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Talos Energy Announces the Promotion of John B. Spath to VP-Production Operations and the Addition of Robert Sheninger to VP-Health, Safety, Environmental and Regulatory Compliance


Houston, November 23, 2015 – Talos Energy LLC ("Talos” or the "Company”) announced two recent additions to their management team today. John B. Spath has been promoted to the position of Vice President - Production Operations while Robert Sheninger has been appointed to the newly created position of Vice President of Health, Safety, Environmental and Regulatory Compliance.

Mr. Spath was most recently the Deepwater Drilling Manager for Talos Energy prior to being named Vice President - Production Operations. He has over twenty years of experience in a variety of production and drilling assignments with Stone Energy, Mariner Energy, and Marathon Oil. Talos Energy's President and Chief Executive Officer Tim Duncan commented on Spath's promotion, "John has been a key member of our operational team since he joined the company shortly after our first transaction in early 2013. John is both extremely diligent and efficient with how he approaches operations, he believes in collaboration and accountability, and I am very confident he is going to do a fantastic job in this new role."

Mr. Sheninger joins Talos Energy from Aker Solutions, where he was most recently Head of HSE North America.  Before his time at Aker Solutions, Sheninger was HSE Director at Cameron International for Americas and Europe and is a Certified Safety Professional. Mr. Sheninger will report directly to Tim Duncan who commented on his hiring, "Robert is a strong addition to our team. In his previous assignments, he was able to produce a first-in-class safety culture by being able to observe some of the best oil & gas HSE organizations he had exposure to. Robert's international experience is also a benefit as we refine our HSE policies to include our entry into Mexico. Our goal is to have one of the most progressive HSE cultures in the industry and hiring Robert reinforces that commitment."

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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


The information in this press release includes "forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this press release, regarding our strategy, future operations, financial position, estimated revenues and losses, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and assumptions about future events and are based on currently available information as to the outcome and timing of future events. We caution you that these forward-looking statements are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control, incident to the exploration for and development, production, gathering and sale of oil, natural gas and NGLs. These risks include, but are not limited to, commodity price volatility, inflation, lack of availability of drilling and production equipment and services, environmental risks, drilling and other operating risks, regulatory changes, the uncertainty inherent in estimating reserves and in projecting future rates of production, cash flow and access to capital, the timing of development expenditures, and the other risks described in "Item 1A, Risk Factors” in the Company’s 2014 Annual Report.

Should one or more of the risks or uncertainties described in the Company’s 2014 Annual Report occur, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, our actual results and plans could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements, expressed or implied, included in the Company’s 2014 Annual Report are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. This cautionary statement should also be considered in connection with any subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements that we or persons acting on our behalf may issue.  Except as otherwise required by applicable law, we disclaim any duty to update any forward-looking statements, all of which are expressly qualified by the statements in this section, to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.


Timothy S. Duncan
President & CEO

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