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JOGMEC and NRCan signed MOC
of technical cooperation of Unconventional Oil and Gas Technology

November 5, 2014

 JOGMEC announced today that it signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) for bilateral technical cooperation on unconventional oil and gas technology. The MOC was signed by Mr. Hirobumi Kawano, the President of JOGMEC and the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources.
The MOC covers areas such as;
  • Characterizations of unconventional (e.g., shale or tight) oil and gas reservoirs,
  • Assessment of unconventional oil and gas resources, and
  • Evaluation and application of latest technology available that provides solutions associated with exploration and exploitation of unconventional oil and gas resources, such technology includes information technology, nano-technology, and technologies concerning environment, hazards and materials.
 Canada is the world’s pre-eminent resource-rich country with large unconventional oil and gas resources, such as shale oil/gas and heavy oil. NRCan and its affiliates have conducted leading-edge studies on unconventional oil and gas technologies. JOGMEC has been participating in shale gas projects in Canada and conducting R&D on shale gas exploration and development with Japanese and Canadian companies. Through the cooperation with NRCan, JOGMEC will pursue technological contributions to projects that Japanese companies take part in, as well as to the advancement of unconventional oil/gas development.
 JOGMEC also hopes our collaboration will drive us forward to the further advancement of resource developing technology.

Signing ceremony of the MOC
(from left) The Honourable Greg Rickford (Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources), Mr. Hirobumi Kawano
(President, JOGMEC)

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