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MOU signed with NETL
~Collaboration towards Realization of Methane Hydrate Onshore Production Test~

November 6, 2014

 JOGMEC(Headquarter: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Hirobumi Kawano)has signed a MOU(Memorandum of Understanding) with NETL (WV, USA, Director: Dr. Grace M. Bochenek), an affiliate of DOE, concerning collaboration towards realization of methane hydrate onshore production test, on November 6th, 2014.
 Based on this MOU, JOGMEC will conduct various research and preparatory activities including project planning, site survey, exploration and so on under the collaboration with NETL towards realization of methane hydrate onshore production test.

Outline of the MOU

Parties: JOGMEC: Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation
NETL: National Energy Technology Laboratory
Objective to conduct collaborative works towards realization of methane hydrate onshore production test in the State of Alaska
Duration Approximately 5 years

Picture of MOU signing
(from left) Mr. Hirobumi Kawano (President), Mr. Yoichi Miyazawa (Minister of METI), Ms. Caroline Kennedy
(US Ambassador to Japan), Mr. Christopher Smith (Principal Deputy Assistant for Fossil Energy, DOE)

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