Our Business

Tellurian is making a $25 billion investment in U.S. natural gas infrastructure. 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

Our core areas of business

Driftwood LNG

Led by Keith Teague, the Tellurian cornerstone project is Driftwood LNG, a proposed ~27.6 mtpa liquefaction export facility that will be located near Lake Charles, Louisiana. Driftwood is shovel ready having secured all necessary permits for construction and operation, and has a $15.5 billion lump-sum turn key engineering, procurement and construction contract with Bechtel that guarantees cost, performance and schedule.

Driftwood LNG
Keith Teague - Management team

Keith Teague

EVP and Chief Operating Officer

Keith previously oversaw the design and permitting of over 40 mtpa of liquefaction capacity in Louisiana and Texas, the delivery of the Creole Trail Pipeline, and the first two trains at Sabine Pass ahead of schedule, on budget and at a very low cost.

LNG 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

Tarek Souki

EVP of LNG Trading and President of Tellurian Trading UK

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


Tellurian has proposed over 1,000 miles and $7 billion in pipeline infrastructure that will create 15,000 construction and operating jobs in the U.S. The Tellurian Pipeline Network is led by Joey Mahmoud.

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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.


With current assets in the Haynesville, our upstream team is led by John Howie, and has a strategy to procure 15 tcf of natural gas.

John Howie

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