Professor Alexander Kemp

  Professor Alexander Kemp The University of Aberdeen Business School Professor of Petroleum Economics and Director of Aberdeen Centre for R work +44 (0)1224 272168 work fax 01224 272181 pref S74, Edward Wright Building, Block B, King's College, University of Aberdeen

Professor of Petroleum Economics and Director of Aberdeen Centre for R

Professor of Petroleum Economics and Director of Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance

Contact Details

Telephone: +44 (0)1224 272168
Fax: 01224 272181
Email:

a.g.kemp@abdn.ac.uk

Address: S74, Edward Wright Building, Block B, King's College, University of Aberdeen
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Biography

 

Alexander G. Kemp is currently Professor of Petroleum Economics and Director of Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance (ACREEF) at the University of Aberdeen.  He was formerly Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader.  He previously worked for Shell, the University of Strathclyde and the University of Nairobi.  For many years he has specialised in his research in petroleum economics with special reference to licensing and taxation issues and has published over 200 papers and books in this field.  He has been a consultant on petroleum contracts and legislation to a large number of Governments, the World Bank, the United Nations, various oil companies, the European Commission, the UK Know-How Fund and the Commonwealth Secretariat.  He was a specialist adviser to the UK House of Commons Select Committee on Energy from 1980 to 1992 and also in 2004 and 2009.  He is an editorial adviser to a number of energy and other academic/professional journals.  From 1993 to 2003 he was a member of the UK Government Energy Advisory Panel.  In May 1999, Professor Kemp was awarded the Alick Buchanan-Smith Memorial Award for personal achievement and contribution to the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry.  Professor Kemp is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.  He was awarded the OBE in 2006 for services to the oil and gas industries. He was a Member of the Council of Economic Advisers to the First Minister of the Scottish Government from 2007 – 2011.   In June 2011 Professor Kemp was appointed a member of the Scottish Energy Advisory Board to the Scottish Government.  He has written The Official History of North Sea Oil and Gas which was published in 2011 in 2 volumes.  In March 2012 Professor Kemp received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Society of Petroleum Engineers Offshore Achievements Awards ceremony.

 

Professor Alex Kemp

Professor of Petroleum Economics

Director, Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance (ACREEF)

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/research/acreef/

University of Aberdeen Business School

Edward Wright Building

Dunbar Street

Aberdeen  AB24 3QY

 

Tel: (0) 1224 272168

Fax: (0) 1224 272181

E-mail: a.g.kemp@abdn.ac.uk

Website: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/business


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Research Interests

Petroleum and Energy Economics


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Current Research

Petroleum and Energy Economics


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Research Grants

Research Grants on North Sea Oil and Gas Economics


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Teaching Responsibilities

Petroleum and Energy Economics


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Publications 

Working Papers and Discussion Papers

Working Papers

  • Kemp, AG. & Kasim, SA. (2012). 'The Economics of CO2-EOR Cluster Developments in the UK Central North Sea/ Outer Moray Firth'. North Sea Study Occational Paper, no. 123, University of Aberdeen, pp. 1-64.
    [Online] AURA: nsp_123.pdf
  • Kemp, AG. & Stephen, L. (2011). 'The Effects of Budget 2011 on Activity in the UK Continental Shelf'. North Sea Study Occasional Paper, vol. 120, pp. 1-50.
    [Online] AURA: nsp_120.pdf
    [Link] http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pec144/acreef/
  • Kemp, AG. & Stephen, L. (2011). 'The Short and Long Term Prospects for Activity in the UK Continental Shelf: the 2011 Perspective'. North Sea Study Occasional Paper, vol. 121, pp. 1-61.
    [Online] AURA: nsp_121.pdf
    [Link] http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pec144/acreef/
  • Kemp, AG. & Stephen, L. (2011). 'Prospective Decommissioning Activity and Infrastructure Availability in the UKCS'. pp. 1-80.
    [Online] AURA: nsp_122.pdf
  • Kemp, AG. & Stephen, L. (2010). 'The effects of the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) on activity in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) and CO2 leakage'. North Sea Study Occasional Paper, no. 115, University of Aberdeen Department of Economics, Aberdeen.
    [Online] AURA: nso-115.doc
  • Kemp, AG. & Phimister, E. (2010). 'Economic Principles and Determination of Infrastructure Third Party Tariffs in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS)'. North Sea Study Occaisional Paper, vol. 116, University of Aberdeen Department of Economics, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, pp. 1-26.
    [Online] AURA: Kemp_North_Sea_Study_Occaisional_Paper_No_116.doc
  • Kemp, AG. & Stephen, L. (2010). 'Taxation and total government take from the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) following phase 3 of the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS)'. North Sea Study Occasional Papers, no. 117, Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, pp. 1-168.
    [Online] AURA: nso_117.pdf
  • Kemp, AG. & Kasim, S. (2010). 'An optimised illustrative investment model of the economics of integrated returns from CCS deployment in the UK/UKCS'. North Sea Study Occasional Papers, no. 118, Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, pp. 1-67.
    [Online] AURA: nsp_118.pdf
    [Link] http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pec144/acreef/publications.html
  • Kemp, AG. & Stephen, L. (2010). 'The long term prospects for activity in the UK continental shelf'. North Sea Study Occasional Papers, no. 119, Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, pp. 1-48.
    [Online] AURA: nsp_119.pdf
  • Kemp, AG. & Stephen, L. (2009). 'Incentivising Investment in the UKCS: a Response to Supporting Investment: a Consultation on the North Sea Fiscal Regime'. North Sea Study Occasional Paper, no. 111, University of Aberdeen Department of Economics, pp. 1-93.
    [Online] AURA: nso-111.doc
  • Kemp, AG. & Kasim, S. (2009). 'A Futuristic Least-cost Optimisation Model of CO2 Transportation and Storage in the UK/UK Continental Shelf (UKCS)'. North Sea Study Occasional Paper, no. 112, University of Aberdeen Department of Economics, Aberdeen, pp. 1-53.
    [Online] AURA: NSP%20112.doc
  • Kemp, AG. & Stephen, L. (2009). 'The Budget 2009 Tax Proposals and Activity in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS)'. North Sea Study Occasional Paper, vol. 113, University of Aberdeen Department of Economics, Aberdeen, pp. 1-48.
    [Online] AURA: nso-113.doc
  • Kemp, AG. & Stephen, L. (2009). 'The Prospects for Activity in the UK Continental Shelf to 2040: the 2009 Perspective'. North Sea Study Occasional Paper, vol. 114, University of Aberdeen Department of Economics, Aberdeen, pp. 1-48.
    [Online] AURA: nso-114.doc
  • Kemp, AG. & Stephen, L. (2008). 'The Prospects for Activity in the UKCS to 2035: the 2008 Perspective'. North Sea Study Occasional Paper, no. 109, University of Aberdeen Department of Economics, Aberdeen.
    [Online] AURA: NSP109.doc
  • Kemp, AG. & Stephen, L. (2008). 'The Economics of PRT Redetermination for Incremental Projects in the UKCS'. North Sea Study Occational Paper, no. 110, University of Aberdeen Department of Economics, Aberdeen.
    [Online] AURA: NSP%20110.doc
  • Kemp, AG. & Swierzbinski, J. (2007). 'Long-Term Option Contracts for Carbon Emissions'. North Sea Study Occasional Paper, pp. 1-23.
    [Link] http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/ccs/Publications/UKCCS/KempLongTermLaw07.pdf
  • Kemp, AG. & Stephen, L. (1999). 'Expenditures In And Revenues From The UKCS: Estimating The Hypothetical Scottish Shares 1970-2003'. North Sea Study Occasional Paper, no. 70, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen.
    [Online] AURA: Kemp_70.pdf

Discussion Papers

  • Kemp, AG. & Kasim, S. (2013). 'An Optimised Investment Model of the Economics of Integrated Returns from CCS Deployment in the UK/UKCS'. North Sea Study Occasional Papers, vol. 126, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, pp. i-v, 1-33.
    [Online] AURA: nsp_126.pdf
  • Kemp, AG. & Stephen, L. (2012). 'A Comparative Study of Tax Reliefs for New Developments in the UK Continental Shelf after Budget 2012'. North Sea Study Occasional Paper, vol. 124, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, pp. 1-108.
    [Online] AURA: nsp_124.pdf
  • Kemp, AG. & Stephen, L. (2012). 'Prospects for Activity in the UK Continental Shelf after Recent Tax Changes: the 2012 Perspective'. North Sea Study Occasional Paper, vol. 125, University of Aberdeen, UK, pp. 1-82.
  • Kemp, AG. & Stephen, L. (2008). 'The Hypothetical Scottish Share of Revenues and Expenditures from the UK Continental Shelf 2000 - 2013'. The Scottish Government.
    [Online] AURA: The_Hypothetical_Scottish_Shares_of_Revenues_and_Expenditure...
    [Link] http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/06/UKContinentalShelfRevenue

Contributions to Journals

Articles

  • Kemp, AG. & Kasim, S. (2013). 'The economics of CO2-EOR cluster developments in the UK Central North Sea'. Energy Policy, vol 62, pp. 1344-1355.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.07.047
    [Link] http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421513006903
  • Kemp, AG. & Kasim, AS. (2010). 'A futuristic least-cost optimisation model of CO2 transportation and storage in the UK/UK Continental Shelf'. Energy Policy, vol 38, no. 7, pp. 3652-3667.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2010.02.042
  • Kemp, AG. (2010). 'Prospects for Aberdeen oil and gas cluster'. The Charter, no. 8.
  • Kemp, AG. (2010). 'Prospects to Improve Activity on UKCS'. World Oil, vol 231, no. 12, pp. 38-39.
    [Link] http://www.worldoil.com/What-industry-leaders-expect-in-2011-December-2010.html
  • Kemp, AG. & Kasim, AS. (2010). 'A futuristic least-cost optimisation model of CO 2 transportation and storage in the UK/UK Continental Shelf'. Energy Policy, vol 38, no. 7, pp. 3652-3667.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2010.02.042
  • Kemp, A. (2009). 'Uncertainties Dominates Outlook for UKCS'. World Oil, vol 230, no. 12, pp. 30.
    [Link] http://www.worldoil.com/December-2009-Uncertainty-dominates-outlook-for-UKCS.html
  • Kemp, AG. (2008). 'Active year in UK Continental Shelf amd market and legislative uncertainties'. World Oil, vol 229, no. 12, pp. 32-33.
  • Kemp, AG. (2008). 'Active year in UK Continental Shelf amid market and legislative uncertainties'. World Oil, vol 229, no. 12, pp. 32-33.
    [Online] AURA: Active_Year_in_UK_Continental_Shelf_Amidst_Market_and_Legisl...
  • Kemp, AG. & Kasim, SA. (2007). 'A Longitudinal Study of Fallow Dynamics in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS)'. Energy Policy, vol 35, no. 3, pp. 1744-1760.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2006.05.010
  • Kemp, AG. & Kasim, SA. (2006). 'A Regional Model of Oil and Gas Exploration in the UKCS'. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, vol 53, no. 2, pp. 198-221.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1111/J.1467-9485.2006.00376.X
  • Kemp, AG. & Stephen, L. (2005). 'Optimising Oil and Gas Depletion in the Maturing North Sea with Growing Import Dependence'. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, vol 21, no. 1, pp. 43-66.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/gri003
  • Kemp, AG. & Kasim, SA. (2005). 'Are Decline Rates Really Exponential? Evidence from the UK Continental Shelf'. Energy Journal, vol 26, no. 1, pp. 27-50.
  • Kasim, SA. & Kemp, AG. (2003). 'Forecasting Activity Levels in the United Kingdom Continental Shelf: The Role of Perceptions'. Energy Economics, vol 25, no. 6, pp. 713-739.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/S0140-9883(03)00045-8
  • Kasim, SA. & Kemp, AG. (2003). 'An Econometric Model of Oil and Gas Exploration Development and Production in the UK Continental Shelf: A Systems Approach'. Energy Journal, vol 24, no. 2, pp. 113-141.
  • Kemp, AG. & Stephen, L. (2001). 'The Economics of Petroleum Exploration and Development West of Scotland'. Continental Shelf Research, vol 21, no. 8-10, pp. 1095-1120.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/S0278-4343(00)00126-6
  • Kemp, AG. & Stephen, L. (2001). 'Prospects for Gas Supply and Demand and their Implication with Special Reference to the UK'. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, vol 17, no. 3, pp. 346-364.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/17.3.346
  • Kemp, AG. (2001). 'A Comparison of Production Sharing and Buy Back Contracts from the Perspectives of Host Governments and Investors'. Journal of Eghtessad-e-Energy, vol 2, no. 23, pp. 26-31.

Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings

Chapters

  • Kemp, AG. (2013). 'North Sea Oil and Gas'. in A Goudie (ed.), Scotland's Future: The Economics of Constitutional Change. Dundee University Press, UK, pp. 243-265.
  • Kemp, AG. (2011). 'The Great North Sea Oil Saga: All Done or Still Unfinished?'. in SD Mackay (ed.), Scotland's Economic Future. Reform Scotland, Edinburgh, pp. 119-134.
    [Link] http://reformscotland.com/public/publications/scotlandseconomicfuture.pdf
  • Kemp, AG. (2011). 'Evolving Economic Issues in the Maturing UKCS'. in G Gordon, J Paterson & E Usenmez (eds), Oil and Gas Law. 2 edn, Dundee University Press, Dundee, pp. 15-32.
  • Kemp, AG. (2011). 'The Evolution of the World Petroleum Industry since 1945'. in The Technical and Legal Guide to Global Hydrocarbon. Aberlour Press, pp. 1-36.
  • Kemp, AG. & Stephen, L. (2005). 'Petroleum Policy and Prospects in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS)'. in Petroleum Industry Regulation within Stable States (eds. S Glomsrod and P. Osmundsen). Petroleum Industry Regulation within Stable States (eds. S Glomsrod and P. Osmundsen), pp. 131-156.
  • Kemp, AG. (2004). 'Economic and Taxation Aspects of Prospects for the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS)'. in Energy Industries Review 2004: Issues and Opportunies for Scotland's Energy Industries. Energy Industries Review 2004: Issues and Opportunies for Scotland's Energy Industries, pp. 19-22.
  • Kemp, AG. & Stephen, L. (2003). 'The Economics of Field Cluster Developments in the UKCS'. in In: Energy in a Competitive Market: Essays in Honour of Colin Robinson (ed. L.C. Hunt). In: Energy in a Competitive Market: Essays in Honour of Colin Robinson (ed. L.C. Hunt).
  • Kemp, AG. & Smith, FA. (2002). 'North Sea Oil and the Aberdeen Economy in Retrospect'. in Fiskeri - og Sofartsmuseets Studieserie. (eds. David J Starkey & Morten Hahn-Pedersen. Fiskeri - og Sofartsmuseets Studieserie. (eds. David J Starkey & Morten Hahn-Pedersen, pp. 281-305.
  • Kemp, AG. & Stephen, L. (2002). 'Gas Production, Imports and Networks'. in Towards an Energy Policy (ed. D. Helm). Towards an Energy Policy (ed. D. Helm), pp. 43-61.
  • Kemp, AG. (2001). 'Future Liabilties, Today's Problem'. in In: Fundamentals of the Global Offshore Industry (ed. Sharman,C), Petroleum Economist. In: Fundamentals of the Global Offshore Industry (ed. Sharman,C), Petroleum Economist, pp. 163-165.

Books and Reports

Books

  • Kemp, AG. (2011). The Official History of North Sea Oil and Gas, Volume 2: Moderating the State's Role. Whitehall Histories: Government's Official History Series, vol. 2, 1 edn, Routledge.

Commissioned Reports

Other Reports

  • Kemp, AG. (2013). The Implications of Scottish Independence for the North Sea Oil and Gas Sector. The Economic Implications for the United Kingdom of Scottish Independence, no. HL Paper 152, vol. HL Paper 152, 2nd Report Session 2012-13 edn, House of Lords. The Stationery Office Limited, UK.
    [Link] http://www.parliament.uk/hleconomicaffairs

Contributions to Specialist Publications

Articles

  • Kemp, AG. (2009). 'The Roaring Forties: Giant Discovery That Changed a Nation'. p. 37-38, BP Magazine.
  • Kemp, AG. (2009). 'The Scottish Oil and Gas Cluster: Performance and Prospects'. p. 95-99, The New Scottish Enlightenment.
    [Link] http://viewer.zmags.com/showmag.php?mid=wtwhsp#/page96/
  • Kemp, AG. (2009). 'Budget 2009: Will it make a difference'. p. 8-9, Wireline.

Letters

  • Kemp, AG. (2004). 'Maturity Approaches on the UKCS'. p. 33-34, World Oil, 225 12.
  • Kemp, AG. (2003). '2004 May Be a Better Year for UK Continental Shelf'. p. 26-27, World Oil, 224 12.
  • Kemp, AG. (2002). 'UKCS Awaits Mixed Prospects'. p. 27-29, World Oil, 223 12.
  • Kemp, AG. (2001). 'New Incentives to Boost Recoveries'. p. 62-63, World Oil, 222 11.
  • Kemp, AG. (2001). 'Grounds for Optimism Exist in UKCS'. p. 42-43, World Oil, 222 12.

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