MEB416 Technical and Economical Aspects of Energy I

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Jan Osička, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Břetislav Dančák, Ph.D.
Department of International Relations and European Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Olga Cídlová, DiS.
Supplier department: Department of International Relations and European Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Mon 11:30–13:00 U35
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! MVZ461 Tech. Econ. Asp. of Energy I.
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 basic technological and economic principles of the oil and gas industry. The main attention is focused on introducing the important features of technology and 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/society, the production chain and how the energy commodities are marketed.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students should be able to include issues beyond social science into their understanding of the energy matters.
  • Introduction: The role of oil and gas in the contemporary energy system, economy and society
  • I. The fuel chain of oil and gas
  • - upstream (exploration and production)
  • - midstream (transportation)
  • - downstream (processing)
  • II. The World oil market
  • - actors and structure
  • - pricing
  • III. Natural gas markets
  • - actors and structure
  • - pricing
  • Clews, R.J. (2016). Project Finance for the International Petroleum Industry. Elsevier.
Teaching methods
Lectures and discussions
Assessment methods
Essay, exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Nezapisují studenti, kteří již absolvovali kurz MVZ461.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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