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Octávio Simões

Tellurian Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer

Octávio Simões was named President and CEO of Tellurian Inc. on November 30, 2020. Previously he was an EVP, LNG Marketing and Business Development and a member of the Executive Committee at Tellurian engaged in all aspects of the LNG industry. Before he joined Tellurian, he was President and CEO of Sempra LNG & Midstream where he was responsible for all LNG and natural gas midstream activities, including the company's efforts at Cameron LNG, Energia Costa Azul LNG and Port Arthur LNG.  Prior responsibilities include business development, acquisitions, engineering and construction, operations and asset management in power generation, as well as financial and strategic planning. Simões has degrees in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and from the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth, and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Massachusetts. Simões is a native of Lisbon, Portugal.

Sessions With Octávio Simões

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 02:25pm - 03:05pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 08:25 pm - 08/mar/2023 09:05 pm

    North American Gas: Assuring supply and meeting demand

    Gas & LNG
    The North American natural gas market has evolved since the early shale era as interstate pipeline infrastructure development has ground to a halt and E&P companies have adapted to the New Shale Paradigm. Interest in U.S. LNG exports rebounded substantially in 2022 as contracting momentum accelerated and additional projects took final investment decision on the back of high global gas prices. The Inflation Reduction Act, the first significant U.S. energy legislation in many decades, is expected to reshape electricity markets with reverberations back to the natural gas market. How will the confluence of these events shape the U.S. natural gas market? Can supply grow to meet potential stronger levels of LNG exports? Will the pipeline infrastructure be there to connect growing supply to demand? How quickly will investment in new wind and solar generating capacity impact gas demand for power generation?