Bob Abendschein is the Executive Vice President and Head of Operations for Talos Energy. Prior to Talos, Mr. Abendschein was the Chief Executive Officer of Venari Resources LLC, where he was appointed by a consortium of private equity investors to lead the advancement of multiple globally recognized development projects and managed all stages of strategy, exploration, and operational leadership activities.
Before joining Venari, Mr. Abendschein spent 33 years at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, where he held various corporate and executive divisional roles, including Vice President of Deepwater and Vice President of Exploration and Production Services. His career at Anadarko included progressive roles in Reservoir Engineering, Exploration, Production Services, Corporate Development and Worldwide Deepwater Operations.
Mr. Abendschein currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion and the Offshore Energy Center (OEC). Mr. Abendschein holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.