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Subtitles: English, French

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Week #1 : Introduction to global energy trends and scenarios

This module presents the Introduction to global energy consumption, Energy scenarios, Energy transition and poverty

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7 videos (Total 60 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Global energy consumption7m
What is a scenario ?8m
Energy transition9m
Interview with Professor Manfred Hafner part 111m
Interview with Professor Manfred Hafner part 28m
Energy poverty8m
5 readings
Example #1: BP energy scenario10m
Example #2: Shell energy scenario10m
Example #3: IEA energy scenario10m
COP 2110m
Fighting Poverty10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz Assessment20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Week #2 : Oil formation, exploration and production

This module presents the Introduction to oil formation and exploration, Oil extraction methods, Environmental management in oil production

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7 videos (Total 47 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
How fossil fuels were formed ?6m
Seismic exploration2m
How is oil extracted from the ground ?8m
Environmental management in oil production3m
Interview with Professor Nadine Bret-Rouzaut part 19m
Interview with Professor Nadine Bret-Rouzaut part 211m
7 readings
How fossil fuels were formed ? External10m
Seismic exploration External10m
Traditional oil drilling method10m
Offshore drilling method10m
Hydraulic fracturing10m
Oil sands10m
Oil spill in the gulf of Mexico10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz Assessment20m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Week #3 : Global oil reserves and resources

This module presents the Introduction to liquid fuels, Definition and issues about oil reserves, Oil production and the impact of non-conventional oil

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11 videos (Total 87 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
Classification of liquid fuels6m
Definition of oil reserves part 18m
Definition of oil reserves part 27m
Distribution of reserves9m
Oil production scenarios and the role of OPEC - part 18m
Oil production scenarios and the role of OPEC - part 27m
Recent evolution of oil production8m
Interview with Professor Jean-Pierre Favennec - part 110m
Interview with Professor Jean-Pierre Favennec - part 210m
Interview with Professor Jean-Pierre Favennec - part 37m
3 readings
Issues about reserves10m
The Kashagan case10m
Shale oil revolution in the United States10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz Assessment20m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Week #4 : The economics of natural gas

This module presents the Introduction to natural gas, The international gas market, New gas developments

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7 videos (Total 58 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
What is natural gas and where is it found? - part 110m
What is natural gas and where is it found? - part 23m
Gas uses and gas networks11m
Gas transportation: pipelines and LNG11m
Gas prices - part 16m
Gas prices - part 28m
4 readings
Major FLNG and pipeline projects10m
Shale and other unconventional gas10m
Gas to liquids (GTL)10m
Gas in transportation10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz Assessment20m
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Top reviews from Politics and Economics of International Energy

By DPSep 11th 2016

Excellent delivery.\n\nFantastic external sources with clear and precise explanations from a graphical viewpoint.\n\nGreat range of industry expertise and professionals within the appropriate fields.

By RJAug 3rd 2017

With this course I have been able to better understand the role of energy in the development of the countries, and in a clear and simple way I have managed to understand how renewable energies work.

Instructor

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Giacomo Luciani

Professor and Scientific Advisor for the Master in International Energy
Paris School of International Affairs

About Sciences Po

Founded in 1872, Sciences Po is France's leading university in the social sciences. For over 140 years, Sciences Po has educated decision-makers of the public and private sectors. Sciences Po is differentiated by its strongly international character: of the 13,000 students in the institution, 46% are international students originating from 150 countries. Sciences Po also holds a high standard of social responsibility and continues to play a pioneering role in the promotion of diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. 30% of the student body receive financial aid at Sciences Po. In 2000, this number was 6%. Over the last decade, Sciences Po has integrated digital tools into its programmes (shared work spaces, eCourses, Moodle, online map library, Controversy Mapping, Forccast Project, etc.) and has naturally migrated towards MOOC teaching platforms as well as other innovative teaching methods....

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