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JOGMEC and CSIRO Agreed to Collaborate
in the Oil & Gas Upstream Sector

November 16, 2018

Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for mutual cooperation in the oil and gas upstream sector on November 16, 2018.
CSIRO is the largest research institute under the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science of the Australian Government to carry out scientific research for Australian industry and community for the purpose of the benefit of Australia.
JOGMEC and CSIRO agreeed to promote technical cooperation concering unconventional resources as well as Carbon dioxide Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) including CO2-EOR and CCS as supporting technology for hydrogen value chain.
Australian Government has promoted to develop domestic unconventional resources such as coal bed methane, shale gas etc on land. It is required for the country to accerarate a technology for cost-effective development of such resources.
Also, the world-first pilot programe has recently been commenced in Australia to convert its rich brown coal resources to liquid hydrogen to be transferred to Japan. For realization of “the hydrogen value chain” in Australia, CCUS has an important role and furthering technology development for the full-scale implementation is also needed.
JOGMEC contributes to strengthen the bilateral relationship between Japan and Australia and eventually energy security of Japan.

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