The 53rd Meeting of the Euro Working Group on Commodities and Financial Modelling (EWGCFM) and 2nd International Conference of the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) took place on 22-24 of May, 2014 in Chania, Crete.
The Conference was organized by the Technical University of Crete (Financial Engineering Laboratory), in collaboration with the RCEM at ESCP Europe Business School, under the auspices of the EWGCFM.
The meeting aimed to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas and to present new research results on the theory and modern practice of modelling, risk management, asset pricing and energy management, with also a focus on commodities modelling and regulation within the framework of our 1-day workshop "Commodities and Policy Implications".
The Conference covered a wide range of topics related to financial modelling, risk management, asset pricing, commodities modelling and regulation, and energy management including but not limited to:
- Financial and Commodities Modelling
- Risk Management
- Asset Pricing
- Price Volatility
- Stock Market Dynamics
- Quantitative Models and the Financial Crisis
- Mining, minerals and natural resources
- Unconventional Oil and Gas: Technology and Perspectives
- Evolving geopolitics of oil and gas
- Econometric modelling of oil and gas markets
- Developments in LNG markets
- Role of Government and Government Corporations in Energy Sector
- Energy transportation
- Energy efficiency in primary commodity production
- Energy supply and demand security
- Energy Project Finance
- Energy Challenges - Global & Regional Cooperation
- The role of unconventional energy resources
- Renewable Energy and Smart Energy Systems
- Climate Change and Policy Challenges
- Greenhouse gas policy after Kyoto
- Policy consideration in a carbon constrained world
- Emissions modelling
- Emission trading schemes
- Energy development and the environment
- The role of Ports and shipping in the environment
1 DAY COURSE ON 21st MAY 2014
A course titled "Introduction to Oil and Gas Exploration and Production: non-technical language" was scheduled on 21st of May. The course provided a comprehensive overview of the oil and gas exploration and production industry from an historical, current and future perspective for both non-technical and technical staff. The principles of exploration, development and production were covered and complemented by what is happening in the industry and what the future holds. The full lifecycle of exploration to product deliver will be covered.