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MOU renewal with GNS Science New Zealand
~Promoting technological cooperation in geothermal development~

July 28, 2020

Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)signed the new MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with GNS Science International Limited (GNS Science), a crown research institute in New Zeland, for bilateral technical coorperation in the geothermal field on July 28, 2020.
On July 16, 2015, JOGMEC signed the MOU to build out cooperative bilateral relations with GNS Science in order to facilitate bilateral technical cooperation in the field of evaluation and mitigation of environmental impacts, development of survey methodologies, improving methods for management and sustainability of geothermal reservoirs, promoting public acceptance of geothermal developments, and the like.

Based on this MOU, JOGMEC has been promoting bidirectional technical cooperation by holding 3 workshops and 2 training programs in Japan and New Zealand in collaboration with GNS Science. We have renwed the MOU on July 28, 2020 to maintain the relationship.

In order to secure the stable supply of natural resources and energy to Japan, JOGMEC hopes the MOU will enhance further cooperative bilateral relations between Japan and New Zealand and contribute to the further promotion of geothermal resource development through the MOU.

Past cooperative achievements with GNS Science International Limited

Subject Line Period Place
First JOGMEC-GNS Science Workshop June 2, 2016 Japan (JOGMEC Headquarter)
Second JOGMEC-GNS Science Workshop November 20-21, 2017 New Zealand(Rotorua, Taupo)
Third JOGMEC-GNS Science Workshop December 10, 2018 Japan (JOGMEC Headquarter)
Advanced Geothermal Course September 10-14, 2018 Japan (JOGMEC Headquarter)
Advanced Geothermal Geology Course February 10-14, 2020 New Zealand(Auckland)

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