Dr Sola Kasim
Dr Sola Kasim

Dr Sola Kasim



Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance University of Aberdeen Business School University of Aberdeen Edward Wright Building Dunbar Street Kings College, Old Aberdeen Aberdeen AB24 3QY Scotland, United Kingdom


Sola Kasim holds a PhD degree in Petroleum and Natural Resources economics obtained from the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom and, B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. degrees in economics, from the University of Lagos, Lagos, (UNILAG), Nigeria.

He currently works as a Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Energy Economics at the University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK. Previously, he worked variously in Nigeria as an economics consultant and, university lecturer and researcher in a number of universities, including UNILAG. His consultancy expertise include the areas of oil and gas market fundamentals, regulation (utilities), environmental protection, and, economic empowerment/poverty alleviation. As a World Bank consultant he designed and implemented an electricity tariff-fixing framework for Nigeria. Also, he contributed advice to Nigeria’s Federal Government on the issue of arresting desertification and deforestation through the development and deployment of alternatives to fuel wood.

His current research interest is in the area of the economics of climate change mitigation through Carbon Capture Use and Storage (CCUS).

He has published journal articles in academic and professional journals including The Energy Journal, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Energy Policy and Energy Economics.

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Internal PhD Examiner

Course Co-ordinator: BU5053 - Introduction to Energy Economics

Course Co-ordinator: FI2004 - Business Finance

Course Co-ordinator: EC5005 - Petroleum Economics and Project Evaluation 

Member, Business School Athena SWAN Committee

External Memberships

Reviewer, Energy Economics

Reviewer, Grant applications - ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) and EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council).

PhD External Examiner.


Research Overview

Petroleum Economics: Econometric modelling of oil and gas exploration, development and production; production decline rates; enhanced and improved recovery; the role of hydrocarbons in the (economic) development process.

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Economics (with special interest in the economics of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)): Econometric and financial modelling of CCS value chain economics; optimal stand-alone and integrated CO2 capture, source-to-sink transportation, and storage investments; CO2 valuation; CCS market arrangements/business models; CO2-EOR; CCS incentivisation; CCS in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM); CCS in the EU-ETS.

Current Research

The economics of the integrated CCS value chain in the UK/UKCS.

The economics of CO2 for EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery) in the UKCS.

Fiscal incentives for CO2 capture, sequestration and EOR.


Teaching Responsibilities

Masters courses

1. BU5557 Issues in Petroleum and Energy Economics (Lecturer on The Economics of CCS/CCUS) 

2. BU5562 Empirical Methods in Energy Economics (Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator)

3. BU5053 Introduction to Energy Economics (Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator)

4. EC5005 Petroleum Economics and Project Evaluation (on campus) (Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator)

5. EC5006 Petroleum Economics and Project Evaluation (online) (Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator) 


Non-course Teaching Responsibilities

Personal Tutor to a number of students


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