Écoles, masters et doctorats / Schools, Masters and Doctorates / Enseignements / Teachings
Course Description : Russia and FSU region is critical for the global energy system. The countries of the region are undergoing signiﬁcant transformations, resulting in dramatic shifts of their energy policies and energy sector performance. The course aims at providing students with the critical knowledge and skills to understand historical and macroeconomic background of the institutional frameworks in the post-Soviet energy sector, regulation and State governance, major challenges facing Russia and other FSU countries in the energy sphere both domestically and on the global arena and tools typically used to deal with them. During the course competing political and commercial agendas, main stakeholders and real centres of decision making will be discussed. Speciﬁcs of market organization, access to subsoil, ownership, pricing, taxation will be addressed, as well as announced and real priorities of the national energy policies. While somewhat more focus will be put on Russia, energy policies of Ukraine and Caspian countries will be also examined. There will be special focus on the current situation and prospect of the main energy industries in the region – oil, gas, coal, power sector (including nuclear and renewables). The course aims at providing students with the critical knowledge and skills to understand : - energy resources production and export potential in the FSU region ; - historical background of the institutional frameworks in the energy sector, regulation and State governance ; - the macro-economic background and requirements for the energy sector development ; - challenges facing Russia and other FSU countries in the energy sphere both domestically and on the global arena ; - competing political and commercial agendas ; - energy policy framework, main stakeholders and hidden interests, relationship between corporate and national interests and real centres of decision making. The following aspects will be discussed : - speciﬁcs of market organization, access to subsoil, ownership – public versus private, pricing, taxation ; - announced and real priorities of the national energy policies – based on energy fundamen-
tals, political preferences, tools and as well as actors ; - obstacles facing market reforms ; - evolution of the countries energy balances, targets in optimising fuel mix, inter-fuel competition in different countries and sectors, the role of different types of fuel (oil, gas, coal) ; - current situation and prospect of the main energy industries in the region – oil, gas, coal, power sector (including nuclear and renewables). Required reading : World Energy Outlook 2011. IEA. Paris. 2011. Part B – Outlook for Russian Energy. Chapters 7, 8, 9 ; World Energy Outlook 2010. IEA. Paris. 2010. Part D – Outlook for Caspian Energy. Chapters 16, 17, 18 ; Russia 2014 – Energy Policies Beyond IEA Countries. IEA. Paris. 2014 ; Additional readings are speciﬁed for each session in the Syllabus.
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Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Thierry BROS (Senior Research Fellow - Oxford Institute for Energy Studies). Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : Students will provide 2 presentations : the description of one company (one company per student) ; dedicated real case studies in small groups. The presentation done by each student in one of the sessions 1 to 10 will represent 30% of grade (individual). The ﬁnal assessment will be done on a group case study in session 11 (40% of the grade). 30% of the grading will take into account student interactivity (2.5% / session). Workload : 5h of research work + 1h to design the presentation of the company. 5h of research work + 1h to design the presentation of the case study. Students will have to search the web for info on companies for their case study. Pedagogical Method : Powerpoint presentations will be available for sessions 1 to 10. 1277