Cothran named COO of Louisiana LNG developer

The North LNG Tank at Calcasieu Pass on May 19, 2020 (Courtesy Venture Global)

Brian Cothran has joined Venture Global as chief operating officer.

The appointment is key, as the company is developing three LNG facilities in Louisiana, for a total capacity of 50 MPTA.

Cothran brings more than two decades of operational and strategic experience in the oil and gas and power generation industries. Prior to joining Venture Global, he served more than 20 years with General Electric and Baker Hughes, after its merger with GE Oil & Gas.

During that time, he led GE’s Energy Services business in Eastern Europe and Russia, served as vice president of Global Sales for Baker Hughes and president of GE Oil & Gas North America. Most recently, Cothran was CEO of The Flexitallic Group, a global market leader in the manufacture and supply of static sealing solutions.

Venture Global’s 10 MTPA Venture Global Calcasieu Pass facility is under construction at the intersection of the Calcasieu Ship Channel and the Gulf of Mexico. The 20 MTPA Plaquemines LNG facility is expected to begin construction this year south of New Orleans on the Mississippi River. The company also plans a 20 MTPA Delta LNG facility, adjacent to Plaquemines.