Natural Gas & LNG Dynamics

A Two Day Course (Conducted Over 2 Half-Day Sessions) On

Natural Gas & LNG Dynamics

Gain a Comprehensive Overview of the Full Natural Gas Value Chain from Exploration to Commercialization

5 - 6 November 2024, 1:00pm to 5:00pm Singapore Time



Joint attendance discounts and maximum flexibility options are offered for attending both modules or team registration.

Step into the forefront of the energy sector with our Natural Gas & LNG Dynamics Intensive. Scheduled for 5 - 6 November, 2024, this course offers a deep dive into the latest market trends, cutting-edge models on the economics of gas value chain components, and strategic trading practices. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your skill set and network with industry leaders. Reserve your spot today and be part of an elite group shaping the future of natural gas and LNG.

Course Director

Dr Vivek Chandra

Founder & CEO of Gulfstream LNG
Founder of Texas LNG
Best Selling Pennwell Author of
"Fundamentals of Natural Gas: An International Perspective"

Dr. Vivek Chandra is the founder and CEO of Gulfstream LNG, a 4 MTPA LNG export project along the Mississippi River, Louisiana, USA.  The recently launched project has received its initial export permit, closed a seed funding round, announced its technical partners, and will begin its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) process in early 2024. The project will serve diverse customers, including large-scale international LNG importers, smaller regional markets, and domestic users supplied by barge and bunkering vessels. Dr Chandra served as the CEO of Texas LNG since founding the project in 2013. Texas LNG has completed its permitting requirements and plans to begin construction for the $3+billion facility in the near future. Under Vivek’s leadership, Texas LNG completed multiple equity funding rounds, FEED engineering, and all permitting requirements. Dr Vivek Chandra is the author of Fundamentals of Natural Gas: An International Perspective, a bestselling hardcover book published by Pennwell / Endeavor, publishers of Oil and Gas Journal.  

Dr Vivek Chandra has taught the popular “Natural Gas Dynamics” executive course, a 

three day course held over 25 times in 15 countries. He has also developed mobile apps for the natural gas industry downloaded over 5000 times and is a frequent speaker at LNG and gas conferences worldwide and regularly quoted in the media. Dr Chandra’s extensive 30+ years international gas experience includes roles as independent LNG consultant, senior commercial executive with an Australian energy company, development of gas projects in the Middle East, and diverse experiences with ARCO in the United States, including Alaska, and offshore field engineering with Schlumberger in SE Asia, Middle East and US. He has worked on LNG import, LNG export, as well as gas pipeline export projects. He has degrees in Geophysical Engineering (Colorado School of Mines), Energy Management (U. of Pennsylvania), Petroleum Economics (IFP France) and in Commercial Law (Deakin University Australia). His recently completed PhD. in International Law with dissertation on the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea and disputed maritime boundaries with oil and gas potential has been published as a hardcover book by Taylor & Francis (UK) in 2023. 

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Who Should Attend


Operations, Business, Economic, Market


Commercial, Biz Devt, Supply Chain


Legal, Financial, Audit, Engineers

Corporate Executives

Policy Developers, Economist


Bunkering, LNG

Government Officials /Investors

Regulators, Investors, Financiers

Course Objective

The course is divided into two independent modules that together, will provide a complete overview of the natural gas industry, from basic knowledge through to complex pricing and contractual concepts. The modules will progress from the Fundamentals through to the more complex Business of Natural Gas/LNG facets of the industry. Participants will gain the necessary knowledge to understand important and emerging concepts, including unconventional gas, cost of supply, oil price linkages, LNG ‘S’ curve pricing, alternative gas price indices, spot trade, hub and reference pricing, floating production & regasification and integrated gas to power concepts. This knowledge will be presented in a practical manner to ensure its relevance to contemporary industryrequirements. 

Joint attendance discounts and maximum flexibility options are offered for attending both modules or team registration. Please see registration page for details.

Course Outline

  • Natural Gas Components, Units & Conversions
  • Gas Formation & Reservoirs
  • Gas Reserves - Classification & Global Distribution
  • Gas Exploration & Production
  • Unconventional Gas: Shale Gas & Coal Steam Methane
  • Gas Processing & Transportation Options - Pipeline vs LNG
  • The LNG Value Chain & Emerging Technologies
  • Gas Usage Including Power Generation & Petrochemicals
  • Introduction to LNG for Transport (Road & Maritime)
Module 2 - The Business of Natural Gas/LNG
  • Economics of Gas Value Chain Components
  • Breakeven Costs for New & Existing LNG Suppliers
  • Relationship between Hydrogen & Natural Gas
  • Components of LNG & Pipeline Gas Sales Agreements
  • Hype vs Reality in Hydrogen substitution for Natural Gas
  • LNG Price Formulas and Indices
  • LNG and Gas Contract Terms
  • Price Review Clauses
  • Growth of Spot Trade
  • Role of LNG Aggregators
  • Characteristics of Regional Gas Markets (Comparison of US, Europe & Asian Markets and Price Methodologies)
  • Impact of European Gas Balance, Russian Tensions and Pricing on Asian Markets
  • Influence of US LNG Exports on Global Markets
  • Global Gas Trade - Trends & Strategies

An open discussion  about the current state of the LNG marketplace and potential scenarios for the near and longer term future

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