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Report of JOGMEC Techno Forum 2017

November 30, 2017

Revised on July 25, 2018

 Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) held “JOGMEC Techno Forum 2017” at Palace Hotel Tokyo on November 28 and 29, 2017, which was the 5th time for JOGMEC to host the event. During the forum, 24 speeches were presented by speakers from government agencies and NOCs of oil and gas producing countries, and domestic and oversea companies in E&P or related fields. Panel discussion was also organized and 4 experts from global E&P and service companies discussed the theme of “Technology Innovation”. Simultaneously, Japanese cutting-edge technologies from 17 companies were displayed as solutions to the technical challenges at exhibition. JOGMEC Stockpiling Department also showcased technologies used in floating storage system, and JOGMEC’s activities were introduced with the poster exhibition. A total of 1,800 people visited this forum.
 JOGMEC Techno Forum is intended to strengthen the relationships between Japanese companies holding various cutting-edge technologies and resources-producing countries. This year, under the theme of “Opening a New Era of Technology Innovation”, we cast a spotlight on the 3 keywords; “Independence from the fluctuating oil price environment”, “Competitiveness” and “Synergy”.

Overview of JOGMEC Techno Forum 2017

Date November 28 (Tue) and 29 (Wed), 2017
Venue Palace Hotel Tokyo 
Co-host Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Speakers 24 speakers from government agencies and NOCs of oil and gas producing countries, IOCs, and domestic/ foreign companies etc.
Exhibitors 17 Japanese companies holding cutting-edge technologies and JOGMEC Stockpiling Exploration Department
Participants More than 1,800 in total

For more detail, please refer to the website below. 


 On Day 1, executives from DG MIGAS (Indonesia), ADNOC (Abu Dhabi) and PEMEX (Mexico), as the representative of oil and gas producing countries, made keynote speeches about their strategy how they determine the direction for technology investment along with the growing energy demand despite of a low barrel price. In the latter slot, 4 experts from domestic and foreign E&P related companies (IHS Markit, TOTAL, INPEX and BHGE) established extensive panel discussion referring to their upstream track records for “Technology Innovation”. Their latest activities has been built over awareness of not only low oil price but climate change issues.


 On Day 2, we organized three particular technical sessions focusing on “Offshore Technologies”, “Unconventionals” and “Iot/ Big Data”, which E&P companies are enthusiastically pursuing in order to ensure technological competitiveness. In respective sessions, first-rate companies from home and abroad introduced their technological approach toward the solution to the difficulties which appear in their business areas. In the closing session, INPEX, JX, and JAPEX demonstrated their philosophies how they will practically adopt “Technology Innovation” in the future, along with their technological roadmaps.
As a concluding comment of the fifth Techno Forum, Mr.Ichikawa, executive director, oil & gas upstream technology unit, JOGMEC, noted the potential of further synergy beyond technological fields.
Exhibition also gathered lively interests during the forum. The number of exhibiting companies was the largest ever, and they showcased variety of advanced technologies related to “Offshore Technologies”, “Unconventionals” and “Iot/ Big Data”. This exhibition worked as the platform for business chance development by stimulating participants to discuss promising technologies in front of their eyes.

 Through the “Technical Solutions Project” activities including this Techno Forum, JOGMEC is determined to enhance Japanese companies’ solutions to the technological challenges faced in oil and gas producing countries.

  • Mr. Keisuke Kuroki
    President, JOGMEC
    Opening Address

  • Mr. Yuki Sadamitsu
    Director, Policy Planning Division, Natural
    Resources and Fuel Department, Agency for
    Natural Resources and Energy, METI
    Opening Remarks by the Representative of METI

  • Mr. Qasem Al Kayoumi
    Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
    ADNOC Drive to meet
    its Energy Supply Commitment

  • Dr. Ego Syahrial
    Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia
    Indonesia’s Oil and Gas Infrastructure Development

Mr. J. Javier Hinojosa Puebla
PEMEX Exploracion y Produccion
PEP Technology Strategy

  • Mr. Judson Jacobs
    IHS Markit
    Leveraging technology and innovation
    to advance upstream aspirations

  • Dr. Philippe Julien
    Total S.A.
    Innovation in Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage

  • Mr. Tetsuro Tochikawa
    INPEX Corporation
    Ability to Apply Technology and Innovation
    to our E&P business

  • Mr. Ahmed Elsherbini Ibrahim
    Transformation of Digital Technologies
    in the Energy Industry

  • Dr. Shahidah Mohd Shariff
    PETRONAS Technology Challenges
    and Needs for offshore Oil & Gas Development
    - A Journey as a World Class Technology Player

  • Mr. Frederic J.L. Hannon
    Total S.A.
    Shipping LNG in arctic seas: in the track of the
    ice-breaking LNG Carrier Christophe de Margerie

  • Prof. Kaj Riska
    Total S.A.
    Needs and development in Arctic Engineering

  • Dr. Z. (John) Zhou
    Alberta Innovates
    Recent Innovations in Canadian Oil Sands Industry

Mr. Shashank Panchangam
Oil & Gas in the Digital age
- How Big Data, Cloud and IoT are challenging
traditional ways of doing business & completely
transforming E&P industry

Exhibition Booths

Day1: Panel Discussion: “Technology Innovation”

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