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Talos Energy announces HSE milestone achievement for the Helix Producer-1 Vessel and the associated Production Operations Crew


Houston, December 29, 2015 – Talos Energy LLC ("Talos”) announced today that the Helix-Producer 1 (HP-1) and the associated production operations crew have achieved the significant milestone of  reaching the five year mark of safe operations without a Lost Time Incident (LTI). 

Helix Producer-1

The HP-1 is the first dynamically positioned ship-based floating production unit to receive regulatory approval to operate in the Gulf of Mexico and has been stationed in the Phoenix Field on Green Canyon Block 237, which is operated by Talos’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Energy Resource Technology GOM LLC. Helix Energy Solutions operates the maritime operations related to the HP-1 while Talos manages production operations located on the top-side of the vessel. The HP-1 has a unique detachable riser system that can safely disconnect from subsea manifolds prior to a major storm approaching and can reattach quickly after a major storm has passed. The distinctive engineering of the ship allows Talos’s Phoenix field to be operated with the highest degree of safety in mind.

Talos’s Phoenix field operations reached 1,000,000 man hours without an LTI over Easter Weekend this year and are also approaching this same milestone without any recordable incident. On any given day, the average number of people onboard the HP-1 is 50 persons, but can at times be close to 70 persons during periods of high activity.

Ship-based production operations are very exclusive to the Gulf of Mexico with only 2 vessels, including the HP-1, currently in operation, and the HP-1 being the only vessel in the world capable of producing and exporting oil & gas via dynamic positioning.

Tim Duncan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Talos, commented, "HSE is a core value of Talos Energy and preserving a safety-oriented working environment is an expectation every employee should maintain. The HP-1 unit and crew have achieved several key milestones in the past, but none greater than each employee prudently performing their job safely in order to return home to their families.”

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Talos Energy is a technically driven independent exploration and production company focused on the exploration, development and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico Shelf and Developed Deepwater.  The Company’s website is located at


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Timothy S. Duncan
President & CEO

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