Dr. Rui Zhang, as an assistant professor with joint appointment between
Title: “The Risks and Rewards of Being First: Drilling the first (non-Pemex) exploration well in Mexico in 78 years”
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Louisiane Room (219), Student Union
Abstract: Loren will give the Keynote address for the AAP and SEG seminar series where he will describe the business rationale for Talos entering into the very first exploration rounds in Mexico and the geological, operational, and business challenges that ensued after winning two exploration blocks. He will also describe the giant field Talos discovered – Zama – and the path forward to develop this vital field for the country of Mexico.
Biography: Loren Long is the Managing Director – Mexico for Talos Energy LLC, based in Houston. He has been with Talos since August of 2014, but previously worked with the Talos management team at Phoenix Exploration from 2006 to 2011. In 2011, Loren co-founded a private oil and gas company, Momentum Oil & Gas, which produced and explored in South Texas.
Loren Long graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Petroleum Engineering in 1994, and immediately moved to Houston to work for Amoco as a Drilling Engineer. In late 1996, Loren began working for Union Pacific Resources as a production and reservoir engineer in East Texas and the Gulf of Mexico shelf. In 2000, Loren moved back to Houston, where he worked in various engineering positions with Anadarko Petroleum, Houston Exploration, Redman Energy, and Phoenix Exploration.
Loren has been married to Julie for 20 years, and they have four children.