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MODULES

IN ADDITION TO THE NORMAL MBA CORE CURRICULUM, THE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT MODULES WILL COVER THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:

 

MODULE ONE: ENERGY ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT

  1. International Energy Market

-Crude Oil

-Coal

-Natural Gas

-Electricity

-Petroleum Exporting Countries Organizations

-Energy Agarey

-Trade Regimes

  1. Energy Value Chain

-Oil

-Coal

-Natural Gas

-Electricity

  1. The Role of Government
  2. Project Evaluation and Capital Budgeting            

MODULE TWO: ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ENERGY USE AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION

  • Environmental issues, Pollution and Control
  • Environmental agencies and legislative bodies

-Oil spills

-Reporting,

-Containment

-Clean up (Remediation)

 

  • International Environmental Management System (EMS ISO 14001)

-Risk Assessment

-Business Risk Assessment

-Spectrum of risks

-Scope of a risk assessment

-Hazard identification

 

  • Environmental Risk Assessment

e.g. for spillage and containment of high efficacy material

 

-Toxicity of material and spillage limits

-Local drainage

-Hazard analysis

-Bulk storage

-Risk of spillage

  • Quantitative Risk Assessment
    • Exposure risk calculation
    • Usefulness of risk assessment (tool for the environmental management process)
    • Managing public expectations and information needs
  • Public concern
  • Public perceptions
  • Communication and public information objectives
  • Meeting public information and communication needs effectively

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Purpose

Scope

Overview of data categories

 

Baseline studies involve obtaining information in the following three data categories:

  • Biophysical characteristics
  • Socio- Economic characteristics
  • Health characteristics

 

The priority training needs (or modules) in an EIA course are:

Area 1: Introduction and Overview of Impact Assessment

Area 2: Overview of Social Impact Assessment

Area 3: Overview of Health Impact Assessment

Area 4: Stakeholder Involvement

Area 5: Scoping and Baseline Data Collection

Area 6: Impact Prediction and Evaluation

Area 7: Impact Management and Monitoring Plan

Area 8: Responsibilities and Professional Practice

 

EIA as an environmental management tool

Introduction

Project screening

Scoping

Impact identification and analysis

Impact mitigation

Environmental management plan (EMP)

Public involvement/ consultation

Monitoring

Environmental auditing

Environmental impact statement (EIS)

Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development

Manufacturing industries & gaseous emissions

Fossil fuel utilization & gaseous emissions

Biofuel/ bioenergy options

Climate change and Global Warming

Carbon footprints

Sustainable development as the desired goal

Environmental Economics and Accounting as a Business Management Tool

Natural resources

Approaches to Environmental Accounting

  • Natural resource accounting in physical terms
  • Environmental accounts in monetary terms
  • Welfare and similar approach

Concepts of environmental costs, environmental protection expenses

Valuation Methods of Environmental Components

Identifying environmental costs

Applying environmental accounting to cost allocation

The law of diminishing returns

Carrying capacity

Sustainable development

How markets work –  supply and demand

Externalities

Ecosystem valuation

Trade-offs

Marginal costs and benefits

Cost benefit analysis

Environmental Impact Analysis

Regulatory policy vs economic incentives

 

MODULE THREE: POWER ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

-Organizational Structure

-Goals and Functions

-Project Planning and Control

-Cost Engineering

-Opex and Capex estimating

-Contingences and Allowances

-Production Forecasts

-Phases and constraints

-Decline Function

-Productivity Improvement

-Purchasing and Material Management

-Maintenance Management

-Contract Management

  1. PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS

Introduction to principles of project management: structure and objectives, definition of concepts and project overview (Overview of a classic power plant).

Case study: Developing an efficient power generation project; Power generation and the environment, Power generation from waste and advanced large technologies; understanding of Energy policy

 

  1. NEEDS IDENTIFICATION

Need identification, Project concept development and Developing a Request for Proposal

Case Study: Renewable energies (biomass, wind, solar etc) Practicality of regenerative energies, Energy consumption and transportation, Role of electricity for consumers and Co-generation

 

  1. PROJECT PLANNING

Project objective Developing a WBS and Responsibility Network diagram.

Case study: Realizing a power generation project

Session 2:

  1. SCHEDULING

Project activities identification and Estimating of duration, Start and finish times and Resource constraints and Schedule control

Case study: Personal and Strategic Management, Leadership, Planning & Operational Efficiencies.

 

  1. COST AND SCHEDULE CONTROL

Items to consider when estimating, Preparation of a baseline budget, Cumulating actual costs, Forecasting project cost at completion, controlling project cost and Managing cash flow

Case Study: Energy Business financing and fiancées and key funding decisions-making

 

  1. SUPPORTING ISSUES

The Project Manager and Project Team, Software for Project Management, Forecasting project cost at completion, Controlling project costs and Managing cash flow

Case Study: Types and qualities of fuels, Crude oil refinery, Supply and demand
Private Power and public power and Role of the grid

 

  1. Review on Key power generation and supply issues including:

Power & Electricity Essentials; Generation Efficiency/Sustainability, Risks/Opportunities, Supply and Demand, Grid and off grid systems, Utility Analytics, Data Management, Key Metrics & Performance Indicators, Billing Errors and resolution; Distribution/Supply Chain Challenges

MODULE FOUR: ALTERNATE ENERGY

  1. Introduction

 

-Origin of Petroleum

-Composition of Petroleum

-Physical Processing of Crude Oil

 

  1. Natural Gas

-Natural Gas Separation

-Uses of Natural Gas

-Liquid Petroleum Gas

 

  1. Coal

-Analyses  of Coal

-Coal Preparation Technology

-Coal Processing

-Fisher-Tropsh Synthesis

 

  1. Shale Oil

–Preparation and Composition

-Shale Oil Refining

 

  1. Tar Sand

-Occurrence and Reserves

-Recovery Technologies

-In situ Processing

-Mining

 

  1. Biomass

-Biofuel Classification

-Alcoholic Fermentation

-Anaerobic Digestion for Biogas

 

  1. Solar Energy
  2. Wind Energy
  3. Hydro Energy
  4. Other Sources