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Delivery Method
Live Instructor-Led Virtual Course
Professional Development Credit Hours
There is no pre-requisite for this course.

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Mary Jackson has over twenty-five years' experience in the energy industry. After university she began her career at BP, working in the information management group, before joining the Manufacturing, Supply and Trading department. She subsequently worked at Saladin as a consultant, working closely with clients throughout the world and providing consultancy advice on energy market analysis, trading and risk management. In several senior roles at Saladin, she managed the energy consulting team, ran the energy market information service and directed strategy for new software and information product development.

Since 2000, Mary has worked as an independent energy market consultant and she formed Kingston Energy Consulting with Nigel Harris in 2002. Kingston Energy provides consultancy services to companies involved in energy markets and trading. A key area of work has been the European natural gas market - Kingston Energy has researched and authored a well-respected report on European natural gas trading which has been published annually since 2004.

Mary has lectured regularly for Mennta Energy Solutions on energy markets, trading and risk management and is also a regular speaker and panel member at public conferences. She has written articles for industry publications including Harts Energy Markets, Energy Risk, Global Energy Business and Petroleum Review.

Nigel Harris is a director and principal consultant at Kingston Energy Consulting, which he founded with Mary Jackson in 2002. He has been helping energy traders to analyse and understand the markets for over 25 years, initially as a developer of market analysis software systems, and more recently as a consultant. At Kingston Energy Consulting, his main focus is on providing education and information transfer to participants in the energy trading business, through instructor-led classroom training, web-based training development, research projects, workshops, briefings and research-based report writing. In his work with Mennta Energy Solutions, he has created a library of new instructor-led and web-based courses on European gas and power markets and trading. In 2005, he worked with Mary Jackson to develop the popular Oil Trading Orientation course, which has since been presented at venues all over the world. He has also extensively revised and updated many existing courses on derivatives, hedging and risk management.  He regularly presents this material both at public venues and as in-house, often customised, courses. He is co-author of a series of highly regarded reports on European natural gas trading and has also contributed to reports on power markets and oil trading. In previous roles, he was a key member of the team that initially designed and developed Saladin's innovative Petroleum Analysis Workstation, a system that became an industry standard for historical price analysis during the 1990s and remained in use in the industry for two decades. During this period, he worked closely and extensively with oil and gas traders around the world to understand their information and analytical requirements. He also spent some years as an independent consultant, working mainly with software and information providers to help them better understand the oil and gas trading sectors.


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Fundamentals of Decarbonization (VIRTUAL) - FOD

Course Schedule

Date Time Location Price* Registration Deadline**
5-6 Dec 2024
10:00am-12:30pm (New York) / 15:00-17:30 (London)
Zoom: Americas to Europe
USD 1,300 (FOD-VILTNA24-12)
1 Nov 2024

*Prices do not include VAT, GST, or any other local taxes. All applicable taxes will be added to the invoice.
**Please register by the deadline to help us ensure sufficient attendance and avoid postponing the course.

Course Summary

Fundamentals of Decarbonization is a VIRTUAL classroom course presented by the energy training experts at Mennta Energy Solutions.

This workshop provides an introduction to the fundamentals of decarbonization and approaches to it.  Topics explored during an overview of the source and extent of global carbon emissions, different technical approaches to decarbonization, as well as corporate and government commitments.

A key element of the course is that you get the chance to put the knowledge learned into practice through a series of educational and enjoyable class exercises.  These exercises are designed to reinforce and extend your learning from the class.

This virtual solution is comprised of two live instructor-led sessions hosted on state-of-the-art training software with video, audio, chat, live polls, breakout sessions and much more!

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in decarbonization.  The course assumes no prior knowledge in the subject.

Course Content

  • Why do we need to decarbonize?
    1. The scale of the CO2 problem
    2. Major sources of emissions
    3. CO2 emissions control regulations
    4. Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions
    5. Terminology: carbon neutral, net-zero, carbon negative
    6. Net-zero corporate and governmental commitments
    7. Different approaches to decarbonization
  • Carbon reduction approaches
    1. Energy efficiency
    2. Alternative fuels
    3. Decarbonization initiatives and progress by sector
      • Electricity generation
      • Light road transportation
      • Heavy road transportation
      • Marine transportation
      • Railways
      • Aviation
      • Buildings
      • Industry
      • Agriculture
      • Oil & gas industry
  • Natural carbon removal approaches
    1. e.g. afforestation, biochar, carbon farming, enhanced weathering, blue carbon
  • Carbon capture & storage
    1. Key applications
    2. Points of carbon capture: pre-combustion, post-combustion, oxyfuel combustion
    3. Carbon capture separation technologies
    4. Bioenergy with carbon capture & storage (BECCS)
    5. Direct air capture with carbon storage (DACCS)
    6. The costs of carbon capture
    7. CO2 transportation: pipeline, marine, road & rail
    8. CO2 hubs
    9. Storage methods
    10. CO2 enhanced oil recovery
    11. Transportation and storage costs
    12. Carbon capture and utilization (CCU)
    13. CCS projects & key success factors
  • Policy support
    1. Carbon pricing mechanisms
      • Carbon taxation
      • Emissions trading schemes
    2. Carbon offsetting
    3. Other policy support mechanisms, e.g. tax credits, investments/grants

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