Cobalt International Energy Inc. is an independent exploration and production company with operations in the deepwater the United States Gulf of Mexico and offshore Angola and Gabon in West Africa. The Company operates in two segments: the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and West Africa. The Company is focused on drilling exploration wells on its below-salt exploration portfolio, which has resulted in the ten discoveries. The Company's ten discoveries consist of North Platte, Heidelberg, Shenandoah and Anchor in the United States Gulf of Mexico; Cameia, Lontra, Mavinga, Bicuar and Orca offshore Angola; and Diaman offshore Gabon. In addition, it has interest in the Yucatan discovery in the United States Gulf of Mexico. With these discoveries, its focus areas include project appraisal and development, continued exploration and new ventures.