Geopolitics of Energy

Geopolitical events have been at the heart of almost all oil shocks over the last 50 years. Integrating geopolitical risk into your hedging, trading and analytical operations is a must. Learn how.

At A Glance

Industry Segment Natural Gas, Oil, Power
Course Level Intermediate to Advanced
CPE Credits 14
DTN Credits 6
Competency Path Certified Energy Professional, Certified Energy Trading Professional, Natural Gas, Oil, Power, Trading & Risk Management

What You Will Learn

This 2-day intensive and information-packed program will give you an excellent overview of the current state of the world’s energy situation. Topics that will be covered in this very dynamic course include:

  • How the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East still threatens supply and price even though there is a surplus of oil in the world.
  • Will Libya return to a normal and stay there?
  • What is next on the agenda for Russia/Putin?
  • Can Saudi Arabia continue to keep its populace quiet and peaceful?
  • What are the major geopolitical themes influencing oil?
  • What role does OPEC play in the world oil markets? What is Saudi’s position in OPEC? Will Saudi Arabia be able to maintain its grip over OPEC?
  • What are the geopolitical factors influencing Russian and other non-OPEC producers and exporters?
  • How stable are the major producers of the Caspian?
  • What are the geopolitical factors influencing policies in consumer nations?
  • How secure are energy supplies in the face of a terrorist attack?

Who Should Attend

The course is applicable to all levels of the energy infrastructure, oil, natural gas, electricity and coal, as well as to Wall Street, trading operations, hedging operations, hedge funds, the media and academia. Individuals in every functional area of responsibility in all energy industries whose decisions have significant financial impact will benefit from this program. Managers from areas such as marketing, sales, manufacturing, engineering, supply and distribution, trading risk management, purchasing, and financial and accounting will find the course highly beneficial. Also executive managers (CEO, COO, President, CFO, Treasurer, CTO, CRO) of energy companies and/or energy consuming companies.