Dr Sola Kasim
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.
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.
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.
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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Tax Incentives for CO2-EOR in the UK Continental ShelfWorking Papers and Discussion Papers: Working Papers
Petroleum Taxation for the Maturing UK Continental Shelf (UKCS)Working Papers and Discussion Papers: Working Papers
The economics of CO2-EOR cluster developments in the UK Central North SeaEnergy Policy, vol. 62, pp. 1344-1355Contributions to Journals: Articles
An Optimised Investment Model of the Economics of Integrated Returns from CCS Deployment in the UK/UKCSWorking Papers and Discussion Papers: Discussion Papers
The Economics of CO2-EOR Cluster Developments in the UK Central North Sea/ Outer Moray FirthWorking Papers and Discussion Papers: Working Papers
An optimised illustrative investment model of the economics of integrated returns from CCS deployment in the UK/UKCSWorking Papers and Discussion Papers: Working Papers
A futuristic least-cost optimisation model of CO2 transportation and storage in the UK/UK Continental ShelfEnergy Policy, vol. 38, no. 7, pp. 3652-3667Contributions to Journals: Articles
A Futuristic Least-cost Optimisation Model of CO2 Transportation and Storage in the UK/UK Continental Shelf (UKCS)Working Papers and Discussion Papers: Working Papers
A Least-Cost Optimisation Model of CO2 Capture Applied to Major UK Power Plants Within the EU-ETS FrameworkThe Energy Journal, vol. 29, pp. 99-134Contributions to Specialist Publications: Special Issues
A Longitudinal Study of Fallow Dynamics in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS)Energy Policy, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 1744-1760Contributions to Journals: Articles