Dr. Vivek Chandra is the founder and shareholder of Texas LNG, a 4 MTA US LNG export project under development in South Texas, USA. The Texas LNG project has received its key regulatory permits, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval and Department of Energy export authorizations. Texas LNG is aiming to complete its remaining pre-FID engineering and to begin construction 2022. First LNG production will be in 2026. Texas LNG’s key attributes are its flexible low-cost commercial model, access to low-cost plentiful Permian basin gas, green LNG production with minimal plant emissions, and its realistic size ideally suited for emerging and established markets.
Dr. Vivek Chandra is also developing innovate small-scale LNG solutions in Southeast Asia and Middle East.
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). He has recently completed his 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.