president Keisuke Kuroki

Keisuke Kuroki

Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (“JOGMEC”) is pleased to welcome you to the JOGMEC Techno Forum 2016.

We, JOGMEC, as a governmental agency, play a role in Japanese resource development with the primary mission to ensure the stable supply of natural resources to Japan through financial and technical assistance in Exploration & Development projects, and enhancement of relationships with oil and gas producing countries. This forum is intended to function as an active and facilitative tool in reinforcing the relationships with oil and gas producing countries by incorporating a wide range of cutting-edge Japanese technologies. The forum this year is co-hosted with the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (“METI”), reflecting upon the increasing significance in resources diplomacy that can render further strengthened ties between the oil and gas producing countries and Japan.

This year, at the 4th Techno Forum, under the theme of “Challenges and Solutions in the New Age”, we plan to cast a spotlight on three keywords, “Cost reduction”, “Efficiency enhancement”, “Alliance”, keeping in mind the current bearish oil price circumstances, and necessary actions foreseeing the future oil price regain and supply deficit.

On Day 1 of the forum, speakers representing resources-rich countries, NOCs/IOCs, and Japanese companies will deliver their speeches on their business strategies and alliances between NOC/Japanese companies. On Day 2, specific technical challenges and actions for field operation from the viewpoint of “cost reduction” and “efficiency” will be explored. Especially, technical themes of “IOR/EOR”, “Gas Processing & Utilization”, and “Robotics/IoT/Big Data”, which were selected as a result of a targeted questionnaire to Japanese companies, will be highlighted. We endeavor to bridge between the technological Needs and Seeds throughout the technical sessions.

Furthermore, Japanese cutting edge technologies will be introduced and displayed as solutions for the challenges at the exhibition hall. We sincerely hope that this forum would offer you opportunities to discover business seeds and technical solutions.

Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)