About Vivek Chandra

Vivek Chandra is 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.  He is the CEO of Texas LNG LLC, a company developing a 1.5-2 MTA LNG export project in South Texas, USA, 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 25 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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Extensive quotes regarding Texas LNG project (please click here to read media articles)

Quoted by Reuters and Sydney Morning Herald in article regarding Gorgon LNG issues (August  25 2014)