The natural gas business consists of two major aspects, sourcing and transportation, and distribution has been a growing area of interest to industry, government and academia. With the emphasis on promoting natural gas sector, there is an increasing need to have a well documented book that deals with the business issues, particularly the transportation and distribution of this sector, specifically aimed at petroleum engineers and professionals. This book fills this gap to provide structured material that deals with managerial and regulatory aspects with an applied technical perspective wherever needed.
Table of Contents
1. Natural Gas Industry: An Introduction 2. Regulatory Aspects of Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution Business 3. Natural Gas Transmission Business: Project Management Aspects 4. Natural Gas Transmission Business: Operations and Maintenance Aspects 5. Natural Gas Distribution Business: Project Management Aspects 6. Natural Gas Distribution Business: Operations and Maintenance Aspects 7. Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution Business: Health, Safety, and Environment Issues 8. Marketing Aspects of Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution Business 9. Innovation in Natural Gas Distribution: The Case of LNG Express
Pramod Paliwal has over 26 years of corporate and academic experience. An MBA and PhD in Management, he is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing, U.K. He has been with the School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar-Gujarat, India since 2006. In the profession since 1991, Dr. Paliwal‘s earlier associations have been with The ACC Limited (a subsidiary of Holcim, Switzerland), Pacific Institute of Management, M.L.S. University, India and the India Offshore Campus of Oxford Brookes University, U.K. He has been featured in the 30th Pearl Anniversary Edition of Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 2013. In 2017 he was selected to be on the panel of Chair of Indian Studies Abroad by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), MEA, Govt. of India. He is associated with international crowdsourcing consulting firm Wikistrat as a Senior Analyst in the area of Energy. He also speaks and writes on Sustainable Development and Public Policy. Given his academic, professional and research interest in Sustainability, Sustainable Marketing and Energy and Resources Sector, he has made presentations, been a panelist and conducted workshops at international events spanning India, Europe, Middle East, North Africa, South East Asia and the USA. He has published on Sustainability, Marketing, and Energy Sector issues in refereed international journals, including a book by McGraw Hill.
Sudhir Yadav has more than 27 years of experience including about 7 years in industry and 20 years in academics. He has been with the School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar-Gujarat, India since 2006. As an industry professional he has worked in marketing and international business divisions of various companies. Dr. Yadav has developed and delivered academic and training modules in the area of Oil and Gas Operations Management, Oil and Gas Project Management and Oil and Gas Value Chain. His case studies and publications in Oil and Gas Management have been acclaimed by learners. He has conducted in-company and executive management programmes for corporate executives. In the past he has contributed to the Natural Gas Technical Skill Development initiatives of Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB). He has visited USA, Europe, Middle East and South East Asia for his academic and professional assignments. Dr. Yadav has delivered an Oil and Gas training programme in the Middle East.