Executive LNG Advisor Chesapeake Energy
Katrina Kaufman’s 25+ year global natural gas and LNG career has successfully led international and domestic negotiations, project development, LNG and natural gas term sales, global purchases, LNG trading, project development, new LNG trading entity development, acquisition and business development.
After joining Chesapeake Energy in 2022 as an Executive LNG Advisor, she resolved the issues holding US producers back from direct sales to global LNG buyers. Chesapeake’s readiness to transact on international indices for 15-20% of production is evident as up to 3 MTPA of HOAs have been executed this year. Ms. Kaufman has worked to further build Chesapeake’s LNG position and is targeting to place an additional 3+ MTPA into the LNG market.
Formerly at Anadarko, as a General Manager, Atlantic - LNG Marketing for Mozambique LNG, she successfully closed long-term, bankable SPAs in support of FID for the greenfield Mozambique Project. Additionally, Ms. Kaufman developed and implemented a hands-on commercial training plan for ENH (the Mozambique NOC) secondees.
As director of Business Development at Chevron, she developed multiple LNG entities for Chevron and global joint ventures. She managed the negotiations of numerous commercial LNG and international natural gas contracts. Projects/Regions included: Angola LNG Marketing, Australia, GS Caltex, LNG Trading, Trinidad, Argentina, Venezuela, Japan, Taiwan, China, and Europe.
Katrina Kaufman received her Bachelors from Rollins College and her MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.