Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
    The terms “we,” “our,” “us,” “Tellurian” and the “Company” as used in this report refer collectively to Tellurian Inc. and its subsidiaries unless the context suggests otherwise. These terms are used for convenience only and are not intended as a precise description of any separate legal entity associated with Tellurian Inc.
Nature of Operations    
    We plan to develop, own and operate a global natural gas business and to deliver natural gas to customers worldwide. Tellurian is developing a portfolio of natural gas production, LNG marketing, and infrastructure assets, including a LNG terminal facility (the “Driftwood terminal”) and an associated pipeline (the “Driftwood pipeline”) in southwest Louisiana. Tellurian plans to develop the Driftwood pipeline as part of what we refer to as the “Pipeline Network.” The Driftwood terminal, the Pipeline Network and certain natural gas production assets are collectively referred to as the “Driftwood Project”.
Basis of Presentation
    The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with GAAP for interim financial information and the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, certain notes and other information have been condensed or omitted. The accompanying interim financial statements reflect all normal recurring adjustments that are, in the opinion of management, necessary for the fair presentation of our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. These interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.
Our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements were prepared in accordance with GAAP, which contemplates the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business as well as the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. As of the date of the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, we have generated losses and negative cash flows from operations, and have an accumulated deficit. We have not yet established an ongoing source of revenues or other sources of liquidity that are sufficient to cover our future operating costs and obligations as they become due during the twelve months following the issuance of the financial statements.
We are planning to generate proceeds from various potential financing transactions, such as utilizing our at-the-market program, equity issuances, equity-linked and debt securities or similar transactions, and have determined that it is probable that such proceeds will satisfy our obligations and fund our working capital needs for at least twelve months following the issuance of the financial statements.    
Use of Estimates 
    To conform with GAAP, we make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and the accompanying notes. Although these estimates and assumptions are based on our best available knowledge at the time, actual results may differ.
Recently Adopted Accounting Standards
Credit Losses
    On January 1, 2020, we adopted ASU No. 2016-13, Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, as issued by the FASB. This standard established the current expected credit loss model, a new impairment model for certain financial instruments, based on expected rather than incurred losses. Adoption of this standard had no impact on our financial statements.