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13 - 15 May 2025
In person & on-demand recordingsOkura, Amsterdam

Vivek Chandra
CEO and Founder at Gulfstream LNG


Vivek Chandra is an LNG entrepreneur with over 35 years of international oil and gas experience across the entire value chain. He is currently developing and raising funds for a greenfield LNG export facility

Vivek Chandra is the founder of Texas LNG, an LNG export facility in south Texas, USA that has successfully raised over US$70 MM, received all its permits, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval and Department of Energy export authorizations. Texas LNG has recently announced its EPC partners (Technip and Samsung Engineering) and its plans to begin its US$3+ billion construction program in near future. Vivek Chandra was CEO of the Texas LNG operating company from inception in 2013 until 1Q 2022 and guided the company through multiple fund raising rounds and regulatory & commercial hurdles.

He is also the author of Fundamentals of Natural Gas: An International Perspective, a bestselling hardcover book published by Pennwell / Endeavor, publishers of Oil and Gas Journal. Vivek Chandra has taught the popular “Natural Gas Dynamics” executive course, a three-day course held over 25 times in 15 countries. Natural Gas Dynamics is currently offered as an online course and taken by over 400 professionals and students over the past few years. He has also developed mobile apps for the natural gas industry downloaded over 5000 times.

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 geophysical field engineering with Schlumberger in SE Asia, Middle East and US. He has worked on LNG import, LNG export, as well as natural gas pipeline export projects. He has degrees in Geophysical Engineering (Colorado School of Mines), Energy Management (U. of Pennsylvania), Petroleum Economics (IFP France), Commercial Law (Deakin University Australia) and a Ph.D. in International Law with dissertation on disputed international maritime boundaries (Deakin University Australia).

He is a frequent speaker at LNG and gas conferences worldwide and has been extensively quoted by the industry and wider media over the past decade.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: 2026 and beyond: Who will supply the LNG and will Europe commit to buying on long-term contracts as the industry decarbonises?