for the first nine years after the year of Kosmos Energy Holdings’ initial operating agreement and 14% of the Accreted Value per annum (compounded quarterly) thereafter, unless a monetization event (as defined in the Agreement) occurred at which time the preferred return would revert to 7%. The holders of the Convertible Preferred Units received the accumulated preferred return upon the consummation of our IPO, as defined in the Agreement. The accumulated preferred return on the Convertible Preferred Units was recorded through the date of the offering. The amount was applied to additional paid-in capital first, with the remaining amount applied to the accumulated deficit. The Convertible Preferred Units were classified as mezzanine equity at December 31, 2010, as Kosmos Energy Holdings could not solely control the type of consideration issuable on the exchange and the Convertible Preferred Unit holders controlled Kosmos Energy Holdings’ Board of Directors.

 

We recorded accretion on the Convertible Preferred Units of zero and $16.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

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14. Equity-based Compensation

 

Profit Units

 

Prior to our corporate reorganization, Kosmos Energy Holdings issued common units designated as profit units with a threshold value of $0.85 to $90 to employees, management and directors. Profit units, the defined term in the related agreements, are equity awards that are measured on the grant date and expensed over a vesting period of four years. Founding management and directors vested 20% as of the date of issuance and an additional 20% on the anniversary date for each of the next four years. Profit units issued to employees vested 50% on the second and fourth anniversary of the issuance date. Of the 100 million authorized common units, 15.7 million were designated as profit units.

 

The following is a summary of the Kosmos Energy Holdings’ profit unit activity immediately prior to the corporate reorganization:

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-Average

 

 

 

 

 

Grant-Date

 

 

 

Profit Units

 

Fair Value

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding at December 31, 2010

 

13,910

 

$

1.76

 

Granted

 

1,783

 

15.71

 

Relinquished

 

(2,503

)

0.12

 

Outstanding at May 16, 2011

 

13,190

 

3.96

 

 

A summary of the status of the Kosmos Energy Holdings’ unvested profit units immediately prior to the corporate reorganization were as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-Average

 

 

 

Unvested

 

Grant-Date

 

 

 

Profit Units

 

Fair Value

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

 

 

Outstanding at December 31, 2010

 

3,464

 

$

1.60

 

Granted

 

1,783

 

15.71

 

Vested

 

(1,066

)

1.09

 

Relinquished

 

(1,253

)

0.10

 

Outstanding at May 16, 2011

 

2,928

 

11.02

 

 

Total profit unit compensation expense recognized in income was zero and $0.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

The significant assumptions used to calculate the fair values of the profit units granted during 2011, as calculated using a binomial tree, were as follows: no dividend yield, expected volatility ranging from approximately 25% to 66%; risk-free interest rate ranging from 1.3% to 5.1%; expected life ranging from 1.2 to 8.1 years; and projected turnover rate of 7.0% for employees and none for management.

 

Restricted Stock Awards

 

As part of the corporate reorganization, vested profit units were exchanged for 31.7 million common shares of Kosmos Energy Ltd., unvested profit units were exchanged for 10.0 million restricted stock awards and the $90 profit units were cancelled. Based on the terms and conditions of the corporate reorganization, the exchange of profit units for common shares of Kosmos Energy Ltd. resulted in no incremental compensation costs.

 

In April 2011, the Board of Directors approved a Long-Term Incentive Plan (the “LTIP”), which provides for the granting of incentive awards in the form of stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock awards, restricted stock units, among other award types.  The LTIP  provides for the issuance of 24.5 million shares pursuant to awards under the plan, in addition to the 10.0 million restricted stock awards exchanged for unvested profit units.

 

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The following table shows the number of shares available for issuance pursuant to awards under the Company’s LTIP at March 31, 2012:

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Approved and authorized awards(1)

 

24,503

 

Awards issued after May 16, 2011(1)

 

(15,171

)

Awards forfeited(1)

 

1

 

Awards available for future grant

 

9,333

 

 


(1)                                 Excludes 10.0 million restricted stock awards that were exchanged for unvested profit units and any related forfeitures of such awards. Also, excludes forfeited restricted stock awards issued in connection with our initial public offering, which include the May 18, 2011 and June 15, 2011 award tranches, as these awards are not available for future grant.

 

The Company records compensation expense equal to the fair value of share-based payments over the vesting periods of the LTIP awards. The Company recorded compensation expense from our restricted stock awards of $21.3 million and zero during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. The following table reflects the outstanding restricted stock awards as of March 31, 2012:

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-Average

 

 

 

 

 

Grant-Date

 

 

 

Restricted Shares

 

Fair Value

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

 

 

Outstanding at December 31, 2011

 

20,718

 

$

13.33

 

Granted

 

335

 

11.52

 

Forfeited

 

(1

)

16.73

 

Vested

 

(101

)

0.95

 

Outstanding at March 31, 2012

 

20,951

 

13.36

 

 

Subsequent to May 16, 2011, the Company granted restricted stock awards with service vesting criteria and awards with a combination of market and service vesting criteria under the LTIP. For stock-based compensation equity awards, compensation expense is recognized in the Company’s financial statements over the awards’ vesting periods based on their grant date fair value. The Company utilizes (i) the closing stock price on the date of grant to determine the fair value of service vesting restricted stock awards and (ii) a Monte Carlo simulation to determine the fair value of restricted stock awards with a combination of market and service vesting criteria.

 

For awards with a combination of market and service vesting criteria, the number of common shares to be issued is determined by comparing the Company’s total shareholder return with the total shareholder return of a predetermined group of peer companies over the performance period. The grant date fair value of these awards ranged from $6.70 to $13.57 per award. The Monte Carlo simulation model utilizes multiple input variables that determine the probability of satisfying the market condition stipulated in the award grant and calculates the fair value of the award. The expected volatility utilized in the model was estimated using our historical volatility and the historical volatilities of our peer companies and ranged from 41.3% to 56.7%. The risk-free interest rate was based on the U.S. treasury rate for a term commensurate with the expected life of the grant and ranged from 0.5% to 1.1%.

 

15. Income Taxes

 

The income tax provision (benefit) was $16.3 million and $(13.5) million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. The income tax provision consists of U.S. and Ghanaian income and Texas margin taxes.

 

The components of income (loss) before income taxes were as follows:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Bermuda

 

$

(3,168

)

$

 

United States

 

3,312

 

398

 

Foreign—other

 

(21,399

)

(68,560

)

Loss before income taxes

 

$

(21,255

)

$

(68,162

)

 

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Our effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 was (77%) and 20%, respectively. The effective tax rate for the United States and Ghana is approximately 37% and 35%, respectively, for all periods presented, while the effective tax rate for our other foreign jurisdictions is 0%. Our other foreign jurisdictions have a 0% effective tax rate because they reside in countries with a 0% statutory rate, or they have a full valuation allowance reserved against their ending net related deferred tax asset.

 

The Company has no material unrecognized income tax benefits.

 

A subsidiary of the Company files a U.S. federal income tax return and a Texas margin tax return. In addition to the United States, the Company files income tax returns in the countries in which we operate. The Company is open to U.S. federal income tax examinations for tax years 2008 through 2011 and to Texas margin tax examinations for the tax years 2007 through 2011. In addition, the Company is open to income tax examinations for tax years as early as 2005 in its significant foreign jurisdictions (Ghana, Cameroon and Morocco).

 

The Company’s policy is to recognize interest and penalties related to income tax matters in income tax expense if they are considered probable, but has had no need to accrue any to date.

 

16. Net Income (Loss) Per Share

 

In the calculation of basic net income (loss) per common share attributable to common shareholders, participating securities are allocated earnings based on actual dividend distributions received plus a proportionate share of undistributed net income attributable to common shareholders, if any, after recognizing distributed earnings. The Company’s participating securities do not participate in undistributed net losses because they are not contractually obligated to do so. The computation of diluted net income (loss) per share attributable to common shareholders reflects the potential dilution that could occur if securities or other contracts to issue common shares that are dilutive were exercised or converted into common shares or resulted in the issuance of common shares that would then share in the earnings of the Company. During periods in which the Company realizes a loss from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders, securities would not be dilutive to net loss per share and conversion into common shares is assumed not to occur. Diluted net income (loss) per share attributable to common shareholders is calculated under both the two-class method and the treasury stock method and the more dilutive of the two calculations is presented.

 

Basic net income (loss) per share attributable to common shareholders is computed as (i) net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders, (ii) less income allocable to participating securities (iii) divided by weighted average basic shares outstanding. The Company’s diluted net income (loss) per share attributable to common shareholders is computed as (i) basic net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders, (ii) plus diluted adjustments to income allocable to participating securities (iii) divided by weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

 

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The following table is a reconciliation of the Company’s net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders to basic attributable to common shareholders and to diluted and net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders and a reconciliation of basic weighted average common shares outstanding to diluted weighted average common shares outstanding for the three months ended March 31, 2012:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
 March 31,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011(3)

 

 

 

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

Numerator:

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders

 

$

(37,541

)

$

N/A

 

Less: Basic income allocable to participating securities(1)

 

 

N/A

 

Basic net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders

 

(37,541

)

N/A

 

Diluted adjustments to income allocable to participating securities(1)

 

 

N/A

 

Diluted net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders

 

$

(37,541

)

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denominator:

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares used to compute net income (loss) per share:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

369,227

 

N/A

 

Restricted stock awards(1)(2)

 

 

N/A

 

Diluted

 

369,227

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per share attributable to common shareholders:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

(0.10

)

N/A

 

Diluted

 

$

(0.10

)

N/A

 

 


(1)         Our service vesting restricted stock awards represent participating securities because they participate in nonforfeitable dividends with common equity owners. Income allocable to participating securities represents the distributed and undistributed earnings attributable to the participating securities. Our restricted stock awards with market and service vesting criteria are not considered to be participating securities and, therefore, are excluded from the basic net income (loss) per common share calculation. Restricted stock awards do not participate in undistributed net losses.

(2)         Due to our basic net loss attributable to common shareholders for the three months ended March 31, 2012, we excluded 21.0 million outstanding restricted stock awards from the computations of diluted net loss per share because the effect would have been anti-dilutive.

(3)         As of March 31, 2011, our corporate reorganization had not yet taken effect; therefore, we had no outstanding common shares and did not compute earnings per share for the three months ended March 31, 2011.

 

17. Subsequent Events

 

Termination of acquisition of Sabre’s 4.05% DT participating interest

 

In February 2012, we exercised a right under the existing joint operating agreement to acquire the 4.05% participating interest of Sabre Oil and Gas Limited (“Sabre”) in the DT Block. In May 2012, Kosmos and Sabre reached a mutual agreement to terminate this acquisition.

 

Debt

 

In April 2012, the lenders agreed to change the borrowing base determination dates to April 15 and October 15. As part of the borrowing base determination process, the undrawn availability under the Facility was reduced by $78.0 million.

 

Exploration Expenses

 

Drilling of the Teak-4A appraisal well was completed in May 2012. The well encountered non-commercial reservoirs and accordingly will be plugged and abandoned. Total well related costs incurred from inception through March 31, 2012 of $5.7 million are included in exploration expenses in the accompanying consolidated statement of operations. As of the date of the consolidated financial statements, we estimate we will incur an additional $9.1 million of related well costs, which will be expensed.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and notes thereto contained herein and our annual financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2011, included in our annual report on Form 10-K along with the section Management’s Discussion and Analysis of financial condition and Results of Operations contained in such annual report. Any terms used but not defined in the following discussion have the same meaning given to them in the annual report. Our discussion and analysis includes forward-looking information that involves risks and uncertainties and should be read in conjunction with “Risk Factors” under Item 1A of this report and in the annual report, along with “Forward-Looking Information” at the end of this section for information about the risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to be materially different than our forward-looking statements.

 

Overview

 

We are an independent oil and gas exploration and production company currently focused on frontier and emerging areas in Africa and South America. Our asset portfolio includes existing production, major discoveries and exploration prospects offshore Ghana, as well as exploration licenses with significant hydrocarbon potential offshore Mauritania, Morocco and Suriname and onshore Cameroon.

 

We were incorporated pursuant to the laws of Bermuda as Kosmos Energy Ltd. in January 2011 to become a holding company for Kosmos Energy Holdings. Pursuant to the terms of a corporate reorganization that was completed immediately prior to the closing of Kosmos Energy Ltd.’s IPO on May 16, 2011, all of the interests in Kosmos Energy Holdings were exchanged for newly issued common shares of Kosmos Energy Ltd. As a result, Kosmos Energy Holdings became wholly owned by Kosmos Energy Ltd.

 

Kosmos Energy Ltd. transitioned from its development stage to operational activities in January 2011. Accordingly, reporting as a development stage company is no longer deemed necessary.

 

Recent Highlights

 

Ghana — Jubilee Field

 

During the first quarter of 2012, we had one lifting of oil totaling 931 Mbbls from our Jubilee Field production resulting in revenues of $115.8 million. Our average realized price per barrel was $124.30.

 

A total of 17 development wells have been drilled during Jubilee Field Phase 1 development. The Jubilee Field Phase 1A PoD was approved by the Ministry of Energy and GNPC in January 2012. The Phase 1A PoD includes eight additional wells to be drilled beginning in 2012, including five production wells and three water injection wells. To date, we have spud three of these wells.

 

Ghana — exploration and appraisal activity

 

In January 2012, the Ntomme-2A appraisal well confirmed a downdip extension of the Ntomme Field on the DT Block. The well encountered high-quality stacked reservoir sandstones. The well confirmed the majority of the resources in the discovery to be oil. Fluid samples recovered from the wells indicate an oil gravity of approximately 35 degrees API.

 

In March 2012, the Enyenra-4A appraisal well confirmed a downdip extension of the Enyenra light oil field on the DT Block. Analysis of well results, including wireline logs, reservoir pressures and fluid samples, indicated the Enyenra-4A well encountered oil-bearing pay. Fluid samples recovered from the well indicate an oil gravity of approximately 34 degrees API. In March 2012, the Owo-1RA (discovery well of the Enyenra field) drill stem test was successful in encountering oil flow across three zones.

 

The Wawa-1 exploration well in the DT Block was spud in April 2012. This well is expected to reach its target depth in the second quarter of 2012.

 

The WCTP PA, which governs our activities related to the WCTP Block, has a duration of 30 years from its effective date (July 2004); however, in July 2011, at the end of the seven-year exploration phase, parts of the WCTP Block on which we had not declared a discovery area, were not in a development and production area or were not in the Jubilee Unit were subject to relinquishment (“WCTP Relinquishment Area”). Our existing discoveries within the WCTP Block have not been relinquished, as the WCTP PA remains in effect after the end of the exploration phase and these are Akasa, Banda, Mahogany and Teak. In addition, we have disputed the relinquishment of the area around the Cedrela prospect. In July 2011, immediately prior to Kosmos receiving the drilling rig from another operator, damage to the rig incurred during preparations to move the rig to the WCTP Block rendered the rig incapable of drilling the Cedrela-1 exploration well prior to the end of the WCTP exploration period on July 21, 2011. As a result of this unforeseen delay in the drilling of the Cedrela-1 exploration well, the Company, as Operator for the WCTP PA Block partners, delivered a Notice of Force Majeure. The Ministry of Energy and GNPC did not agree this event was Force Majeure. On August 24, 2011, we as Operator of the WCTP Block and on behalf of the WCTP PA Block partners, delivered a Notice of Dispute to the Ministry of Energy and GNPC as provided under the WCTP PA, which is the initial step in triggering the formal dispute resolution process under the WCTP PA with the Government of Ghana regarding our rights to drill the Cedrela-1 exploration well. This Notice of Dispute establishes a process for negotiation and consultation for a period of 30 days (or longer if mutually agreed) among senior representatives from the Ministry of

 

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Energy, GNPC and the WCTP Block partners to resolve the matter. The issue continues to be discussed in an effort to reach a mutually agreed upon resolution among the parties.

 

We and our WCTP Block partners have certain rights to negotiate a new petroleum contract with respect to the WCTP Relinquishment Area. We and our WCTP Block partners exercised such right in July 2010 and formally submitted a proposed new petroleum agreement for the WCTP Relinquishment Area in early 2011. We and our WCTP Block partners, the Ministry of Energy and GNPC have agreed such WCTP PA rights extend from July 21, 2011 until such time as either a new petroleum contract is negotiated and entered into with us or we decline to match a bona fide third party offer GNPC may receive for the WCTP Relinquishment Area.

 

In February 2012, we exercised a right under the existing joint operating agreement to acquire the 4.05% participating interest of Sabre in the DT Block. In May 2012, Komos and Sabre reached a mutual agreement to terminate this acquisition.

 

Drilling of the Teak-4A appraisal well was completed in May 2012. The well encountered non-commercial reservoirs and accordingly will be plugged and abandoned. Total well related costs incurred from inception through March 31, 2012 of $5.7 million are included in exploration expenses in the accompanying consolidated statement of operations. As of the date of the consolidated financial statements, we estimate we will incur an additional $9.1 million of related well costs, which will be expensed.

 

Mauritania

 

In April 2012, we completed negotiations with Mauritania’s Ministry of Petroleum, Energy and Mines and executed separate petroleum contracts covering Blocks C8, C12 and C13 offshore Mauritania. Kosmos is the operator and has a 90% participating interest in each of these blocks. The Government of Mauritania has a 10% carried interest during the exploration period and the option to participate in any discovery on these blocks, and if it elects to exercise such option its participation interest would be between 10% and 14%. The first phase of the exploration period of the petroleum contract covering each of Blocks C8, C12 and C13 is four years in duration. These contracts will not be effective unless and until they are officially gazetted by the Government of Mauritania as required by Mauritanian law, and we do not yet have a scheduled effective date. See, ‘‘Part II. Item 1A. Risk Factors—We will not be able to commence exploration, development and production operations offshore Mauritania unless and until the Government of Mauritania approves our petroleum contracts governing Blocks C8, C12 and C13 offshore Mauritania” of this quarterly report on Form 10-Q.

 

Our blocks in Mauritania cover 6.7 million acres (27,200 square kilometers) and are located within the western margin of the proven Mauritanian salt basin, on the Atlantic passive margin. The source rock in the basin is the same age and type as the source rock generated by the petroleum system in the Jubilee Field. Additionally, we believe the play model in the basin is similar to the play model found in the Jubilee Field. A petroleum system in Mauritania has been proven by the presence of offshore producing fields in adjacent blocks to those we hold.

 

We have an estimated $10.2 million in work commitments to perform exploration activities on our petroleum contracts in Mauritania. We plan to acquire seismic data in our blocks offshore Mauritania in 2013 to further define prospectivity on the blocks.

 

Morocco

 

In March 2012, we completed a 4,940 square kilometer 3D seismic acquisition program which covered the Essaouira Offshore Block and the Foum Assaka Block, both in the Agadir Basin offshore Morocco.

 

Cameroon

 

In January 2012, Kosmos entered into a petroleum contract with Cameroon for the Fako Block. Kosmos is the operator and has a 100% participating interest in the block. The Republic of Cameroon has an option to acquire an interest of up to 15% in a commercial discovery on the block. The block covers 318,519 acres (1,289 square kilometers) and borders the southeast portion of our Ndian River Block in the Rio del Rey Basin.

 

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Results of Operations

 

Certain operating results and statistics for the comparative first quarter of 2012 and 2011 are included in the following table:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

(In thousands, except per barrel data)

 

Sales volumes:

 

 

 

 

 

Mbbls

 

931

 

989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

Oil sales

 

$

115,771

 

$

92,569

 

Average sales price per bbl

 

124.30

 

93.56

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs:

 

 

 

 

 

Oil production

 

$

7,326

 

$

19,995

 

Depletion

 

30,055

 

22,385

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average oil production cost per bbl

 

$

7.87

 

$

20.21

 

Average depletion cost per bbl

 

32.27

 

22.62

 

Average oil production cost and depletion per bbl

 

$

40.14

 

$

42.83

 

 

The following table shows the number of wells in the process of drilling or in active completion stages, and the number of wells suspended or awaiting completion as of March 31, 2012:

 

 

 

Wells in the Process of Drilling or

 

Wells Suspended or

 

 

 

in Active Completion

 

Awaiting Completion

 

 

 

Exploration

 

Development

 

Exploration

 

Development

 

 

 

Gross

 

Net

 

Gross

 

Net

 

Gross

 

Net

 

Gross

 

Net

 

Ghana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Cape Three Points

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

2.47

 

 

 

Deepwater Tano

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

1.80

 

 

 

Jubilee Unit

 

 

 

1

 

0.24

 

 

 

 

 

 

The discussion of the results of operations and the period-to-period comparisons presented below analyze our historical results. The following discussion may not be indicative of future results.

 

Three months ended March 31, 2012 compared to three months ended March 31, 2011

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

 

Increase

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

(Decrease)

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Revenues and other income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil and gas revenue

 

$

115,771

 

$

92,569

 

$

23,202

 

Interest income

 

746

 

2,354

 

(1,608

)

Other income

 

30

 

487

 

(457

)

Total revenues and other income

 

116,547

 

95,410

 

21,137

 

Costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil and gas production

 

7,326

 

19,995

 

(12,669

)

Exploration expenses

 

39,644

 

8,432

 

31,212

 

General and administrative

 

39,323

 

13,287

 

26,036

 

Depletion and depreciation

 

31,649

 

23,498

 

8,151

 

Amortization—deferred financing costs

 

2,194

 

9,611

 

(7,417

)

Interest expense

 

13,058

 

20,258

 

(7,200

)

Derivatives, net

 

3,860

 

8,871

 

(5,011

)

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

59,643

 

(59,643

)

Other expenses, net

 

748

 

(23

)

771

 

Total costs and expenses

 

137,802

 

163,572

 

(25,770

)

Loss before income taxes

 

(21,255

)

(68,162

)

46,907

 

Income tax expense (benefit)

 

16,286

 

(13,511

)

29,797

 

Net loss

 

$

(37,541

)

$

(54,651

)

$

17,110

 

 

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Oil and gas revenue.  Oil and gas revenue increased $23.2 million during the three months ended March 31, 2012, as compared with the three months ended March 31, 2011 primarily due to a higher average realized price per barrel during the three months ended March 31, 2012.

 

Oil and gas production.  Oil and gas production costs decreased $12.7 million during the three months ended March 31, 2012, as compared with the three months ended March 31, 2011 primarily due to the purchase of the FPSO in December 2011. During the three months ended March 31, 2012, the FPSO costs are being capitalized and expensed as depletion.  Prior to the acquisition of the FPSO, we leased the FPSO from a third party and the lease costs were included in oil and gas production costs.

 

Exploration expenses.  Exploration expenses increased $31.2 million during the three months ended March 31, 2012, as compared with the three months ended March 31, 2011 primarily due to increases in seismic costs and unsuccessful well costs of $24.1 million and $4.8 million, respectively. The increase in seismic costs is primarily related to a seismic acquisition program completed offshore Morocco.

 

General and administrative.  General and administrative costs increased $26.0 million during the three months ended March 31, 2012, as compared with the three months ended March 31, 2011, primarily due to increases in non-cash expenses for equity-based compensation and an increase in staffing, partially offset by decreases in professional fees and expenses. Total non-cash general and administrative costs were $21.3 million and $0.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

Depletion and depreciation.  Depletion and depreciation increased $8.2 million during the three months ended March 31, 2012, as compared with the three months ended March 31, 2011, primarily due to an increase in the costs basis of our oil and gas properties related to the purchase of the FPSO and an increase in the number of completed wells.

 

Amortization—deferred financing costs and Loss on extinguishment of debt.  In March 2011, we refinanced our existing commercial debt facilities. As part of the transaction, we incurred $52.3 million of deferred financing costs, in addition to existing unamortized deferred financing costs of $68.6 million. As a result of the transaction, we recorded a $59.6 million loss on the extinguishment of debt. The remaining costs were capitalized and are being amortized over the term of the $2.0 billion commercial debt facility (the “Facility”) entered into in March 2011. The related amortization of deferred financing costs decreased by $7.4 million during the three months ended March 31, 2012, as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2011, due to the decrease in capitalized deferred financing costs and the longer term associated with the Facility.

 

Interest expense.  Interest expense decreased $7.2 million during the three months ended March 31, 2012, as compared with the three months ended March 31, 2011, primarily due to a lower weighted average interest rate on the Facility for the three months ended March 31, 2012.

 

Derivatives, net.  Derivatives, net decreased $5.0 million during the three months ended March 31, 2012, as compared with March 31, 2011 due to the change in fair value of the commodity derivative instruments.

 

Income tax expense (benefit).  Income tax expense was $16.3 million during the three months ended March 31, 2012, as compared to an income tax benefit of $13.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2011. During the three months ended March 31, 2012, we had net income from our Ghanaian subsidiary that generated an income tax expense. During the three months ended March 31, 2011, we had a net loss that generated an income tax benefit.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

We are actively engaged in an ongoing process to anticipate and meet our funding requirements related to exploring for and developing oil and natural gas resources in Africa and South America. We have historically secured funding from equity commitments and commercial debt facilities to meet our ongoing liquidity requirements. In addition, we received our first oil revenues in January 2011 from Jubilee Field production and the cash flows generated from our operating activities may provide an additional source of future funding. Additionally, existing cash on hand will be utilized as a source to fund our operating and investing activities.

 

Significant Sources of Capital

 

In March 2011, the Company secured a $2.0 billion Facility from a number of financial institutions and extinguished the then existing commercial debt facilities. The Facility supports our oil and gas exploration, appraisal and development programs and corporate activities. The total loan commitments of the Facility may be increased up to a maximum of $3.0 billion if the lenders increase their commitments or if loan commitments from new financial institutions are added. In all cases, however, the availability under the Facility is limited by borrowing base capacity, which is redetermined semi-annually. The International Finance Corporation

 

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entered the Facility in February 2012. The terms and conditions of the Facility remained consistent with the original terms and conditions, and the total commitment under the Facility remained unchanged.

 

As of March 31, 2012, borrowings under the Facility totaled $1.1 billion. As of March 31, 2012, the undrawn availability under the Facility was an additional $128.0 million. In April 2012, the undrawn availability under the Facility was reduced by $78.0 million.

 

The interest is the aggregate of the applicable margin (3.25% to 4.75%, depending on the amount of the Facility that is being utilized and the length of time that has passed from the date the Facility was entered into); LIBOR; and mandatory cost (if any, as defined in the Facility). Interest is payable on the last day of each interest period (and, if the interest period is longer than six months, on the dates falling at six-month intervals after the first day of the interest period). Kosmos pays commitment fees on the undrawn and unavailable portion of the total commitments. Commitment fees for the lenders are equal to 40% per annum of the then-applicable respective margin when a commitment is available for utilization and, equal to 20% per annum of the then-applicable respective margin when a commitment is not available for utilization. The Company recognizes interest expense in accordance with ASC 835—Interest, which requires interest expense to be recognized using the effective interest method. We determined the effective interest rate based on the estimated level of borrowings under the Facility. Accordingly, we recognized additional interest expense of $1.8 million and nil during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

The Facility provides a revolving-credit and letter of credit facility for an availability period that expires on May 15, 2014 (in the case of the revolving-credit facility) and on the final maturity date (in the case of the letter of credit facility). The available facility amount is subject to borrowing base constraints and also is constrained by the amortization schedule (once repayments under the Facility begin). As of May 15, 2014, outstanding borrowings will be subject to an amortization schedule. The first required payment could be as early as June 15, 2014, subject to the level of outstanding borrowings. The Facility has a final maturity date of March 29, 2018.

 

Kosmos has the right to cancel all the undrawn commitments under the Facility. The amount of funds available to be borrowed under the Facility, also known as the borrowing base amount, is determined each year on June 15 and December 15 as part of a forecast that is prepared by and agreed to by Kosmos and the Technical and Modeling Banks. In April 2012, the lenders agreed to change the borrowing base determination dates to April 15 and October 15. The formula to calculate the borrowing base amount is based, in part, on the sum of the net present values of net cash flows generated from our Ghana operations and relevant capital expenditures expected exploration, appraisal and development activities in Ghana, reduced by certain percentages.

 

If an event of default exists under the Facility, the lenders can accelerate the maturity and exercise other rights and remedies, including the enforcement of security granted pursuant to the Facility over certain assets held by us.

 

We were in compliance with the financial covenants contained in the Facility as of April 19, 2012, our most recent forecast date, which requires the maintenance of:

 

·                  the field life cover ratio, not less than 1.30x; and

 

·                  the loan life cover ratio, not less than 1.10x,

 

in each case, as calculated on the basis of all available information. The “field life cover ratio” is broadly defined, for each applicable forecast period, as the ratio of (x) net present value of net cash flow through the depletion of the Jubilee Field plus the net present value of capital expenditures incurred in relation to the Jubilee Field and certain other fields in Ghana, to (y) the aggregate loan amounts outstanding under the Facility. The “loan life cover ratio” is broadly defined, for each applicable forecast period, as the ratio of (x) net present value of net cash flow through the final maturity date of the Facility plus the net present value of capital expenditures incurred in relation to the Jubilee Field and certain other fields in Ghana, to (y) the aggregate loan amounts outstanding under the Facility.

 

Capital Expenditures and Investments

 

We expect to incur substantial costs as we continue to develop our oil and natural gas prospects and as we:

 

·                  complete our 2012 exploration and appraisal drilling program in our license areas;

 

·                  develop our discoveries that we determine to be commercially viable;

 

·                  purchase and analyze seismic and other geological and geophysical data to identify future prospects; and

 

·                  invest in additional oil and natural gas leases and licenses and potentially make additional acquisitions.

 

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We have relied on a number of assumptions in budgeting for our future activities. These include the number of wells we plan to drill, our working interests in our prospects, the costs involved in developing or participating in the development of a prospect, the timing of third-party projects, and the availability of suitable equipment and qualified personnel. These assumptions are inherently subject to significant business, political, economic, regulatory, environmental and competitive uncertainties, contingencies and risks, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. We may need to raise additional funds more quickly if one or more of our assumptions proves to be incorrect or if we choose to expand our hydrocarbon asset acquisition, exploration, appraisal or development efforts more rapidly than we presently anticipate. We may decide to raise additional funds before we need them if the conditions for raising capital are favorable. We may seek to sell equity or debt securities or obtain additional bank credit facilities. The sale of equity securities could result in dilution to our shareholders. The incurrence of additional indebtedness could result in increased fixed obligations and additional covenants that could restrict our operations.

 

2012 Capital Program

 

We estimate we will incur approximately $600 million of capital expenditures for the year ending December 31, 2012. The 2012 capital expenditure budget consists of:

 

·                  approximately 45% for developmental related expenditures; and

 

·                  approximately 55% for exploration and appraisal related expenditures, including new ventures exploration and expanding our license portfolio (including geological and geophysical expenses).

 

The ultimate amount of capital we will spend may fluctuate materially based on market conditions and the success of our drilling results. Our future financial condition and liquidity will be impacted by, among other factors, our level of production of oil and natural gas and the prices we receive from the sale of these commodities, the success of our exploration and appraisal drilling program, the number of commercially viable oil and natural gas discoveries made and the quantities of oil and natural gas discovered, the speed with which we can bring such discoveries to production, and the actual cost of exploration, appraisal and development of our oil and natural gas assets.

 

The following table presents our liquidity and financial position as of March 31, 2012:

 

 

 

March 31, 2012

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Cash

 

$

745,288

 

Drawings under the commercial debt facility

 

1,110,000

 

Net debt

 

364,712

 

 

 

 

 

Total of unused borrowing base(1)

 

128,000

 

Unused borrowing base plus cash

 

873,288

 

 


(1)           In April 2012, the lenders agreed to change the borrowing base determination dates to April 15 and October 15. As part of the borrowing base determination process, the undrawn availability under the facility was reduced by $78.0 million.

 

Cash Flows

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Net cash provided by (used in):

 

 

 

 

 

Operating activities

 

$

144,903

 

$

(10,037

)

Investing activities

 

(71,108

)

(2,346

)

Financing activities

 

(1,599

)

202,672

 

 

Operating activities.  Net cash provided by operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was $144.9 million, compared with net cash used in operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2011 of $10.0 million. The increase in cash provided by operating activities in the three months ended March 31, 2012 compared with the same period in 2011 was primarily due to the timing of cash receipts for oil sales and other working capital changes.

 

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Investing activities.  Net cash used in investing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was $71.1 million, compared with net cash used in investing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2011 of $2.3 million. The increase in cash used in investing activities in the three months ended March 31, 2012 compared with the same period in 2011 was primarily attributable to changes in restricted cash, notes receivable and expenditures for oil and gas assets primarily in Ghana for development activities. During the three months ended March 31, 2011, we released $112.0 million of restricted cash related to the previous commercial debt facilities.

 

Financing activities.  Net cash used in financing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was $1.6 million, compared with net cash provided by financing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2011 of $202.7 million. The decrease in cash provided by financing activities in the three months ended March 31, 2012 compared with the same period in 2011 was due to lower net borrowings on the commercial debt facilities of $255.0 million offset by a decrease of $50.7 million in cash used for deferred financing costs.

 

Contractual Obligations

 

The following table summarizes by period the payments due for our estimated contractual obligations as of March 31, 2012:

 

 

 

Payments Due By Year(3)

 

 

 

Total

 

2012(4)

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

Thereafter

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Commercial debt facility(1)

 

$

1,110,000

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

110,000

 

$

444,444

 

$

555,556

 

Interest payments on commercial debt facility(2)

 

297,312

 

34,982

 

48,669

 

54,917

 

61,668

 

62,021

 

35,055

 

Operating leases

 

21,797

 

234

 

2,821

 

2,921

 

3,022

 

3,122

 

9,677

 

 


(1)

The amounts included in the table represent principal maturities only. The scheduled maturities of debt are based on the level of borrowings and the available borrowing base as of March 31, 2012. Any increases or decreases in the level of borrowings or decreases in the available borrowing base would impact the scheduled maturities of debt during the next five years and thereafter.

(2)

Based on outstanding borrowings as noted in (1) above and the LIBOR yield curve at the reporting date.

(3)

Does not include purchase commitments for jointly owned fields and facilities where we are not the operator and excludes $25.5 million of commitments for exploration activities in our petroleum contracts. Does not include any well commitments we may have under our petroleum contracts.

(4)

Represents payments for the period April 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.

 

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The following table presents maturities by expected maturity dates under the Facility, the weighted average interest rates expected to be paid on the Facility given current contractual terms and market conditions, and the debt’s estimated fair value. Weighted-average interest rates are based on implied forward rates in the yield curve at the reporting date. This table does not take into account amortization of deferred financing costs.

 

 

 

Year Ending December 31,

 

Asset

 

 

 

April 1
Through
December 31,
2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

Thereafter

 

(Liability) Fair
Value at
March 31,
2012

 

 

 

(In thousands, except percentages)

 

Variable rate debt: