MVZ461 Technical and Economical Aspects of Energy I.

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2011
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Břetislav Dančák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Jan Osička, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Filip Černoch, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Hedvika Koďousková, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Břetislav Dančák, Ph.D.
Department of International Relations and European Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Olga Cídlová, DiS.
Thu 14:00–15:40 P21
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 40 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/40, only registered: 0/40
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to cover the basic trends of the technological and the economical aspects of the energetics. The main attention is focused on introducing some important features of technology and economy/economics for conducting an energy-focused research or assessing an energy policy. The course thus deals mostly with three main areas: the relation between energy and economy, the production chain and how the energy commodities are marketed. At the end of the course, students should be able to involve issues beyond political science into their understanding of the energy matters.
  • 1. Course Introduction 2. Energy, Society, Economy and Development 3. Energy in Economy, Economy in Energy 4. Exploration, Production, Transportation and Processing of Oil and Gas I 5. Exploration, Production, Transportation and Processing of Oil and Gas II 6. Petroleum Products, Derivates and Fuels Overview 7. Reading week 8. The Oil Market I 9. The Oil Market II 10. Selected Issues of Oil Industry 11. The Gas Market I 12. The Gas Market II 13. Selected Issues of Gas Industry
  • Sneijder, R.: The Future of Gas and the Role of LNG: Economic and Geopolitical Implications. Real Instituto Eleano, Working Paper 14. 2008.
  • Stern, J. (2009): Continental European Long-Term Gas Contracts: is a transition away from oil product-linked pricing inevitable and imminent? Oxford Institute for Energy Studies: 2009.
  • Rosa, E., Machlis, G., Keating, K.: Energy in Society. Annual Review of Sociology Vol. 14, (1988). S 149-172.
  • CÍLEK, Václav and Martin KAŠÍK. Nejistý plamen : průvodce ropným světem. 1. vyd. Praha: Dokořán, 2007. 191 s. ISBN 9788073631222. info
Teaching methods
The teaching is based on lectures carried by the Department's lecturers and also by experts from institutions such as Czech Gas Union or Technical University of Ostrava. Lectures involve class discussions and require active participation; seminar paper improve the ability of students to analyze particular issue and evaluate it critically, cooperation of one student with another develops team work ability.
Assessment methods
Grading is based upon the continuous point evaluation throughout the course, thus it is vital to participate on the lectures and pass the final writing test. The course grade consists of following parts: active participation on the lectures, seminar paper and final exam test.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.

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