Economics & Technology of the Crude Oil, Natural Gas & LNG Value Chains

Gain perspective on advanced topics relating to global oil, natural gas and LNG value chains. Discover the economics, technology, policy/regulatory issues and business strategies and trends that affect these value chains.

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This program is designed to provide an overview as well as advanced topics on global oil, natural gas, and LNG value chains. Participants will 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, oil and natural gas market outlooks, and example project investments are used to illustrate and provide hands-on experience.


Examine the economics, strategy, business valuation, and finance specific to the energy industry, offering you a focused look at your field.

One-Day Focused Program

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and class runs 8:30 – 4:30 with a one-hour lunch break..

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Our Energy classes will be held “live” online and include interactive discussions and activities


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


  • 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

Additional Information

CEUs: Participants earn 0.7 CEUs and/or 7 CPEs for this course. A certificate of completion will be presented from Texas Executive Education.
Course Credits: 0.5


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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  • "Great overview of the basic economic forces/ dynamics behind the energy markets."

    - Past participant

  • "Was a very good session; Professor Gulen is great. You should expand this class since there is a lot of information for this topic."

    - Past participant

  • "The material is highly pertinent and interesting, and I’m looking forward to more in-depth time with it. Dr. Gülen is an outstanding presenter and deeply knowledgeable expert."

    - Past participant

  • "Class material was very good. Instructor is well versed and has tons of experience in the subject. Great examples! Class size was perfect; led to great discussion."

    - Past participant

Upcoming Sessions

There are no sessions scheduled at this time. For more information about the next class date, please contact us at or 512-471-5893.