Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (“Cobalt”) (NYSE: CIE) announced today that Van P. Whitfield, Cobalt’s Chief Operating Officer, will present at the Nomura Upstream Conference in London, England on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. GMT. Additionally, Mr. Whitfield will participate in a panel discussion on “Oil & Gas Exploration: Opening New Frontiers” at the Goldman Sachs Global Natural Resources Conference in London, England on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. GMT. The slide presentation to be used by Mr. Whitfield at the Nomura Conference is on Cobalt's website at www.cobaltintl.com in the Investors-Presentation and Publications section. About Cobalt Cobalt is an independent oil exploration and production company focusing on the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico and offshore Angola and Gabon. Cobalt was formed in 2005 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.