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Cobalt International Energy (CIE)
Q1 2012 Earnings Call
May 01, 2012 11:00 am ET
Joseph H. Bryant - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
John P. Wilkirson - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Executive Vice President
James W. Farnsworth - President and Chief Exploration officer
Evan Calio - Morgan Stanley, Research Division
Ryan Todd - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division
Brian Singer - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division
Brad Pattarozzi - Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Securities, Inc., Research Division
Michael Scialla - Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc., Research Division
Joseph Bachmann - Howard Weil Incorporated, Research Division
Al Stanton - RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division
Good day, everyone, and welcome to Cobalt International Energy's First Quarter 2012 Conference Call. Just a reminder, today's call is being recorded.
Before we get started, one housekeeping matter. This conference call includes forward-looking statements. The risks associated with forward-looking statements have been outlined in the earnings release and in Cobalt's SEC filings, and we incorporate these by reference for this call.
At this time, for opening remarks and introduction, I would like to turn the call over to the Chairman and CEO of Cobalt, Mr. Joe Bryant. Please go ahead, sir.
Joseph H. Bryant
Good morning, and thank you for joining us on Cobalt's first quarter 2012 earnings and operational update call. I'm joined on today's call by John Wilkirson, our Chief Financial Officer; and Jim Farnsworth, our Chief Exploration Officer.
I'd like to make a few brief comments before I turn the call over to John for a review of our financial results.