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23 May 2018
 
Posted by Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh

US President Trump announced on the 8th of May 2018 that he is walking away from the 2015 nuclear Iran deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) into which the United States had entered with Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany (the P5+1) in order to exclude the prospect of Iran developing an indigenous nuclear weapons capability until at least 2028.

But the Trump decision is unlikely to bring about a meaningful improvement in the security situation of the US, Israel, or the Middle East generally, nor significantly damage Iran’s strategic capabilities. However, it changes some of the dynamics with regard to the President’s anticipated summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

05 April 2018
 
Posted by Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh

The 26th of March 2018 will go in history as the most momentous day for the United States’ economy, China’s economy and the petrodollar and also for China’s status as an economic superpower. In that day China launched its yuan-denominated crude oil futures in Shanghai thus challenging the petrodollar for dominance in the global oil market. And in that very day 15.4 million barrels of crude for delivery in September 2018 changed hands over two and a half hours—the length of the first-day trading session for the contract.

Exactly one week after China launched its crude oil futures, the petro-yuan surpassed Brent trading volume. How long will it take it before overtaking the petrodollar? (see Chart 1).

09 March 2018
 
Posted by Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh

In February 2018, an international consortium led by France’s Total and also comprising Italy’s Eni and Russia’s Novatek, signed two exploration and production agreements covering Blocks 4 and 9 offshore Lebanon, providing for the drilling of at least one well per block in the first three years. The consortium’s priority will be to drill a first exploration well on Block 4 next year, Total said.

As for Block 9, Total and its partners are fully aware of the Israeli-Lebanese maritime border dispute in the southern part of the block that covers only a very limited area (less than 8% of the block’s surface). Given that the main prospects are located more than 25km from the disputed area, the consortium confirms that the exploration well on Block 9 will have no interference at all with any fields or prospects located south of the border area,” the French company said (see Figure 1).

28 February 2018
 
Posted by Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh

Russia’s cooperation with OPEC has led to the OPEC/non-OPEC production cut agreement credited with virtually rebalancing the global oil market and pushing oil prices towards almost $70/barrel and also putting a $60 floor under oil prices, up from $50 in 2017.

Russia and Saudi Arabia, the architects of the production cut agreement made it clear that the agreement will go beyond 2018 but in a format that reflects the changing market conditions such as a rebalanced market and rising oil prices. After all, both Russia and OPEC face a major rival: US Shale. It looks as if Russia could become a member of OPEC in all but name.

Research & Publications
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Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh
RCEM Working Papers

The great rivalry between the United States and China will shape the 21st century. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a great power will never voluntarily surrender pride of place to a challenger. The United States is the pre-eminent great power. China is now its challenger. 

Prof. Michael Jefferson
Published Papers

For over forty years energy expectations have been riddled with internal contradictions, and all too often a failure to recognise complexity, the nature and scale of the challenges to be faced, and resultant uncertainty. Key elements of Shell’s “World of Internal Contradictions” scenario, issued 

Matsumoto, K., Ming-Zhi Gao, A.
Books

Economic instruments, particularly carbon tax and emissions trading scheme (ETS), have recently attracted the most attention to combat climate change because of their cost efficency to reduce emissions. Introducing these in Asia, where most of the countries do not currently have emission reduction. 

Prof. Michael Jefferson
Reports & others

Author: Prof. Michael Jefferson, Editor of the journal Energy Policy; Affiliate Professor, ESCP Europe; Professor, University of Buckingham.

Special Issues

Journal: Energy Policy

Guest-editors: Dr. Kostas AndriosopoulosProf. Constantin Zopounidis, Dr. Michael Doumpos, Dr. Spiros Papaefthimiou.

The objective of the Special Issue is to present new research results on the theory and modern practice of modeling and management of energy systems, emphasizing on their policy implications. The areas of interest include, networks design and management, oil and gas, smart grids, production optimization, efficiency analysis, optimization and assessment of renewable and sustainable/green energy systems, environmental issues, risk management, decision-making in the energy markets, and energy pricing, among others.

Cole, O.
Magazines' articles

Magazine: INFO.

Author: Dr. Othman Cole, Assistant Professor of Finance, ESCP Europe.

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Centre News
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30 April 2018

The operating processes for global businesses and organisations are being reworked. Today’s leaders must be able to adapt to a new reality that brings artificial intelligence, a new technology that is transforming the economy worldwide. 

It is in response to this that ESCP Europe's London Campus has started its year-long sponsorship of the high-impact Digital Transformation Forum, organised by the French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain (CCFGB). This exclusive event aims to provide members with the innovative digital experiences, expertise and tools required to adapt to the ever-changing digital age and to implement flawless digital strategies.

26 April 2018

Gary Middleditch, Co-Head of Trading of SOCAR and Supporter of the activities run by ESCP Europe and its Energy Society, talks about his experience engaging with the participants of the Energy Trading Challenge 2018.

Prof. Dr Kostas Andriosopoulos, Academic Director of ESCP Europe’s Energy Master programmes, asked Gary his thoughts on how the energy markets are moving forward in the short term. How are the markets going to evolve? What are the key considerations in the oil market in terms of geopolitics, supply and demand? What are they key factors that may influence oil prices? How do we make money out of the market whether it goes up or down? What is the impact of market disruptors, such as electric vehicles? What is the future of oil businesses? How can we balance the oil markets?

23 April 2018

Hans-Arild Bredesen, CEO of Nordpool Consulting - one of the major energy exchanges in Europe - tells us about his impressions of the bright students that participated in the ESCP Europe Energy Trading Challenge 2018.

Prof. Dr Kostas Andriosopoulos, Academic Director of ESCP Europe’s Energy Master programmes, asked Hans his thoughts on what is recommended in terms of career prospects. Did he see a bright future for this young talent in the energy sector? What are the key tools for young energy professionals to acquire in terms of artificial intelligence and big data? Will machines replace humans? What does the future hold? And where are the key developments in the energy exchange markets taking place? 

12 April 2018

As the Government of the United Kingdom fast approaches a crucial stage of the Brexit negotiations, ESCP Europe's London Campus proudly supports the Brexit Forum Series – an exclusive member-to-member event organised by the French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain (FCCGB).

Taking place in London at the FCCGB premises, the Brexit debates provide advice and best practice guidance for Franco-British businesses. These timely discussions have helped attendees to assess the latest developments and strategies around this crucial topic and to benefit from regulatory input. The forum is aimed at Heads of Brexit Task Forces, Heads of Strategy, Heads of Corporate Affairs in charge of Brexit and others with associated duties.

09 March 2018

A recent report has shown that in addition to conflict, climate change is contributing to food insecurity across some parts of the continent: ''224 million people are now reportedly under-nourished on the continent, an increase of over 20 million in recent years. The reasons for this are complicated but related to the increasing pressures of extreme weather events. Rising temperatures and a greater prevalence of droughts across the continent has led to repeated crop failures.'' Widely read and widely shared, this topic is not trending in Africa.

Africa's environment is under serious threat, and along with it the very livelihoods of it's people. The Guardian report on the cocoa industry in Ivory Coast highlighted how the country's rainforest cover is being destroyed at a staggering rate- going from covering 25% of the country to just a mere 4% in just two decades.

Energy Headlines
26 May 2018
Offshore Gas, Wind Draw Capex
This article is featured in NGW Magazine's Volume 3, Issue 9 - The amount of energy produced offshore is set to grow out to 2040, with gas and wind-power to benefit more as oil goes into decline, according to a new IEA report that considers two scenarios for future energy policies.
25 May 2018
[GGP] Decarbonisation of heat in Europe: implications for natural gas demand
The EU is committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 80-95 per cent below 1990 levels by 2050. So far, the electricity sector has been the main focus of low-carbon policies, but if Europe is to meet its objectives, decarbonisation efforts will need to expand to other sectors, including the...
25 May 2018
Factbox: OPEC strategy reversal hits energy resources
Global oil prices fell by up to 3% Friday after Saudi Arabia said it is working on a plan with allies to boost oil supplies in H2 2018. OPEC and its partners led by Russia had been expected to maintain their strategy of 1.8 million b/d of cuts until the end of the year. However, the group has faced mounting criticism from major consuming nations over failing to dampen prices climbing above $80/b.
25 May 2018
Rosneft Inks Ghana LNG, Other Africa Accords
State Rosneft has signed a number of Africa-related deals, including relating to LNG supply to Ghana, and another involving gas sales in Egypt.
25 May 2018
Norway's Equinor to Redevelop Fram
Norway's Fram field partners are to drill three new wells, which should yield 70mn extra boe of reserves, much of it gas.
25 May 2018
Ukraine, EC to Invite Russia to Gas Transit Talks
However there is no news yet on whether Gazprom will attend.
25 May 2018
Gazprom, Lukoil to form JV for Two Russian Gasfields
The two companies have signed a letter of intent naming fields for co-operation.

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