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Report of JOGMEC Techno Forum 2014

December 1, 2014

 JOGMEC (president: Mr. Hirobumi Kawano) held “JOGMEC Techno Forum 2014” at Palace Hotel Tokyo on November 26 and November 27, 2014.
 The forum attracted more than 1000 participants and the potential of Japanese cutting-edge technologies that could be applied to oil and gas development was discussed as one of the main themes of this forum.
 In the forum, Japanese cutting-edge technologies from various industries and the technical challenges that oil and gas producing countries face were introduced through speeches and a panel discussion. The exhibition presented by Japanese companies also enabled participants to gain insights into Japanese innovative technologies that could be applied to oil and gas development as “Technical Solutions”.

 On the first day, representatives from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and Total, and a government official from Ministry of Energy and Minerals of the United Republic of Tanzania made speeches about the energy strategy of natural resource development. The session was followed by a panel discussion on natural resource interests and the role of innovative technologies. The panelists engaged in a lively exchange of opinions concerning the future trend in oil and gas business and the potential of Japanese technologies.

 On the second day, three technology-themed sessions, “High CO2 gas field,” “Heavy oil,” and “Deepwater & Arctic Development” were held. In each session, various Japanese innovative technologies such as CO2 separation membrane, upgrading technology for heavy oil and carbon fiber material for deep-water development were introduced.

 In addition to the speeches, poster exhibition and networking reception were held to provide more opportunities to exchange the needs of oil and gas development and Japanese technological seeds between participants. The forum ended on a high note and we received many favorable comments from the participants.

 Through our “Technical Solutions Project*” including this forum, JOGMEC is committed to match these innovative, cutting-edge technologies of Japanese companies with technological needs.

*”Technical Solutions Project”: a new initiative, launched in 2013 by JOGMEC, in which JOGMEC conducts technology development in collaboration with a wide range of Japanese industries to customize advanced technologies and offer “technical solutions” for the challenges in oil and gas E&P projects.

Speakers of JOGMEC Techno Forum 2014 (partial listing)

Keynote

・Mr. Toshiaki Kitamura, President & CEO, INPEX CORPORATION
・Mr. Ali Khalifa Al Shamsi, Director of Strategy & Coordination, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
・Mr. Ngosi C.X. Mwihava, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and  Minerals of the United Republic of Tanzania

Speakers of the speech about current status or the challenge of field development

・Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Hoan, Deputy General Manager, Production Div. PetroVietnam
・Dr. Syham Bentouati, Head of New Technology Implementation, Petroleum Development Oman

Speakers of the speech about Japanese advanced technologies

・Dr. Masayoshi Sagara, Senior Researcher, Pipe & Tube Research Laboratories, NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATIO
・Mr. Koji Tanaka, License Manager, Research & Development Center, Process Technology Division, JGC Corporation
・Mr. Tetsuo Nishimura, MANAGER, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS DIV.FUJIFILM CORPORATION
・Mr. Hisato Aoyama, Manager, Professional Engineer (Chemical), SCWC Project Team, Technology Development Center, JGC Corporation
・Dr. Koh Izumiyama, Senior Researcher, R&D, Management Planning Department, North Japan Port Consultants Co., Ltd.
・Mr. Masahiro Miwa, General Manager. Field Development Unit, Technical Division, INPEX Corporation
・Mr. Yoichi Shuto, Managing Director, General Manager, TCT Division, TOKYO ROPE MFG. CO., LTD.
  • Opening remark by Mr. Hirobumi Kawano, President,
    JOGMEC

  • Keynote speech by Mr. Toshiaki Kitamura, President & CEO,
    INPEX CORPORATION
    "How to work with natural resources producing countries"

  • Keynote speech by Mr. Ali Khalifa Al Shamsi
    Director, Strategy & Coordination,
    Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
    "Perspectives from a National Oil Company"

  • Keynote speech by Mr. Ngoshi,Charlestino,Mwihava
    Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Minerals
    of The United Republic of Tanzania
    " O&G Exploration and Development On and Off shore-TANZANIA"

  • Keynote speech by Mr. Daniel Plathey,
    Vice President R&D, Research & Development Division,
    TOTAL SA - Exploration & Production-
    "4 C & Deliver
    “ CHANGE CULTURE, COMPETE ON COSTS & DELIVER "
    Contribution of R&D to the Oil & Gas Industry
    Technical & Cost reduction challenges "

  • Guest speech by Mr. Bob Fryklund,
    Chief Upstream Strategist, IHS Inc.
    "Aligning Upstream Technology and Innovation Trends with
    Market Needs"

  • Deputy General Manager, Production Div. PetroVietnam
    "On- going projects and technologies of Vietnam high CO2
    content gas field"

  • Petroleum Development Oman
    "Heavy Oil Technologies in Oman"

Day 1 Panel Discussion
"Natural resources concession and the role of innovative technologies "

  • Poster exhibition of Japanese technologies

  • Forum venue

  • Networking Reception remark
    by Mr. Keisuke Kuroki, Executive Vice President, JOGMEC

  • Networking Reception

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