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US, Russian Energy Majors Join to Push LNG in India, Japan

Oct 25, 2018

Russia's energy major Rosneft and US ExxonMobil plan to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in a consortium with Indian and Japanese partners, spreading the estimated $15 billion cost, Reuters reported.The report said that  the LNG production project will come up in partnership with Japan’s SODECO and India’s ONGC Videsh.All four companies are partners in the Sakhalin-1 fields from which the requisite gas for the facility will be drawn…

Northland, Shizen Join Forces for Japanese OWP

Nov 18, 2019

Canadian energy company Northland Power and the Japanese provides renewable energy project development services Shizen Energy have agreed to set up a joint venture to develop offshore wind projects in Japan.Under the terms of the agreement,…

EM&I Bags Japanese FPSO Operator Contract

Jul 24, 2019

International asset integrity specialist EM&I Group received an order from a major Japanese FPSO operator for an FPSO based offshore New Zealand.The order  initially for tank inspection during which time EM&I’s ‘NoMan’ robotic tank inspections…

Japanese Firms Begin Offshore Wind Surveys

Jul 17, 2019

Japanese companies Sumitomo Corporation and Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (J-POWER) have begun an offshore ground investigation off the coast of Japan to explore the possibility of developing an offshore wind power plant.The Japanese…

Japanese Offshore Wind to Hit 4GW in 2028

Feb 20, 2019

Japan's nascent offshore wind industry is expected to increase dramatically over the next ten years, according to energy analysts Wood Mackenzie, who predict that by 2028 the island country will boast upwards of 4 gigawatts (GW) of offshore capacity…

First LNG shipment from Ichthys project arrives in Japan

Oct 30, 2018

The first liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment from the giant Ichthys project in Australia arrived at Inpex's Naoetsu LNG receiving terminal in northern Japan on Wednesday, the Japanese operator of the project said.The LNG vessel Pacific Breeze…

Inpex granted 20 year Congo extension

Dec 06, 2017

Inpex and partners Muanda International Oil Company (MIOC) and Chevron have been given a 20-year extension for a concession agreement on a block offshore Congo. The agreement, with the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo…

Japan, Scotland subsea research funding call launched

Dec 04, 2017

UK subsea industry body Subsea UK is working with Scottish Enterprise to promote research and development projects between Japan and Scotland, aimed at solving complex subsea challenges, particularly through use of digital technologies.  The…

Mitsui to take up to 50% in AKOFS

Oct 25, 2017

Norwegian investment firm Akastor and Japan's Mitsui have entered into a memorandum of understanding which could see the Japanese firm, together with potential partners, invest in oilfield services firm AKOFS Offshore. The move could…

RockRose to buy Idemitsu Petroleum

Oct 18, 2017

RockRose Energy has signed deal to acquire Idemitsu Petroleum from Japan's Idemitsu Kosan. The Idemitsu UK's assets comprise a substantial number of producing fields in the North Sea, which include: 30.8% stakes in Repsol's Ross and Blake fields…

Ichthys LNG FPSO moored offshore Australia

Aug 25, 2017

The INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project’s floating production, storage and offloading facility (FPSO) has been safely moored today in the Ichthys field, 220km off the north coast of Western Australia. The 336m-long FPSO, Ichthys Venturer…

OPT launches PowerBuoy off Japan

Apr 24, 2017

An Ocean Power Technologies' PB3 PowerBuoy has been deployed off the coast of Kozu-shima Island in Japan as part of its first lease agreement with Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding (MES). The PB3 was shipped to Japan in February and arrived in Tokyo on 18 March…

PTTEP, JOGMEC ink collaboration agreement

Mar 24, 2017

Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp. (JOGMEC), for cooperation in research and technology development in the oil and gas business, aiming…

PGS completes fleet expansion with latest Ramform

Mar 22, 2017

PGS has completed its fleet expansion with the naming of its latest newbuild, the Ramform Hyperion, at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shipbuilding yard in Nagasaki, Japan today (22 March). The first vessel of the Ramform Titan-class came in 2013 with the delivery of Ramform Titan…

Gazprom to start Okhotsk Sea drilling

Feb 22, 2017

Russia's Gazprom Neft is set to drill the first exploration well on the Ayashsky Block in the Sea of Okhotsk after signing a contract for use of a Japanese drilling rig. Gazprom acquired a license for the exploration, development and…

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