Kosmos’ active operations in Western Sahara are limited to the Boujdour Maritime contract area. This area is located approximately 70 kilometers off the coast of Western Sahara in the Atlantic Ocean.
Kosmos has held rights to conduct exploration offshore Western Sahara since 2006 under earlier petroleum agreements with the Government of Morocco’s Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM). The Boujdour Maritime contract area is covered by a petroleum agreement effective in July 2016.
Kosmos operates the Boujdour Maritime license with a 55 percent equity interest along with ONHYM (25 percent) and Capricorn exploration and development Company Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cairn Energy PLC (20 percent).