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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
FORM 10-Q
 
x
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2017
OR
 
¨
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from              to             
Commission File Number 001-5507
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Tellurian Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
 
06-0842255
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
1201 Louisiana Street, Suite 3100, Houston, TX
 
77002
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(832) 962-4000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code) 
 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes x No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Large accelerated filer
¨
 
Accelerated filer
¨
Non-accelerated filer
¨
 
Smaller reporting company
x
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
 
Emerging growth company
¨
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ☐ No ☒
As of October 31, 2017, the issuer had 212,691,264 shares of common stock outstanding.



TELLURIAN INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Form 10-Q for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


i


DEFINITIONS

To the extent applicable and as used in this quarterly report, the terms listed below have the following meanings:

Bcf/d
Billion cubic feet per day
DOE/FE
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy
EPC
Engineering, procurement, and construction
FEED
Front-End Engineering and Design
FERC
U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FTA countries
Countries with which the U.S. has a free trade agreement providing for national treatment for trade in natural gas
LNG
Liquefied natural gas, a form of natural gas consisting primarily of methane (CH4) that is in liquid form at near atmospheric pressure
LSTK
Lump Sum Turnkey
Mtpa
Million tonnes per annum
NASDAQ
NASDAQ Capital Market
NGA
Natural Gas Act of 1938, as amended
Non-FTA countries
Countries with which the U.S. does not have a free trade agreement providing for national treatment for trade in natural gas and with which trade is permitted
PSD
Prevention of Significant Deterioration
SEC
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Train
An industrial facility comprised of a series of refrigerant compressor loops used to cool natural gas into LNG
USACE
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S.
United States
U.S. GAAP
Generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S.


1



PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
TELLURIAN INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
 
September 30,
 
December 31,
 
 
2017
 
2016
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
138,023

 
$
21,398

Accounts receivable
 
75

 
48

Accounts receivable due from related parties
 
2,668

 
1,333

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
2,837

 
1,964

Total current assets
 
143,603

 
24,743

 
 
 
 
 
Property, plant and equipment, net
 
25,216

 
10,993

Deferred engineering costs
 
9,000

 

Goodwill
 
1,190

 
1,190

Note receivable due from related party
 

 
251

Other non-current assets
 
11,213

 
1,901

Total assets
 
$
190,222

 
$
39,078

 
 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
 
$
27,189

 
$
24,403

Accounts payable due to related parties
 
323

 
323

Total current liabilities
 
27,512

 
24,726

 
 
 
 
 
Embedded derivative
 

 
8,753

 
 
 
 
 
Commitments and contingencies (Note 7)
 

1


 
 
 
 
 
Stockholders’ equity:
 
 
 
 
Series A convertible preferred stock: par value $0.001 per share;
zero and 5.5 million shares authorized and issued, respectively
 

 
5

Common stock: par value $0.01 and $0.001 per share, respectively;
400 million shares and 200 million shares authorized, respectively;
214.0 million shares and 109.6 million shares issued, respectively
 
1,943

 
101

Treasury stock: 1.3 million and zero shares, respectively, at cost
 
(828
)
 

Additional paid-in capital
 
454,986

 
102,148

Accumulated deficit
 
(293,391
)
 
(96,655
)
Total stockholders’ equity
 
162,710

 
5,599

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
 
$
190,222

 
$
39,078


The Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited) are an integral part of these financial statements.

2


TELLURIAN INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Successor
 
 
Predecessor
 
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
 
Nine Days
Ended April 9, 2016
 
For the period from January 1, 2016 through April 9, 2016
 
 
2017
 
2016
 
2017
 
2016
 
 
 
Revenue
 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
 
$

 
$

Revenue, related party
 

 

 

 

 
 

 
31

Total revenue
 

 

 

 

 
 

 
31

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Costs and expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Development expenses
 
8,793

 
15,917

 
44,998

 
30,422

 
 

 
52

General and administrative
 
17,302

 
28,533

 
80,125

 
37,737

 
 
157

 
617

Goodwill impairment
 

 

 
77,592

 

 
 

 

Total costs and expenses
 
26,095

 
44,450

 
202,715

 
68,159

 
 
157

 
669

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loss from operations
 
(26,095
)
 
(44,450
)
 
(202,715
)
 
(68,159
)
 
 
(157
)
 
(638
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gain on preferred stock exchange feature
 

 

 
2,209

 

 
 

 

Other income, net
 
3,800

 
49

 
4,339

 
118

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loss before income taxes
 
(22,295
)
 
(44,401
)
 
(196,167
)
 
(68,041
)
 
 
(157
)
 
(638
)
Provision for income taxes
 
(569
)
 
(4
)
 
(569
)
 
166

 
 

 

Net loss attributable to common stockholders
 
$
(22,864
)
 
$
(44,405
)
 
$
(196,736
)
 
$
(67,875
)
 
 
$
(157
)
 
$
(638
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net loss per common share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic and diluted
 
$
(0.12
)
 
$
(0.37
)
 
$
(1.06
)
 
$
(0.81
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average shares outstanding
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic and diluted
 
192,405

 
120,128

 
186,143

 
83,979

 
 
 
 
 

The Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited) are an integral part of these financial statements.

3


TELLURIAN INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Common Stock
 
Treasury Stock
 
Convertible Preferred Stock
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shares
 
Par Value Amount
 
Shares
 
Cost
 
Shares
 
Par Value Amount
 
 Additional Paid-in Capital
 
Accum. Other Comp. Income
 
Accum. Deficit
 
Total Stockholders’ Equity
Balance, January 1, 2016 (Successor)
 

 
$

 

 
$

 

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

Common stock issued for acquisition
 
500

 
1

 

 

 

 

 
999

 

 

 
1,000

Issuance of common stock
 
98,356

 
98

 

 

 

 

 
57,276

 

 

 
57,374

Restricted stock awards
 
5,075

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share-based compensation
 
1,905

 
2

 

 

 

 

 
24,228

 

 

 
24,230

Other comprehensive income
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
8

 

 
8

Net loss
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
(67,875
)
 
(67,875
)
Balance, September 30, 2016 (Successor)
 
105,836

 
$
101

 

 
$

 

 
$

 
$
82,503

 
$
8

 
$
(67,875
)
 
$
14,737

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance, January 1, 2017 (Successor)
 
109,609

 
$
101

 

 
$

 
5,468

 
$
5

 
$
102,148

 
$

 
$
(96,655
)
 
$
5,599

Merger adjustments
 
51,540

 
1,390

 
(1,209
)
 

 

 

 
86,533

 

 

 
87,923

Share-based compensation
 
1,231

 
12

 

 

 

 

 
18,986

 

 

 
18,998

Issuance of common stock
 
36,373

 
364

 

 

 

 

 
216,724

 

 

 
217,088

Restricted stock awards
 
8,060

 
4

 

 

 

 

 
2,953

 

 

 
2,957

Share-based payments
 
1,700

 
17

 

 

 

 

 
21,148

 

 

 
21,165

Reclass of embedded derivative
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
6,544

 

 

 
6,544

Treasury stock
 

 

 
(82
)
 
(828
)
 

 

 

 

 

 
(828
)
Exchange from Series A preferred stock
 

 

 

 

 
(5,468
)
 
(5
)
 

 

 

 
(5
)
Exchange to Series B preferred stock
 

 

 

 

 
5,468

 
55

 
(50
)
 

 

 
5

Exchange from Series B to common stock
 
5,468

 
55

 

 

 
(5,468
)
 
(55
)
 

 

 

 

Net loss
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
(196,736
)
 
(196,736
)
Balance, September 30, 2017 (Successor)
 
213,981

 
$
1,943

 
(1,291
)
 
$
(828
)
 

 
$

 
$
454,986

 
$

 
$
(293,391
)
 
$
162,710


The Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited) are an integral part of these financial statements.

4


TELLURIAN INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
 
Successor
 
 
Predecessor
 
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
 
For the period
from January 1, 2016 through April 9, 2016
 
 
2017
 
2016
 
 
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Net loss
 
$
(196,736
)
 
$
(67,875
)
 
 
$
(638
)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Depreciation and amortization expense
 
231

 
55

 
 
8

   Goodwill impairment
 
77,592

 

 
 

Loss on disposal of assets
 

 
37

 
 
3

Provision for income tax benefit
 

 
(170
)
 
 

Gain on Series A convertible preferred stock exchange feature
 
(2,209
)
 

 
 

Gain on sale of securities
 
(3,481
)
 

 
 

   Share-based compensation
 
21,963

 
24,230

 
 

Share-based payments
 
19,397

 

 
 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Accounts receivable
 
(9
)
 
(67
)
 
 
1

   Accounts receivable due from related parties
 
(1,334
)
 
(243
)
 
 
(32
)
   Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
(797
)
 
(2,074
)
 
 
13

   Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
 
(324
)
 
17,519

 
 
281

Accounts payable due to related parties
 

 
63

 
 
253

Note receivable due from related party
 
251

 

 
 

Other, net
 
(711
)
 
(787
)
 
 

Net cash used in operating activities
 
(86,167
)
 
(29,312
)
 
 
(111
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash received in acquisition
 
56

 
210

 
 

Deposit for acquisition
 
(8,515
)
 

 
 

Deferred engineering costs
 
(9,000
)
 

 
 

     Purchase of property - land
 

 
(8,491
)
 
 

     Purchase of property and equipment
 
(1,101
)
 
(708
)
 
 
(268
)
Proceeds from sale of available-for-sale securities
 
4,592

 

 
 

Net cash used in investing activities
 
(13,968
)
 
(8,989
)
 
 
(268
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Proceeds from the issuance of common stock
 
218,195

 
58,886

 
 

Tax payments for net share settlement of equity awards

 
(828
)
 

 
 

Equity offering costs
 
(607
)
 
(1,512
)
 
 

Net cash provided by financing activities
 
216,760

 
57,374

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
 

 
8

 
 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
 
116,625

 
19,081

 
 
(379
)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
 
21,398

 

 
 
589

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
 
$
138,023

 
$
19,081

 
 
$
210


The Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited) are an integral part of these financial statements.


5

TELLURIAN INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(unaudited)


NOTE 1 — BACKGROUND AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION
Tellurian plans to develop, own and operate a global natural gas business and to deliver natural gas to customers worldwide. Tellurian is establishing a portfolio of natural gas production, LNG trading, and infrastructure including an LNG terminal facility (the “Driftwood terminal”) and an associated pipeline (the “Driftwood pipeline”) in Southwest Louisiana (the Driftwood terminal and the Driftwood pipeline collectively, the “Driftwood Project”).
The accompanying unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements of Tellurian as of and for the period ended September 30, 2017, have been prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP for interim financial information and with Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. In our opinion, all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments necessary for a fair presentation, have been included.
The information included herein should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the accompanying notes of Tellurian Investments Inc. (“Tellurian Investments”) as of and for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016. Such information was included in Tellurian’s Current Report on Form 8-K/A filed with the SEC on March 15, 2017 following the completion of a merger (the “Merger”) of Tellurian Investments with a subsidiary of Magellan Petroleum Corporation (“Magellan”) on February 10, 2017 (the “Merger Date”). Magellan changed its corporate name to Tellurian Inc. shortly after completing the Merger.
The Merger was accounted for as a “reverse acquisition,” with Tellurian Investments being treated as the accounting acquirer. As such, the historical condensed consolidated comparative information as of and for all periods in 2016 in this report relates to Tellurian Investments and its subsidiaries. Subsequent to the Merger Date, the information relates to the consolidated entities of Tellurian Inc., with Magellan reflected as the accounting acquiree. The Company continues to operate as a single operating segment for financial reporting purposes.
In connection with the Merger, each issued and outstanding share of Tellurian Investments common stock was exchanged for 1.3 shares of Magellan common stock. All share and per share amounts in the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and related notes have been retroactively adjusted for all periods presented to give effect to this exchange, including reclassifying an amount equal to the change in par value of common stock from additional paid-in capital.
On April 9, 2016, Tellurian Investments acquired Tellurian Services LLC (“Tellurian Services”), formerly known as Parallax Services LLC (“Parallax Services”). Under the financial reporting rules of the SEC, Parallax Services (“Predecessor”) has been deemed to be the predecessor to Tellurian (“Successor”) for financial reporting purposes.
Except where the context indicates otherwise, (i) references to “we,” “us,” “our,” “Tellurian” or the “Company” refer, for periods prior to the completion of the Merger, to Tellurian Investments and its subsidiaries, and for periods following the completion of the Merger, to Tellurian Inc. and its subsidiaries and (ii) references to “Magellan” refer to Tellurian Inc. and its subsidiaries prior to the completion of the Merger.
Results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, are not necessarily indicative of the operating results that will be realized for the year ending December 31, 2017.
NOTE 2 — MERGER AND ACQUISITION
The Merger    
As discussed in Note 1, Background and Basis of Presentation, Tellurian Investments merged with a subsidiary of Magellan on February 10, 2017. The Merger has been accounted for as a “reverse acquisition," with Tellurian Investments being treated as the accounting acquirer using the acquisition method.
The total consideration exchanged was as follows (in thousands, except share and per-share amounts):

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TELLURIAN INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — CONTINUED
(unaudited)


Number of shares of Magellan common stock outstanding (1)
 
5,985,042

 
Price per share of Magellan common stock (2)
 
$
14.21

 
Aggregate value of Tellurian common stock issued
 
 
$
85,048

Fair value of stock options (3)
 
 
2,821

Net purchase consideration to be allocated
 
 
$
87,869

 
 
 
 
 
(1) The number of shares of Magellan common stock issued and outstanding as of February 9, 2017.
(2) The closing price of Magellan common stock on the NASDAQ on February 9, 2017.
(3) The estimated fair value of Magellan stock options for pre-Merger services rendered.
We utilized estimated fair values at the Merger Date for the allocation of consideration to the net tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed. The preliminary purchase price allocation to assets acquired and liabilities assumed in the transaction was as follows (in thousands):
Fair Value of Assets Acquired:
 
 
Cash
 
$
56

Securities available-for-sale
 
1,111

Other current assets
 
93

Unproved properties
 
13,000

Wells in progress
 
332

Land, buildings and equipment, net
 
67

Other long-term assets
 
19

Total assets acquired
 
14,678

Fair Value of Liabilities Assumed:
 
 
Accounts payable and other liabilities
 
4,393

Notes payable
 
8

Total liabilities assumed
 
4,401

Total net assets acquired
 
10,277

Goodwill as a result of the Merger
 
$
77,592

We valued our interests acquired in unproved oil and gas properties using a market approach based on commercial negotiations and bids received for the interests (see Note 6, Property, Plant and Equipment, for more information about the properties). The fair value of other property, plant and equipment and wells in progress was determined to be the carrying value of Magellan. Securities available-for-sale were valued based on quoted market prices. The carrying values of cash, other current assets, accounts payable and accrued liabilities and other non-current assets and liabilities approximated fair value at the Merger Date. The Company has determined that such fair value measures for the overall allocation are classified as Level 3 in the fair value hierarchy.
Goodwill initially recognized as a result of the Merger totaled $77.6 million, none of which is deductible for income tax purposes. Subsequent to the Merger, the Company determined that there is no evidence that we will recover the value of this goodwill. For purposes of determining the goodwill impairment, we utilized qualitative factors as well as the fair values determined when allocating consideration as of the Merger Date.
Parallax Services Acquisition
On April 9, 2016, Tellurian Investments acquired Parallax Services, which was renamed Tellurian Services, with equity consideration valued at $1 million. The transaction was accounted for using the acquisition method. As of September 30, 2017, goodwill of $1.2 million on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet was entirely related to the acquisition of Parallax Services.
Pro Forma Results
The following table provides unaudited pro forma results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, as if the Merger occurred and Parallax Services had been acquired as of January 1, 2016 (in thousands, except per-share amounts):

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TELLURIAN INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — CONTINUED
(unaudited)


 
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
 
2017
 
2016
 
2017
 
2016
Pro forma net loss
 
$
(22,864
)
 
$
(45,874
)
 
$
(200,478
)
 
$
(80,086
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pro forma net loss per basic share
 
$
(0.12
)
 
$
(0.36
)
 
$
(1.07
)
 
$
(0.89
)
Pro forma basic and diluted weighted average common shares outstanding
 
192,411

 
126,641

 
187,127

 
90,492

The unaudited pro forma results include adjustments for the historical net loss of Magellan and Parallax Services as well as an increase in compensation expense associated with the addition of three new directors. The pro forma information is provided for informational purposes only and is not necessarily indicative of what Tellurian’s results of operation would have been if the Merger and acquisition of Parallax Services had occurred on January 1, 2016. Following the Merger Date, $0.6 million of net loss related to the acquired activities has been included in our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
NOTE 3 — PREPAID AND OTHER CURRENT AND NON-CURRENT ASSETS
The components of prepaid expenses and other current assets consist of the following (in thousands):
 
 
September 30, 2017
 
December 31, 2016
Subscriptions and deposits
 
$
1,018

 
$
968

Insurance
 
401

 
67

Prepaid rent
 
148

 
315

LNG vessel charges
 
651

 

Other
 
619

 
614

Total prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
$
2,837

 
$
1,964

The components of other non-current assets consist of the following (in thousands):
 
 
September 30, 2017
 
December 31, 2016
Deposit for acquisition
 
$
8,515

 
$

Lease and purchase options
 
2,264

 
1,345

Other
 
434

 
556

Total other non-current assets
 
$
11,213

 
$
1,901

Deposit for Acquisition
The deposit for acquisition is in connection with a purchase and sale agreement (the “PSA”) with Rockcliff Energy Operating LLC (“Rockcliff”). See Note 6, Property, Plant and Equipment, for further information.
Land Lease and Purchase Options
Tellurian holds lease and purchase option agreements (the “Options”) for certain tracts of land and associated river frontage that provide for four or five-year terms. In addition to the Options, the Company holds a ground lease for a port facility adjacent to a tract of land that was acquired in March 2016. The lease provides for a four-year term, subject to a 20-year extension and six five-year renewals. The ground lease is accounted for as an operating lease, with rental payments accounted for using the straight-line method.
Upon exercise of the Options, the leases are subject to maximum terms of 60 years (inclusive of various renewals) at the option of the Company. Lease and purchase option payments have been capitalized in other non-current assets. Costs of the lease and purchase options will be amortized over the life of the lease once obtained, or capitalized into the land if purchased. If no lease or land is obtained, the Options cost will be expensed.
Office Leases

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — CONTINUED
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The Company holds a ten-year lease for its corporate headquarters located in Houston, Texas as well as leases for other offices in the U.S., England and Singapore. The leases are accounted for as operating leases, with rental payments accounted for using the straight-line method. Where payments exceed or are less than the amount of rent expense recognized, prepaid rent or accrued rent, respectively, is recognized by Tellurian on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

NOTE 4 — DEFERRED ENGINEERING COSTS
Deferred engineering costs of $9.0 million represent detailed engineering services related to the Driftwood Project. Such costs will be deferred until construction commences on the Driftwood Project, at which time they will be transferred to construction in progress.
NOTE 5 — RELATED PARTIES
Accounts Receivable and Payable with Related Parties
Tellurian's accounts receivable due from related parties primarily consists of tax indemnities and amounts due from employees who received share-based compensation. The Company withholds amounts from wages if the tax liability with respect to such share-based compensation is not paid directly by the employees. The accounts payable due to related parties pertains to agreements with entities which are partially owned by Martin Houston, a major shareholder and Vice Chairman of the Company.
Non-current Note Receivable Due from Related Party
In July 2017, the $251 thousand non-current note receivable due from Mr. Houston was repaid in full, and the demand note evidencing the receivable was canceled.
Other
During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company incurred zero and $651 thousand, respectively, in legal fees to a law firm for advice associated with a lawsuit that was settled in April 2017. A member of our board of directors is a partner at such law firm.
NOTE 6 — PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
Property, plant and equipment is comprised of fixed assets and oil and gas properties, as shown below (in thousands):
 
 
September 30, 2017
 
December 31, 2016

Fixed Assets
 
 
 
 
Land
 
$
9,491

 
$
9,491

Buildings
 
549

 
549

Leasehold improvements
 
1,707

 
602

Computer, office equipment and fixtures
 
437

 
420

Accumulated depreciation
 
(300
)
 
(69
)
Total fixed assets, net
 
11,884

 
10,993

 
 
 
 
 
Oil and Gas Properties
 
 
 
 
Unproved
 
13,000

 

Wells in progress
 
332

 

Total oil and gas properties
 
13,332

 

 
 
 
 
 
Total property, plant and equipment, net

 
$
25,216

 
$
10,993

Property, plant and equipment, excluding land, is depreciated using the straight-line method. Depreciation expense of $92 thousand and $231 thousand for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, respectively, and $31 thousand and $55 thousand for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, respectively, is recorded within development or general and administrative expenses, based on the nature of the asset, on the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations.
In February 2017, in connection with the Merger, the Company acquired interests in certain oil and gas properties. Unproved properties consist of oil and gas interests in the Weald Basin, United Kingdom and the Bonaparte Basin, Australia. In the United Kingdom, Tellurian holds non-operating interests in two licenses which expire in June and September 2021, respectively.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — CONTINUED
(unaudited)


In Australia, Tellurian holds an operating interest in an exploration permit due to expire on November 12, 2017. The Company has applied for an extension of the exploration permit to the appropriate Australian regulatory authorities. There is no production and there are no reserves currently associated with any of our licenses. Accordingly, there is no depletion associated with them for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017.
Purchase and Sale Agreement
Pursuant to and subject to the terms and conditions of the PSA, Tellurian has agreed to acquire from Rockcliff for $85.1 million in cash, subject to specified adjustments, certain assets in northern Louisiana, including, but not limited to, oil and gas leases, mineral interests, wells, facilities and equipment (the “Asset Purchase”). Subject to the closing of the PSA, the assets to be purchased would include developed and undeveloped acreage and 19 operated producing wells.
NOTE 7 — COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
Vessel Charter
Tellurian entered into a charter agreement for an LNG vessel which will be used in connection with the Company's LNG marketing activities. The total commitment under this agreement is expected to be approximately $5.0 million throughout the upcoming year.
Litigation
In July 2017, Tellurian Investments, Driftwood LNG LLC (“Driftwood LNG”), Martin Houston, and three other individuals were named as third-party defendants in a lawsuit filed in state court in Harris County, Texas between Cheniere Energy, Inc. and one of its affiliates, on the one hand (collectively, “Cheniere”), and Parallax Enterprises and certain of its affiliates (not including Parallax Services, n/k/a Tellurian Services) on the other hand (collectively, “Parallax”). In October 2017, Driftwood Pipeline LLC (“Driftwood Pipeline”) and Tellurian Services were also named by Cheniere as third-party defendants. Cheniere alleges that it entered into a note and a pledge agreement with Parallax. Cheniere claims that the third-party defendants tortiously interfered with the note and pledge agreement and aided in the fraudulent transfer of Parallax assets. We believe that Cheniere’s claims against Tellurian Investments, Driftwood LNG, Driftwood Pipeline and Tellurian Services are without merit and do not expect the resolution of the suit to have a material effect on our results of operation or financial condition.
NOTE 8 — ACCOUNTS PAYABLE AND ACCRUED LIABILITIES
The components of accounts payable and accrued liabilities consist of the following (in thousands):
 
 
September 30, 2017
 
December 31, 2016
Project development activities
 
$
1,970

 
$

Front-end engineering and design
 

 
12,549

Payroll and compensation
 
16,043

 
6,311

Seismic survey cancellation
 
1,343

 

Accrued taxes
 
2,394

 

Professional services (e.g., legal, audit)
 
2,869

 
2,323

Other
 
2,570

 
3,220

Total accounts payable and accrued liabilities
 
$
27,189

 
$
24,403

Front-end Engineering and Design    
In February 2016, Tellurian engaged Bechtel to perform a FEED study for the Driftwood terminal, and in June 2016, Tellurian engaged Bechtel to perform a FEED study for the Driftwood pipeline. Accounts payable and accrued liabilities for FEED costs relate primarily to our contracts for FEED services with Bechtel as well as subcontractors working on the project. The FEED studies for the Driftwood pipeline and the Driftwood terminal were completed in March 2017 and June 2017, respectively.
Seismic Survey
On March 31, 2017, the Company executed an Operations Services Agreement (the “OSA”) with Santos Offshore Pty Ltd. (“Santos”). The OSA provides for Santos to perform certain services on behalf of the Company associated with the Company’s exploration permit for our offshore block in Australia. On June 28, 2017, the Company executed a Cost Sharing Agreement (the “CSA”) with Santos and Origin Energy Resources Limited (“Origin”). The CSA provides the basis upon which costs and expenses will be shared among the Company, Santos, and Origin for a 3-D seismic survey to be shot over our offshore block.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — CONTINUED
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Pursuant to the OSA and CSA, with the Company’s consent, Santos applied for regulatory approval, designed the seismic survey and engaged a contractor to perform the work. In July 2017, Santos informed the Company that Santos was unable to obtain regulatory approval and canceled the seismic survey. While the Company remains a party to the OSA and CSA, we are not currently committed to make any further expenditures under either agreement. A provision of $1.3 million has been included in our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements in connection with the cancellation.
NOTE 9 — SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION
Tellurian has granted fully vested and restricted stock to employees, outside directors, and consultants under the Amended and Restated Tellurian Investments Inc. 2016 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the “Legacy Plan”) and the Tellurian Inc. 2016 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan, as amended (the “Omnibus Plan”). As of September 30, 2017, 14.9 million shares were granted under the Legacy Plan and 7.5 million shares were granted under the Omnibus Plan. At a special meeting of stockholders on February 9, 2017, Magellan stockholders approved the Omnibus Plan, which replaced the Legacy Plan. No further awards can be made under the Legacy Plan.
The maximum number of shares of Tellurian common stock authorized for issuance under the Omnibus Plan is 40 million shares of common stock. During any calendar year, no employee may be granted more than 10 million shares of Tellurian common stock, or with respect to a grant of cash, an amount equal to the value of 10 million shares of Tellurian common stock at the time of settlement. The Omnibus Plan provides that shares subject to awards of options or stock appreciation rights will be counted as 0.4 shares for every share granted. As a result of this provision, the Company could ultimately issue more than 40 million shares of Tellurian common stock pursuant to awards granted under the Omnibus Plan, depending on the mix of common stock, options, stock appreciation rights, and other awards ultimately issued to participants.
During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company granted unrestricted, service-based, and performance-based awards. Most of the performance-based awards vest based on a final investment decision by the Company’s board of directors, as defined in the award agreements. A portion of the performance awards vest based on the achievement of certain project development activities.
During the three months ended September 30, 2017, the weighted average grant date fair value per share was $10.68 per share, and the total grant date fair value was $17.4 million for restricted awards. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, Tellurian recognized $4.0 million and $22.0 million, respectively, as stock-based compensation expense for employees and directors, $2 million of which was issued in settlement of bonuses accrued at December 31, 2016. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, Tellurian recognized $19.1 million and $24.2 million, respectively, as stock-based compensation expense for employees and directors.
NOTE 10 — SHARE-BASED PAYMENTS
For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, Tellurian recognized zero and $19.4 million, respectively, as share-based expense for vendors.
In February 2017, the Company issued 409,800 shares of Tellurian common stock, valued at $5.8 million, to a financial adviser in connection with the successful completion of the Merger. This cost has been included in general and administrative expenses in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. Additionally, on the Merger Date, the Company issued 90,350 shares of Tellurian common stock to settle a liability assumed in the Merger valued at $1.3 million.
In March 2017, the Company’s board of directors approved the issuance of 1 million shares that were purchased at a discount by a commercial development consultant under the Omnibus Plan. The terms of the share purchase agreement did not contain performance obligations or similar vesting provisions; accordingly, the full amount of $11.4 million, representing the aggregate difference between the purchase price of $0.50 per share and the fair value on the date of issuance of $11.88 per share, was recognized on the date of the share purchase and has been included in general and administrative expenses in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.
Also in March 2017, the Company issued 200,000 shares under a management consulting arrangement for specified services from March 2017 through May 2017. The services were valued at $11.34 per share on the date of issuance. The total cost of $2.3 million was amortized to general and administrative expenses on a straight-line basis over the three-month service period in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.
NOTE 11 — INCOME TAXES
As of September 30, 2017, the Company has net operating loss (“NOL”) carryforwards for federal, state and international income tax reporting purposes. The Company has established a full valuation allowance against its NOLs and has not recorded a net liability for federal or state income taxes in any of the periods included in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — CONTINUED
(unaudited)


The provision for income taxes recorded in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements is for foreign income taxes resulting from disposition proceeds on the Company’s sale of available-for-sale securities. The taxable gain on the disposition will be included in Company’s total profits chargeable to UK corporation income tax with no offsetting deduction for pre-trading expenditures as Tellurian has not yet become active or started trading for UK corporation income tax purposes.
Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) contains rules that limit the ability of a company that undergoes an ownership change to utilize its NOL carryforwards, tax credits, and certain built-in-losses or deductions existing as of the date of an ownership change. Prior to the Merger, Magellan had NOL carryforwards available to reduce U.S. federal and state taxable income in future tax years. The Company performed a Section 382 ownership change analysis for Magellan to determine if there were any Section 382 limitations on the utilization of Magellan’s pre-merger NOLs. Based on this analysis, the Company has determined that the Magellan pre-merger NOL carryforwards are subject to annual Section 382 limitations. Because of these limitations, it is expected that the vast majority of Magellan’s NOL carryforwards generated prior to the Merger will expire unused.
In addition, we experienced an ownership change (as that term is defined within Section 382 of the Code) on April 20, 2017. An analysis of the annual limitation on the utilization of our NOLs was performed in accordance with the Code. It was determined that Section 382 will not materially limit the use of our NOLs over the carryover period. We will continue to monitor activity in the Company’s shares which could cause an ownership change. If the Company experiences a Section 382 ownership change, it could further affect our ability to utilize our existing NOL carryforwards.
The Company remains subject to periodic audits and reviews by taxing authorities; however, we do not expect that these audits will have a material effect on the Company’s tax provision. Magellan’s federal tax returns for the years after June 30, 2014, remain open for examination.
NOTE 12 — STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
At-the-Market Program
The Company maintains an at-the-market equity offering program pursuant to which Tellurian may sell shares of its common stock from time to time on the NASDAQ or any other market for the common stock in the U.S., through Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC acting as sales agent, for aggregate sales proceeds of up to $200 million. For the nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company issued 1.0 million shares of common stock under this program, for proceeds of $10.3 million, net of $0.5 million in fees and commissions.
TOTAL Investment
In January 2017, pursuant to a common stock purchase agreement dated as of December 19, 2016, between Tellurian Investments and TOTAL Delaware, Inc. (“TOTAL”), TOTAL purchased, and Tellurian Investments sold and issued to TOTAL, approximately 35.4 million shares of Tellurian Investments common stock for an aggregate purchase price of $207 million, net of offering costs. In connection with the Merger, the shares purchased by TOTAL were exchanged for approximately 46 million shares of Tellurian common stock.
In May 2017, Tellurian and TOTAL entered into a pre-emptive rights agreement pursuant to which TOTAL was granted a right to purchase its pro rata portion of any new equity securities that Tellurian may issue to a third party on the same terms and conditions as such equity securities are offered and sold to such party, subject to certain excepted offerings (the “Pre-emptive Rights Agreement”). Pursuant to the common stock purchase agreement dated as of December 19, 2016, between Tellurian Investments and TOTAL, the terms and conditions of the Pre-emptive Rights Agreement are similar to those contained in the pre-emptive rights agreement dated as of January 3, 2017, between Tellurian Investments and TOTAL, but the Pre-emptive Rights Agreement is subject to additional excepted offerings.
Tellurian Preferred Stock
In March 2017, GE Oil & Gas, Inc. (now known as GE Oil & Gas, LLC) (“GE”), as the holder of all 5.5 million outstanding shares of Tellurian Investments Series A convertible preferred stock (the “Tellurian Investments Preferred Shares”), exchanged those shares into an equal number of shares of Tellurian Inc. Series B convertible preferred stock (the “Series B Preferred Stock”) pursuant to the terms of the Tellurian Investments Certificate of Incorporation (the “Preferred Share Exchange”). The terms of the Series B Preferred Stock were substantially similar to those of the Tellurian Investments Preferred Shares. The Series B Preferred Stock were exchangeable at any time into shares of the Company’s common stock on a one-for-one basis, subject to anti-dilution adjustments in certain circumstances. In June 2017, GE, as the holder of all 5.5 million outstanding shares of Series B Preferred Stock exercised its right to convert all such shares of Series B Preferred Stock into 5.5 million shares of Tellurian common stock pursuant to and in accordance with the terms of the Series B Preferred Stock.
Embedded Derivative

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(unaudited)


The ability of GE to exchange the Tellurian Investments Preferred Shares into shares of Series B Preferred Stock or into shares of Tellurian common stock following the Merger required the fair value of such features to be bifurcated from the contract and recognized as an embedded derivative until the Merger Date.
The fair value of the embedded derivative was determined through the use of a model which utilizes certain observable inputs such as the price of Magellan common stock at various points in time and the volatility of Magellan common stock over an assumed half-year and one-year holding period from February 10, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively. At each valuation date, the model also included (i) unobservable inputs related to the weighted probabilities of certain Merger-related scenarios and (ii) a discount for the lack of marketability determined through the use of commonly accepted methods. We have therefore classified the fair value measurements of this embedded derivative as Level 3 inputs. On the Merger Date, the embedded derivative was reclassified to additional paid-in capital in accordance with U.S. GAAP.
The following table summarizes the changes in fair value for the embedded derivative (in thousands):
 
 
February 10, 2017
 
December 31, 2016
Fair value at the beginning of period and initial fair value, respectively
 
$
8,753

 
$
5,445

(Gain) loss on exchange feature
 
(2,209
)
 
3,308

Fair value at the end of the period and year, respectively
 
$
6,544

 
$
8,753

NOTE 13 — NET LOSS PER SHARE
The following table summarizes the computation of basic and diluted loss per share (in thousands, except per-share amounts):
 
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
 
2017
 
2016
 
2017
 
2016
Net loss
 
$
(22,864
)
 
$
(44,405
)
 
$
(196,736
)
 
$
(67,875
)
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding
 
192,405

 
120,128

 
186,143

 
83,979

Loss per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Basic and diluted
 
$
(0.12
)
 
$
(0.37
)
 
$
(1.06
)
 
$
(0.81
)
Basic loss per share is based upon the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. As of September 30, 2017 and 2016, the effect of 19.9 million and 6.6 million, respectively, of unvested restricted stock awards that could potentially dilute basic EPS in the future were not included in the computation of diluted EPS because to do so would have been antidilutive for the periods presented.
NOTE 14 — SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION
The following table provides supplemental disclosure of cash flow information (in thousands):
 
 
As of the Nine Months Ended
 
 
2017

2016
Property, plant and equipment non-cash accruals
 
$

 
$
141

Land acquisition non-cash accruals
 

 
1,000

Net cash paid for income taxes
 

 
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NOTE 15 — RECENT ACCOUNTING STANDARDS
The following table provides a description of recent accounting standards that had not been adopted by the Company as of September 30, 2017:

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — CONTINUED
(unaudited)


Standard
 
Description
 
Expected Date of Adoption
 
Effect on our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements or Other Significant Matters
ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), and subsequent amendments thereto
 
This standard amends existing revenue recognition guidance and requires an entity to recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. This standard may be early adopted beginning January 1, 2017, and may be adopted either retrospectively to each prior reporting period presented or as a cumulative-effect adjustment as of the date of adoption.
 
January 1, 2018
 
The adoption of this new standard will not affect the amounts shown in our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and related disclosures as the Company currently has no revenues.
ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842)
 
This standard requires a lessee to recognize leases on its balance sheet by recording a liability representing the obligation to make future lease payments and a right-of-use asset representing the right to use the underlying asset for the lease term. A lessee is permitted to make an election not to recognize lease assets and liabilities for leases with a term of 12 months or less. The standard also modifies the definition of a lease and requires expanded disclosures. This standard may be early adopted and must be adopted using a modified retrospective approach with certain available practical expedients.
 
January 1, 2019
 
We are currently evaluating the impact of the provisions of this guidance on our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and related disclosures.
Additionally, the following table provides a description of recent accounting standards that were adopted by the Company during the reporting period:
Standard
 
Description
 
Date of Adoption
 
Effect on our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements or Other Significant Matters
ASU 2017-01, Business Combinations (Topic 805): Clarifying the Definition of a Business
 
This update clarifies the definition of a business to assist entities with evaluating whether transactions should be accounted for as acquisitions (or disposals) of assets or businesses by providing a screen to determine when an integrated set of assets or activities is not a business.
 
January 1, 2017
 
The adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements or disclosures.
ASU 2017-04, Intangibles Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment
 
This update eliminated Step 2 from the goodwill impairment test. Step 2 required entities to compute the implied fair value of goodwill if it was determined that the carrying amount of a reporting unit exceed its fair value. The goodwill impairment test now consists of comparing the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying amount, and a company should recognize an impairment charge for the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the reporting unit's fair value.
 
January 1, 2017
 
The adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements or disclosures.
ASU 2017-09, Compensation  Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Scope of Modification Accounting
 
This update clarifies what changes to the terms and conditions of share-based awards require an entity to apply modification accounting. Modification accounting is required only if the fair value, the vesting conditions, or the classification of the award (as equity or liability) changes as a result of the change in terms or conditions.
 
April 1, 2017
 
The adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements or disclosures.
ASU 2016-18, Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230): Restricted Cash
 
This update requires that restricted cash be included with cash and cash equivalents when reconciling the beginning-of-period and end-of-period total amounts shown on the statement of cash flows.
 
April 1, 2017
 
The adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements or disclosures.

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Cautionary Information About Forward-Looking Statements
The information in this report includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). All statements, other than statements of historical facts, that address activity, events, or developments with respect to our financial condition, results of operations, or economic performance that we expect, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future, or that address plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “assume,” “believe,” “budget,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “initial,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “project,” “should,” “will,” “would” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things:
our businesses and prospects;
planned or estimated capital expenditures;
availability of liquidity and capital resources;
our ability to obtain additional financing as needed;
revenues, expenses and projected cash burn rates;
progress in developing Tellurian’s principal project and the timing of that progress;
our pending natural gas property acquisition;
future values of the Company's principal project or other interests, operations or rights that Tellurian holds; and
government regulations, including our ability to obtain necessary governmental permits and approvals.
Our forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and analysis made by us in light of our experience, and our perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors that we believe are appropriate under the circumstances. These statements are subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause our actual results and performance to be materially different from any future results or performance expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results and performance to differ materially from any future results or performance expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following:
the uncertain nature of demand for and price of natural gas;
risks related to shortages of LNG vessels worldwide;
technological innovation which may render our anticipated competitive advantage obsolete;
risks related to a terrorist or military incident involving an LNG carrier;
changes in legislation and regulations relating to the LNG industry, including environmental laws and regulations that impose significant compliance costs and liabilities;
uncertainties regarding our ability to maintain sufficient liquidity and capital resources to implement our projects or otherwise continue as a going concern;
our limited operating history;
our ability to attract and retain key personnel;
risks related to doing business in, and having counterparties in, foreign countries;
our reliance on the skill and expertise of third-party service providers;
the ability of our vendors to meet their contractual obligations;
risks and uncertainties inherent in management estimates of future operating results and cash flows;
development risks, operational hazards and regulatory approvals;
our ability to consummate our pending natural gas property acquisition; and
risks and uncertainties associated with litigation matters.

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The forward-looking statements in this report speak as of the date hereof. Although we may from time to time voluntarily update our prior forward-looking statements, we disclaim any commitment to do so except as required by securities laws.
Explanatory Note
On February 10, 2017 (the “Merger Date”), Tellurian Inc., which was formerly known as Magellan Petroleum Corporation (“Magellan”), completed the merger (the “Merger”) contemplated by the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of August 2, 2016, by and among Magellan, Tellurian Investments Inc. (“Tellurian Investments”) and River Merger Sub, Inc. (“Merger Sub”), as amended (the “Merger Agreement”). At the effective time of the Merger, Merger Sub merged with and into Tellurian Investments, with Tellurian Investments continuing as the surviving corporation and a subsidiary of Magellan. Immediately following the completion of the Merger, Magellan amended its certificate of incorporation and bylaws to change its name to “Tellurian Inc.” In connection with the Merger, each outstanding share of common stock of Tellurian Investments was exchanged for 1.300 shares of Magellan common stock. The Merger is accounted for as a “reverse acquisition” under U.S. GAAP. Therefore, Tellurian Investments is treated as the accounting acquirer in the Merger.
Except where the context indicates otherwise, (i) references to “we,” “us,” “our,” “Tellurian” or the “Company” refer, for periods prior to the completion of the Merger, to Tellurian Investments and its subsidiaries, and for periods following the completion of the Merger, to Tellurian Inc. and its subsidiaries and (ii) references to “Magellan” refer to Tellurian Inc. and its subsidiaries prior to the completion of the Merger.
Introduction
The following discussion and analysis presents management’s view of our business, financial condition and overall performance and should be read in conjunction with our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and the accompanying notes. This information is intended to provide investors with an understanding of our past development activities, current financial condition and outlook for the future organized as follows:
Our Business
Overview of Significant Events
Liquidity and Capital Resources
Capital Development Activities
Results of Operations
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
Summary of Critical Accounting Estimates
Recent Accounting Standards
Our Business
Tellurian intends to create value for shareholders by building a low-cost, global natural gas business, profitability delivering natural gas to customers worldwide. Tellurian is developing a portfolio of natural gas production, LNG trading, and infrastructure that includes an LNG terminal facility (the “Driftwood terminal”) and an associated pipeline (the “Driftwood pipeline”) in Southwest Louisiana (the Driftwood terminal and the Driftwood pipeline collectively, the “Driftwood Project”).
The proposed Driftwood Project will have a liquefaction capacity of approximately 27.6 mtpa, situated on approximately 1,000 acres in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. The proposed terminal facility will include up to 20 liquefaction Trains, three full containment LNG storage tanks and three marine berths. In February 2016, Tellurian engaged Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals, Inc. (“Bechtel”) to perform a FEED study for the Driftwood terminal, which was completed in June 2017. Based on such FEED study, Tellurian estimates construction costs for the Driftwood terminal of approximately $500 to $600 per tonne ($13 to $16 billion) before owners’ costs, financing costs and contingencies.
Tellurian is developing the proposed Driftwood pipeline, a new 96-mile large diameter pipeline which will interconnect with 13 existing interstate pipelines throughout Southwest Louisiana to secure adequate natural gas feedstock for the Driftwood terminal. The Driftwood pipeline will be comprised of 48-inch, 42-inch, 36-inch and 30-inch diameter pipeline segments and three compressor stations totaling approximately 270,000 horsepower, all as necessary to provide approximately 4.0 Bcf/d of average daily gas transportation service. In June 2016, Tellurian engaged Bechtel to perform a FEED study for the Driftwood pipeline, which was completed in March 2017. Based on such FEED study, Tellurian estimates construction costs for the Driftwood pipeline of approximately $1.6 to $2.0 billion before owners’ costs, financing costs and contingencies.
In addition, as described under “Overview of Significant Events — Haynesville Purchase and Sale Agreement,” Tellurian has recently entered into an agreement to acquire approximately 9,200 net acres of natural gas properties in Louisiana.

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Overview of Significant Events
Significant corporate, developmental and capital events since January 1, 2017 and through the filing date of this Form 10-Q include the following:
TOTAL Investment. In January 2017, pursuant to a common stock purchase agreement (the “TOTAL SPA”) dated as of December 19, 2016, between Tellurian Investments and TOTAL Delaware, Inc. (“TOTAL”), TOTAL purchased, and Tellurian Investments sold and issued to TOTAL, approximately 35.4 million shares of Tellurian Investments common stock (the “TOTAL Shares”) for an aggregate purchase price of $207 million. In connection with the Merger, the TOTAL Shares were exchanged for approximately 46 million shares of Tellurian common stock. Tellurian and TOTAL entered into a pre-emptive rights agreement pursuant to which TOTAL was granted a right to purchase its pro rata portion of any new equity securities that Tellurian Investments may issue to a third party on the same terms and conditions as such equity securities are offered and sold to such party, subject to certain excepted offerings.
Development and Regulatory Events.
In February 2017, the DOE/FE issued an order authorizing Tellurian to export up to 27.6 mtpa of LNG to FTA countries, on its own behalf and as agent for others, for a term of 30 years. Our application for authority to export LNG to non-FTA countries is currently pending before the DOE/FE and is expected to be ruled upon in the first quarter of 2018.
In March 2017, Tellurian filed an application with FERC for authorization pursuant to Section 3 of the NGA to site, construct and operate the Driftwood terminal, and simultaneously sought authorization pursuant to Section 7 of the NGA for authorization to construct and operate interstate natural gas pipeline facilities. Each requested that FERC issue an order approving the facilities by the first quarter of 2018.
Also in March 2017, the Driftwood Project submitted permit applications to the USACE under regulatory Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, and Sections 10 and 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act for activities within the waters of the U.S. including dredging and wetland mitigation. Also submitted in March was the Title V and PSD air permit to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality under the Clean Air Act for air emissions relating to the Driftwood Project. The regulatory review and approval process for the USACE permit as well as the Title V and PSD permits is expected to be completed in March 2018, concluding the major environmental permitting for the Driftwood Project.
The FEED studies for the Driftwood pipeline and the Driftwood terminal were completed in March 2017 and June 2017, respectively.
Deferred engineering costs of $9 million represent detailed engineering services related to the Driftwood Project. Such costs will be deferred until construction commences on the Driftwood Project, at which time they will be transferred to construction in progress.
Haynesville Purchase and Sale Agreement. On September 6, 2017, Tellurian entered into a purchase and sale agreement (the “PSA”) with Rockcliff Energy Operating LLC (“Rockcliff”). Pursuant to and subject to the terms and conditions of the PSA, Tellurian has agreed to acquire from Rockcliff for $85.1 million in cash (the “Base Purchase Price”), subject to specified adjustments, certain assets in northern Louisiana, including, but not limited to, oil and gas leases, mineral interests, wells, facilities and equipment (the “Rockcliff transaction” or the “Asset Purchase”). The assets to be purchased include approximately 9,200 net developed and undeveloped acres and 19 producing operated wells with net current production of approximately four million cubic feet per day of natural gas. The Asset Purchase will be given economic effect as of August 1, 2017 (the “Effective Date”). As a result, at closing, the Base Purchase Price will be subject to upward or downward adjustments based on certain revenues and costs attributable to the purchased assets prior to the closing date and after the Effective Date. Certain of the assets to be acquired are subject to preferential rights to purchase held by third parties and the purchase price and properties to be acquired could be adjusted as a result of such rights. Pursuant to the PSA, on the business day following the execution of the PSA, Tellurian made a cash deposit in the amount of $8.5 million (the “Deposit”), creditable against the amount required to be paid by it at the closing of the Asset Purchase. Rockcliff will retain the deposit if Tellurian fails to consummate, under certain conditions, the Asset Purchase.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
Capital Resources
The Company is currently funding the development of the Driftwood Project and general working capital needs through its cash on hand. Our current capital resources consist of approximately $138.0 million of cash and cash equivalents as of September 30, 2017 on a consolidated basis, which are primarily the result of issuances of common and preferred stock, including the issuance of preferred stock to GE in November 2016, the issuance of common stock to TOTAL in January 2017 and the issuance of common stock pursuant to our at-the-market program. Tellurian considers cash equivalents to be short-term, highly liquid

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investments that are both readily convertible to known amounts of cash or so near to their maturity that they present insignificant risk of changes in value.
Sources and Uses of Cash
The following table summarizes the sources and uses of our cash and cash equivalents and costs and expenses for the periods presented (in thousands):
 
 
Successor (1)
 
 
Predecessor (1)
 
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
Year Ended December 31, 2016
 
 
For the period
from January 1, 2016 through April 9, 2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2017
 
2016
 
 
 
Operating cash flows:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash used in Driftwood Project activities
 
$
(48,977
)

$
(17,847
)
 
$
(30,675
)
 
 
$

Cash used for employee costs
 
(14,345
)
 
(2,433
)
 
(6,208
)
 
 
(64
)
Other net cash used in development activities
 
(22,845
)
 
(9,032
)
 
(13,547
)
 
 
(47
)
Cash used in operating activities
 
(86,167
)
 
(29,312
)
 
(50,430
)
 
 
(111
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Investing cash flows:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash used in the acquisition of property, plant and equipment
 
(1,101
)
 
(9,199
)
 
(10,716
)
 
 
(268
)
Deposit for acquisition
 
(8,515
)
 

 

 
 

Deferred engineering costs
 
(9,000
)
 

 

 
 

Other net cash provided by investing activities
 
4,648

 
210

 
210

 
 

Cash used in investing activities
 
(13,968
)
 
(8,989
)
 
(10,506
)
 
 
(268
)
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Financing cash flows:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Private placements
 

 
58,886

 
59,015

 
 

Issuance of Tellurian Investments Preferred Shares(2)
 

 

 
25,000

 
 

Issuance of common shares to TOTAL
 
207,000

 

 

 
 

Issued under equity compensation plan
 
500

 

 

 
 

Issued under at-the-market program
 
10,695

 

 

 
 

Tax payments for net share settlement of equity awards
 
(828
)
 

 

 
 

     Offering costs
 
(607
)
 
(1,512
)
 
(1,681
)
 
 

          Cash provided by financing activities
 
216,760

 
57,374

 
82,334

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
 

 
8

 

 
 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
 
116,625

 
19,081

 
21,398

 
 
(379
)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period
 
21,398

 

 

 
 
589

Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period
 
$
138,023

 
$
19,081

 
$
21,398

 
 
$
210

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net working capital (deficit)
 
$
116,091

 
$
1,777

 
$
17

 
 
$
(784
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1) On April 9, 2016, Tellurian Investments acquired Tellurian Services LLC (“Tellurian Services”), formerly known as Parallax Services LLC (“Parallax Services”). Parallax Services was primarily engaged in general and administrative support services. Under the financial reporting rules of the SEC, Parallax Services ("Predecessor") has been deemed to be the predecessor to Tellurian ("Successor") for financial reporting purposes.
(2) The Tellurian Investments Preferred Shares were exchanged in March 2017 for Series B Preferred Stock and the shares of Series B Preferred Stock were exchanged into common stock in June 2017, each in a cashless transaction.
Cash used in operating activities during the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 was $86.2 million and $29.3 million, respectively. The increase in cash used in operating activities in 2017 compared to 2016 primarily relates to one-time payments of $12 million related to EPC activities, $5 million of Merger-related expenses and $69 million of disbursements in the normal course of business. Disbursements in the normal course of business increased primarily due to the increased development activities relating to the Driftwood Project and a substantial increase in the number of Tellurian employees.

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Capital Development Activities
We are primarily engaged in developing the Driftwood Project, which will require significant amounts of capital and is subject to risks and delays in completion. Even if successfully completed, the project will not begin to operate and generate significant cash flows until at least several years from now, which management currently anticipates being 2022. Construction of the Driftwood terminal and Driftwood pipeline facilities would begin after FERC issues an order granting the necessary authorizations under the NGA and once all required federal, state and local permits have been obtained. The Company expects to receive all regulatory approvals and commence construction in 2018, produce the first LNG in 2022 and achieve full operations in 2025. As a result, our business success will depend to a significant extent upon our ability to obtain the funding necessary to construct these LNG terminals, to bring them into operation on a commercially viable basis and to finance the costs of staffing, operating and expanding our company during that process.
Tellurian estimates construction costs of approximately $500 to $600 per tonne ($13 to $16 billion) for the Driftwood terminal and approximately $1.6 to $2.0 billion for the Driftwood pipeline, in each case before owners’ costs, financing costs and contingencies. In addition, the natural gas production activities Tellurian is pursuing will require considerable capital resources. We anticipate funding our more immediate liquidity requirements relative to the RFS and other developmental and general and administrative costs for the Driftwood Project through the use of cash from the completed equity issuances discussed above and future issuances of equity securities by us.
We currently expect that our long-term capital requirements will be financed by proceeds from future debt and equity offerings. In addition, part of our financing strategy is expected to involve seeking equity investments by LNG customers at a subsidiary level. If the types of financing we expect to pursue are not available, we will be required to seek alternative sources of financing, which may not be available on acceptable terms, if at all.
Results of Operations
Successor    
The following table summarizes costs and expenses for the periods presented (in thousands):
 
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
 
2017
 
2016
 
Change
 
2017
 
2016
 
Change
Total revenue
 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

Development expenses
 
8,793

 
15,917

 
(7,124
)
 
44,998

 
30,422

 
14,576

General and administrative expenses
 
17,302

 
28,533

 
(11,231
)
 
80,125

 
37,737

 
42,388

Goodwill impairment
 

 

 

 
77,592

 

 
77,592

Loss from operations
 
(26,095
)
 
(44,450
)
 
18,355

 
(202,715
)
 
(68,159
)
 
(134,556
)
Gain on preferred stock exchange feature
 

 

 

 
2,209

 

 
2,209

Other income, net
 
3,800

 
49

 
3,751

 
4,339

 
118

 
4,221

Provision for income taxes
 
(569
)
 
(4
)
 
(565
)
 
(569
)
 
166

 
(735
)
Net loss
 
$
(22,864
)
 
$
(44,405
)
 
$
21,541

 
$
(196,736
)
 
$
(67,875
)
 
$
(128,861
)
Our consolidated net loss was $22.9 million, or $0.12 per share (basic and diluted), for the three months ended September 30, 2017, compared to a net loss of $44.4 million, or $0.37 per share (basic and diluted), for the three months ended September 30, 2016. This $21.5 million decrease in net loss was primarily a result of decreased development and general and administrative expenses discussed separately below.    
Our consolidated net loss was $196.7 million, or $1.06 per share (basic and diluted), for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, compared to a net loss of $67.9 million, or $0.81 per share (basic and diluted), for the nine months ended September 30, 2016. This $128.9 million increase in net loss was primarily a result of (i) increased development and general and administrative expenses discussed separately below and (ii) an impairment charge of $77.6 million related to goodwill that was initially recognized as a result of the Merger in February 2017. The increase in net loss was partially offset by a gain of $2.2 million recognized in the first quarter of 2017 related to an exchange feature of the Tellurian Investments Preferred Shares and a $3.5 million gain on the sale of securities.
Development expenses for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 decreased $7.1 million and increased $14.6 million, respectively, compared to the same periods in 2016. The decrease of $7.1 million is primarily attributable to deferring engineering costs related to the Driftwood Project during three months ended September 30, 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016. The increase of $14.6 million is primarily attributable to an overall increase in activity associated with the Driftwood Project during the nine months ended September 30, 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016.

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General and administrative expenses during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, decreased $11.2 million and increased $42.4 million, respectively, compared to the same periods in 2016. The decrease of $11.2 million is primarily attributable to a decrease in share-based compensation, partially offset by an increase in salary expense, during the three months ended September 30, 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016. The increase of $42.4 million is primarily attributable to non-cash share-based payment charges related to commercial development and management consulting contractors of $19.4 million which were not incurred in 2016. The remaining increase was driven by an increase in salaries and benefits due to a substantial increase in the number of employees and an increase in corporate marketing and investor development activities.
Successor vs. Predecessor
The following table summarizes costs and expenses of Parallax Services for the periods presented (in thousands):
 
 
Nine Days Ended April 9, 2016
 
For the period
from January 1, 2016 through April 9, 2016
 
 
 
Total revenue
 
$

 
$
31

Development expenses
 

 
52

General and administrative expenses
 
157

 
617

Net loss
 
$
(157
)
 
$
(638
)
Total expenses and the net loss for Tellurian (as “Successor”) were significantly greater than such items for Tellurian Services (formerly known as Parallax Services LLC, as “Predecessor”) during the periods shown above due primarily to the matters discussed above. Tellurian's activities related to the development of the Driftwood Project are significantly larger in scope than the administrative and development activities of Tellurian Services prior to our acquisition of Tellurian Services.
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
As of September 30, 2017, we had no transactions that met the definition of off-balance sheet arrangements that may have a current or future material effect on our consolidated financial position or operating results.
Summary of Critical Accounting Estimates
The preparation of financial statements requires the use of judgments and estimates. Our critical accounting policies are described below to provide a better understanding of how we develop our assumptions and judgments about future events and related estimations and how they can impact our financial statements. A critical accounting estimate is one that requires our most difficult, subjective or complex judgments and assessments and is fundamental to our results of operations. We identified our most critical accounting estimates to be:
purchase price allocation for acquired businesses;
valuations of long-lived assets, including intangible assets and goodwill;
share-based compensation issued prior to the Merger; and
forecasting our effective income tax rate, including the realizability of deferred tax assets.
We base our estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions we believe to be reasonable according to current facts and circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. We believe the following are the critical accounting policies used in the preparation of our condensed consolidated financial statements, as well as the significant estimates and judgments affecting the application of these policies. This discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and related notes included in this report.
Accounting for LNG Development Activities
As we have been in the preliminary stage of developing our LNG receiving terminals, substantially all of the costs to date related to such activities have been expensed. These costs primarily include professional fees associated with FEED studies and obtaining an order from FERC authorizing construction of our terminals and other required permitting for the Driftwood Project.
Costs incurred in connection with a project to develop a facility or a capital asset shall generally be treated as development expenses until the project has reached the Notice-to-Proceed State (“NTP State”) and the following criteria (the “NTP Criteria”) have been achieved: (i) regulatory approval has been received, (ii) financing for the project is available and (iii) management has committed to commence construction, and management instructs the EPC contractor to begin construction. In addition to the above, certain costs incurred prior to achieving the NTP State shall be capitalized even though the NTP Criteria have not been

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met. Costs to be capitalized prior to achieving the NTP State include land purchase costs, land improvement costs, preparation for facility use costs and any fixed structure construction costs (e.g., fence, storage areas, drainage, etc.). Furthermore, activities directly associated with detailed engineering and/or facility designs shall be capitalized.
Fair Value
When necessary or required by U.S. GAAP, we estimate the fair value of (i) long-lived assets for impairment testing, (ii) reporting units for goodwill impairment testing, (iii) assets acquired and liabilities assumed in business combinations and (iv) prior to the Merger, share-based compensation. When we are required to measure fair value and there is not a market-observable price for the asset or liability or a similar asset or liability, we use the cost, income, or market valuation approach depending on the quality of information available to support management’s assumptions. The cost approach is based on management’s best estimate of the current asset replacement cost. The income approach is based on management’s best assumptions regarding expectations of projected cash flows and discounts the expected cash flows using a commensurate risk-adjusted discount rate. The market approach is based on management’s best assumptions regarding prices and other relevant information from market transactions involving comparable assets. Such evaluations involve significant judgment and the results are based on expected future events or conditions, such as sales prices, estimates of future LNG production, development, construction and operating costs and the timing thereof, future net cash flows, economic and regulatory climates and other factors, most of which are often outside of management’s control. However, assumptions used reflect a market participant’s view of long-term prices, costs and other factors, and are consistent with assumptions used in our business plans and investment decisions.
Goodwill
Goodwill represents the excess of cost over fair value of the net assets of businesses acquired. We test goodwill for impairment annually during the fourth quarter, or more frequently as circumstances dictate. The first step in assessing whether an impairment of goodwill is necessary is an optional qualitative assessment to determine the likelihood of whether the fair value of the reporting unit is greater than its carrying amount. If we conclude that it is more likely than not that the fair value of the reporting unit exceeds the related carrying amount, further testing is not necessary. If the qualitative assessment is not performed or indicates that it is more likely than not that the fair value of the reporting unit is less than its carrying amount, we compare the estimated fair value of the reporting unit to which goodwill is assigned to the carrying amount of the associated net assets, including goodwill. An impairment charge for the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the reporting unit's fair value is then recognized.
A lower fair value estimate in the future for our Driftwood reporting unit could result in impairment of goodwill. Factors that could trigger a lower fair value estimate include significant negative industry or economic trends, cost increases, disruptions to our business and regulatory or political environment changes or other unanticipated events.
Share-Based Compensation
The assumptions used in calculating the fair value of share-based payment awards represent our best estimates, but these estimates involve inherent uncertainties and the application of management’s judgment. As a result, if factors change and we use different assumptions, our share-based compensation expense could be materially different in the future.
Through May 2016, Tellurian Investments determined the fair value of share-based compensation using the price paid for private placements of stock. Beginning in June 2016 and through the date of the Merger, the fair value of share-based compensation was determined through the use of a model which utilizes certain observable inputs such as the price of Magellan common stock at various points in time as well as unobservable inputs related to the weighted probabilities of certain Merger-related scenarios at each valuation date. Prior to the Merger, the Company's method also considered a discount for the lack of marketability of Tellurian Investments common stock, which was determined through the use of commonly accepted methods. As the Company has only restricted shares outstanding related to unvested share-based compensation, awards issued after the Merger are based on the quoted market prices for Tellurian shares.
See Note 9, Share-Based Compensation, of our Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for additional information regarding our share-based compensation.
Income Taxes
Provisions for income taxes are based on taxes payable or refundable for the current year and deferred taxes on temporary differences between the tax basis of assets and liabilities and their reported amounts in the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are included in the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements at currently enacted income tax rates applicable to the period in which the deferred tax assets and liabilities are expected to be realized or settled. As changes in tax laws or rates are enacted, deferred tax assets and liabilities are adjusted through the current period's provision for income taxes. A full valuation allowance equal to our net deferred tax asset balance has been established due to the uncertainty of realizing the tax benefits related to our net deferred tax assets.
Recent Accounting Standards

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For descriptions of recently issued accounting standards, see Note 15, Recent Accounting Standards, of our Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
None.
ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
We maintain a set of disclosure controls and procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports filed by us under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. As of the end of the period covered by this report, we evaluated, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer, the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Rule 13a-15 of the Exchange Act. Based on that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective.
Following the completion of the Merger, we have undertaken a variety of efforts to adapt our internal control over financial reporting to the nature and scope of our company following the Merger, including through the hiring of additional personnel with control responsibilities and expertise and the implementation and testing of new controls. Other than these activities, there have been no material changes in internal controls during the quarter ended September 30, 2017.
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
In July 2017, Tellurian Investments, Driftwood LNG, Martin Houston, and three other individuals were named as third-party defendants in a lawsuit filed in state court in Harris County, Texas between Cheniere Energy, Inc. and one of its affiliates, on the one hand (collectively, “Cheniere”), and Parallax Enterprises and certain of its affiliates (not including Parallax Services, n/k/a Tellurian Services) on the other hand (collectively, “Parallax”). In October 2017, Driftwood Pipeline and Tellurian Services were also named by Cheniere as third-party defendants. Cheniere alleges that it entered into a note and a pledge agreement with Parallax. Cheniere claims that the third-party defendants tortiously interfered with the note and pledge agreement and aided in the fraudulent transfer of Parallax assets. We believe that Cheniere’s claims against Tellurian Investments, Driftwood LNG, Driftwood Pipeline and Tellurian Services are without merit and do not expect the resolution of the suit to have a material effect on our results of operation or financial condition.
ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS
The following risk factors should be carefully considered when evaluating an investment in us. These risk factors and other uncertainties may cause our actual future results or performance to differ materially from any future results or performance expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements contained in this report.
The risk factors in this report supersede the risk factors disclosed in Exhibit 99.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K/A filed on March 15, 2017 and are grouped into the following categories:
Risks Relating to Financial Matters;
Risks Relating to Our Common Stock;
Risks Relating to Our LNG Business;
Risks Relating to Our Potential Natural Gas Production Activities; and
Risks Relating to Our Business in General.
Risks Relating to Financial Matters
Tellurian does not expect to generate sufficient cash to pay dividends until the completion of construction of the Driftwood Project.
Tellurian’s directly and indirectly held assets currently consist primarily of cash held for certain start-up and operating expenses, applications for permits from regulatory agencies relating to the Driftwood Project and certain real property interests related to that project. Tellurian’s cash flow, and consequently its ability to distribute earnings, is solely dependent upon the cash flow its subsidiaries receive from the Driftwood Project and its other operations. Tellurian’s ability to complete the Driftwood Project, as discussed further below, is dependent upon its subsidiaries’ ability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals and raise the capital necessary to fund the development of the project. We expect that cash flows from our operations will be reinvested in the business rather than used to fund dividends. Further, we expect that pursuing our strategy will require substantial amounts of capital, and that the required capital will exceed cash flows from operations for a significant period of time.

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Tellurian’s ability to pay dividends in the future is uncertain and will depend on a variety of factors, including limitations on the ability of it or its subsidiaries to pay dividends under applicable law and/or the terms of debt or other agreements, and the judgment of the board of directors or other governing body of the relevant entity.
Tellurian will be required to seek additional debt and equity financing in the future to complete the Driftwood Project and to grow its other operations, and may not be able to secure such financing on acceptable terms, or at all.
Tellurian will be unable to generate any revenue from the Driftwood Project for multiple years, and expects cash flow from any other lines of business to be modest for an extended period of time as it focuses on the development and growth of these operations. Tellurian will therefore need substantial amounts of additional financing to execute its business plan.
There can be no assurance that Tellurian will be able to raise sufficient capital on acceptable terms, or at all. If such financing is not available on satisfactory terms, or is not available at all, Tellurian may be required to delay, scale back or eliminate the development of business opportunities, and its operations and financial condition may be adversely affected to a significant extent. Tellurian intends to pursue a variety of potential financing transactions, including sales of equity to purchasers of its LNG. We do not know whether, and to what extent, LNG purchasers and other potential sources of financing will find the terms we propose acceptable.
Debt financing, if obtained, may involve agreements that include liens on Tellurian’s assets and covenants limiting or restricting our ability to take specific actions, such as paying dividends or making distributions, incurring additional debt, acquiring or disposing of assets and increasing expenses. Debt financing would also be required to be repaid regardless of Tellurian’s operating results.
In addition, the ability to obtain financing for the proposed Driftwood Project may depend in part on Tellurian’s ability to enter into sufficient commercial agreements prior to the commencement of construction. To date, Tellurian has not entered into any definitive third-party agreements for the proposed Driftwood Project, and it may not be successful in negotiating and entering into such agreements.
We have no operating history and expect to incur losses for a significant period of time.
We have no current operations. Although Tellurian’s current directors, managers and officers have prior professional and industry experience, our businesses are in the early stages of their development, or in some cases are still in the planning stage. Accordingly, there is a limited prior history, track record and historical financial information upon which you may evaluate prospects.
Tellurian has not yet commenced the construction of the Driftwood Project. Accordingly, Tellurian expects to incur significant additional costs and expenses through completion of development and construction of the Driftwood Project. It also expects to devote substantial amounts of capital to the growth and development of its natural gas production activities and other complementary lines of business. Tellurian expects that operating losses will increase substantially in the remainder of 2017 and thereafter, and expects to continue to incur operating losses and to experience negative operating cash flow through at least 2022.
Tellurian’s exposure to the performance and credit risks of counterparties under agreements may adversely affect its operating results, liquidity and access to financing.
Our operations will involve our entering into various purchase and sale, hedging, supply and other transactions with numerous third parties. In such arrangements, we will be exposed to the performance and credit risks of our counterparties, including the risk that one or more counterparties fails to perform its obligation to make deliveries of commodities, to make payments or to satisfy other obligations. Some of these risks may increase during periods of commodity price volatility. In some cases, we will be dependent on a single counterparty or a small group of counterparties, all of whom may be similarly affected by changes in economic and other conditions. Defaults by suppliers and other counterparties may adversely affect our operating results, liquidity and access to financing.
Changes in tax laws or exposure to additional income tax liabilities could have a material impact on our financial condition, results of operations and liquidity.
We are subject to income taxes as well as non-income based taxes in the various jurisdictions in which we operate. Tax authorities may disagree with certain positions we have taken and assess additional taxes. We regularly assess the likely outcomes of these audits to determine the appropriateness of our tax provision. However, there can be no assurance that we will accurately predict the outcomes of these audits, and the actual outcomes could have a material impact on our net income or financial condition.
Changes in tax laws or tax rulings could materially impact our effective tax rate. For example, the Trump Administration has called for substantial change to fiscal and tax policies, inclusive of proposed changes to the U.S. federal tax treatment of foreign operations, the current tax depreciation system and the deductibility of interest expense, in connection with comprehensive U.S. federal tax reform. Similarly, proposals are made from time to time in various jurisdictions to change tax rules applicable to natural gas production activities. If enacted, any change in law may affect our tax position, including the amount of taxes we are

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required to pay, and could have a significant impact on our future results of operations, profitability and financial condition, including the size of our expected net operating losses. However, until we know what changes are enacted, we will not know whether in total we will benefit from, or be negatively affected by, the proposed changes.
Risks Relating to Our Common Stock
The price of our common stock has been and may continue to be highly volatile, which may make it difficult for shareholders to sell our common stock when desired or at attractive prices.
The market price of our common stock is highly volatile, and we expect it to continue to be volatile for the foreseeable future. Adverse events could trigger a significant decline in the trading price of our common stock, including, among others, failure to obtain necessary permits, unfavorable changes in commodity prices or commodity price expectations, adverse regulatory developments, loss of a relationship with a partner, litigation and departures of key personnel. Furthermore, general market conditions, including the level of, and fluctuations in, the trading prices of equity securities generally could affect the price of our stock. The stock markets frequently experience price and volume volatility that affects many companies’ stock prices, often in ways unrelated to the operating performance of those companies. These fluctuations may affect the market price of our common stock.
The market price of our common stock could be adversely affected by sales of substantial amounts of our common stock by us or our major shareholders.
Sales of a substantial number of shares of our common stock in the market by us or any of our major shareholders, or the perception that these sales may occur, could cause the market price of our common stock to decline. In addition, the sale of these shares in the public market, or the possibility of such sales, could impair our ability to raise capital through the sale of additional equity securities. Our insider trading policy permits our officers and directors, some of whom own substantial percentages of our outstanding common stock, to pledge shares of stock that they own as collateral for loans subject to certain requirements. Some of our officers and directors have pledged shares of stock in accordance with this policy. In some circumstances, such pledges could result in large amounts of shares of our stock being sold in the market in a short period of time, which would be expected to have a significant adverse effect on the trading price of the common stock. In addition, in the future, we may issue shares of our common stock in connection with acquisitions of assets or businesses. If we use our shares for this purpose, the issuances could have a dilutive effect on the market value of shares of our common stock, depending on market conditions at the time of an acquisition, the price we pay, the value of the business or assets acquired, our success in exploiting the properties or integrating the businesses we acquire and other factors.
Risks Relating to Our LNG Business
Various economic and political factors could negatively affect the development, construction and operation of LNG facilities, including the Driftwood Project, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, contracts, financial condition, operating results, cash flow, liquidity and prospects.
Commercial development of an LNG facility takes a number of years, requires substantial capital investment and may be delayed by factors such as:
increased construction costs;
economic downturns, increases in interest rates or other events that may affect the availability of sufficient financing for LNG projects on commercially reasonable terms;
decreases in the price of LNG, which might decrease the expected returns relating to investments in LNG projects;
the inability of project owners or operators to obtain governmental approvals to construct or operate LNG facilities; and
political unrest or local community resistance to the siting of LNG facilities due to safety, environmental or security concerns.
Our failure to execute our business plan in a timely manner could materially adversely effect our business, financial condition, operating results, liquidity and prospects.
Tellurian’s estimated costs for the Driftwood Project may not be accurate and are subject to change due to various factors.
Tellurian currently estimates that construction costs will be between approximately (i) $13 and $16 billion for the Driftwood terminal and (ii) $2 and $3 billion for the Driftwood pipeline. However, cost estimates are only an approximation of the actual costs of construction and are before owners’ costs, financing costs and contingencies. Moreover, cost estimates may change due to various factors, such as the final terms of any definitive request for services with its EPC service provider, as well as cost overruns, change orders, delays in construction, legal and regulatory requirements, site issues, increased component and

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material costs, escalation of labor costs, labor disputes, changes in commodity prices, increased spending to maintain Tellurian’s construction schedule and other factors.
Our failure to achieve our cost estimates could materially adversely affect our business, financial condition, operating results, liquidity and prospects.
If third-party pipelines and other facilities interconnected to our LNG facilities become unavailable to transport natural gas, this could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, operating results, liquidity and prospects.
We will depend upon third-party pipelines and other facilities that will provide gas delivery options to our LNG facilities. If the construction of new or modified pipeline connections is not completed on schedule or any pipeline connection were to become unavailable for current or future volumes of natural gas due to repairs, damage to the facility, lack of capacity or any other reason, our ability to meet our LNG sale and purchase agreement obligations and continue shipping natural gas from producing regions or to end markets could be restricted, thereby reducing our revenues. This could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, operating results, liquidity and prospects.
Tellurian’s ability to generate cash is substantially dependent upon it entering into contracts with third party customers and the performance of those customers under those contracts.
Tellurian has not yet entered into, and may never be able to enter into, satisfactory commercial arrangements with third-party customers for products and services at the Driftwood Project.
Tellurian’s business strategy may change regarding how and when the proposed Driftwood Project’s export capacity is marketed. Also, Tellurian’s business strategy may change due to an inability to enter into agreements with customers or based on a variety of factors including the future price outlook, supply and demand of LNG, natural gas liquefaction capacity, and worldwide regasification capacity. If our efforts to market the proposed Driftwood Project and the LNG it will produce are not successful, Tellurian’s business, results of operations, financial condition and prospects may be materially and adversely affected.
We may not be able to purchase, receive or produce sufficient natural gas to satisfy our delivery obligations under our LNG sale and purchase agreements, which could have an adverse effect on us.
Under LNG sale and purchase agreements with our customers, we will be required to make available to them a specified amount of LNG at specified times. However, we may not be able to purchase, receive or produce sufficient quantities of natural gas or LNG to satisfy those obligations, which may provide affected customers with the right to terminate their LNG sale and purchase agreements. Our failure to purchase, receive or produce sufficient quantities of natural gas or LNG in a timely manner could have an adverse effect on our business, contracts, financial condition, operating results, cash flow, liquidity and prospects.
The construction and operation of the Driftwood Project remains subject to further approvals, and some approvals may be subject to further conditions, review and/or revocation.
The design, construction and operation of LNG export terminals is a highly regulated activity. The approval of FERC under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act, as well as several other material governmental and regulatory approvals and permits, is required in order to construct and operate an LNG terminal. Even if the necessary authorizations initially required to operate our proposed LNG facilities are obtained, such authorizations are subject to ongoing conditions imposed by regulatory agencies, and additional approval and permit requirements may be imposed.
Tellurian will be required to obtain governmental approvals and authorizations to implement its proposed business strategy, which includes the construction and operation of the Driftwood Project. In particular, authorization from FERC and DOE/FE is required to construct and operate our proposed LNG facilities. In addition to seeking approval for export to FTA countries, Tellurian will seek to obtain approval for export to non-FTA countries. There is no assurance that Tellurian will obtain and maintain these governmental permits, approvals and authorizations, and failure to obtain and maintain any of these permits, approvals or authorizations could have a material adverse effect on its business, results of operations, financial condition and prospects.
Tellurian will be dependent on third-party contractors for the successful completion of the Driftwood Project, and these contractors may be unable to complete the Driftwood Project.
There is limited recent industry experience in the United States regarding the construction or operation of large-scale LNG facilities. The construction of the Driftwood Project is expected to take several years, will be confined to a limited geographic area and could be subject to delays, cost overruns, labor disputes and other factors that could adversely affect financial performance or impair Tellurian’s ability to execute its scheduled business plan.
Timely and cost-effective completion of the Driftwood Project in compliance with agreed-upon specifications will be highly dependent upon the performance of third-party contractors pursuant to their agreements. However, Tellurian has not yet entered into definitive agreements with certain of the contractors, advisors and consultants necessary for the development and construction of the Driftwood Project. Tellurian may not be able to successfully enter into such construction contracts on terms or at prices that are acceptable to it.

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Further, faulty construction that does not conform to Tellurian’s design and quality standards may have an adverse effect on Tellurian’s business, results of operations, financial condition and prospects. For example, improper equipment installation may lead to a shortened life of Tellurian’s equipment, increased operations and maintenance costs or a reduced availability or production capacity of the affected facility. The ability of Tellurian’s third-party contractors to perform successfully under any agreements to be entered into is dependent on a number of factors, including force majeure events and such contractors’ ability to:
design, engineer and receive critical components and equipment necessary for the Driftwood Project to operate in accordance with specifications and address any start-up and operational issues that may arise in connection with the commencement of commercial operations;
attract, develop and retain skilled personnel and engage and retain third-party subcontractors, and address any labor issues that may arise;
post required construction bonds and comply with the terms thereof, and maintain their own financial condition, including adequate working capital;
adhere to any warranties the contractors provide in their EPC contracts; and
respond to difficulties such as equipment failure, delivery delays, schedule changes and failure to perform by subcontractors, some of which are beyond their control, and manage the construction process generally, including engaging and retaining third-party contractors, coordinating with other contractors and regulatory agencies and dealing with inclement weather conditions.
Furthermore, Tellurian may have disagreements with its third-party contractors about different elements of the construction process, which could lead to the assertion of rights and remedies under the related contracts, resulting in a contractor’s unwillingness to perform further work on the relevant project. Tellurian may also face difficulties in commissioning a newly constructed facility. Any significant project delays in the development of the Driftwood Project could materially and adversely affect Tellurian’s business, results of operations, financial condition and prospects.
Tellurian’s construction and operations activities are subject to a number of development risks, operational hazards, regulatory approvals and other risks, which could cause cost overruns and delays and could have a material adverse effect on its business, results of operations, financial condition, liquidity and prospects.
Siting, development and construction of the Driftwood Project will be subject to the risks of delay or cost overruns inherent in any construction project resulting from numerous factors, including, but not limited to, the following:
difficulties or delays in obtaining, or failure to obtain, sufficient debt or equity financing on reasonable terms;
failure to obtain all necessary government and third-party permits, approvals and licenses for the construction and operation of any of our proposed LNG facilities;
difficulties in engaging qualified contractors necessary to the construction of the contemplated Driftwood Project or other LNG facilities;
shortages of equipment, material or skilled labor;
natural disasters and catastrophes, such as hurricanes, explosions, fires, floods, industrial accidents and terrorism;
unscheduled delays in the delivery of ordered materials;
work stoppages and labor disputes;
competition with other domestic and international LNG export terminals;
unanticipated changes in domestic and international market demand for and supply of natural gas and LNG, which will depend in part on supplies of and prices for alternative energy sources and the discovery of new sources of natural resources;
unexpected or unanticipated need for additional improvements; and
adverse general economic conditions.
Delays beyond the estimated development periods, as well as cost overruns, could increase the cost of completion beyond the amounts that are currently estimated, which could require Tellurian to obtain additional sources of financing to fund the activities until the proposed Driftwood Project is constructed and operational (which could cause further delays). Any delay in completion of the Driftwood Project may also cause a delay in the receipt of revenues projected from the Driftwood Project or cause a loss of one or more customers. As a result, any significant construction delay, whatever the cause, could have a material adverse effect on Tellurian’s business, results of operations, financial condition, liquidity and prospects.

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Technological innovation may render Tellurian’s anticipated competitive advantage or its processes obsolete.
Tellurian’s success will depend on its ability to create and maintain a competitive position in the natural gas liquefaction industry. In particular, although Tellurian plans to construct the Driftwood Project using proven technologies that it believes provide it with certain advantages, Tellurian does not have any exclusive rights to any of the technologies that it will be utilizing. In addition, the technology Tellurian anticipates using in the Driftwood Project may be rendered obsolete or uneconomical by legal or regulatory requirements, technological advances, more efficient and cost-effective processes or entirely different approaches developed by one or more of its competitors or others, which could materially and adversely affect Tellurian’s business, results of operations, financial condition, liquidity and prospects.
Cyclical or other changes in the demand for and price of LNG and natural gas may adversely affect Tellurian’s LNG business and the performance of our customers and could lead to reduced development of LNG projects worldwide.
Tellurian’s plans and expectations regarding its business and the development of domestic LNG facilities and projects are generally based on assumptions about the future price of natural gas and LNG and the conditions of the global natural gas and LNG markets. Natural gas and LNG prices have been, and are likely to remain in the future, volatile and subject to wide fluctuations that are difficult to predict. Such fluctuations may be caused by factors including, but not limited to, one or more of the following:
competitive liquefaction capacity in North America;
insufficient or oversupply of natural gas liquefaction or receiving capacity worldwide;
insufficient or oversupply of LNG tanker capacity;
weather conditions;