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Strategic Energy Sourcing & Risk Management

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UT's Energy Strategy & Finance Certificate Program

Austin module of Energy Strategy & Finance Certificate


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  • May 2015
  • 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday
  • An additional Opening Reception & Welcome will be held Monday evening


  • Austin, Texas
  • AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center
    1900 University Ave.
    Austin, TX 78705


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.

Energy Finance

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.


  • $5,500 for single module
  • $11,000 for Certificate (Both Austin & Alberta modules of the Energy Strategy & Finance Certificate)
  • Program fees include all materials, lunches and refreshments during breaks.


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