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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…

E.ON, Kyuden Mirai to Develop Offshore Wind in Japan

Apr 24, 2019

Germany-headquartered energy company E.ON and Japanese renewable energy company Kyuden Mirai Energy signed a cooperation agreement to jointly develop offshore wind projects in Japan.A press release from the European holding company based in…

Ocean Geo-Frontier Tallies Survey Contract

Apr 01, 2019

New joint venture company Ocean Geo-Frontier (OGF) on Monday signed a consignment service agreement with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) for geophysical surveys to be conducted by a three-dimensional geophysical survey vessel…

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…

Senvion, Toshiba Energy Systems Form Wind Energy Alliance

Oct 30, 2018

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation and German wind turbine equipment manufacturer Senvion GmbH announced that they signed a mutually non-exclusive strategic cooperation agreement for the distribution of onshore and offshore wind power generation systems…

Inpex hits gas off Japan

Oct 28, 2016

Inpex made a gas find at an exploration well offshore the Shimane and Yamaguchi prefectures in Japan. The Transocean M.G. Hulme Jr., from Inpex. The Transocean M.G. Hulme Jr. semisubmersible…

OpenHydro supply tidal turbine to Japan

Jul 27, 2016

TIdal turbine maker OpenHydro, a DCNS company, is part of a consortium which has been selected by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment to supply a tidal turbine system for installation at Naru Strait, Goto City, Nagasaki Prefecture. The consortium includes Kyuden Mirai Energy Co…

Inpex spuds well offshore Japan

Jun 07, 2016

Japanese explorer Inpex has started exploration well drilling offshore Shimane and Yamaguchi prefectures, Japan. The well is being drilled as part of a project commissioned by Japan's Agency of Natural Resources and Energy of the Ministry of Economy…

Iran in oil talks with Japan

Aug 10, 2015

Iran said it is ready to negotiate with Japan over the return of the country’s enterprises to its oil projects as well as its upstream industries. Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh told reporters after a meeting with a visiting Japanese…

Methane hydrate consortium launched

Oct 03, 2014

Eleven Japanese companies including oil and gas exploration firm Inpex have joined forces to create a new firm focused on methane hydrate extraction.  Japan Methane Hydrate Operating Co., (JMH) was formally established 1 October specifically…

Typhoon Neoguri reaches southern Japan

Jul 07, 2014

Typhoon Neoguri originated near Guam early Friday, 4 July, and has developed into the first superstorm of the season along the Pacific rim. It is now battering Japan's small southern islands (the Ryukyu Islands, known in Japan as the Nansei Islands)…

OPT to design PowerBuoy system

Nov 01, 2013

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. has received a US$2.6 million contract from Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. The contract is to provide the final design and supply of key components of a PowerBuoy system intended for deployment…

Gazprom, JFG sign Vladivostok MOU

Jun 25, 2013

Russian state-owned company Gazprom along with a consortium of Japanese firms have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) concerning the development of Gazprom's Vladivostok LNG project. Present for the signing on June 22 were Gazprom Chairman Alexey Miller and Masanori Toyoshima…

Baker Hughes completes well test off Japan

May 23, 2013

Baker Hughes participated in the first successful marine methane hydrate production test well offshore Japan on March 12, 2013. The test was conducted from a drill ship for the Japan Oil Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) in the Nankai Trough…

Baker Hughes on hydrate test well

Apr 22, 2013

Baker Hughes announced that it participated in the first successful marine methane hydrate production test well offshore Japan on March 12, 2013.The test was conducted from a drill ship for the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) in the Nankai Trough…

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