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The Unconventional Gas Revolution and Australia: Threats and Opportunities
Course Director: Professor Paul Stevens, UCL Australia
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.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This course is designed for those in middle to senior management in energy/resource companies, energy consultants, energy policy makers or those who simply want a detailed knowledge of the underlying threats and opportunities for Australia in context of the US Shale Revolution.
- Professor Paul Stevens, BA (Hons), MA, PhD Professor, UCL Australia and Senior Research Fellow (Energy), The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), UK.
- Professor Christine Trenorden, Visiting Professor at UCL and former Senior Judge of the Environment, Resources and Development Court of South Australia.
- Professor Peter McCabe, Professor of Applied Sedimentology & Director, QUT Centre for Unconventional Resources
- Mr Vivek Chandra, Principal of Kerogen Consultants, a boutique energy advisory firm providing LNG / gas commercialization, project development, expert witness and consultant services.
THE GLOBAL ENERGY CONTEXT
- Asian energy demand and future trade patterns.
- A golden age of gas?
- The end of “peak oil”.
- Prospects for oil and gas prices.
THE SHALE REVOLUTION IN THE UNITED STATES
- What is it in terms of gas and oil?
- Shale technologies.
- Why did the revolution happen in the US?
- What has the impact been?
- On North America.
- On global gas markets.
- Can it continue in North America?
THE SHALE REVOLUTION ELSEWHERE
- What is the potential?
- What are the barriers?
THE SHALE REVOLUTION IN AUSTRALIA
- Potential resources and the geology.
- The legal and environmental policy issues.
- Other barriers.
- Policy implications.
THE GLOBAL ISSUES
- LNG into Asia and Asian Gas markets.
- United States and “Energy Independence”.
- Gas pricing.
- Additional topics or detail based on participant requests, time permitting.
The course is designed to be interactive with a mixture of lectures and seminar-type discussions.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THIS PROGRAMME
Programme participants will be issued a UCL Executive Education Certificate on completion of this programme.
Additional benefits include:
- You will have access and be taught by world leading experts on different subject areas.
- Your education will be grounded by latest insights and best practices from around the world. You will return with the latest knowledge for achieving your company’s goals—and your career objectives.
- UCL Faculty members teach every course. Drawing on industry expertise and research, they will engage you in an unparalleled learning experience.
- Invitation to participate in presentations and seminars on cutting-edge topics and issues.
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