About Us | Corporate Officers | John A. Parker
John A. Parker
Founder, Executive Vice President-Exploration
John Parker is a Founder and Executive Vice President—Exploration of Talos Energy LLC. Prior to Talos Energy, Mr. Parker was the Senior Vice President of Exploration and an original founder of Phoenix Exploration Company LP, where he was responsible for Phoenix's exploration program. Phoenix made several significant discoveries resulting in impactful reserve additions which led to the sale of the company to a group of buyers led by Apache Corporation.Prior to Phoenix, he was Exploration Manager of the Texas Shelf at Gryphon Exploration, where he generated prospects and supervised the prospect generation of the Texas exploration team. His exploration team was responsible for 72% of the reserves discovered at Gryphon. Mr. Parker also worked as an exploration geologist for EOG Resources in the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Parker started his career at Shell Oil Company where he worked as an exploration geologist in the Gulf Coast onshore. He later worked exploring in international basins at Pecten, the international subsidiary of Shell Oil. Mr. Parker earned his BA from Louisiana State University and his MS in Earth Science from the University of New Orleans and has more than 34 years of industry experience.