Cobalt International Energy Inc was incorporated in State of Delaware in August 2009. It is an oil exploration and production companyin the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and offshore Angola and Gabon in West Africa. Its oil-focused, below-salt exploration includes nine discoveries out of the fourteen exploration prospects drilled. These nine discoveries consist of North Platte, Heidelberg and Shenandoah in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico; Cameia, Lontra, Mavinga, Bicuar and Orca offshore Angola; and Diaman offshore Gabon. With these discoveries its main focus are Project Appraisal and Development, Continued Exploration to simultaneously maintain a robust exploration program & New Ventures. The Company operats in two geographic segments: the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and West Africa. The Company is subject to stringent and complex international, foreign, federal, state and local environmental, health and safety laws and regulations governing matters including the emission and discharge of pollutants into the ground, air or water; the generation, storage, handling, use and transportation of regulated materials; and the health and safety of its employees.