Tellurian hires former McDermott COO

U.S. LNG project developer Tellurian has hired former McDermott COO Samik Mukherjee who will serve in the role of executive vice president and president of Driftwood Assets.

Tellurian hires former McDermott COO
Illustration; Courtesy of Tellurian

Tellurian informed that chief operating officer (COO) Keith Teague is retiring and will continue working an advisory role. Now, Samik Mukherjee will take the role of executive vice president and president of Driftwood Assets.

Executive chairman Charif Souki said: “Keith has been an integral part of my team for many years, having been responsible for the development, construction and operation of our LNG projects at Cheniere, and now he has led Tellurian to the construction phase of Driftwood LNG.”

Mukherjee will be responsible for all Tellurian’s asset projects including the construction and operations of Driftwood LNG. He has over thirty years of experience in the energy industry, having recently served as executive vice president and COO of McDermott. There, he was responsible for global operations, project execution, asset management, and advancing company strategy.

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Tellurian CEO Octávio Simões said: “Samik has proven results in developing and delivering over 60 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG capacity over five projects and five countries. He brings strong business acumen as well as engineering experience, industry and organizational leadership and a proficiency in energy transition.”