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JOGMEC Interested In Global Investments Including Rosneft
Thursday, September 07, 2017JOGMEC is interested in investing in energy companies worldwide, including Russian state energy company Rosneft, JOGMEC President Keisuke Kuroki told reporters.

JOGMEC, Inpex, Marubeni Ink Exploration Deal with Rosneft
Thursday, December 15, 2016JOGMEC, Inpex Corporation and Marubeni Corporation sign a deal with Rosneft Oil Company to carry out joint exploration work in the southwestern offshore area of Sakhalin Island, Russia.

Inpex to Enter Production Phase at Russian Ichyodinskoye Field
Wednesday, December 14, 2016Inpex Corporation will enter the production phase at the Ichyodinskoye oil field, located within the Zapadno-Yaraktinsky Block (ZY block), in Irkutsk Oblast in the Russian Federation.

Japan Passes Law To Allow JOGMEC To Invest In Foreign Oil, Gas Firms
Friday, November 11, 2016Japan's parliament passes a bill to allow state-run JOGMEC to participate in purchases of foreign oil and gas companies by Japanese firms or buy into foreign state-owned oil companies on its own.

As Rivals Circle, Japan Boosting Firepower To Buy Global Energy Assets
Friday, September 23, 2016Japan plans to rush through a bill to provide more financial muscle for its companies to compete for global energy assets, just as other resource-hungry Asian economies such as China and India are also looking to snap up depressed oil assets.

Japan Energy Spending Cuts Add Urgency to Securing Future Supply
Tuesday, May 17, 2016Energy companies in Japan are slashing investments by more than one-third following the collapse in commodity prices, increasing pressure on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government to supplement exploration budgets.

JOGMEC, PetroSeychelles Extend Joint Survey Agreement in Seychelles
Thursday, March 03, 2016JOGMEC and Petroseychelles extend a joint survey agreement by two years in line with an extension of the exploration license by the government in Seychelles.

JOGMEC, Inpex Commence Study on Technology for Shale Gas Project in Canada
Thursday, August 20, 2015Japan's JOGMEC and Inpex commence joint study on technology on shale gas development in British Columbia, Canada with IGBC and Nexen.

JOGMEC Provides $45.6M Funding for Idemitsu-Sumitomo's Vietnam Exploration
Friday, August 14, 2015JOGMEC provides $45.6 million in equity financing to Idemitsu and Sumitomo for two exploration blocks offshore Vietnam.

The Future of Ice Gas
Tuesday, June 23, 2015Rigzone takes a look at what the future holds for exploiting the potential gas resource of methane hydrate, aka ice gas, particularly focusing on developments offshore Japan, the Arctic and New Zealand.

Japan's JOGMEC Says Could Double Investment in Oil, Gas
Thursday, June 19, 2014JOGMEC could double its investment in oil and gas resources over the long term, the company says.

JOGMEC Provides Equity Financing for Japex to Acquire Stake in Kerapu Block
Thursday, November 21, 2013JOGMEC provides equity financing to Japex's unit Japex West Natuna to acquire a 30 percent interest in the Kerapu Block offshore Indonesia.

Ice Gas: A Step Closer to Commercial Production
Wednesday, April 24, 2013Could methane hydrate, or "ice gas", succeed shale gas as a source of cheap energy?

Jogmec to Develop Shale Technology With Encana, Mitsubishi
Wednesday, April 03, 2013Jogmec says it has agreed with Encana and Mitsubishi to jointly develop technologies to extract hydrocarbon from shale more efficiently.

Japan to Study Ice Gas Reserves
Tuesday, April 02, 2013Japan plans three-year study into its methane hydrate, or "ice gas", reserves, Trade and Industry Minister Toshimitsu Motegi says.

Energy Secretary: Methane Hydrate Field Test a Success
Wednesday, May 02, 2012Methane hydrates may exceed the energy content of all Other fossil fuels combined and could ensure decades of affordable natural gas and cut America's foreign oil dependence.

JOGMEC Invites Proposals for Gas Hydrates Production Test Offshore Japan
Tuesday, November 23, 2010JOGMEC has invited proposals from potential candidates for the first offshore production test of methane gas hydrates in the Eastern Nankai Trough, offshore Japan.

Jogmec to Invest Y1 Bln in UK Offshore Exploration Project
Friday, April 10, 2009The block in the U.K., off Shetland, is named 204/13 and "sizable oil reserves are expected, which would help grow Japanese companies' oil and gas exploration businesses," Jogmec said in a statement.

Economy Woes Won't Delay Inpex LNG Projects
Friday, March 27, 2009Inpex will push ahead as scheduled with two big offshore LNG projects in Australia and Indonesia, despite the credit crunch, low energy prices and falling demand.

Japan, Russia Affirm Cooperation in East Siberia Energy Projects
Wednesday, October 22, 2008Japan and Russia will cooperate closely on energy projects, especially in resource-rich East Siberia, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday.

Japan's Jogmec to Subsidize Australian Oil, Gas Exploration
Tuesday, August 19, 2008Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp. said Monday it will invest about Y682 million in Australia-East Timor offshore oil and natural gas exploration work over the years through March 2014.

Petrobras Inks Deal with Jogmec of Japan
Tuesday, March 20, 2007Petrobras signed a principle of understanding with Jogmec for exploration and production opportunity evaluation in South America and Southeast Asia, over and beyond joint studies on heavy oil and natural gas.