About Vivek Chandra

Vivek Chandra  is the CEO of Texas LNG LLC, a company developing a 4 MTA (In two phases)LNG export project in South Texas, USA.  The project is in its final stages of the US Government FERC permit, has finished FEED engineering (over 200,000 engineering hours of work to date) and has secured market interest in excess of first phase capacity. Construction is expected to begin in 2018, once the FERC permit process, financing, and commercial aspects of the project are secured. Samsung Engineering has a minority stake in the project, as does a large US financial institution. First production is expected in 2022.

Vivek Chandra is also the Principal of Kerogen Consultants, a boutique gas and energy advisory firm based in Melbourne, Australia. His extensive international gas experience includes roles as senior executive with a mid-sized gas-focused E&P company in Australia, founding a sovereign energy investment company in the Middle East, marketing gas produced & transported via an international gas pipeline company in the UAE, and promoting an LNG export project in Alaska. He has also served in a variety of technical, financial and commercial roles with ARCO International Oil and Gas Company and Schlumberger Overseas, both in North America and SE Asia.   and a partner in Petroleum Resolution Envoys, providing dispute resolution services. 

He has degrees from the Colorado School of Mines, USA (BSc. Geophysical Engineering), University of Pennsylvania, USA (MSc. Energy Management), the French Petroleum Institute (Graduate degree in Economics) and Deakin University, Australia (Masters in Commercial Law). He is currently working on his PhD in International Law (subject: Limitations of the UN Law of the Sea as it relates to petroleum development) at Deakin University.  He is an active member of Association of Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), Fellow at the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and Chairman of the Melbourne Petroleum Club.

Vivek Chandra is the author of Fundamentals of Natural Gas, a bestselling hardcover book published by Pennwell, publishers of Oil and Gas Journal and other leading industry books and manuals.His successful executive course, Natural Gas & LNG Dynamics, has been held over 28 times globally, including USA, Australia, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, UAE, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, and Germany.  He is the creator of Natural Gas Dynamics, an online course with over 8 hours of dynamic video.  More information on the courses can be found on the Gas Training pages on this site.

He is also the creator of GasUnits, an app for conversion of natural gas / LNG units and LNGProjects, a LNG project database app that give key facts and data from over 85 LNG proposed and operational projects in over 30 countries. Please download these apps from iTunes and Google Play (for Android version of GasUnits).

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