Strategic Energy Sourcing & Risk Management
Examine in depth the topics critical to the business of energy sourcing. In this class you will discuss the geopolitics of energy sources, the economic risks of oil and gas project management and investment, and the management of ethical, legal, political
Examine in depth the topics critical to the business of energy sourcing. In this class you will discuss the geopolitics of energy sources, the economic risks of oil and gas project management and investment, and the management of ethical, legal, political and cultural risks associated with energy projects.
The Political Economy of Energy
This session covers the geopolitics of global energy markets. We start by examining the case for the continued dominance of hydrocarbons as an energy source for the near future. Other sources of energy, both renewables as well as those involving newer technologies such as fracking, will also be examined in the context of carbon management, environment regulation, climate change, and national security. Economics and politics of energy transmission, such
as oil pipelines and electricity grids will be discussed to conclude with the evolving nature of national energy policies.
This session provides participants with an in-depth understanding of energy finance by addressing three areas within an energy context: pricing, asset valuation, and risk management. The program begins by placing energy markets in the context of global financial markets, and analyzing their subsequent reactions.
Decision Making & Risk Management
This session presents relevant approaches for modeling decisions and uncertainties that arise
in the context of oil and gas project management. These risks include those associated with estimates of hydrocarbon reserves and recovery rates, as well as the economic risks related to investment costs and oil prices.
Managing External Stakeholder Relationships
This session examines the management of ethical, legal, political and cultural risks (and
opportunities) associated with developing energy projects in emerging markets, including upstream and downstream oil and gas investments. We will focus on companies’ social responsibility efforts, the management of relationships with external stakeholders, and how politics, culture and law structure companies’ relationships with governments and other stakeholders in emerging markets.
This class is a part of the Energy Strategy and Finance Certificate, developed in partnership with The University of Alberta School of Business.
- Managing external stakeholder relationships
- The political economy of energy
- Energy finance
- Decision making and risk management
- Gain insights from award-winning faculty in their respected fields, contributing innovative research specific to the demands faced by your team.
- Connect with professional counterparts facing similar challenges on an international scale in their own backyard, where their economy is tied directly to the energy industry.
Christopher Meakin, JD Senior Lecturer, Department of Business, Government, and Society
Joseph Doucet, Ph.D., Dean, Alberta School of Business
Ehud Ronn, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Finance
Jim Dyer, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management