Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Course Description : Home to the world's largest conventional oil reserves, the Middle East remains a geopolitical hotspot with its complex political and security landscape. The modern history of producing states is closely intertwined with the development of the energy sector ; political movements such as nationalism have repeatedly spilled over on oil and gas policies and international markets. Geopolitical complexities and upheavals in the region have frequently had an impact on oil policy and production capacity. Access to reserves, acceptable contractual terms and adapting to the new forms of partnerships remain a contentious issue for international investors. Energy policy in consuming states has been traditionally based on securing energy supplies but it is now confronted with new challenges not least global issues such as climate change. International oil companies face further competition from new players and have to demonstrate their added value as well as their operational excellence when operating in the region. Despite the signiﬁcant evolution of today's international energy landscape, the Middle East at same time to the emergence of a new system or ruling elite. A company's acceptability in the host country becomes paramount in ensuring its long-term presence. Investors and policy makers increasingly take on a public affairs approach as poses a set of advantages not least the understanding of the decisionmaking process and decoding of the complex political and economic susceptibilities. The objective of the 12 session course is to examine Middle Eastern politics, the evolution and challenges of the energy sector, the way in which it adapts to geopolitical factors and how a public affairs approach can be put to effect. Lectures will focus on the central place Middle Eastern producers have in the energy sector, look at the evolution of the latter and how investor adapt to new challenges. They will examine the correlation of the region's political developments (both historic and recent) and its impact on the energy sector. The will also look at the complexities of relations and the new challenges ahead. Two session will involve a role play. Axes : Middle Eastern politics ; 844
The Energy sector ; Public policy and its importance. Required reading : Readings will be provided during the course.
ENERGY TRANSITION, FROM GLOBAL TO LOCAL ISSUES
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Vincent ESCOFFIER (CEO, Energy Strategies Consulting). Prerequisite : None Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : The course evaluation will be the combination of three ratings : 1 presentation rating (1/3) : oral presentation. 1 b-case rating (1/3) : market study part (groups of 2 students) : written work. 1 b-case rating (1/3) : strategic plan part (group of 4 to 5 students) : written work and oral presentation. Workload : 12 sessions of 2 hours (24 hours), 4 credits. Presentations by the students require desk research and homework. B-case work requires desk research and group work outside the course. Pedagogical method : This course will use different pedagogical perspectives : lessons to give the basic knowledge and deﬁne the concepts, presentation by a guest known for its expertise to detail speciﬁc topics, student presentations to widen the reﬂection, and b-case solving as group work to apply concepts to a real case. The b-case consists in elaborating the strategic plan of a major energy company. It is split in two parts : Market study (groups of 2 students for one market), Strategic plan deﬁnition (group of 4 to 5 students per company). Course Description : Our energy system faces multiple pressures : population growth, resource