Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (CIE)
Q2 2012 Earnings Call
July 31, 2012 11:00 AM ET
Joe Bryant – Chairman and CEO
John Wilkirson – EVP and CFO
Jim Farnsworth – Chief Exploration Officer
Scott Willis – Credit Suisse
Evan Calio – Morgan Stanley
Matthew Portillo – Tudor, Pickering, Holt
Ryan Todd – Deutsche Bank
Brian Singer – Goldman Sachs
Al Stanton – RBC Capital Markets
Joe Allman – JP Morgan
Brendan Warn – Jefferies
Ed Westlake – Credit Suisse
Good day everyone, and welcome to Cobalt International Energy’s Second 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.
Good morning, and thank you for joining us on Cobalt’s Second Quarter 2012 Earnings and Operational Update call. I’m joined on today’s call by John Wilkirson, our Chief Financial Officer; and I’ve asked Jim Farnsworth, our Chief Exploration Officer to join us to say a few words about the successful Cameia 2 results that we announced this morning. I’ll begin by reviewing our second quarter operational activity and results, and then I’ll turn the call over to John for a review of our financial results.