A Differentiated Approach

Kosmos’ oil and gas exploration approach is differentiated from others in the industry by our strategy and by our proven, repeatable process. Our strategy and plan rely on key areas of focus:

  • Business focus – Frontier and emerging areas
  • Technical focus – Under-explored exploration themes
  • Geographic focus – Areas with strong commercial terms. Our oil and gas exploration licenses focus on Africa, South America, and Europe.
  • Portfolio focus – Rifle shot approach on selective assets and a limited number of wells to maximize exploration efficiency


Intrinsic to our exploration process is discipline, diligence and determination. We pursue an ideology-based petroleum system analysis in each area of our operations involving hydrocarbon source, reservoir potential and trap evaluation. We believe this approach correctly prioritizes key play elements and de-risks opportunities, leading to a comprehensive perception of risk and reward prediction.

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