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Energy issues have always been important in international relations, but in recent years may have become even more important than in the past due to the widespread awareness of existing limits to energy sources and negative climate impacts. The course discusses global trends in energy consumption and production, various available scenarios for potential developments in the coming decades, the availability of oil reserves and the evolution of the oil industry. It then discusses natural gas and highlights the differences between oil and gas. It will also discuss renewable energy sources, nuclear energy and EU energy policy. The course aims at providing students whose main interest is in international relations a background on energy resources, technology and economic realities to allow them to correctly interpret the political impact of current developments. It also aims at providing students, who already have a technical background in energy science or engineering, with the broad global view of energy issues that will allow them to better understand the social, economic and political impact of their technical knowledge. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR : Giacomo Luciani Scientific Advisor for the Master in International Energy at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) Sciences Po, Giacomo Luciani is also Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva and Director of the Executive Master in International Oil and Gas Leadership. For the period 2010-13 he was appointed Princeton University Global Scholar, attached to the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Near Eastern Studies. His research focuses on the political economy of the Middle East and North Africa and on global energy issues. RECOMMENDED BACKGROUND : The course requires no special scientific, mathematical or economic background; all key concepts are clearly and elementarily explained. It is expected that it will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students in schools where an equivalent course is not offered (this being the case for the vast majority of schools). USPC Sorbonne Paris Cité Supported by Université Sorbonne Paris Cité IDEX Investissements d'Avenir Funded by Investissements d'Avenir - 'ANR. Info : Course content : Licence Creative Commons BY NC SA
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week #1 : Introduction to global energy trends and scenarios

This module presents the Introduction to global energy consumption, Energy scenarios, Energy transition and poverty...
Reading
7 videos (Total 60 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 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
Reading5 readings
Example #1: BP energy scenario10m
Example #2: Shell energy scenario10m
Example #3: IEA energy scenario10m
COP 2110m
Fighting Poverty10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz Assessment20m

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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...
Reading
7 videos (Total 47 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 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
Reading7 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
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz Assessment20m

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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...
Reading
11 videos (Total 87 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video11 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
Reading3 readings
Issues about reserves10m
The Kashagan case10m
Shale oil revolution in the United States10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz Assessment20m

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Week #4 : The economics of natural gas

This module presents the Introduction to natural gas, The international gas market, New gas developments...
Reading
7 videos (Total 58 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 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
Reading4 readings
Major FLNG and pipeline projects10m
Shale and other unconventional gas10m
Gas to liquids (GTL)10m
Gas in transportation10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz Assessment20m

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Week #5 : The geopolitics of natural gas

This module presents the Introduction to geopolitics of gas, Geopolitics in the Far and Near Est...
Reading
11 videos (Total 94 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video11 videos
Geopolitics of soviet gas and the collapse of soviet union6m
The Ukrainian crises of 2006 and 2009 and EU’s response9m
Russian initiatives to bypass the Ukraine8m
Opening the door to gas from the Southeast4m
China and the geopolitics of gas in the Far East9m
Geopolitics of gas in the Near East7m
Recent evolution of gas production part 18m
Recent evolution of gas production part 26m
Interview with Professor Thierry Bros - part 112m
Interview with Professor Thierry Bros - part 212m
Reading1 readings
Gas Map10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz Assessment20m

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Week#6 : Renewable energy sources

This module presents the Introduction to renewable energy, Types of renewable energy, Renewable energy integration, Energy efficiency ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 58 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
The multiple sources of renewable energy - part 16m
The multiple sources of renewable energy - part 25m
The multiple sources of renewable energy - part 38m
The multiple sources of renewable energy - part 44m
Renewable sources for power generation: Hydro7m
Intermittency and system integration14m
Reading6 readings
Renewable sources for heat10m
Renewable sources for transport10m
Renewable sources for power generation: Solar and wind10m
Power storage10m
Energy Efficiency: Buildings10m
Energy Efficiency: Electric Vehicles (EV)10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz Assessment20m

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Week #7 : Nuclear Energy

This module presents the Introduction to Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Energy for electricity generation, Safety of Nuclear Energy...
Reading
8 videos (Total 70 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
The Rationale for Nuclear Energy7m
The Economics of Nuclear Energy7m
Nuclear Energy after Fukushima10m
Interview with Professor Bertrand Barré - part 19m
Interview with Professor Bertrand Barré - part 210m
Nuclear Energy and non-proliferation12m
Alternative Nuclear technologies9m
Reading2 readings
Atoms for peace - President Eisenhower10m
The disposal of Nuclear waste10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz Assessment20m

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Week #8 : Dilemmas of (European) energy policy

This module presents the Introduction to energy policy, The three pillars of EU energy policy...
Reading
5 videos (Total 43 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Energy in the European Union9m
Energy and competitiveness8m
Energy security of supply8m
Towards a low-carbon economy10m
Reading3 readings
A new chance for Europe ?10m
The price of electricity / Le montant de la facture10m
Paris agreement impact10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz Assessment20m
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Top Reviews

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.

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Giacomo Luciani

Professor and Scientific Advisor for the Master in International Energy

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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