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Overview of Natural Gas Economics

4 days ENE/ONE
Level
Foundation
Audience
  • This training is designed for professionals with experience in the oil industry who now need to broaden their understanding and knowledge of the natural gas business. Professionals from other sectors, such as banking or government, that require an understanding of the natural gas business to better assist their clients are also welcom to attend.
Purpose
  • This training provides an overview of the economic and contractual aspects of the natural gas value chain, all the way from production and transport to marketing.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • evaluate the importance of natural gas in the world energy balance, and the strategies of the main industry actors,
  • identify the outlets of natural gas and the new trends in gas industry,
  • identify the main technical, economic and contractual features of the natural gas value chain, from the production well to the final consumer,
  • explain the framework of liberalization of natural gas markets and its impact on gas contracts and prices.
Prerequisite
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Quizzes.
  • Exercises on the costs of gas infrastructures.
  • Examples of contracts & calculations on quantities.
  • Videos.

GLOBAL GAS SCENE 0.75 day
  • Importance of natural gas in the world energy balance.
  • Outlets for natural gas.
  • Reserves, production, development zones.
  • International gas markets.
  • Impact of unconventional gas on the world demand/supply and on gas prices.
STRUCTURE & COSTS OF THE NATURAL GAS CHAIN 0.75 day
  • Description of the gas chain and associated costs.
  • Gas treatment and transportation.
  • Storage costs and distribution costs.
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), FLNG, FSRU, small scale LNG.
LONG-TERM NATURAL GAS & LNG CONTRACTS 1 day
  • Contractual framework of Exploration-Production.
  • Structure and principles of a long-term contract.
  • Principles of take-or-pay, netback, indexation and gas price formulas.
  • Tolling agreements.
SPOT, FORWARD & FINANCIAL MARKETS 0.5 day
  • Spot and forward natural gas markets.
  • Why and how to access those markets?
  • Prices in the different markets.
  • Financial contracts, hedging strategies and examples.
GAS MARKETING IN A LIBERALIZED MARKET 1 day
  • Drivers and concepts of liberalization.
  • Principles of the EU gas directive, progress in various countries, take-or-pay issues.
  • Role of the regulator, network development, transport, tariffs, etc.
  • Contractual aspects between suppliers, transporters and distributors.
2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Jun 13 - 16 Rueil €2,680 Online By email
Jun 27 - 30 Rueil €2,690 Online By email
Sep 05 - 08 Rueil €2,680 Online
Nov 14 - 17 Rueil €2,680 Online