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April 24, 2018: Talos Energy's CEO to be Keynote Speaker at Inter-American Oil and Gas Offshore Conference at UH

The Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Center (EENR Center) and the Subsea Institute (SSI) are pleased to announce that Tim Duncan, Chief Executive Officer of Talos Energy LLC, will be the Keynote Speaker during the Second Inter-American Hydrocarbon Regulators Dialogue Conference entitled "New O&G Offshore Technology and Regulatory Challenges" that will be held at the University of Houston Hilton Hotel, April 26, 2018 from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan is a Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Talos Energy LLC which was founded in February 2012. Prior to Talos, Mr. Duncan was co-founder of Phoenix Exploration Company LP which was sold to Apache. In June 2016, Mr. Duncan was named as the EY Entrepreneur of the Year for the Energy & Energy Services sector in the Gulf Coast area. 

Talos Energy is an independent oil & gas company focusing on offshore exploration and production. The company has operations in the U.S. Gulf Coast and Gulf of Mexico regions. In 2013, Talos was named by the Houston Chronicle as the #1 Top Workplace in the Houston area for companies under 150 employees and has maintained a position on the list of Top Workplaces for the last five years. In the 4Q of 2017, Talos announced an all stock merger with Stone Energy Corporation which is expected to close in the 2Q of 2018. Mr. Duncan will be CEO of the combined companies.

Last July 31, 2017, Talos announced a milestone moment for the international oil industry after the completion of drilling operations in the Zama-1 exploration well, offshore Mexico, which resulted in an oil discovery of initial oil in-place volumes from 1.4 to 2.0 billion barrels. The Zama-1 exploration well was the first offshore exploration well drilled by the private sector in Mexico after the enactment of the Mexican Energy Reform in December 2013.

Mr. Duncan's participation in the Second Inter-American Hydrocarbon Regulators Dialogue would enrich the conversation between oil and gas companies, regulators and academia, which is essential to promote studies and solutions for the 21st century challenges in the offshore oil and gas industry.

The conference will also have the participation of experts from four national regulators from the Americas including the Brazilian Petroleum Agency (ANP); the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE); the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries of Trinidad and Tobago (MEEI); and the Mexican Agency for Safety, Energy and Environment, (ASEA). Participating universities are the University of West Indies; Texas A&M University and the University of Houston, along with industry organizations including the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC).