The Instructor

Vivek Chandra is the CEO and founder of Texas LNG.  He was the Principal of Kerogen Consultants, a boutique energy advisory firm focusing on LNG and gas commercialization, strategy and acquisition / divestment and expert witness / arbitration services.  

Texas LNG is a 2 MTA (Phase 1) US LNG export project focused on delivering flexible supply terms to LNG markets.  Texas LNG has been granted approval from US Department of Energy application to export LNG from its site in South Texas, USA to Free Trade Agreement markets.  The Project has completed FEED engineering with Samsung Engineering and pre-filing FERC requirements. The Project expect to receive its FERC approvals in 2019. The project has attracted the investment of Third Point, a large US fund.  FID is expected in 2019. (

In his 30+ years in the international gas industry, Vivek Chandra has worked in technical, financial, contractual, and commercial roles within large and small independent energy companies, government organisations, and with global service companies in North America, Middle East,  Europe, Asia, and Australia.

He is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) and the author of Fundamentals of Natural Gas: An International Perspective, published by Pennwell (publishers of Oil and Gas Journal) and creator of GasUnits, an iPhone/Android gas unit conversion app & LNGProjects, an iPhone LNG project database app. He manages, a natural gas information website, and has degrees in Geophysical Engineering (Colorado School of Mines), Petroleum Energy Management (University of Pennsylvania), Energy Economics IFP - French Petroleum School), and Commercial Law (Deakin University Australia). 

Fundamentals of Natural Gas: An International Perspective, 2nd edition can be purchased from Amazon and reviews can be read by clicking here.

His linkedin biography can be found by clicking here.

For over eight years, Vivek Chandra has instructed a 3 day intensive course entitled Natural Gas & LNG Dynamics. This course has been held ~27 times in locations in Asia, Australia, Middle East, Africa, North America and Caribbean.  Over 500 participants have attended the courses from government and private international energy and service companies, government departments, law and financial firms, shipping and transport companies, and consultants. 

This 8 module online course provides an excellent summary of 3 day course and participants are urged to continue their interest in natural gas by registering for the intensive course.  Over 275 persons have taken this course and the feedback has been very positive!

Vivek Chandra maintains a Natural Gas information website: