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.
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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.
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.
Enjoy proximity to the vibrancy of the campus and downtown Austin, and the innovative, business-friendly environment of the city.