Climate Change impacts for O&G Professionals

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About This Course

In this course, you will develop an understanding of long range climate, climate range factors, business opportunities from climate change and Alternative energy and renewables,

Brief History

The climate changes issues are the greatest challenges facing the energy industry in the last 50 years. We have had abundant, inexpensive energy for over 80 years, but this could now change. The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was held in Paris in 2016. It was negotiated by all 196 country representatives, and signed by 174 countries. The objective agreed was to limit global warming to well below 2⁰C relative to pre-industrial levels (since 1860). It is generally agreed that this can be achieved by reducing anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to net zero, by 2050.

What you will learn

  1. Module 1. Paleoclimatology – the history of climate
             What causes long range climate change.
             Recent climate changes
  2. Module 2. Current climate change factors
             Warming caused by natural and anthropogenic factors
             Carbon dioxide effects
             Solar radiation
             El Nino Southern Oscillation
  3. Module 3. Forecasts
             Temperature forecasts
             Sea level rise
             Other effects of climate change
  4. Module 4. Energy demand forecasts
           History of oil production
           Remaining oil and gas reserves
          Oil, gas and renewables demand forecasts
  5. Module 5. Business opportunities from climate change
        Opportunities for oil and gas companies
        Opportunities for professionals
        International agreements: The UN Framework on climate change
  6. Module 6. Greenhouse gas reduction options
       Energy efficiency
       Methane
       Carbon capture utilisation and storage
  7. Module 7. Alternative energy and renewables
       Comparison of energy types
       Natural gas bridge
       Renewables
      Wind, solar, hydrogen
      Electric vehicles
  8. Module 8. What governments and energy companies are doing
       Governments: UK, Europe, Asia, USA
       Energy companies: BP, ENI, Equinor, Neptune, Shell, Total, Whitecap
      Renewable energy investments

Target Group

  • Academics or professionals in the oil and gas businesses.
  • Professions can include geology, engineering, Government relations, public relations, and general management.

Peter Clutterbuck
Facilitator

  • Duration:

4 weeks

  • Mode of Delivery:

Online or Face to face

  • Cost:

USD 500 

  • Email :
corporate@virtualuni.ac.ug
  • Phone :

+256 704663022

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