Mohammed Kharbach - Africa Business School
Energy and Sustainability within Business Economics Research cluster


20 years in energy engineering, planning and economics including markets analysis, economics of power and gas regulation and tariffs design, pipeline gas and LNG supply and logistics in addition to postgraduate lecturing and energy policy research


Oil prices and electricity production in Morocco (Energy Strategy Reviews, 2018).
CO2 Emissions in the Moroccan transport sector: Decomposition and Cointegration. (Sustainable Cities and Society, 2017)
Fuel consumption efficiency for electricity and water production in Abu Dhabi (Energy Strategy Reviews, 2016)
Diversification criteria for power systems (Energy Policy, 2016)
Agriculture biomass potential in Morocco (the Spanish Journal for Rural Development, 2015), With N.Belakhdar et al.
Collusion and demand volatility (Economics Bulletin, 2015), with Michele Breton..
Renewable energy in Morocco, a Divisia approach (Energy Strategy Reviews, 2014), with N. Belakhdar et al
Price cap regulation, gas transportation and storage (Energy Economics, 2012) , with Michele Breton..
Who benefits from price indexing (Economics Bulletin, 2009), with Michele Breton.
A unidirectional Hotelling model, (Economics Bulletin, 2009).
The welfare effects of separating gas storage and distribution functions (Energy Economics, 2008), with Michele Breton.
Green House Gas emissions inventory for Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Protection, USA (with Adam Rose et al).
General trends in Fertilizers’ Use in the 15 Largest Countries in the world (under review)
A Growth Curve Model for CO2 Emissions in the G19 Countries (under review)

Industry and Academic experience

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Abu Dhabi, UAE, Dec 2016-Ongoing:
Advisor, Gas Strategy and Planning (pricing, investments, allocation, optimization…).

Emirates LNG, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Sept 2012-Dec 2016:
Manager, Marketing and Commercial, Sept 2012-Ongoing,
Feasibility study (onshore vs offshore design basis)
Demand forecast, market research and portfolio optimization (long term vs short term supply tranches with risk mitigation alternatives; suppliers discussion on prices, flexibility terms..)
Operations and logistics input to the engineering design principles.

Dolphin Energy, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Sept 2009-Sept 2012:
Head of gas Supply, Marketing, Sept 2009-Sept 2012, Dolphin Energy ( A 51:24.5:24:5% Joint Venture between Mubadala, Total and Oxy bringing pipeline gas to UAE and producing condensates, LPG, Sulfur and ethane.)
Contracts: negotiating and managing short and long term gas contracts
Economic evaluation: the economics of condensates in the refining versus petrochemical, compressions upgrades, transportation and product pricing, interruptible gas pricing…
Regulatory economics
Operations and logistics: optimizing supply and delivery profiles, demand forecast..
Market research: preparation of the gas business research and intelligence to optimize company’s investment opportunities

Abu Dhabi Power and Water Authority (ADWEA), Abu Dhabi, UAE, Nov 2007-Sept 2009,
Senior Economist,
Provide business analysis for diverse corporate initiatives
Due diligence and assets valuation analysis in the oil, gas and power sectors.
Power demand forecast for capacity investments planning.

Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Sept 2006-Sep 2007,
Assistant Professor: Economics and Statistics undergraduate and MBA programs

HEC Montreal, Montreal, Canada, Sept 2005-Sep 2006,
Lecturer: MBA in Energy program (economic regulation in the power and gas sectors, tariffs design, due diligence…)
Consultant: China Energy Program