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Economics and Technology

Of the Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and LNG Value Chains


    This program is designed to provide an overview and advanced topics on global value chains. Discover the economics, technology, policy/regulatory issues and business strategies and trends that affect these value chains. Global market conditions, U.S. and international case studies, market outlooks, and example project investments are used to illustrate and provide hands-on experience.

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What You'll Learn

Gain perspective on advanced topics relating to global oil, natural gas and LNG value chains

  • Review key value chain economics, business and technology features impacting investment projects
  • Value chains, oil and gas systems in overall context
  • Global energy trends, forces and drivers
  • Energy markets, volatility of commodity prices, market players and dynamics
  • Sector trends, including role of National Oil Companies
  • Identification of key risks and uncertainties
  • Upstream investment decisions considerations
  • Pipeline economics and cost model
  • LNG value chain economics and business issues
  • Gas and power business models
  • Global refining and petroleum product issues, including biofuels


Discover the economics, technology, policy/regulatory issues and business strategies and trends that affect these value chains

  • Understand the relationship between global energy balances, prices and investment cycles
  • Gain a perspective on strategic planning for governments and investors
  • Learn the role of technology and technological innovation play in the value chain


Attending this Course

  • Individuals

    This course is appropriate for professionals or investors who work in any part of the energy industry.
  • Teams

    Organizations often send pairs or small teams, to support the launch of new initiatives.
  • Requirements & Credit

    There are no prerequisites for this course. Participants earn .70 CEUs for this course, as well as a certificate of completion. Our classes are available for university credit. Please contact us for more information.
High Level Material
Great overview of energy markets. The material was high level and broad, but the Q&A section allowed the class to get/discuss the granular aspects of the topics.
Classroom full of professionals learning
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  • Fred Beach

    Dr. Beach holds a Ph.D. from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin; an M.S. in Physics from the Naval Postgraduate School; and a B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. He is also a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University and Certified Level III DoD Acquisition Professional and Program Manager.

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  • Reimbursement Options

    Learn more about course credits and options for course reimbursement. Get tips on the best way to approach your manager and download a customizable template to facilitate making the ask.
  • Course Location

    In person courses take place at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center and adjoining Rowling Hall on the UT campus in Austin. These world-class facilities provide a comfortable and convenient learning environment, with direct access to the 40 acres of campus and within walking distance of downtown Austin. Live online and on-demand course options are available for many courses.


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