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  • March 18 - 22, 2024
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Tim Duncan

Talos Energy

Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer

Tim Duncan is the President and CEO and a co-founder of Talos Energy Inc. (NYSE: TALO). Headquartered in Houston, Texas and founded in 2012, Talos Energy is a leading offshore energy company focused on offshore oil and gas exploration and production as well as the development of future carbon capture and storage opportunities in the U.S. Gulf Coast, Gulf of Mexico and offshore Mexico. Talos became a public company in May 2018 following its merger with Stone Energy, transitioning from a private company initially funded with $600 million of capital commitments by two leading global investment firms.  Talos is the third company that Duncan has built with partners over the last twenty years, following the success of Gryphon Exploration and Phoenix Exploration.  Since inception, Talos has grown from 5 original employees to over 550 employees and is today one of the largest independent producers in the basin.  Talos has been named a Houston Chronicle Top Workplace for the last ten consecutive years. Mr. Duncan is the past Chairman (2021-2022) and a past Vice Chair (2020-2021) of the National Offshore Industries Association (NOIA) and serves on their board of directors.  He is a member of the board of directors of Chesapeake Energy Corporation and of the American Cancer Society CEOs Against Cancer. He also serves on various academically focused boards including the College of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council and the Foundation Board at Mississippi State University.  Mr. Duncan holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University and an MBA from the Bauer Executive Program at the University of Houston.

Sessions With Tim Duncan

Tuesday, 7 March

  • 04:05pm - 04:45pm (CST) / 07/mar/2023 10:05 pm - 07/mar/2023 10:45 pm

    Strategic Choices for Investing in the Upcycle

    Upstream Oil & Gas
    The transition to a low—then zero—carbon energy system is clearly under way. As ambitions intensify with each passing year, the narrative becomes more certain. However, unexpected upheavals in the past three years and the consistent failure to meet some key transition goals demonstrate how the world’s energy dynamic can turn out much differently than expected. How are oil and gas players dealing with that uncertainty? For what future is the upstream currently investing? Have we underinvested? Will we? Is exploration even necessary, or do we already have all the oil and gas we need? What determines winners and losers if reality turns out to be different? Which portfolios deal best with these risks? How can complex enterprises make themselves flexible in chaos? What is the right risk approach and why? To which options should companies allocate capital—and how much? How do equity markets factor into what is possible?