President & Co-Founder; Chairman IPAA Offshore Committee
Houston Energy L.P
Ron received his Bachelor’s in Zoology (1974) and Master’s in Geology (1977) from LSU. From 1977-1988 he worked for Amoco and Davis Petroleum. In March 1988 Ron and Billy Harrison co-founded Houston Energy, whose primary exploration focus is the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Today, Houston Energy has 38 employees and is engaged in exploration through joint ventures it has created and manages including 3 recent deepwater discoveries
President and CEO, Talos Energy LLC
Tim Duncan is a founder of Talos Energy LLC, formed in March 2012, and initially funded by Apollo/Riverstone. Talos is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of properties along the Gulf Coast and /GOM. Prior to Talos, Mr. Duncan was the Sr VP BD of Phoenix Exploration and also worked in various positions for Gryphon Exploration, Amerada Hess, Zilkha, and Pennzoil. Mr. Duncan has a BS PE from Mississippi State and MBA from UH.
CEO, Renaissance Offshore
Jeff Soine serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President at Renaissance Offshore, LLC. Mr. Soine served as Executive Vice President of the International Oil & Gas Business Unit at Woodside Petroleum Ltd. from April 19, 2010 to September 30, 2011. Mr. Soine served as President of Woodside Energy (USA) Inc., a subsidiary of Woodside Petroleum Ltd. Mr. Soine also served as Chief Operating Officer of Woodside Energy (USA) Inc. Mr. Soine joined Woodside in 2005 as Acquisitions Manager with responsibility for all sale evaluations and negotiations. He served as Vice President of mergers and acquisitions with Woodside's patent company Woodside Energy, with responsibility for worldwide M&A activity, served as Chief Operating Officer of Woodside Energy USA since December 2007. He served as an Acquisitions Manager of W&T Offshore Inc. since 2000. Mr. Soine joined W&T Offshore Inc. as a Senior Engineer in 1999. Prior to joining W&T Offshore Inc., he served as a Reservoir and Subsurface Engineer with Exxon and served as a Reservoir Engineer and Area Team Leader with Shell. Mr. Soine received a B.S. in Engineering Science from Pacific Lutheran University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University in 1989, as part of a 3-2 engineering program. Mr. Soine was the Valedictorian of Columbia’s Engineering School in 1989 and received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University in 1990.
Senior Analyst, Wood Mackenzie
Jackson is Sr team member covering the US Deepwater GOM upstream energy market for Wood Mackenzie, including oil and gas assets, E&P operators and regional trends. He has extensive experience with asset modeling and valuations, for a variety of complex projects. Mr. Sandeen also works in M&A team on farm-ins, portfolio divestments and corporate mergers.