Energy Markets & Valuation


Concentrate on the financial evaluation of major energy investments. Topics and discussions in this class include potential investments in oil sands production, oil sands upgrading, new and retrofit refineries, and renewable energy.

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Energy Markets and Investments

This session concentrates on the financial evaluation of major energy investments. During this session, potential investments in oil sands production, oilsands upgrading, new and retrofit refineries, and renewable energy will be discussed. For each project type, the key value proposition will be examined and a financial case for the investment will be developed.

Managing the Petroleum Supply Chain

This interactive session will examine the trends and issues relating to the petroleum supply chain and how this area may be improved. The discussion of petroleum supply chain management will be supplemented by a short case study designed to illustrate the interplay between various production and market factors in the management of a petroleum supply chain.

Business Valuation

This session walks participants through the valuation tools and techniques used to estimate enterprise values and large-scale investments in power plants, refineries, and oil and gas development projects. The majority of the class features hands-on exercises using Excel and other add-in packages with the goal to gain model building and interpretation skills and become an intelligent consumer of models encountered when valuing projects and companies.

Mergers, Acquisitions, & Corporate Governance

The financial and economic aspects of corporate mergers, restructuring, downsizing and bankruptcy will be examined. Relations between corporate structure and performance will be investigated along with potential market inefficiencies. Specific attention will be paid to the roles of top management and boards of directors to examine best practices within a corporate governance structure.

This class is a part of the Energy Strategy and Finance Certificate, developed in partnership with The University of Alberta School of Business.


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

Five-Day Immersive Program

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

Canmore, Alberta

Located one-hour West of Calgary and only 5 minutes from the Banff National Park, Canmore lies nestled along the banks of the Bow River in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.


  • 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.


  • Energy markets and investments
  • Managing the petroleum supply chain
  • Business valuation
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and corporate governance

Additional Information

Prerequisites: None
Course Credits: 2.00


John Butler

John Butler is a Clinical Associate Professor of Finance in the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and the Secretary/Treasurer of the INFORMS Decision Analysis Society.

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