Founder, President & CEO
Tim Duncan is a founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Talos Energy. Prior to Talos Energy, Mr. Duncan was the Senior Vice President of Business Development and a founder of Phoenix Exploration Company LP, where he was responsible for Phoenix’s business development evaluations and negotiations, including the sale of the company to a group of buyers led by Apache Corporation. Prior to Phoenix, he was Manager of Reservoir Engineering and Evaluations for Gryphon Exploration Company. Mr. Duncan also worked in various reservoir engineering and portfolio evaluation functions for Amerada Hess Corporation, Zilkha Energy Company, and Pennzoil E&P Company.
In 2013, Talos Energy 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 eight years. 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.
Mr. Duncan is the current Chairman, and past Chairman, of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA). He is a member of the board of directors of Chesapeake Energy Corporation and of the American Cancer Society’s CEO’s Against Cancer. He also serves on various academically focused advisory 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.