Our Business

Our Business​

Tellurian is building U.S. natural gas infrastructure and developing resource. President and CEO Octávio Simões leads an experienced management team of industry professionals focused on delivering the Tellurian strategy:

  • Secure low-cost natural gas
  • Design and construct low-cost liquefaction
  • Deliver reliable and flexible lng to a portfolio of global customers
  • Operate our business safely, efficiently and reliably

Octavio Simoes

Tellurian will be the first integrated global gas pure-play in the U.S. –based on low-cost resource and infrastructure

Our Core Areas of Business

Driftwood LNG

We have started construction on Driftwood LNG, a proposed ~27.6 mtpa liquefaction export facility located near Lake Charles, Louisiana. We have secured a lump-sum turn key engineering, procurement and construction contract with Bechtel that guarantees cost, performance and schedule.

Samik Mukherjee
EVP and President Driftwood Assets

Samik has over 30 years of experience and has constructed three LNG terminals.

Tellurian - Driftwood LNG
Tellurian - LNG Trading

LNG Marketing and Trading

Tellurian aims to build a premier LNG trading organization and will market its own retained volumes from the Driftwood Terminal on flexible terms, based on customer needs. Tarek Souki leads this team.

Tarek Souki
EVP of LNG Marketing and Trading, President of Tellurian Trading UK

Tarek previously oversaw the buildout of Cheniere’s middle and back office functions for the trading group. 


Tellurian pipelines will provide potential shippers enhanced access opportunities to Haynesville sources gas. The Tellurian Pipeline Network is led by Joey Mahmoud.

Joey Mahmoud
President Tellurian Pipelines, SVP Pipeline Development

With over 25 years in the energy industry, Joey has focused on developing US energy infrastructure, including $12 billion multi-state regulated projects.

Tellurian - Pipeline
Tellurian - Upstream


Tellurian Production Company (TPC) has over ~27,000 net acres located throughout Desoto, Bossier, Caddo and Webster parish in the Haynesville Shale Basin. Our natural gas well inventory includes over ~400 undeveloped natural gas wells with approximately 50% operated.

John Howie
EVP of Upstream and President of Tellurian Production Company

John has over 30 years of experience managing and investing in upstream energy assets. He leads a team of ~30 professionals with over 300 years of combined unconventional shale experience.