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1 Finance at Imperial MSc Metals & Energy Finance Professor Dennis Buchanan, Course Director, Department of Earth Science & Engineering, Engineering Faculty

2 Imperial at a glance The University: world class scholarship, education and research in science, technology and medicine interdisciplinary collaborations communicate and share knowledge 13,400 students (30% Postgraduate) Established in 1907 Academic faculties: Engineering Natural Sciences Medicine Business School

3 Imperial College Imperial College London: World class research and teaching in science, engineering, medicine and management “It has been a century of great achievement, and my thanks go to all the people, the staff and the students, whose work over the decades has enabled Prince Albert’s vision to flourish” Her Majesty The Queen, 9 July 2007

4 Our standing Times Higher Education Supplement World University Rankings: 3 rd in Europe5 th in Worldoverall 2 nd in Europe 6 th in Worldfor engineering / information technology 3 rd in Europe10 th in Worldfor natural sciences 3 rd in Europe17 th in Worldfor life sciences/biomedicine Times Good University Guide rd in UK Sunday Times Good University Guide rd in UK The Independent Complete University Guide rd in UK

5 Our disciplines Engineering Natural Sciences Medicine Business Tomorrow’s breakthrough technologies

6 Finance teaching at Imperial College MSc in Mathematics and Finance Faculty of Natural Sciences MSc Finance Business School MSc in Metals and Energy Finance Faculty of Engineering MathsQuant Accounts/ Finance Perspective Mathematics for Developers of Financial Tools Perspective Creative Users of Financial Tools Perspective Science and Engineering applied to Financial Services and Producers

7 MSc Metals and Energy Finance A Joint programme between the Engineering Faculty (Department of Earth Science and Engineering) and the Imperial College Business School. In the 2008 research assessment, all the Dept. of ESE’s research was evaluated as excellent and of international significance. The Department also received leading scores in the most recent teaching quality assessment. Business School ranked second in UK in the 2008 research assessment (after London Business School with University of Cambridge third).

8 Athabasca Oil Sands – Convergence between petroleum and mining

9 Autumn Term: MSc Metals and Energy Finance Gold intergrowth

10 Autumn Term: MSc Metals and Energy Finance Gold intergrowth

11 Autumn Term: MSc Metals and Energy Finance Carlin – epithermal gold

12 Spring Term: MSc Metals and Energy Finance Reservoir Rocks

13 Wesssex Coast Excursion– Unconventional Petroleum – Oil Shales – Kimmeridge Bay

14 Course Weighting: MSc Metals and Energy Finance Examinations (43%) Management & Business Examination Module Accounting paper (2 hours) Management of Projects, Markets & Supplies, Strategic Management paper (3 hours) Petroleum & Mineral Geoscience Examination Module Mineral Deposits (2 hours) Petroleum Geology and Engineering papers(2 hours) Project Evaluation Examination Module Metals & Energy Project Appraisal and Finance, Resource Evaluation paper (2 hours) Mining Engineering. Extractive Metallurgy paper (2 hours) Quantitative Finance Examination Module Asset Pricing and Derivatives paper (3 hours). Investment and Portfolio Management 2 paper (3 hours) Mathematical Techniques in Finance paper (3 hours) Language and Excursions (26%) Language Module Choice of Spanish, French or Italian. Assessment through a Viva voce, coursework and test Excursion to Wessex and South Africa Course Work Module Field exposure to petroleum systems and active energy and metal operations. Write-up presented in two extended reports Dissertation Module (31%) Independent research undertaken over 10 weeks during the summer

15 Strategic Management integrated into Professional Development Programme

16 Summer Programme Summer Term Week 123 & & 910 Activity ExaminationsExaminations and Dissertation Preparation ExcursionExcursion report Preparation and presentation of dissertation topics Board of Examiners meeting. Preliminary results Summer – Internships and dissertations. Anglo Coal, South Africa Deadline for submission of Dissertations – mid September

17 South African Excursion May 2012 Limpopo River ValleyNewman Shaft LONMIN Platinum

18 South African Excursion May 2012 Nkomati blast sequence, Norilsk/ARM

19 South African Excursion May 2012 Boardroom briefing, De Beers Venetia Diamond Mine

20 South African Excursion May 2012 Lion Ferrochromium, Xstrata

21 South African Excursion May 2012 Landau coal, AngloCoal

22 South African Excursion May 2012 Week 1 LONMIN – Marikana Mine (Layered PGE) Exstrata – Rhovan (Vanadium) Kumba – Thabazimbi Mine (Stratabound iron) Anglo Plat – Mogalakwena (Open pit platinum) De Beers – Venetia (Open pit diamonds) Weekend – Kruger Park Week 2 Rio Tinto – Palabora open pit (carbonatite Cu) Xstrata – Lion FeCr Plant Nkwe Platinum (Evaluation) ARM – Nkomati mine and plant (Ni ) ANGLOCOAL –Landau Colliery (Coal)

23 2009 Dissertations in Public Domain Metals & Minerals Energy & Carbon Capture Valuing the Potential Of Carbon Sequestration in American Coal Gasification Projects. X Financial Evaluation of the Manganese Nodule Resource in the Cook Islands. X Financial Valuation of a Surface Satellite Deposit in a Copper Underground Mine X Mining the Albertan tar sands after X Analysis and Optimisation of Fiscal Agreements in the Oil and Gas Industry X A Strategic Assessment of the Economics of Coal Mine Methane Projects X Economic Appraisal of Gas to Liquid Projects X Recent Developments in the Diamond Industry X Discounted Cash Flow Valuation and Multi-Factor Real Option Analysis X Valuation of a tar sands project in Alberta X What platinum prices are required to allow mechanization X Changes to the Risk Profile of the Aluminium Industry X Modelling the Effect of Oil Forward Curve Dynamics X The future of Coal Industry of India through the valuation of a Captive Mining Project X A Financial Assessment of a CO2-EOR project in the North Sea, X A Real Option Valuation on the Deferment of Canada Montney Tight Gas Project X Coal vs.Gas in an Electricity Production Unit of 400MW in European Union X

24 Programme Aims produce graduates equipped to pursue careers in the technical and financial appraisal of natural energy and mineral resource projects and develop an understanding of how this knowledge may be applied in practice; offer traditional minerals related training directly applicable to a career in the minerals industry for graduates with geology and minerals engineering undergraduate degrees; introduce key technical and geological concepts relevant to petroleum projects; enhance career opportunities in the financial services and petroleum industries for graduates of all backgrounds; provide the basis for an understanding of quantitative finance, accounting and strategic management within the context of technical principles that apply specifically to mineral and energy projects; respond to the importance of the City of London as a global centre for mining and energy finance by providing knowledge of corporate finance (acquisitions and mergers), the equity markets, debt finance, metals markets and associated derivative markets; provide training in financial modelling, financial engineering and in the techniques of risk modelling; enhance entrepreneurial skills; provide the skills needed to undertake independent research projects both in industry and in the university environment.

25 Placements in January 2011 of MSc M&E Finance Graduates

26 Graduate Placements – Financial Services (Jan 2011) Altus Capital Ltd – Energy Policy Analyst (London) Barclays Capital – Commodities Trading (London) BNP Paribas – Business Analyst and Structured Debt (Paris) Central Bank of Niger - Analyst CIM Investment – Analyst (London) Citibank – Management Associate (Algeria) Commerzbank – Structured Interest Rates (London) Macquarie Bank - Natural Resources Team (Toronto) GMP Securities Europe LLP – Analyst (london) HSBC – Relationships (China) JP Morgan – Associate (London) Resource Capital Funds – Analyst (Denver)

27 Graduate Placements – Financial Services (Jan 2011) Rabobank Group – Sales (London) Societe General – Interest Rates Structurer – London Sumitomo Mitsui Banking – Manager, Metals & Mining Project Finance ( London) UniTrust Finance & Leasing – Credit Analyst (China) WestLB – Director and Head of Credit (Sydney) Recruting from the Programme: BMO CIBC Macquarie Numis Renaissance

28 Graduate Placements – Mining, Metals & Quarry Anglo America – Market Analyst, iron ore (Luxembourg) De Beers – Corporate Finance and Strategy Analyst (London) Lundin Mining - New Business Development Rio Tinto – New Business Development (London) Rotherham Sand and Gravel – Manager (UK) Recruting: ArcelorMitall

29 Graduate Placements – Petroleum Industry and Enery & Utliities (Jan 2011) BG Group – Commercial Advisor (Mumbai) BP – Finance Analyst (Azerbaijan) Exxon Mobil - Product Master Coordinator (Turkey) Total – Strategy Engineer (Paris) Recruitment: Statoil Drax – Quantitative Commodity Analyst (UK) EDF – Risk Analyst (Paris) GDF SUEZ Key Account Sales (France) Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy – Technical and Financial Advisor (Morocco)

30 Graduate Placements – Consultants (Jan 2011) Booz & Co – Consultant (UAE) CGGVeritas – Party Manager (France) CRU – Research Analyst Nickel & Ferrochomium (London) Equinox Consulting – Consultant (Paris) Independent Project Analysis – Analyst (UK) Insight Consulting – Analyst (London) Mazars – Transaction Support and Corporate Advisory (London) NAPIMS – Petroleum Economist (Nigeria) Wood MacKenzie - Energy Markets Analyst (Houston, Texas

31 Graduate Placements –Other (Jan 2011) International Development: IBRD – Energy Policy Analyst (Washington) – Consultant (UAE) Univerities Nigeria – Lecturer Imperial College – Postgraduate MSc student Imperial College – PhD Toronto – Postdoctoral Research Fellow

32 Profile of 2007/2008 Students BSc Economics, SOAS BE Pet, Istanbul Tech Uni BE Bioengineering, IC BSc Elec Eng, Univ Lagos BSc Elec Eng, Ecole Sup D’Elec (x3) BSc Econ, Royal Holloway BE Eng Physics, Queen’s BSc Comp Sci, Royal Holloway BSc Mech Eng, Uni Ado-Ekiti B.Com Finance, Wits MSci Phyusics, UCL BE Chem Eng, Edinburgh BSc Fluid Mech, Ecole Poly BA Economics, Cambridge MA International Business, Edinburgh BSc Man Studies, IC BA Physical Science, Cambridge BSc Geol Eng, Middle East Tech Uni BSc Econ, Warwick BSc Mech Eng, Ecole Nat Sup BSc Fin & Accounting, Brunel MSc Chem, Warwick

33 Profile of 2008/2009 Students MSci, Univ. Bristol DIP Economics, Univ. Bonn BA Phil, Univ. Leeds BSc Appl. Chem, Univ. Newcastle ME, Univ. Leeds BE Mining Eng., Univ. Akure BSc Elec Eng, Ecole Sup D’Elec (x3) BA Econ. Univ. Durham BE Chem. Eng., Univ. Nottingham BE Mat. & Metall Eng. FUT BSc Econ & Geosc., Univ. St Andrews MD Manag. Eng., Univ. Cath. de Louvain BSc Eng Geol, Univ. Tehran BSc Econ. SOA, Azerbaijan BSc, Mech Eng.,BA, Econ, Queen’s Univ. ME Elec. Eng. ENSEEIHT BE Mech. Eng.,Kings College, london. BSc Mining & Ind Eng, Univ. de Chile BSc Econ., univ. Warwick MSc Appl. Maths, Sorbonne BE Cehm Eng, Univ. Leeds BSc Maths, Royal Holloway

34 Contact Details Course Director – Professor Dennis Buchanan Samantha Delamaine - Postgraduate Administrator Address: Department of Earth Science & Engineering South Kensington Campus Imperial College London London SW7 2AZ Tel: /2012 Fees : £29,500 (overseas) and £17,500 (Home EU)


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