This course provides an overview of the global energy system and all its' components including recent developments in all continents. It showcases present-day exploration and development of hydrocarbons as well as future sustainable new energy projects like geothermal. It also discusses the way forward in the energy transition with Geo-Energy and the subsurface playing a vital role.
Next to this, the course introduces the global carbon cycle and the basics of climate change with the aim to see where the main levers are in the energy transition. Thereby, it addresses some of the still remaining misconceptions around energy resources and their role in climate change. Aim is to support expediting the journey towards sustainable new energy solutions and net-zero emissions.
Course Level: Foundation / Skill Instructor: Jürgen Grötsch
Designed for you, if you are...
A geoscientist or energy professional who plans to work in energy exploration and development as well as underground storage and sequestration projects.
A graduate student or staff from the energy industry or professional from public sector and regulator with requirement for an introduction to the global energy system and its inherent challenges.
An investor or decision maker who needs to set directions and priorities in the energy transition.
How we build your confidence
This course comprises a mixture of lectures, exercises, case studies, discussions and feedback sessions. The course follows the discover, ask and learn approach.