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Prof Simons appointed the Chair of the Institution of Chemical Engineers Energy Centre

Published: Mar 22, 2015 11:29:56 PM

UCL Australia 2014 Annual Report now released

Published: Feb 19, 2015 4:05:55 AM

The future of UCL Australia

Published: Feb 13, 2015 12:18:15 AM


UCL Australia
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Adelaide, South Australia, 5000

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Research at UCL Australia

UCL School of Energy and Resources

Research in the School of Energy and Resources focuses on both the upstream and downstream development of energy and resources, covering a wide range of disciplines - from engineering and economics to environmental science and law. 

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Mullard Space Science Laboratory

The Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) is a world-leading research organisation delivering a broad science programme that is underpinned by a strong capability in space science instrumentation, space-domain engineering, space medicine, systems engineering and project management.

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International Energy Policy Institute

The International Energy Policy Institute (IEPI) was created to address key policy issues in the mineral, energy and resources industries through intensive and innovative research.

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2014 Annual Report

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Read about all departmental research in the 2014 Annual Report.

Executive Education

UCL Australia offers a hands-on and comprehensive Executive Education programme for people working in the mineral, energy and natural resources sectors. 

Our courses are designed to expand your understanding, enhance your skills and challenge your ideas –with the academic rigour of one of the foremost academic institutions in the world. We will help you to embrace new approaches and equip you with the specialised knowledge you need to continue making a positive and practical impact in your industry.

Discover how our innovative Executive Education programme can help you achieve your strategic goals. 

Upcoming programmes:

Date: To be announced, Brisbane QLD

The Unconventional Gas Revolution and Australia: Threats and Opportunities

The “shale gas revolution” in the United States is already transforming global gas markets. It is also likely to prove a major game changer for gas and oil markets in Asia, not least because of its possible impact on the global production of liquid hydrocarbons and the implications for United States “energy independence”.

This executive training programme seeks to explore the implications of the development of unconventional gas and its technology.  In particular it will examine the global implications including the possible implications of large-scale LNG exports from the United States in the context of Australia’s current plans for LNG. It will also consider the geo-political implications of possible changes in international oil and gas trade patterns, as Asia increasingly becomes the source of global oil and gas demand growth. 

The programme will also consider the geological and environmental context of a possible shale and unconventional gas revolution in Australia and what policies might be put in place at both Federal and State level if shale gas is to become a major factor in the future Australian energy mix.

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Date: To be announced

International petroleum agreements

This course is a two-day intensive training on international petroleum agreements, focussed on host government contracts. More and more foreign investments are made into energy exploration and exploitation across the globe in sometimes unstable regions. Typically an international oil company enters into an agreement with the host government setting out its rights and obligations in relation to the resources it is planning to exploit. Over the years, these agreements (i.e. host government contracts) have been internationalized and as a result of such internationalisation, been standardized.

This course will introduce you to the type of host government contracts made between the international oil companies and the host governments, the risks involved in these contracts and how the investment can be secured by legal means.

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