Kosmos Energy signs production prepayment agreement for up to $200 million
Kosmos Energy announced that it has entered into a crude oil prepayment agreement with Trafigura Trading LLC.
The Prepayment Agreement provides up to $200 million of crude oil sales primarily related to a portion of the company’s 2022 and 2023 Gulf of Mexico production, with $150 million committed by Trafigura. Kosmos expects to execute $50 million of advance crude oil sales in June 2020. Later this year, following the completion of the prepayment agreement conditions subsequent, an additional $100-150 million of advance crude oil sales is expected, subject to finalizing additional commitments for $50 million.
“At the start of the market downturn, Kosmos took decisive action to reduce costs, restructure hedges, and preserve liquidity. With this prepayment agreement, we have secured up to $200 million in additional liquidity to help us manage the business during this time of unprecedented volatility. This liquidity also gives us the flexibility to take advantage of opportunities that may arise in a dislocated market,” Neal Shah, Kosmos CEO, said.
Kosmos is evaluating the classification of the prepayment agreement as deferred revenue on its balance sheet, although such accounting treatment is subject to final analysis.