Online Natural Gas & LNG Course

Innovative 8-module course takes participants from the basic technical details of natural gas, including gas units, reserves, exploration and production, through unconventional gas (Coal Bed Methane and shale gas), LNG value chain, gas pipelines, gas usage (electricity, petrochemicals, transport fuels, gas-to-liquids), and concludes with detailed discussions about gas & LNG economics, pricing and global trade patterns.

The internet-delivered course uses ~200 professionally-created dynamic slides and over 8 hours of verbal narrative by the instructor, Vivek Chandra.  Materials for the course are based on Vivek Chandra's successful 3 day Natural Gas / LNG Dynamics  course held over 25 times in 5 continents, and broadly derived from his bestselling book  Fundamentals of Natural Gas: An International Perspective, published by Pennwell, the publishers of Oil and Gas Journal.  Vivek Chandra is the CEO of Texas LNG, a 2 MTA LNG export project being developed in the US.   Project has received investment funding and is currently in FEED phase with Samsung Engineering.

The course materials are very relevant to the current LNG market dynamics - and all registered participants will have an opportunity to have a 1 hour skype conversation with the author to discuss particular topics of interest at no additional cost.  You will be learning the industry from a recognized expert who is - at this time - developing an entrepreneurial LNG export project.

Vivek Chandra has over 24 years of international professional experience across the entire gas spectrum.

Testimonials from past participants of Vivek Chandra's Natural Gas / LNG Dynamics live and online course include..

   → "An excellent course. It made me have  more knowledge about the gas business in the world” – PTT Thailand

  →  “It breaks down the industry into basic terms and easily ramps up to more complex aspects”  – King & Spalding LLP

  →  “Comprehensive knowledge, willing to discuss past, current & future trends” – BP Australia

  →  “The instructor is very upbeat and up-to-date and very comprehensive”  – Dana Gas

 →   “Succint & informative, insight to recent trends” – ExxonMobil

 →   “From the beginning to the end of the process – there is a bit of everything”  – Chevron

 →   “Instructor is very knowledgeable”  – Mitsubishi Corporation

 →   “Updated global trends, fundamental introduction to the gas chain is very useful “  – Ministry of Trade & Industry, Singapore

→    “Very clear overview of the LNG markets and developments in the world"    –Tuas Power Generation

→    “Your analysis and work on natural gas is phenomenal and you have explained it better than anyone else I know." - Independent

→    “Your analysis and work on natural gas is phenomenal and you have explained it better than anyone else I know....your knowledge and expertise in analysis and explanation are an amazing talent that you have tried hard to make efficient and effective and you have done a spectacular job." - Independent

You can watch a video with excerpts from the live course and participant testimonials by CLICKING HERE


Online Course Outline:


  • What is natural gas? how is the gas trade different from oil markets?
  • What are the components of natural gas? 
  • What is the difference between Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)? Gas to Liquids (GTL) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)? Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and LNG? Proved (1P) vs Probable (2P) reserves?
  • Why are NGLs so valuable?
  • Why do we use both energy and volume gas units? How do we convert between units?
  • Why do we use oil equivalent units?
  • How do we find and produce gas?
  • How is unconventional gas different from conventional gas?
  • How will unconventional gas impact global markets? can US experience be repeated globally?
  • How do we transport gas over long distances?
  • What is the LNG chain?
  • How will emerging technologies such as Floating LNG (FLNG), mini-LNG, and Floating Storage Regas Units (FSRU) change the business? 

Module 1: Introduction, Gas Chemistry, Gas Units, and Gas Reserves
Module 2: Exploration, Production and Unconventional Gas
Module 3: Gas Processing, Transportation and LNG


  • How do we use natural gas? What magnitude of reserves are required for different uses?
  • Why are power prices linked to gas prices in many parts of the world?
  • What factors determine if gas projects are economic?
  • How do we price gas? How do we price LNG? why are they priced differently? What is a 'S' curve?
  • What do sales agreements cover? why are there so many contracts in the gas business?
  • What terms in a Gas Sales Agreement (GSA) are most negotiated?
  • What does 'spot trade' mean? Why are many LNG contracts long-term?
  • What are the impacts of the Japan quake? How has the LNG suppliers met the increased demand?
  • Can expensive LNG projects compete in the future marketplace?
  • What are the success factors for LNG projects?
  • Will LNG continue to be priced on oil-linked prices?
  • What will be the future of the global gas trade? 
  • What will be the price impact of unconventional gas?
  • What will be the future of gas / LNG pricing? 

 Module 4: Electricity, Residential, and Transport
Module 5: Gas Usage: Petrochemicals, Fertilizer, and GTL
Module 6: Gas Economics and Pricing
Module 7: Gas Contracts
Module 8: Global Gas Trade

A course overview video - with excerpts and testimonials from the course - can be watched by CLICKING HERE.

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